Use Saltmine to create a workplace where people want to work

When asked during a recent Washington Post Live event about her most important lesson from the pandemic, Sandy Speicher, CEO of design and consulting firm IDEO, emphasized a new appreciation for what the physical workplace has to offer.

“We’re putting a lot of new thought into what it means to design a workplace that we all want to be a part of,” said Speicher. “We’re centering in the design the kinds of things that you can only do in physical space.”

When corporate real estate teams find opportunities to do something similar, it’s vital that they get stakeholder buy-in as efficiently as possible. It doesn’t help that those decision-makers aren’t readily convinced by 2D architectural drawings that all their needs have been accounted for in the design.

That’s where Saltmine comes in. Saltmine is workplace strategy, design, and optimization cloud-based software that allows corporate real estate teams to plan workplaces and test-fit new layouts and space designs digitally.

By integrating company standards, data, people, and processes, Saltmine delivers an automated, collaborative process with faster outcomes. It also can save you significant time and money. With Saltmine, your real estate team can:

  • Create a 3D view of your new workplace based on new or existing design strategies
  • Automate test-fitting to make strategizing easier and more streamlined
  • Integrate all your design data into a single, consolidated location

Saltmine modernizes your workplace design technology stack

Today, the design data is dispersed across a disconnected and non-actionable array of static drawings, standards, spreadsheets, PDFs, and standalone desktop software. Saltmine modernizes the real estate technology stack by eliminating these information silos and digitizes workplace space and design data in a single source of truth.
How Saltmine works
Saltmine’s primary features address your workplace strategy, design, and optimization needs with ease:

Space programming: Saltmine allows you to create a workplace strategy that aligns your real estate supply with ever-changing business demands. This allows you to generate optimized programs based on customizable parameters such as density, mobility, head count, and business lines.

3D visualization: Transform and digitize your portfolio, and make your design process more agile by shifting quickly between strategy, real-time costing, and from 2D to 3D design in real-time. Saltmine lets you make informed decisions early in the process to avoid the hassle of last-minute on-site changes.

Contextual communication: Enable your teams and relevant stakeholders to collaborate with distributed coworkers by giving them context and visibility into the details that matter the most. It’s another way Saltmine helps your team drive buy-in as efficiently as possible.

How Saltmine helps you design a next-generation workplace

The workplace design process can be broken up into four key stages:

1. Plan
2. Design
3. Go-live
4. Measure

Saltmine supports your real estate team across the entire framework. During the planning stage, Saltmine serves as a single location to store and interpret the design data collected by your team. Information from supply/demand analysis, mobility analysis, space programming, and more can be fed directly into the platform.

During the design stage, the tool excels both at efficient test-fitting and building on iterative design concepts to produce interactive 3D plans.

Saltmine consolidates and streamlines disjointed processes, improves stakeholder engagement, and shortens the time it typically takes to design and occupy a new or updated space.

Reeves Davis

Executive Director of Client Solutions, JLL Technologies

When your team is ready to go live with a new design, Saltmine integrates directly with other data-centric tools, such as an integrated workplace management system, to make the process as simple and efficient as possible.

Once your team captures data on how people use space during the measuring stage, that same data can be fed back into Saltmine to test and preview potential changes to the original 3D plan.

Proptech answers from proptech experts

At JLL Technologies, we apply what we know to help solve your biggest real estate and workplace problems. Our own experiences managing thousands of office assets worldwide are a perfect testing ground for technologies like Saltmine. Connect with us today, and let our experts help you figure out what works for your organization.