3 Key Takeaways from Verdantix’s IoT Platforms for Smart Buildings Report

Luisa Hoffmann
January 23, 2020

Each year, Verdantix releases an independent report evaluating Green Quadrant IoT Platforms for Smart Buildings. We’re proud to say our parent company, Siemens, took this year’s #1 spot.

Don’t have time to read the full report? Here’s what you need to know.

1. Why Siemens is #1

Siemens received the highest overall score from Verdantix, beating out competitors like Schneider Electric and JCI across metrics like IT systems integration and platform configurability.

Looking at each company’s current capabilities, Siemens scored higher than any other IoT platforms across 8 priority areas. Those areas include integrating with data sources and IT systems, ability to handle large volumes of data, platform internationalization, and business intelligence.

The matrix also looks at market momentum, or a company’s potential to match what buyers will want in the future. Here, Siemens scored higher than other IoT platforms in installed customer base, deal sizes, and financial resources.

The combination of current capabilities and future momentum means that Siemens and Comfy can scale with enterprise customers, offering custom solutions for space monitoring and workplace services.

2. What Corporate Real Estate Leaders Care About, Comfy Delivers

Verdantix interviewed 304 corporate executives to understand their main priorities over the next year—and next three years. Those priorities were:

  • improving occupant comfort
  • maximizing space utilization
  • improving data availability from smart building tech

These priorities align exactly with what Comfy delivers, from more comfortable workspaces for employees to more data for corporate real estate leaders. Comfy helps real estate buyers understand how their spaces are being used, all while keeping employees comfortable and productive in the agile workplace.

3. A Complete Platform Is Key

Verdantix found that as corporate real estate buyers evaluate potential partners, they’re looking for a complete, all-in-one platform that plays well with existing technology.

Siemens is that ideal platform, with a unique ability to “bring together homegrown and acquired products [like Comfy] for ambitious smart buildings vision.”

Comfy has been helping Siemens with key space and workplace management capabilities since we joined the Siemens family in 2018. We easily integrate with other Siemens IoT products, like Desigo and Enlighted, to create the most complete platform for real estate.

We’re proud to be a part of the new, connected platform that propelled Siemens to #1 on Verdantix’s list.


Want to see more? Download the full Verdantix report here.

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