Global Category Leader – Facilities & Utilities
Lonza Group AG
«We are well equipped for New Way of Working with the ROOMZ solution. Hybrid working is the way of the future. COVID-19 powerfully accelerated this process for us »
With its headquarters in Basel, Lonza is the world’s largest contract manufacturer for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. True to its corporate slogan, “Technologies to enable a healthier world”, the company develops and manufactures technologies to support the manufacture of medical treatments and therapies.
Lonza was already impressed by the efficient management of its meeting room occupancy with ROOMZ displays. In response to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the internal COVID-19 task force implemented its complex health and safety concept at work by integrating all workstations in the myROOMZ software.Download the full version Read more Read less
Head Multimedia Services
«Space is precious. Particularly our students do not have enough space for learning and working. This resulted in the idea to place our 600 meeting rooms, lecture halls and seminar rooms at their disposal for studying when they are not in use.
This required electronic door signs that show the reservation status of the rooms at a glance. Customary displays were either dependent on a radio infrastructure or cabling, did not meet the aesthetic requirement or were not scalable..
Conversely, ROOMZ, the battery-operated room reservation display on an e-paper basis, meets all of ETH’s requirements –in terms of easy operation, scalability and design. The ROOMZ server connects with over 10 different reservation tools used at ETH, which proves its high level of flexibility and openness. The displays connect with the WiFinetwork, fit within ETH’s standard door sign frames and can also be attached to the glass.
The result: the rooms are better utilized, students are satisfied, and room planning has become far more efficient. Our goal is to equip all available rooms at the ETH with a dynamic door sign. That makes 600 rooms that we can use better and more efficiently with ROOMZ.»Download the full version Read more Read less
Premises and Security Manager
Sunderland City Council
«Our offices are now designed for all different sorts of working, primarily collaborative work. Meeting rooms can be reserved for staff who need to come into the office to work together face to face, while individual workstations can also be reserved. ROOMZ gave us the tools we needed to manage the new way of working.»
The new Sunderland City Council headquarters, designed with the new working methods in mind, opened on 17 March 2022. This meant that the organization had to move away from the traditional model in which everyone had their own office. ROOMZ was there to help the organization through these changes and with the implementation of different types of offices: allocated, bookable and hot desks.Download the full version Read more Read less
Head Facility Management
Zühlke Engineering AG
«There is a growing need for retreat options for spontaneous meetings or to make phone calls. We were looking for a room planning tool that is suited to a modern workspace concept.
Existing solutions were too expensive, too comprehensive or entailed high installation costs. The concept from ROOMZ, on the other hand, convinced us. We agreed to work with them during the development and decided to try ROOMZ out for ourselves right away.
Our employees were enthusiastic about the simplicity from the start. That is why we chose an incremental rollout for all 40 rooms in our Schlierenand Bern locations. Once the basic installation is in place, it is very easy to expand: You order a new display, which is preconfigured and knows the WLAN password. Simply attach it to the wall or glass door and it is ready to go. You do not even need electricity. The rooms can be used with greater versatility with ROOMZ.
Staff immediately accepted the displays. When our employees look for a room, they see the display at a glance. This makes everyday life easier and prevents frustration. We recommend ROOMZ to all our customers and are proud to participate in its further development.
ROOMZ is a cool product –reduced to the max, which is unique in the segment. The design is also very attractive. If you are looking for a solution that appears lean, clear and reduced, then the ROOMZ displays are certainly among the most beautiful.»Read more Read less
Bellevue Asset Management
Bellevue Group is an independent Swiss financial specialist company, focused on international asset management business. Their IT Infrastructure is operated centrally at the headquarters in Küsnacht.
Until 2017, Bellevue Group managed their meeting rooms entirely manually. Daily printouts were made from Exchange calendars and taped to the meeting room door. «While this was no longer contemporary, meeting culture also suffered as a result.» explained Holger Schultes who at the time was COO/CIO at Bellevue Group.
To counter this drawback and to better manage meeting rooms, he sought an automated solution, finding what he was looking for with ROOMZ displays, these were immediately appreciated by all the teams.
In 2022, Bellevue Group made another major change: the migration of their ROOMZ system from On Premise to Cloud. Philipp Huber, System Engineer at Bellevue Asset Management (a Bellevue Group subsidiary) was in charge of the project, which progressed smoothly.Download the full version Read more Read less
Information Security Officer
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd
«ROOMZ is an innovative Swiss company which facilitates transparent and efficient use of our meeting rooms.
Thanks to ROOMZ, we were able to reduce the manual effort of printing out the weekly plans. Our employees particularly appreciate that meeting rooms can now be reserved even more efficiently.»Read more Read less
Prof. Dr. René Hüsler
Director of Information Technology
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
«We sought a solution for our room planning that is simple and does not require any installation.We were convinced by ROOMZ: this innovative Swiss startup has come up with a new solution for an old problem. No electricity, no cable, easy installation.
