Recently updated on November 4th, 2022 at 01:37 pm
According to Buffer’s State of Remote Work Study, capturing responses from 3500 remote workers worldwide, collaboration and communication were stated as the biggest challenges in the WFH model.
A recent JLL research shows that 58% of employees miss the office. This figure is undoubtedly higher among millennials.
In-office & in-person collaboration & communication are here to stay.
This is where seamless, smart & secure conference room management software, such as Veris Meetings comes in.
Let’s cut to the chase and address some key questions.
Why is an automated meeting room booking system such as Veris Meetings, critical to the hybrid workplace equation in a post-pandemic world?
Who are the key beneficiaries of Veris Meetings?
What’s in it for each of these beneficiaries?
Why do you need meeting room booking systems?
‘Booking a 3-person cabin for a quarterly board review meeting could be a professional disaster! Booking the right room for the right objective is not preferable, it’s imperative!’
Booking the right space for the right meeting
A smart meeting room management system enables employees to book the right room for the right purpose. Whether it be a large space for board meetings or meeting pods for focused working for one or a fitness centre for your team session.
‘Scheduling a client meeting at the office is a nightmare! All I can think about is the number of portals, platforms, and hoops I have to cross to successfully schedule, book, and organize one single meeting!’
Book, schedule & organize in one place
Raise employee productivity and user experience by simplifying the booking process such that employees can pre-register guests, schedule meetings, and book rooms via one single platform.
‘I am in a creative function and ideas do not come with a warning or a pre-invitation! Once I get that jackpot of an idea, I don’t have time to waste. I need to meet, brainstorm and make things happen. But then comes the sad catch! I’m in a long waiting line to book even a single meeting space!’
Instantly room bookings for spontaneous meetings
A modern meeting room management system lets employees connect with their team for spontaneous meetings at any time by finding the available space across the workplace. This also helps employees to bring back the much-needed face-to-face interaction, and instant feedback gathering, hence accelerating decision-making.
‘Now more than ever, I need to ensure that our workforce maintains social distancing standards even when they are busy ideating and brainstorming in the strategy rooms. This is where it becomes murky. How can I ensure this manually? It’s next to impossible!’
Ensure social distancing & capacity control
Workplaces may be return-ready but the workforce could be in danger without social distancing. This is where a smart meeting room management system comes in. It enables you to digitize floor plans, map meeting space capacity and set occupancy limits.
‘As an administrator, it pains me to see the number of meeting spaces booked to no avail. These rooms are booked but no one shows up, leaving the resource wasted for hours while others stand in line till the ghosted room is available again. What a waste!’
Optimize resource usage & reduce mix-ups
Ghost meetings lead to idle meeting rooms and wasted resources. Double bookings on the other hand lead to mix-ups, misunderstandings, and reduced employee efficiency. Both these critical challenges can be solved with smart conference room management software.
‘Yes, constant optimization should be a perpetual process, not an annual activity. But how do I figure out how many board rooms to reduce and one-on-one cabins to increase without accessible accurate data?’
Optimize resource usage & save costs
A new-age meeting room management tool offers real-time usage analytics about peak times, lean times, most frequently used rooms, etc. This helps the admin derive insights on optimizing resource usage, eliminating unused room formats, and increasing the most frequented ones.
For the high-performance workforce
Pre-register & schedule via your daily calendar
Our smart conference room management software enables employees to create calendar invites, pre-register external guests, schedule meet-ups, and view available rooms within minutes via their daily Google, Outlook, or other calendar application, saving precious time & energy.
Schedule & book through your booking app
Veris Meetings offers your employees an intuitive user-friendly meeting room booking app that enables them to see the nearest available rooms, book the right room for their meeting, check-in, extend or release their booking directly from their personal device.
Filter spaces & find yourself the ideal space
Our meeting room scheduling system empowers your employees to filter down your search to room type, size, amenities, and location so they can find and reserve the ideal meeting room for their upcoming interaction.
Extend and end your bookings easily
Our software enables employees to extend meetings beyond the pre-set limit or end meetings before the pre-set time. They can do this easily via their smartphones or simply through the display device placed outside every meeting room.
