The first year with RIB: It's moving forward!
Almost exactly a year ago, the RIB Software SE involved in IMS. And for good reason: we have been among the best in the market for more than 30 years.
Not without reason, this caused unease among some of our market companions, because we suddenly no longer (only) fall into the category of "small but nice", but also "good and big", which noticeably changes their market situation. Observing their reactions is therefore understandable and also a little amusing, because some facts are quite correct.
Through our affiliation with the RIB Group, we are now able to access code from the Group, benefit from the know-how and experience of around 1,500 people and consistently map the entire life cycle of a property "from the cradle to the grave".
Some competitors feel compelled to fabricate that the IMS has thus made its line-up too wide.
In my opinion, this is more evidence of smoke and mirrors in the highly competitive market of the CAFM software as of that, the scope of Digitization 4.0 (Keyword: IoT) in our industry.
Those who are so oblivious to the facts of disruptive technologies (or should that be: miss the point?) are among those who, in view of the numerous technological challenges, will face considerable difficulties in a few years' time. If they are still at the forefront then...
"RIB - a strong partner for IMSWARE and for you" was my headline a year ago. I was wrong in parts. We, RIB and IMS, are each other's strong partner in our market. and for our customers. This is what the experience of the past months has shown. Why?
On the one hand, the IMS's expertise in the field of Facility Management to mention. Through the now very close cooperation with RIB, it is possible to provide our customers with MTWOthe cloud-based platform for the digital construction process, to offer an integrated solution from the design phase to facility management. So that the entire real estate life cycle in a single system. Planning, design, project space, costing finance, e-tendering, operations.... do I need to list more?
IMS is the competence centre for FM within the RIB
Quite clearly: 30 years of experience and more than 500 customer projects have shaped us and provided us with the necessary expertise for our customers. When it comes to the operation of buildings and properties, we are now the contact for all companies in the RIB Group and have also created internationally scalable solutions in a short time.
For IMS, there have been significant advantages in other fields as well
The strong partner RIB has had a positive impact on our background (group liquidity is currently almost 1/4 billion euros) and has given us the opportunity to expand faster than we were able to a year ago.
Within the Group, we are investing more in research and development than ever before, enabling us to offer you, our customers, innovative solutions more quickly. Future projects in areas such as Artificial intelligence, chatbots or the much-cited Internet of Things not only require the knowledge and the will to implement, but also the framework to do so.
And we have them now.
Or the area BIM
Through RIB we have gained access to an exemplary portfolio in the market. From graphic dealing with BIM-dates to the strategically and commercially oriented approaches such as the TCO assessment of properties even before they are built, we are now in a position to serve a broader range of requirements. But only where our clients demand it.
The BIM aspect is also interesting for our existing customers who plan their construction projects with software from RIB. These customers therefore already know today how they will operate their properties later - namely with a integrated solution for BIM and CAFM. Also from the Cloud.
By the way, did you know that an estimated 70% of the public sector has at least one RIB-.product in the field?
Finally, working under the umbrella of RIB makes it easier for us to take the step towards internationalisation - more than 30 locations worldwide is a word. This perspective is especially important to our clients with multi-national set-ups.
So it has come true
With RIB, IMS has a strong partner at its side that offers a wide range of opportunities and possibilities in the market for CAFM, IWMS and BIM. Who appreciates and strengthens our expertise and at the same time brings in new impulses. Who opens up opportunities for us that are otherwise only available to IT giants like Amazon, Microsoft or Google are open.
What that means?
I also wrote this last year at this point:
Running together - The future in facility management!
All the best