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Software Description:

Switch Automation is a cloud-hosted software solution for building owners and operators. Our Smart Building Platform collects disjointed building data from monitoring and energy metering devices and sub-systems, then posts it to the cloud. Our solution empowers a range of facilities management professionals to analyze, automate and control real estate assets in real-time.

The biggest advantage that Switch has over the myriad of other energy management solutions is our enterprise IT approach to the problem. We are based on permanent customer data ownership, transparent pricing model and quick scalability at every level: the technology, the business model and the deployment. We bridge the gaps in fragmented technologies to give credence to a true IoT solution.

Software Description:

Orchidea Innovation Management Suite is enterprise level innovation management software that covers the whole innovation process from idea generation to project and portfolio management.

Orchidea main features are

  • idea generation with open continuous ideation, challenges and digital brainstorming
  • collaborative SoMe-inspired discussion and idea co-development
  • quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the ideas
  • idea decision making support
  • project and portfolio management

Orchidea has several enterprise level features

  • SaaS-delivery or on-premises installation
  • SSO with Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP
  • Yammer -integration
  • REST API -integration interface

Features:

  • API
  • External Integrations
  • Analytics
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Dashboard
  • Notifications
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Import
  • Forecasting

Features:

  • Dashboard
  • Budgeting
  • Expense Tracking
  • Data Visualization
  • Scheduling
  • Gantt Charts
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Data Export
  • API
  • Notifications
  • Multi-User
  • Project Management
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • External Integrations

Summary:

  • Switch Automation is a smart building platform that connects all types of data from all types of sites. We provide real-time visibility into building performance to help you analyze, automate and control your buildings.

Summary:

  • Idea generation with open continuous ideation, challenges or digital brainstorming

  • Collaborative SoMe-inspired discussion and idea co-development

  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the ideas

  • Visual idea decision making support

  • Project and portfolio management

  • SaaS-delivery or on-premises installation

  • SSO with Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP

  • Yammer -integration

Improve

$195.00
Monthly fee including 100 users
Included in plan:
  • For suggestion box and continuous improvement

Professional

$595.00
Monthly fee including 100 users
Included in plan:
  • All-in-one package for systematic innovation and R&D

Enterprise

$1,395.00
Monthly fee including 200 users
Included in plan:
  • Customized innovation software for large organizations

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Our customers are enterprise organizations who own or operate a portfolio of buildings. Specific industries that display ‘early adopter’ behaviors and that Switch most frequently works with include:

    Commercial real estate (includes sub-segments: office, retail, and industrial)
    Corporate real estate (includes big box retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, banks)
    Health Care (includes hospitals and aged-care facilities).
    Government
    Education
    Manufacturing
    Multi-family residential
    Hospitality

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Switch Automation is the software layer that integrates all of the disjointed monitoring and energy metering devices and sub-systems in a building.

    We collect and post this data to the cloud where you can analyze, automate and control your real estate assets in real-time.

    Our Platform enables retro-commissioning (RCx) or monitoring-based commissioning (MBx) to identify operational inefficiencies, analyze key performance indicators, and draw the road map to directly improve your bottom line.

    Customers use our platform for:
    Portfolio and Site Management: connect your portfolio to make strategic operations decisions
    Vendor and Supplier Management: monitor and analyze vendor performance
    Occupant Satisfaction: proactively meet tenant and occupant expectations
    Proactive Maintenance: use data to effectively diagnose and treat maintenance issues
    Energy & Sustainability Management: actively manage your energy consumption
    Automation & Controls: react in real-time, from anywhere
    Measurement & Verification: meet KPIs and prove ROI
    Smart Building Programs: leverage technology across your portfolio
    Engineering Services: leverage retro commissioning experts to overhaul your buildings and operations.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Our Engineering Service team assembles our experts - engineers, retro-commissioning experts and data scientists. This team is a specialized group of building optimization / energy management / sustainability / data-geek / software-loving gurus. From planning and implementation to ongoing engineering support and technology coordination, Switch Services is the key to helping you actualize your smart building program.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Service has user guides for all user roles: ideators, idea managers and administrators.
    Phone and email support is provided for all customers.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
    • Yammer
    • Microsoft ADFS
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, groups can be formed and ideas can be submitted and managed inside the group without making public for the rest of the organization. The group can make the idea public later, if they want to.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
    • R&D personnel for product idea collection and management
    • The whole personnel of an organization for employee driven innovation and suggestion scheme
    • Customers and partners for idea crowdsoucing
  • What is this service generally used for?
    • R&D idea management
    • Suggestion scheme idea management
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Innovation project and portofolio management
    • Innovation challenges
    • Digital brainstorming

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Other:

Who uses Switch Automation
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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Who uses Orchidea
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
Swedish, Norwegian, German, Russian, English, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Polish
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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