Common technical concerns that workplace technology can help to tackle

Employers and workers will benefit from using workplace technology to enable a more flexible approach to work. However, technical concerns raised by the Information Technology (IT) team are usually overlooked when the new office plan is made and deployed. 


Employers and workers will benefit from using workplace technology to enable a more flexible approach to work. However, technical concerns raised by the Information Technology (IT) team are usually overlooked when the new office plan is made and deployed. 

After all, IT team is the one responsible for ensuring that any new solution is effectively integrated, integrates with other platforms, and remains operational with minimal disruption to company.

Followings are some common technical concerns that should be highlighted and we have solved for you:

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Bookings ONE Case Study: Large-scale Cultural District

How to perform digital transformation for a Large-scale Cultural District?

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Business Type: Arts and Culture
Main users: Thousands of employees and millions of visitors per year
Features: Visitor access system

Case Study:

The client is a major cultural district in Hong Kong. This cultural district includes several large venues and office buildings, and the estimated number of visitors to their venue is over 4.5 million per year. In order to enhance the visitor flow and analyze visitor data effectively, the client has adopted the visitor management features of Bookings ONE smart office platform to provide an efficient and stable visitor experience.

With Bookings ONE, the administrators can control the entire visitation process, from inviting visitors, setting up meetings, sending visitation emails, signing in and out upon arrival, and analyzing post-visit data, etc., all from our smart office platform. Users can also easily search in the Bookings ONE calendar for past and future invitations, as well as contact information for inviters and visitors, to help handling piles of visitor information.

Administrators are able to give their staff appropriate access to different areas of the district and their roles (e.g., receptionist, system administrator, etc.) so that staff in charge of different areas and functions can access only the part they are responsible for, avoiding unnecessary administrative confusion. Administrators are also able to set up approval procedures for some high security areas to enhance security measures within the campus.

Bookings ONE also provides the receptionist with an accessory for the visitors. The receptionist can register visitors’ information upon arrival, fill out customized questionnaires, contact invitees, print out visitors’ ID labels, and export visitors’ records for storage and analysis, which greatly reduces the receptionist’s daily workload and helps to minimize the processing time and improve the visitors’ experience.

To find out more features and details of Bookings ONE, contact us:

Enquiry Hotline/Whatsapp: (+852) 5538 3410
Email: hello@ones.software
Website: https://ones.software/

在數碼時代,企業如何提升效能?

智能辦公室為當代企業提供的各種效能指標
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

近年科技的創新,大大改變了我們彼此互動的方式,而這些改變正在影響企業裏各人的角色。我們能夠看到,數碼設施與傳統工作環境已經漸漸融合,針對設施使用率、生產力和工作空間等等的管理工具日漸普及,企業能夠透過這類數碼平台,善用新的途徑得到往時無法輕易得到的工作數據。

這種結合線上線下的企業模式,不單止為企業管理如照明、網絡等日常環境的操作,也能夠提供有關各類設施的管理資訊,以助企業管理者訂立一些新的效能指標,促進整體工作效率。相比起以前要運用不少人力資源去記錄數據,每年列印數百份問卷去詢問每位員工對於公司設施的滿意度,數碼化的智能工作空間可謂大大減輕這裡繁瑣的工作,並能提供及時且客觀的數據分析。

那麼,有哪些指標是能夠幫助企業提升效能呢?

設施使用率

設施使用的數據不僅在工作空間使用初期有所幫助,亦能理解員工的日常行為和工作流程。 收集會議室使用率的數據,可以幫助企業以確保員工能夠充分利用所提供的空間,並在設施上進行相應的修改。 這不僅可以提高員工的工作體驗,還可以確保企業盡量將設施用得其所。

哪些日子最多人使用某些設施? 哪些工作空間過於繁忙? 而哪些工作空間沒員工肯利用?這些問題都能輕易用數據回答,省卻以往要處理大量的文書工作。

生產力管理

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現在很多公司都會使用Slack這類的即時通訊軟件,以作內部溝通之用。而這些軟件不但加強員工之間的溝通,提供如與日曆系統整合、工作活動提示、開支批核等等的流程管理,更能給予實質數據,供管理人員以作分析,清楚理解員工能否善用通訊軟件溝通,以及掌握其工作流程和進度。

工作空間管理

現在辦公室的租金飛騰,會議室的空間附帶著很多直接和間接的成本。工作空間管理工具則能夠為管理者提供數碼管理平台,有效為員工進行會議室的預約程序,並且結合日曆系統從而妥善安排往後的會議排程。

