We are a workplace technology company, developing solutions to help businesses make the most of their bookable resources – be it desks, meeting rooms, parking, hardware or even services like catering and cleaning.
Our mission is to ensure organizations have the right amount of space, managed effectively. That’s why we’ve developed solutions to help businesses track and understand exactly how their properties are being used. We provide empirical evidence that can support their decision-making when it comes to downsizing, considering investing in larger premises or simply ensuring they have the right real estate strategy in place to thrive, attract and retain talent and remain competitive
We have clients across the private and public sectors, including the UK Government and the NHS, to large corporations and SMEs.
What were the origins of the company?
Matrix Booking was originally developed in 2013 by Keytree Ltd, a leading SAP consultancy with its own portfolio of specialist software. Since then we have continuously grown in terms of our product portfolio, our internal expertise and our customer base.
In 2020, Matrix Booking was separated from Keytree and incorporated as an Employee Ownership Trust. It was a planned move well before the pandemic, but it has allowed us to really move forward.
Today we work with over 150 organizations worldwide and the number is growing every day.
How has the company performed during the pandemic?
Before the pandemic, we knew that companies could be completely digital and decentralized, but little did we know what huge and immediate changes this would bring to the way we work. Suddenly, our working life changed in a way that no one could have foreseen and we quickly began creating an offer focused on the future workplace.
We are particularly proud of our new flow management solution. This was developed as a direct result of one of our virtual roundtables with real estate professionals, who advised us that planning a coordinated, safe and self-directed flow into office buildings was a problem as people started to return to their offices.
Within a month of the roundtable, we completed beta testing and rolled out the new system to address those concerns. We’ve made it easy for office workers to schedule their arrival time, desk, and meeting rooms through a mobile app, even before they leave home. This, in turn, enables professionals in the workplace to manage the flow of people to and through buildings, avoid overcrowding, and enable physical distancing in common areas in their buildings or on campus.
What can we expect from Matrix Booking in the future?
Listening and learning from those who work and work in the physical office space will be crucial in the coming months. We want to raise the bar for the workplace of the future. For us, the Future Workplace is not just about providing the right number of desks or meeting rooms.
We want to help organizations create spaces that encourage people to do their best work and foster workplace culture. This includes providing business intelligence beyond occupancy levels to enable corporate boards to understand how their properties are being used and what changes may be needed.
We are also looking at expanding our Admin-as-a-Service (AaaS) for cross-organizational workspace sharing, which we already see as a trend in the public sector and an emerging focus in other sectors in the near future.
https://techround.co.uk/interviews/a-chat-with-karl-breeze-matrix-booking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-chat-with-karl-breeze-matrix-booking A conversation with Karl Breeze, CEO at Desk & Meeting Booking Software Company: Matrix Booking