At Expo Real in Munich, Siemens will feature digital technologies that sustain and grow the medium- and long-term value of real estate under the motto "On the Road to Real Estate Management 4.0."
Siemens will show solutions that support the real estate industry by digitalizing their tasks. Similar to "Industry 4.0," well-known from the production world, Siemens calls this merger of the virtual and the real in the real estate industry "Real Estate Management 4.0."
Siemens has defined four relevant fields of activity: the energy management network, infrastructure and asset data, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and a data management ecosystem in which all these data are linked.
In energy management, data related to supply, consumption, energy costs and energy behaviour of properties are linked in an intelligent network. This provides a robust foundation for energy efficiency programs, regular energy audits, certifications and a compliance strategy. This data can also be used to verify compliance with ordinances and legal obligations related to energy efficiency.
The Siemens building management platform offers a wealth of surveillance, control, regulation and optimization systems for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, shading, security and fire safety. Furthermore, computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) delivers data from ongoing operations, especially with respect to technical maintenance costs. Real estate managers therefore have all the infrastructure and systems data at their fingertips.
Ownership, user structure and vacancy data are stored in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and workplace management system. They provide information on the financial success of real estate management as reflected in costs, sales, profits and results.
All the information from this data pool is combined and linked in a data management ecosystem. The result is complete transparency on the performance of individual properties and the entire real estate portfolio. Meaningful performance indicators can also be defined in the system to compare investment properties. This data constellation gives stakeholders at every level – from portfolio and asset managers to energy managers and executives – a solid basis for making sound real estate management decisions. Optimization measures can be initiated and tracked from the various expert systems, thus supporting the overall real estate strategy.