配合圖像化的數據分析,亦能為企業管理者理解各個時段的會議室使用率、各人的使用時間、 因失約導致房間空置的次數等等,從而讓企業更了解公司會議室有否被充分利用,並更有效運用、分配公司的空間資源,為員工提供更合適的工作環境。

小結

隨著企業環境不斷與時代變遷,透過智能化工具有助企業增強設施管理,以實質、客觀的數據作為效能指標,以助企業各部門之間的合作,加強管理水準。智能化除了協助企業與時並進,提升公司形象之餘,更能作出質素上的改變,當然重要的是清楚明白企業當前真正需要的智能化工具。

聯絡我們:
主頁: https://ones.software/hk/
電郵地址: hello@ones.software
電話號碼: (+852) 5538 3410
Contact us:
Homepage: https://ones.software/
Email address: hello@ones.software
Phone number: (+852) 5538 3410

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好的房間預約系統有什麽重要元素?

之前的文章提過,一個智能辦公室的建立,會議室/房間預約系統是基本元素,那麼有市面上林林總總的房間預約系統,怎樣選擇那些是值得投放資金購入的軟件?

如何能夠令管理者對公司資源運籌帷幄,預約系統的界面設計至為重要。假設公司 有 50 間房間,一般坊間的預約系統就會把這 50 間房間的狀態、預約資料等,以列表的形式平白地列出。這樣的列表雖然能夠提供所有資訊,但是表現方式並不直觀, 管理者往往要消化大量數據,容易過於疲勞,甚或看漏一些資訊,導致資源錯配等問題。

我司經過多番研究,銳意打破傳統用列表數據的形式,採用全新的界面概念去管理房間,通過自家開發的 3D 地地圖引擎,讓用戶可以直接管理房間,毋須花費時間在 數百列數據中尋找所需的房間資訊。


傳統預約系統界面設計

如何能夠令管理者對公司資源運籌帷幄,預約系統的界面設計至為重要。假設公司 有 50 間房間,一般坊間的預約系統就會把這 50 間房間的狀態、預約資料等,以列表的形式平白地列出。這樣的列表雖然能夠提供所有資訊,但是表現方式並不直觀, 管理者往往要消化大量數據,容易過於疲勞,甚或看漏一些資訊,導致資源錯配等問題。

我司經過多番研究,銳意打破傳統用列表數據的形式,於Bookings ONE採用全新的界面概念去管理房間,通過自家開發的3D地圖引擎,讓用戶可以直接管理房間,毋須花費時間在數百列數據中尋找所需的房間資訊。

簡化地圖設計 

現時市面上普遍聲稱擁有地圖功能的軟件,都是利用客戶提供的圖片配合特定的軟件去製作地圖。我司認爲這些客制步驟過於耗時,亦牽涉不少人手操作,使製作這類地圖的成本大增。

爲減低企業使用 3D 地圖的成本,我司致力簡化地圖的製作步驟。我司成功研發出獨家技術,於 SVG 圖片中直接找出地圖以及房間的形狀,經過軟件處理後就能夠產生 3D 地圖。 

跨平臺支援 


Bookings ONE的地圖引擎硬件需求低,可在不同平台上運行,包括 iOS、Android、 Windows,以至 Smart TV,大大增加系統的應用範圍; 我們的管理頁面支援手機界面,管理員可通過手機,進行大量的房間管理; 

透過智能電視能夠顯示各樓層房間的狀態,例如使用狀況、房間容量等即時信息,用戶也能使用觸控式智能電視,透過地圖直接預約房間,使整體的預約過程更流暢直接;

Bookings ONE亦全面支援 IoT 儀器,通過與 IoT 儀器進行鏈接,顯示房間的即時資訊,例如溫度,濕度等。用戶能夠通過 3D 地圖,直接了解辦公室的實際環境情況 。


除了以上所提到的細節外,Bookings ONE 還有更多的功能和優勢,務求提供最好的用戶體驗給企業,不論是管理層還是員工的需求都能一一滿足,從而提升公司形象和員工整體工作效率。

欲免向隅,馬上聯繫我們: hello@ones.software / (+852) 5538 3410, 亦可到 Bookings ONE 官網了解更多 :https://ones.software/hk/bookings-one/

聯絡我們:
主頁: https://ones.software/hk/
電郵地址: hello@ones.software
電話號碼: (+852) 5538 3410
Contact us:
Homepage: https://ones.software/
Email address: hello@ones.software
Phone number: (+852) 5538 3410

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Elements of a Smart Office: Room Booking System

All enterprises, big and small, wish to turn themselves into a smart office to fully utilize their resources. But, what is a smart office?

