Highlighting emerging trends within the shared workspace industry, QTLY is an event held throughout the United States created to support workspace owners with their local markets. QTLY is the first program of it’s kind to balance formal presentations with casual breakout sessions for professional networking. We’re excited to see what new developments will be in store for February 22nd.
WUN Systems will be on hand to encourage collaboration, showcasing their unique solutions for improving the quality of the workspace, and connecting owners, operators, and those within the workspace community. This event will be hosted at The LAB Miami (www.thelabmiami.com). Located within the heard of Wynwood, where much of Miami’s new art and technology is celebrated, The LAB will serve as an ideal location for showcasing new innovations. With the recent successes and growth of The LAB Miami, the space remains committed to providing a stronger community for their members–as well as all of Miami.
You can find the lab at:
400 NW 26th. Miami FL, 33127
Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
24/7 Access to all members
By the numbers, Miami is growing. Miami was recently ranked in the Kaufman index as the second-most entrepreneurial city in 2016 with a startup density of 247.6 companies being created per 100,000 people. Continuing this trend, shared workspaces will soon grow to 12,000 spaces with 1,000,000 members by the end of 2017–as projected by QTLY. QTLY has also grown in influence going from 160+ participating spaces representing 20,000 members to an estimated 900 participating spaces with 110,000 communities represented.
Let us know if you’re in town. Swing by The LAB on February 22nd, we look forward to seeing you. If you’d like to learn more about WUN Systems and their technology. Please click the button below to schedule a demo.
It is projected that by the end of 2017, over one million people will have worked in a Coworking space. Throughout the years, we’ve witnessed tremendous growth not just in the volume of members within Coworking spaces, but with new industries entering the fold as well. Coworking brings the advantage of efficiency, convergence, and an all-around cost-effective solution for both members and businesses. Here are a few of the challenges facing Coworking within the process of their expansion that operators need to take into consideration.
Internet Connectivity: Within the wiring of Ethernet cables and the access points of your Wifi is where the lifeblood of your workspace runs. Having poor connectivity makes it less effective for your businesses and members, decreasing morale in the process.
Rental Options: Being able to differentiate between the needs of your members is critical to the process of operating your workspace. Being able to offer select plans that includes expanded bandwidth and dedicated private offers works wonders in attracting more established clientele to your space.
Security and Overcrowding: Door security is the responsibility of the workspace operators. Without the proper security precautions in place, as well as the proper software to manage it, the security of your space as well as the work of your members is at great risk. Especially in spaces that are overloaded with no tracking or monitoring of who comes and goes.
We’ve specialized ourselves in providing for these issues, among many other challenges facing the “smart” workspaces of today. Should you have any questions on meeting the needs of your Coworking space, you can click the button below to schedule a demo.
As mentioned in a previous post, one of the new features for 2017 we’re most excited about with the WUNHD Platform is the implementation of our new Master Calendar. Not just with new features for booking in real time, but we’ve added in new amenities to help make the most of the experience for your members. Inspired by feedback from our customers, as well as new ideas from our engineers, the Master Calendar of WUN Systems provides a better connection between all parties.
Our platform now has a master view from the front end, the customer portal, as well as the resell portal, respectively. Furthermore, direct booking is now allowed with a view of real-time availability. With our real time availability options comes the option to book for present and upcoming days.
The logic of the calendar booking has also been updated to provide for more flexibility. You can choose to make the booking for 15 min, 30 mins, hourly, half day, or daily.
Mobile and Guest Booking Made Easier
Booking as a guest has been simplified significantly. All you need to have to book a room is an email confirmation. New options for requests, check-ins, changes and cancellations are also available to guests. We also followed this up with an option for booking directly by mobile. Even if you’re connected from a smart phone, you can book your space in real time.
You can now apply templates and HTML features to help brand and customize the interface of the booking calendar. Through the on-boarding wizard as well as the venues section of the dashboard you can change various display settings to your liking.
We hope our new calendar features go the extra mile in connecting you and all members of your workspace. Should you have any questions or need training on providing these services for your members, training can be found in the knowledge base of the WUNHD platform. If you currently don’t have WUN Systems or are interested in picking up more services from WUN, you can click the button below to schedule a demo.
One of the most acclaimed features of the WUNHD Platform includes the Interactive Floorplan. Through our comprehensive workspace management platform, we offer a real-time view of your space, designed and branded to your preference. Our interactive floorplan has been commended by clients for helping monetize their spaces, providing thorough reporting, and featuring an easy-to-customize interface to keep your facility up to date. Through our dashboard, you can upload your own floorplan specific to your location, and organize each area where your services and tenants are located. You are also able to color-code your floor plan specific to membership types and vacancies.
One of the inspirations behind the interactive floor plan was to enter the mind of department store manager, one who uses proprietary metrics to measure the profitability of every square inch of his store. Through the convenience of the dashboard as well as the implementation into our own CRM, this goal can be achieved. The interactive floor plan also grants the ability to view inventory and incorporate proposals. A virtual review of your occupancy, availability, and rent history can be viewed for each office.
