Smartway2 launches a social distancing and contact tracing solution to enable a safe return to work amidst COVID-19

Smartway2 launches a social distancing and contact tracing solution to enable a safe return to work amidst COVID-19

By automating resource booking procedures, Smartway2 ensures that people can only access desks, rooms, equipment and other facilities that are sanitized and at a safe distance apart, solving the logistical challenge of protecting people in the workplace.

Smartway2, a next-generation technology company specializing in workplace scheduling solutions, today announced the release of its COVID-Safe Workplace functionality that enables organizations to implement social distancing, contact tracing and improved sanitation procedures, to enable a safe return to work.

Smartway2 takes an innovative data-driven approach to optimizing workspace utilization, which in turn drives productivity and collaboration. The platform’s uniquely flexible ‘rules engine’ allows it to be rapidly configured to almost any workflow

As the pandemic unfolds and organizations face an unprecedented pace of change, the ability for technology to adapt to newly emerging needs on the fly is becoming increasingly vital.

Smartway2 protects people in the workplace by automating social distancing, contact tracing and sanitation checks. When someone books a desk in Smartway2, all surrounding desks within a specified radius are automatically taken out of service. When the desk is vacated, a countdown timer in the system will prevent anyone else booking it until it has been sanitized, to prevent touch contamination; and sign-off and release procedures for desks and rooms are fully automated.

To stop people sitting in a desk that is not safe, Smartway2’s digital desk displays indicate whether the workstation is available, awaiting cleaning or out of service.

In the event that someone falls ill, Smartway2 can produce contact tracing reports that identify at-risk colleagues, categorizing their risk level depending on their likely proximity to that person.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to be in such a strong position to help organizations who are struggling to come to terms with the scope of change that’s necessary to keep their people safe,” said Smartway2’s CEO, John T. Anderson. “One of the key design principles we obsessed over when coding the product was flexibility. We wanted to be the first – and for some time to come, perhaps – the only solution that can easily be configured to cope with an immense variety of scenarios. As a result we built a flexible rules engine. At the time we had no idea that it would be so well suited to helping organizations safety return to work amidst a global pandemic. That is a scenario I fully admit we did not plan for, but we are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference during these challenging times.”

Founded in 2014, Smartway2 has expanded aggressively opening corporate headquarters in the U.S. and growing its footprint in APAC and Europe, as well as increasing its reseller base worldwide.

Since 2018, Smartway2’s headcount has tripled, with new leadership and key hires that bring extensive industry experience to marketing, sales and engineering.

“It’s so flexible and customizable that we can make it do whatever we want it to do,” said Smartway2 customer Joel Olson, Programmer & Analyst at Amarillo ISD. “With other tools on the market, there’s no way to achieve that. Smartway2 won’t just serve our current needs – it’s flexible enough to adjust to whatever we decide we need in future. It’s built in such a way that we can innovate.”

Smartway2 is a robust, cloud-based, enterprise solution that not only provides COVID-Safe Workplace functionality, but also uses advanced workspace analytics and data visualization to help companies understand precisely how meeting rooms, desks and other resources are being utilized. These capabilities have become increasingly important to organizations impacted by Coronavirus, as remote working becomes the new normal and the role of the workplace undergoes a fundamental shift. Smartway2’s ability to help organizations reduce real estate costs while improving employee experience, collaboration and productivity will benefit organizations far beyond these challenging times.