Smart office, based on leading-edge Internet technology that centralizes the control of crucial operation and services of an enterprise through data collection, creates a more advanced and people-oriented workplace under collaborative workings of Internet technology. While the enhanced user experience in smart office settings facilitates staff productivity and helps to attract and retain talents, businesses also enjoy savings in cost and boost in brand values through a more flexible and efficient deployment of existing office space.

The application of electronic devices and tools, such as iBeacon, sensors and mobile phone applications (“mobile apps”) are typical in smart office settings, saving staff from routine office chores and increasing their focus on business activities. One of the key elements of smart office is the adoption of room booking system. Room booking system allows users to identify the best suitable room for meetings and complete the booking in a few clicks independently of time and location with mobile apps supporting various platforms. Fast and easy room booking are available at fingertips. By providing a comprehensive range of room information and centralizing the scheduling of rooms on a common platform, room booking system provides the know-how for better resources utilization for the management.

The rollout of our company featured product – Bookings ONE, aims at providing an entire new experience in room booking to make the best use of office resources. Booking ONE stands out for its features below:

Room Booking Schedule

The basics of room booking system rooted in the booking schedule. Bookings ONE strives to create a concise and clear schedule presentation and support all operations in computers interfaces and mobile devices. You can browse the latest schedule and manage room booking, wherever you happen to be, just a few clicks on your mobile phone.

Room Display

Display mounted outside the room shows clearly the current booking status and operating condition of the room, creating an energizing image for the company while gently reminding staff and guests of the meeting location.

The design of room display under Bookings ONE seamlessly supports tablet devices under various operation platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows. Users can make an instant booking simply by tapping on the display mounted outside the room. Bookings ONE also supports display devices with LED indicators, which enables users to identify the status of rooms easily from a distance through color variation. The indicators included three colors: the green represents the room is available, orange represents reserved and red means currently being occupied.

When you have a sudden need for a meeting room, and are uncertain about which rooms have been booked already, the LED indicators will definitely brighten up your mind and show you the way.

3D Floor Plan

A well-designed interface of the booking system is essential in supporting the management to devise strategies for resources allocation. Considering that there are 50 conference rooms in a company, for most of the booking systems, the data of booking status and appointment details of the 50 rooms would be tabulated plainly on a list, providing you a comprehensive set of data. However, extracting useful information from such a large volume of data could be both time-and-energy consuming, managers may be tricked into overlooking important information and even resulting in mismatch of resources.

That’s why Bookings ONE has additionally placed emphasis on the 3D floor plan of each floor, besides providing standard lists of data-set. We visualize all booking status on a map, you will be informed of dozens room status at a glance. Easily readable and understandable.

Real Time Analytics

Another effective tool for the management to optimize resources utilization is real time data analytics. Cost of conference rooms, directly or indirectly, is expensive considering the spiraling rental cost.

In order for the management to utilize and allocate company resources efficiently, conference rooms in particular, Bookings ONE generates graphical analytics and reports that could be exported to Excel file to facilitate readability and better understanding on information such as utilization rate of rooms, the length of booking and absence rate to use a room of respective users at different times.

Calendar Integration

Using calendars of Google and Outlook to coordinate booking schedule has often been the norm in companies before the presence of room booking system. We understand that it takes time for users to adapt new booking technology and be familiar with a new interface before enjoying the benefits Bookings ONE offers.

Therefore, we devoted time in developing seamless integration with calendar systems including Google Calendar, Exchange server and Office 365 that are commonly used in the business sector, and succeeded in synchronizing bookings made through a third-party system into Bookings ONE simultaneously. New users of Bookings ONE could continue to book through the calendars they are used to, while enjoying the features and benefits offered by Bookings ONE during the transitional period.

Angel in Details

We strive to offer the best user experience to our business partners while fulfilling the needs of both management and staff. Bookings ONE can upgrade corporate image and improve staff efficiency.

To find out more features and details of Bookings ONE, contact us at:

Enquiry Hotline/Whatsapp: (+852) 5538 3410

Email: hello@ones.software

Website: https://ones.software/

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智能辦公室的基本元素:會議室預約系統

現在的企業不論規模大小,都希望將公司變為智能辦公室,以使公司的各種資源得以充分利用。 那麼怎樣才算是一個智能辦公室?

