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IE Singapore facilitates partnership to offer IoT Facilities Management Solution in overseas markets
March 13, 2018 News Internet of Things IoT


International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has facilitated a partnership between Certis Group (Certis) and Eutech Cybernetic Pte Ltd (Eutech) to offer Singapore’s first IoT (Internet of Things) Facilities Management (iFM) solution in identified markets.

The new iFM solution enables facility owners to centrally manage and integrate building operations, optimising energy consumption, physical security, maintenance, health and safety, space, and tenant services.

Growing abroad

Certis is a leading integrated security firm in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, while Eutech is a Singapore headquartered SME focusing on the design, development and implementation of software for the Digital Workplace, Smart Buildings and IoT. IE Singapore recognised the growth needs and complementary strengths of the companies and connected them to jointly work on the newly launched iFM solution announced today.

Following the launch in Singapore, Certis and Eutech will scale up this new iFM platform abroad. Under the partnership, Certis and Eutech will target new business segments in Australia and Hong Kong together.

Both companies will be able to leverage Certis Group’s global presence in Australia and Hong Kong and its existing customer base to make inroads into facilities management across industries in the two markets. Tapping Certis Group’s network, Eutech can develop a track record for its comprehensive smart city management solutions.

IE Singapore is partnering both companies through the introduction of smart city leads in Australia, Hong Kong and other key markets. IE Singapore also provided financial assistance for Eutech’s recent rebranding exercise for its iviva smart city platform.

Key Features and Benefits of the new iFM solution

Eutech’s proprietary data management software – iviva will be applied on Certis Group’s iFM platform. iviva seeks to transforms the way smart buildings are designed, implemented and operated. The recent addition of Building Information Modelling to ivivia enables the creation of a digital twin of the building – a complete digital replica of a smart building’s spaces, assets, systems and processes.

Facility owners will be able to implement predictive maintenance systems to reduce energy and water consumption in its infrastructure through the iFM solution. The mobile facility management dashboard allows users to find out at a glance which utilities are consuming more energy and water than required, allowing them to reduce usage or rectify any faults or discrepancies in the system.

The solution also allows facility owners to reduce manpower required and increase operational efficiencies in security, cleaning, maintenance and operations through the use of smart technologies – IoT devices, Big Data, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Visitors are tracked in real-time throughout their journey in the building, and their behaviours and preferences analysed in real-time through pattern analytics and AI. This enables facility owners to anticipate and prevent security breaches by constructing the risk profiles of visitors and detecting anomalies.

With the new system in place, both security and non-security officers including cleaners, maintenance personnel and receptionists will perform less monotonous and routine tasks, as they pick up new skills and take on a higher value role. Their job scope can also be expanded so that they can perform multiple roles in a day, increasing work efficiency and productivity.

Mr Kow Juan Tiang, Coordinating Group Director, Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions & Technology Business Group, IE Singapore, said, “Our SMEs have innovative solutions but their lack of overseas track record often makes it difficult for them to break into new markets. This collaboration enables an industry leader and an SME to leverage each other’s strengths. Certis is adopting Eutech’s niche technology solution to enhance its services while Eutech can gain from Certis’ wide market reach. We hope to facilitate more of such partnerships to help our companies expand overseas effectively.”

IE Singapore has been facilitating similar partnerships between Singapore-based industry leading companies and local SMEs. In another example from last year, Surbana Jurong partnered with two SMEs, iFocus Pte. Ltd. (a hardware company) and S3 Innovate Pte. Ltd. (a data visualisation company) to clinch their first lift monitoring project in Guangzhou city. SJ’s  Smart City in a Box™ serves as the platform, while iFocus and S3 Innovate provide hardware (sensors) for lift monitoring and user-friendly data visualisation respectively.

“The partnership between Certis Group, EuTech and IE Singapore is pivotal for us to expand our technological capability in IoT Facilities Management in both the local and global markets. Building on our core capabilities in security, the IoT FM is an outcome-based approach that will strategically enhance our current service offerings and provide unparalleled value to facility owners in the long run,” added Mr Joseph CP Tan, Senior Managing Director, Certis Technology Services.

Mr Hari Gunasingham, CEO, Eutech, shared, “We are at the cusp of a digital transformation of the S$13 billion global construction industry. We believe that our iviva technology will be a key enabler of this transformation, especially in the field of Smart Buildings.”

“The collaboration with a big company like Certis enables us to leverage each other’s capabilities and we hope to deliver this solution to other markets through their reach. These Smart Building services are easy to deploy as a Cloud service to any building in Singapore or overseas. It is a game changer that brings enormous value to owners and operators of buildings enabling them to reduce significant costs and deliver better services to their tenants.”

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