Abintra was formed in 2001 by built environment professionals as a computer aided facilities management specialist, creating, developing and outsourcing spatial property portfolios for corporate customers.
The outsource benefit for our customers was the removal of anxiety about selecting the right software and the high cost of specialist staff to manage the solution. In addition, we provided management reporting, and ultimately developed portal solutions to allow managers to select or create ad-hoc reporting as and when required, 24/7.
This further drove our consultancy growth and the focus on utilisation. At that time, walk through surveys were the only way to collect data, and while these give accurate average utilisation figures, they are next to useless for understanding the area under the curve (i.e. what actually contributes to your utilisation results).
We set about creating something better. After much trial and error and significant development, we came up with the solution that we offer today, capable of measuring any element in your workspace, down to individual collaborative and soft seating positions.