MR No.: 012/18
Singapore, Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Integrated security leader, Certis Group, and technology SME, Eutech Cybernetic, with facilitation by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, have partnered each other to offer Singapore’s first IoT Facilities Management (iFM) solution driving digitalisation and operational efficiencies in building management. Certis and Eutech will target new business segments in Australia and Hong Kong together.
Recognising the growth needs and complementary strengths of both companies, IE Singapore connected Eutech to Certis Group to jointly work on the newly launched iFM solution announced today. The new iFM solution enables facility owners to centrally manage and integrate building operations, optimising energy consumption, physical security, maintenance, health and safety, space, and tenant services. Eutech’s proprietary data management software – iviva1 will be applied on Certis Group’s iFM platform. (See ANNEX for key features and benefits of solution.)
Certis Group's global presence in Australia and Hong Kong enables both companies to leverage its existing customer base to make inroads into facilities management across industries in both markets. Certis Group will continue to strengthen its foothold in the two markets by adding new capabilities and developing innovative solutions such as the iFM to drive operational excellence and create value for its customers. Tapping Certis Group’s vast network and global operations, Eutech can reach a wider global customer base and gain track record for its comprehensive smart city management solutions.
Said Mr Kow Juan Tiang, Coordinating Group Director, Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions & Technology Business Group, IE Singapore, “Our SMEs have innovative solutions but their lack of overseas track record often makes it difficult for them to break into new markets. This collaboration enables an industry leader and an SME to leverage each other’s strengths. Certis is adopting Eutech’s niche technology solution to enhance its services while Eutech can gain from Certis’ wide market reach. We hope to facilitate more of such partnerships to help our companies expand overseas effectively.”
Said Mr Joseph CP Tan, Senior Managing Director, Certis Technology Services, “The partnership between Certis Group, EuTech and IE Singapore is pivotal for us to expand our technological capability in IoT Facilities Management in both the local and global markets. Building on our core capabilities in security, the IoT FM is an outcome-based approach that will strategically enhance our current service offerings and provide unparalleled value to facility owners in the long run.”
Mr Hari Gunasingham, CEO, Eutech, shared, “We are at the cusp of a digital transformation of the S$13 billion global construction industry. We believe that our iviva technology will be a key enabler of this transformation, especially in the field of Smart Buildings. The collaboration with a big company like Certis enables us to leverage each other’s capabilities and we hope to deliver this solution to other markets through their reach. These Smart Building services are easy to deploy as a Cloud service to any building in Singapore or overseas. It is a game changer that brings enormous value to owners and operators of buildings enabling them to reduce significant costs and deliver better services to their tenants.”
Following the launch in Singapore, Certis and Eutech will scale up this new iFM platform abroad. IE Singapore is partnering both companies through the introduction of smart city leads in Australia, Hong Kong and other key markets identified. IE Singapore also provided financial assistance for Eutech's recent rebranding exercise for its iVivaCloud smart city platform.
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About International Enterprise Singapore
IE Singapore is the government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global.
We attract and anchor global trading companies in Singapore by promoting our unique advantages as a global trading hub. Today, Singapore is home to a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.
Through our network of over 35 overseas centres and comprehensive assistance programmes, we partner Singapore companies to strengthen their global competitiveness.
IE Singapore will merge with SPRING Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore in Q2 2018. Enterprise Singapore will enable the growth of Singapore companies through an integrated support network to build business capabilities and access overseas markets.
Visit www.iesingapore.gov.sg for more information.
About Certis Group
For almost 60 years, Certis Group has stood at the frontline, protecting lives and safeguarding livelihoods. In this time, we have earned ourselves the distinction of being Singapore’s largest and most comprehensive security and manpower solutions provider. And still, we do not rest.
We have evolved to become a leading integrated security firm in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, offering technology-enabled physical and cyber security solutions and integrated outsourcing solutions that harmonise front and back office operations with security requirements into a single and effective package.
Our carefully calibrated solutions are based on system design thinking processes, and draw on our expertise in Physical Security, Cyber Security, Technology Services and Integrated Services to deliver the business outcomes that our clients need.
At Certis, our total solutions are delivered by 34,000 dedicated employees, including 16,000 in Singapore and 18,000 across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Around the region and across industries, our people work as one to deliver success for our clients.
About Eutech Cybernetic
Eutech Cybernetic Pte Ltd is a Singapore headquartered company with global operations, focusing on the design, development and implementation of software for the Digital Workplace, Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things
iviva™ (www.iviva.com) is Eutech’s flagship platform for intelligently integrating enterprise processes with business applications and building systems eliminating operational silos of an organization. iviva can scale from a single workspace, to a corporate office, a building, a portfolio of buildings or to an entire city.
iviva has been well accepted in marquee projects across the globe. Customer segments include corporate real estate, precincts, shopping malls, airports, campuses and hospitals. Eutech’s list of reference sites span across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Eutech Cybernetic was included in the Cool Vendors in Smart City Applications and Solutions, 2014 report by Gartner, Inc. published in May 2014.
Key Features and Benefits of the New IoT Facilities Management (iFM) Solution
- Greener solution for infrastructure: Facility owners will be able to implement predictive maintenance systems to reduce energy and water consumption in its infrastructure. The mobile facility management dashboard allows users to find out at a glance which utilities are consuming more energy and water than required, allowing them to reduce usage or rectify any faults or discrepancies in the system.
- Long-term sustainable value & cost containment for building owners: The use of smart technologies – IoT devices, Big Data, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence allows facility owners to reduce manpower required and increase operational efficiencies in security, cleaning, maintenance and operations. With an outcome-based approach, we design and tailor solutions that would allow building owners to increase productivity, enhance situational awareness, improve customer service experience and contain costs in the long run.
- Safer facilities for everyone: Visitors are tracked in real-time throughout their journey in the building. Through Artificial Intelligence, visitors’ behaviours and preferences are analysed in real-time through pattern analysis. This enables facility owners to anticipate and prevent security breaches by constructing the risk profiles of visitors and detecting anomalies.
- Upskilling for security & non-security personnel: With the new system in place, both security and non-security officers including cleaners, maintenance personnel and receptionists will perform less monotonous and routine tasks, as they pick up new skills and take on a higher value role. They can also expand their job scope to perform multiple roles in a day, increasing work efficiency and productivity.
1 iviva transforms the way smart buildings are designed, implemented and operated. The recent innovation to iviva called Building Information Modelling enables the creation of a complete digital replica of a smart building’s spaces, assets, systems and processes – a digital twin of the building.