The displays are attached to the glass door of our meeting rooms and can be used right away by all staff. They can see at a glance when the room is free, and for how long. This makes the workday much easier. The solution is also available on premise, which matches the strategy of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. We plan a large-scale rollout of ROOMZ at all available meeting rooms roomsin the Information Sciences department in the future.»Read more Read less
VP & CIO
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
«We reserved meeting rooms exclusively with Microsoft Outlook in the past. That was complicated and inefficient, so we tried different solutions. What set ROOMZ apart from all the other suppliers: the displays do not require a cable, which meant that we did not have to install electricity or network cables in every single meeting room. The long battery life reduces maintenance work. Moreover, we are able to easily remove the displays and place them in another location if needed.
From a functionality perspective, we appreciate the user-friendly interface with which we can administrate and configure the displays, as well as the close integration with our Exchange environment. The setup and installation were definitely easier with ROOMZ than with the competing products.
We are using the displays globally in the conference rooms in our branch offices, and I can highly recommend ROOMZ. The feedback from our staff regarding the simplicity and stability of the system underscores this: when the previous display broke down, we installed ROOMZ as a test. Staff was immediately able to operate the display and found it to be very easy. This is the best proof for the user-friendliness of ROOMZ.»Read more Read less
«Our users were eagerly awaiting a solution that would simplify the display of room reservations. Working with Outlook alone no longer met our needs. ROOMZ enables a near real-time display of room reservations.»
A French industrial start-up, Néolithe is an innovative company committed to a new generation of waste recycling. A trendsetter, the company has developed a unique process for transforming non-recyclable waste into Anthropocite, a new material comprised of mineral aggregates that can be used in the construction industry.
Following years of rapid growth, it became essential for the company to install a modern workspace management solution that met the needs of its employees.
Néolithe primarily sought a solution that was easy to implement, enabling them to optimise their spaces without revolutionising everything: «The straightforward link with the existing meeting room management in Microsoft 365 was a major advantage when it came to selecting the ROOMZ solution.»
Another important criterion for Néolithe was to implement a flexible, scalable solution that could keep pace with its future development: «We’re aiming for international growth, particularly in the UK, the Nordic countries, Switzerland and even Japan.»
The quick installation of the ROOMZ displays and, in particular, the wirelessness and Wi-Fi connection fitted perfectly into the company’s range of needs.
Since their installation, the screens have convinced and been adopted by all the employees. Valentin Leroux, who is satisfied with the choice of the solution, summed it up: “Roomz is a user-friendly and easy-to-use tool”.
Last but not least, the eco-friendliness of the ROOMZ solution was perfectly in line with Néolithe’s values. Working with energy-hungry IT equipment was not an option for them.Read more Read less
«ROOMZ is a solid, sophisticated Swiss solution that ensures improved utilization of our meeting rooms.
The situation becomes clear at glance: who has booked the room and for how long? This impressive simplicity is what convinced us, along with the solidness of the hardware; the lean, stylish design and the battery life. Our employees especially appreciate the possibility to spontaneously book a meeting room. No one misses the previous calendar solution; conversely, the displays have become indispensable! Staff can book rooms via the app on a mobile phone or directly on the display in front of the meeting room. This functions very well and is easy, which is why we are very satisfied. We are currently evaluating rolling ROOMZ out at additional locations.»Read more Read less
Head Logistics Department
Invalidity Insurance Department of Canton Neuchâtel
«In the past, our receptionist had to search for and reserve meeting rooms and then convey the reservation confirmation to the meeting host.
This time-consuming task is now in the past! With ROOMZ we have a simple and efficient solution that is made in Switzerland, which requires no installation or cables, and which is battery-operated to guarantee several years of autonomy.
Our advisors especially appreciate the option of making ad hoc reservations because they cannot always plan their meetings. Staff was able to manage the displays very well and independently right from the first day.
I would recommend ROOMZ because of the stability and simplicity of its operation as well as the professionalism of the team. It was a pleasure to work with the team to deploy ROOMZ at the Invalidity Insurance Department of Canton Neuchâtel!»Read more Read less
Department Head ICT Services
Swiss Red Cross
«In the past, we managed our meeting rooms exclusively within the Outlook resources calendar. There was no information visible on the doors. Meetings with external partners were posted on the doors with a sheet of A4 paper. Then we discovered ROOMZ at another company. From that point, things moved at lightning speed to deployment within approximately two to three weeks.
Implementation with the ROOMZ cloud server and our on-premise exchange server were well documented, and our exchange specialists were able to carry it out on their own. To date, the system runs extremely reliably and incurs no maintenance costs for us. And best of all: ZERO cables; just unpack –configure –adhere –done! That’s how to make technology fun!
Our employees also very much appreciate the system. There are no longer any battles for space: meetings are continually displayed in our meeting rooms in Bern and Wabern. The person who reserved the room is shown on the display. Staff quickly learned that meetings can also be spontaneously booked or deleted without having to run back to the office to consult their Outlook calendar. Feedback from employees has been thoroughly positive.
