In the new world of remote and hybrid work, creating great employee experiences is more important than ever. That’s why I’m excited that ServiceNow is acquiring Mapwize, an indoor mapping and wayfinding company based in Lille, France.
The future of work is hybrid. As more enterprises implement hybrid work regimes, they’ll need indoor mapping and wayfinding capabilities to help guide current and new employees to their workspaces. Mapwize will help bring this essential employee experience to our customers sooner and ultimately drive a more productive and efficient workplace.
According to ServiceNow’s 2021 Employee Experience Imperative study, which surveyed more than 3,000 employees at large enterprise companies in North America and Europe, 65% of respondents said they prefer a hybrid approach to work that includes digital and in-person interactions. With this move toward hybrid work, employees need choice and flexibility more than ever. Organizations that can provide consumer-grade digital experiences for their employees will be set up for success.
Mapwize’s capabilities are all about boosting efficiency across people and places, making it easier for people to work, and to work together.
With Mapwize, employees can navigate offices; reserve seats, conference rooms, and workspaces; and access workplace resources—all from their mobile or desktop device. Workplace teams can optimize space utilization by managing and updating floor maps based on usage patterns and their evolving needs.
To support flexible and agile workplaces, we plan to build Mapwize’s mapping capabilities into the Now Platform®, on both desktop and mobile. Mapwize’s mapping capabilities are expected to become part of our Workplace Space Mapping application, included in our Workplace Service Delivery solution. That way, employees and workplace teams can have everything they need to navigate and build a great workspace, right at their fingertips.
Why are we excited?
Because we’re helping to create the new world of work. Organizations worldwide are experiencing an evolution in both strategy and culture. Agility and resilience are now vital for success. It’s time for our workplaces to align with this approach to work.
To that end, we’re planning on re-platforming Mapwize’s technology into the Now Platform, leveraging the experience and expertise of the Mapwize team to enhance our Workplace Service Delivery and Now Platform capabilities. We expect the service to be available to our customers in the second half of 2022.
Mapwize’s advanced mapping technology will advance our mission of empowering organizations to create excellent experiences for their employees. ServiceNow helps you deliver great employee experiences across all enterprise functions, including IT, talent management, workplace services, and beyond. These experiences run out of the box, on a single platform, across multiple channels.
Together, ServiceNow and Mapwize are helping employees work better—regardless of where and how they do it.
Use of forward‑looking statements
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