Integrated workplace management system
An integrated workplace management system (IWMS) is a software platform that is used by enterprises and integrates the five key components of functionality, operated from a single technology platform and database repository, or from a place or receptacle where things are or may be stored:
IWMS systems assist organizations in optimizing the use of workplace resources, including the management of a company's real estate portfolio, infrastructure and facilities assets.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for integrated workplace management systems
The original author, Michael Bell, first described IWMS software as "integrated enterprise solutions that span the life cycle of facilities asset management, from acquisition and operations to disposition." In this first market definition, Gartner identified critical requirements of an IWMS, including a common database, advanced web services technologies and a system architecture that enabled user-defined workflow processes and customized portal interfaces.
Gartner released updated IWMS Magic Quadrant reports, as follows:
|Year published||Author||Gartner research ID number|
- Steven Hanks (November 11, 2009), Vendor Evaluation for Integrated Workplace Management Systems 2009, IWMSNews.com
- Rob Schafer (January 31, 2011), Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems, Gartner, Inc.
- Michael Bell (November 4, 2004), Magic Quadrant for IWMS in North America, 2004, Gartner, Inc.
- Daniel O'Toole (February, 2010), IWMS Industry Observations February 2010, IWMSconnect
- Jenni Lehman (January 22, 2008). "Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes: How Gartner Evaluates Vendors Within a Market". Gartner. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
- Rob Schafer (June 17, 2013), Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems, Gartner, Inc.
- "Gartner Analyst Profile: Rob Schafer". Gartner. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
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