We are considering equipping additional meeting rooms with ROOMZ. We also actively further recommend ROOMZ: since we, as a data center operator, also offer IT services for our Swiss Red Cross cantonal organizations, we will let them know about ROOMZ so that they can also use this clever service in their meeting rooms.»Read more Read less
Project Manager IT
«We moved to our new, modern offices in PostParcBern in mid-July. We sought a display for room reservations that meets our technical and aesthetic requirements for a smart work environment. In this context, we came across ROOMZ, a tech startup from Switzerland, which has launched a sensational product. The solution convinced us in terms of quality, user experience, as well as price. Employees experience it as a special added value to be able to spontaneously book rooms and need no longer inconveniently take care of this on the computer.
We like the design –reduced to the minimum, the display does exactly what it should. It is clearly laid out and easy to operate. Even the setup with NFC was a highlight. As an innovative company we appreciate the benefits of the cloud –also in conjunction with ROOMZ: we do not have to maintain the infrastructure. New features become available automatically. The solution is constantly up to date. We do not see any reason not to obtain ROOMZ from the cloud, as this option is highly available, scalable and release-capable. Setup is much easier than with conventional solutions; the documentation is very clear. We were surprised by how quickly it went!
The displays fit perfectly into our smart work environment and harmoniously round off our desk sharing model with the clean desk policy and our smart working with home office option. The feedback from our 120 employees and our customers is unmistakable –they are all ROOMZ fans!»Download the full version Read more Read less
in charge of the teaching rooms in the Kollegienhaus
University of Basel
«Auditorium support circulates around the building during the day, using the door signs as orientation. The professionals and also event participants can now rely on the fact that the bookings always correspond to the current status of the bookings. This up-to-dateness of the information is a huge added value compared to the paper timetables.»
Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland, spreading across more than 80 buildings in Basel. After a first successful test phase last winter, the University of Basel has chosen ROOMZ technology to digitalise the door signage located at the entrance of the classrooms of its main building called “Kollegienhaus”.Download the full version Read more Read less
IT Project Management at WHU
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
«The ROOMZ displays are a worthwhile decision for anyone looking for transparency in room occupancy. The ROOMZ solution is one that is flexible and efficient.»
The internationally renowned WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is one of the top German business schools. The private university, with campuses in Vallendar and Düsseldorf, has selected ROOMZ Displays and Flightboard to provide a better user experience for its students and staff members.Download the full version Read more Read less
Project Engineer, Manufacturing IT & Automation
“We were searching for a system we could use to manage our flexible workplaces, ensure our Corona protection concept, improve the meeting culture and visualise the occupancy of workplaces in the Pharmaplan office. Furthermore, the system had to be able to be integrated into our existing infrastructure.”
What impressed us about the ROOMZ solution was the “all-in-one concept”: digital meeting room displays combined with a clever workplace management system. On the human side, the people we worked with impressed us with their professional competence as well as their transparent and fair manner of communication.
With the introduction of myROOMZ, we were able to manage social distancing and maximum seat availability smoothly during the peak of the Corona period. Feedback received from colleagues has been very positive right from the start. They particularly appreciate the simple, clear and self-explanatory use of myROOMZ and the strikingly improved meeting room management. In other words, myROOMZ simplifies and clarifies workspace management, and the visually appealing displays free up time by eliminating the need to search for free rooms. Now we will use ROOMZ to roll out our hybrid working model.”Read more Read less
IT Services Manager
«The displays are a complete success – they have worked flawlessly since commissioning. The schedules are updated after a definable interval. Between these intervals, they consume no energy, which is also an advantage from an ecological point of view.»
Kantonsschule Olten has been undergoing renovation since 2015. The building from the 1970s is progressively transforming into a modern school facility with a modern infrastructure and equipment.
This includes its room signage. Like many other schools, Kantonsschule Olten was still working with an outdated system of printed schedules that were not always up to date. Stylish, wireless and always state-of-the-art, ROOMZ displays are replacing outdated paper schedules.
Head of the Telephone and Sound Unit
«No need for cables and the long battery life of the screens convinced us to take the plunge. We are delighted with the choice we made, and users appreciate the low power consumption of the screens.»
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has been promoting peace through international cooperation since 1942. At its headquarters in Paris, it was seeking a solution to efficiently upgrade and modernise its meeting room management.
When it came to the main criteria, the need for a long-lasting and energy-saving solution topped the list. ROOMZ’s very low power consumption, e-ink technology and sleek design set it apart from the other solutions considered.
After several months of use, the teams have really taken to the ROOMZ screens, according to Vincent Rudent, who also describes the solution as reliable and easy to use: “With its intuitive and functional administrator interface, it’s just what we needed”.
Vincent Rudent also looks confidently into the future regarding the chosen solution: “There have yet to be any technical problems since the solutions was implemented, which feels good from a maintenance point of view. This is a key issue in the day-to-day management of the infrastructure.”Read more Read less
Project Manager Headquarter Information System
«Easy instant booking: you go to the display, choose the desired reservation period, press the button, done! And the text on the display is readable from any angle. ROOMZ makes our working lives easier.»
ABB is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. ABB looks back on a success story of more than 130 years.
ABB headquarters building in Zurich offers 44 meeting rooms. While not all 144,000 ABB employees hold their meetings there, a new, reliable reservation system was needed. ROOMZ was chosen because it was the solution that best suited ABB.