Get notifications & reminders on your phone
Veris Meetings sends configurable reminders, alerts, and notifications to employees about their upcoming meetings. This not only ensures that employees are reminded in advance but also reduces the highly prevalent challenge of ghost meetings.
Easy room status and space map viewing
Our meeting room scheduling system allows staff to get a high-level view of every floor, and meeting space to check the overall availability of human density across the floors. Our best-in-class displays showcase different shades (red, green, and blue) based on room availability, making it easy to spot an available room as you glide through your workplace.
Book rooms instantly for ad-hoc meetings & discussions
Veris Meetings empowers your employees to book desired meeting rooms for ad-hoc meetings directly from the meeting room display placed elegantly outside each meeting room. They can simply enter their official email address, and duration, and confirm.
For the safe & return-ready workplace
Display the sanitization status of every space
Veris Meetings enables you to disable booking for rooms that are not sanitized at the moment. Employees can choose to book rooms that are hygienic and safe by simply filtering spaces based on the sanitization status.
Ensure room sanitization across floors
Admin & facility teams can simply disable unsanitized rooms from the dashboard. This instantly reflects across the meeting room display device, meeting room booking app, and web-based portal prohibiting staff from booking that particular space.
Raise sanitization work requests instantly
Veris Meetings empowers staff, admin, and facility teams to raise work requests to replenish, sanitize and clean any room across the premises. This user-friendly and seamless process ensures that rooms are kept sanitized and safe for usage by the next employee.
Set occupancy limits & automate social distancing
Exercise social distancing in each meeting space by limiting attendees and displaying the current occupant count on our display device placed outside the meeting room. Apply alternate seat booking rules and limit booking capacity for any space to further automate and strengthen social distancing.
For the informed administrative team
Access real-time analytics
Map key data points such as peak usage hours, average meeting duration, number of ghost meetings, and high-performing and underperforming rooms across multiple office locations on one single screen.
Derive space utilization insights
Regularly analyze this readily available & comprehensive room usage data to spot trends and find new strategies to optimize resource usage further. Save costs by cutting down unused spaces and raise efficiency by adding on to the more frequently used room formats.
Customize displays with branding & thematics
Customize the meeting room display with your suite of brand thematics such as logo, dimensions, and colour scheme, and edit all meeting room details right from the dashboard, at your convenience.
Create customized smart booking rules
Veris Meetings enables your admin teams to set and reset customized booking workflows with a comprehensive set of advanced rules such as hierarchical booking approvals or reserving a certain room category for senior management or VIP clients, etc.
Restrict booking and admin rights
Veris Meetings gives you the power to decide who can access and change settings at the backend of the meeting room management system. It enables you to limit booking & usage rights to certain categories of admin employees, granting different employees, differentiated roles & usage privileges.
For the hassle-free and relaxed facility team
Our specialized industrial tablet with a 10.1” multipoint Touch Screen and LED blinkers showcases different colours for every different meeting room status enabling easy viewing across the workspace.
RFID & NFC enabled
Veris Display supports RFID and NFC Cards, which can serve as authorization to book and start meetings. This functionality allows you to authenticate the user to ensure only the right people use your infrastructure.
Power over Ethernet
This functionality lets your network cables carry electrical power, so you don’t need to give two different connections for power and the internet. This enables your teams to minimize the cables and power sockets used.
Support & warranty
Our meeting room display comes with an extendable 5-year warranty, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the devices for double the time period vis a vis other tablet hardware across the market.
Mounting ease & flexibility
Our tablets can be mounted on walled and glass-based surfaces. This gives you the flexibility to choose the option which is convenient and also aligns with your workplace design.
Remote setup capability
Veris Meeting Room Displays can be pre-configured by our teams remotely, way before they reach you. This empowers your teams to simply focus on mounting the device and you’re good to go.
Multiple connectivity options
Our custom-built displays have the ability to work with POE, LAN wires, power cables as well as Wifi, giving you the power to decide what suits your network best while reducing connectivity hassles.
All fresh updates and upgrades can be activated by simply updating the application from a central device using our mobile device management feature so you don’t have to manually update the application on each tablet.