智能辦公室是一個以尖端的互聯網技術為基礎,透過收集數據,對企業中至為關鍵的操作系統和服務進行中央控制, 其一系列不同的協同工作得以創造一個更先進、以人為本的工作場所。而智能辦公室可以增強用戶體驗,有助於提高生產力,亦能吸引和留住企業人才,也可以更靈活、更有效地利用辦公室空間,降低企業成本,提升企業本身的品牌價值。

智能辦公室主要透過利用 iBeacon、感測器和電話應用程式等等電子工具,幫助員工處理公務上的瑣事,從而使他們能夠專注較重要的事務,而其中一個智能辦公室不可或缺的基本元素,就是會議室預約系統。會議室預約系統主要讓使用者能夠快捷地找出適合的會議室,並完成會議室的預訂,配合各平台上的應用程式,使員工可以在不同時間、地點,都能夠輕鬆安排會議。會議室預約系統亦能夠提供會議室的各種資訊,以作企業管理之用,並將會議室排程集中於同一個平台,使企業管理者能夠對公司資源運籌帷幄。

我司藉著推出的 Bookings ONE,希望提供一個嶄新的會議室預約系統,可以使企業能夠充分善用辦公室資源。 Bookings ONE 主要有以下功能:

會議室預約時間表

會議室預約系統的根本,莫過於預約時間表。 我司製作Bookings ONE時, 力求預約時間表達致清楚簡潔的要求,並且支援所有電腦界面和手機端的操作。無論你在哪裡,只要打開手機,都能輕易地管理到所有房間的狀態。

房間電子標牌

房間電子標牌安裝在房間門前,可以清楚地顯示房間現在的使用狀態,確保使用者不會不小心去錯別的房間之餘,也能透過展示適合的圖像,以提升公司形象。

Bookings ONE的房間電子標牌,支援 iOS, Android,Windows 這些不同作業系統的平板設備,使用者可以在輕鬆地走到房間門前,就能進行即時的房間預約,快捷方便。 我司同時支援附有指示燈的顯示設備,就算在遠處,使用者也能清楚地看見指示燈的顏色,從而得知哪些房間已被預約。指示燈的顏色主要分為三種:綠色代表可供使用,橙色代表已預約,而紅色代表正在使用。當你突然需要展開會議,又擔心不知道會不會有其他人已預約某些房間的話,指示燈絕對是你公司裏的明燈。

3D 平面圖

如何能夠令管理者對公司資源運籌帷幄,預約系統的界面設計至為重要。假設在公司有50間會議室,一般坊間的預約系統就會把這50間會議室的狀態、預約資料等,以列表的形式平白地列出。這樣的列表雖然能夠提供所有資訊,但是表現方式並不直觀, 管理者往往要從頭到尾消化大量數據,容易使管理者過於疲勞,甚或看漏一些資訊,導致資源錯配等問題。

有見及此,Bookings ONE在傳統的列表顯示外,銳意加入能夠顯示各個樓層的3D平面圖功能,用最容易理解的方法去顯示所有房間的狀態,即使一個樓層數十間房間也能一目了然, 管理者再也無需花時間去看每一個房間的預約狀態。

實時分析

另一個有效幫助企業管理者去利用公司資源的方法,就是實時的數據分析。現在租金飛騰,會議室的空間附帶著很多直接和間接的成本。通過我司的系統,管理者能以圖像化的分析,理解各個時段的會議室使用率、各人的使用時間、 因失約導致房間空置的次數等等,亦能匯出成為 Excel 形式的分析報告,從而讓企業更了解公司會議室有否被充分利用,從而更有效運用、分配公司的資源。

無瑕連接日曆系統

Google和Outlook的日曆系統相當深入民心,在未有會議室預約系統的公司裡面,主要都是用這些日曆系統去作出管理。我司理解,縱使 Bookings ONE 能夠提供更好的用戶體驗給各個用家,但要所有使用者短期內放棄使用多年的日曆系統,改用 Bookings ONE 的界面的話,很多用戶一下子難以適應。

為此, 我司花了不少開發時間,成功無痕連接上 Google Calendar / Exchange server / Office 365 這些主要在公司會使用的日曆系統,能夠即時將第三方系統的預約,同步到 Bookings ONE 裡頭。這樣新用戶在未熟悉我們的界面前,可以繼續使用他們本來一直使用的日曆系統作出預約,也能夠同時間使用 Bookings ONE 裡頭的各種功能。

更多在細節

除了以上所提到的功能外,Bookings ONE 還有更多的功能與細節,務求提供最好的用戶體驗給企業,不論是管理層還是員工的需求都能一一滿足,從而提升公司形象和員工整體工作效率。

欲免向隅,馬上聯繫我們: hello@ones.software / (+852) 5538 3410, 亦可到 Bookings ONE 官網了解更多 :https://ones.software/hk/bookings-one/

聯絡我們:
主頁: https://ones.software/hk/
電郵地址: hello@ones.software
電話號碼: (+852) 5538 3410
Contact us:
Homepage: https://ones.software/
Email address: hello@ones.software
Phone number: (+852) 5538 3410

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