Furthermore, if your space is going through any changes, you can always update and/or rebrand the live floorplan to capture the data going on in real time. This is fully customizable and runs in synchronization with all aspects of your workspace management including your calendar and booking options. Through the WUNHD CRM you can pull reports and analytics highlighting several factors including conversions, future occupancy, and onboarding.
When it comes to creating a smarter workspace, our interactive floorplan helps provide a blueprint for maximizing the potential of your space. Should you have any questions or need training on providing these services for your members, training can be found in the knowledge base of the WUNHD platform. If you currently don’t have WUN Systems or are interested in picking up more services from WUN, you can click the button below to schedule a demo.
White-Label Your Workspace with WUN Systems
One of the, sorry…WUN of the things we pride ourselves most on is that our platform and services are white-label. Having been blessed with working with several beautiful Coworking and Shared Offices throughout the years is seeing how much the clients take pride in their space. Making it theirs. Many of them, adopt an identity of their own. Take for instance our friends at Quest Workspaces that we just did an installation for one of their soon-to-be-opened spaces. We optimized every facet of our technology to provide for their members…or as they call them, Questers.
Here is how you can white-label your workspace with the benefits of WUN Systems.
Coworking Technology and Infrastructure
When we send our engineers out on the job, we want to make sure that our components stay connected at all levels. That means keeping the Wi-Fi strong across every corner, having the right services to meet the demand of the operator as well as the members, and providing other amenities such as 24/7 door access control so you can stay operational after hours with less overhead and staff on hand. Most importantly, we serve to make sure our installation matches the aesthetic of the office. As demonstrated by our one of our top engineers, Reese.
Handling Operational Complexities
More often than not one of the biggest issues facing operators is that they find more of their time spent on working for their space, rather than working on it. It’s our belief that our solutions are suited to your needs and designed to place operators in a position of expansion. Through the automation of the WUNHD Platform, operators now have a better grasp on their branding. Giving them….not to sound corny but…
One of the biggest elements to building a community within the workspace is communication. We revamped WUNHD to empower communication on a whole different level. Not only can you organize events, connect all members, and provide booking features for both members and guests, we now added the option to customize your announcements and emails through HTML templates. Now you can create invitations, notices, and most importantly, party announcements in your own image.
It’s been an honor having the opportunity to work with beautiful workspaces all over the United States and beyond. We hope to feature more of the places we work with in the coming year. Just be sure to keep our email in your branded-party invites.
Special thanks to Quest Workspaces for the Photos, btw! See you at the grand opening in a few weeks!
We are very thankful for the year we just had. WUN Systems expanded itself in every possible way in 2016. We expanded our headquarters in Miami and opened a new distribution facility in Reno, NV for better service to our customers. Once again, Inc. magazine rated us as one of America’s fastest-growing businesses. With 2017 around the corner, we have every intention to take this growth even further. Here are some excited new features to the WUNHD platform look forward to.
“Smarter” Visitor Management
One of the biggest additions to the WUNHD platform is the integration of the iPad digital visitor management application, Greetly. Through Greetly, visitors can directly notify hosts of their arrival, state the reason for their visit (food and package deliveries, for instance) and directly book future meetings. Best of all, Greetly syncs directly with the WUNHD platform. We’ve seen Greetly make a major difference in the way offices and workspaces are organized.
Advanced Booking Features
One of the biggest overhauls that came with our newly designed member portal was the enhancements made to our Guest Booking process. To further empower our workspaces, we’ve allowed for mobile booking for our guests. Guests can also directly book spaces through an email confirmation. Through this process, guests can find options for requests, check-ins, changes, and cancellations.
Community and Collaboration
As mentioned in a recent guest post by our marketing manager, technology in Coworking and Shared Offices should always be optimized for community. We feel the new changes to WUN Systems reflect that desire. We’ve worked to improve our reservations, directory, and most importantly communication features to keep everyone in the workspace connected with methods that are both efficient and convenient. This goes from our customizable white-label messaging system to our advanced billing features.
These are three features we feel will make a big difference for our clients and their members come 2017. However, we are expecting more changes along the way in 2017. We should be coming near a very big year in terms of evolution.
WUN Systems was honored to have been reviewed by several of the most trusted names in Coworking. Here are some of the features that have received the most praise.
Live Floorplan feature for Inventory Management
We received high marks for our interactive floor plan which allows our clients to view their inventory in real time. This floor plan can be incorporated into proposals and marketing materials as well, providing added value for our customers. Workspaces are assigned with colors or tags of availability divided into two categories — inventory and non-inventory. At any given time, our virtual map can be consulted for an overview of occupancy, availability and rent history of each office.
Thorough Reports and Analytics
Our expansive reporting and analytics system did not go overlooked. We can report on a variety of things, including Member Calculations which can show booking credit usage for each member and any overages they went into at a company or individual level. We also have CRM reports, as well as lead-to-conversion usage and Google Analytics capabilities.
A Tried and True End-to-End Solution
We were recognized for providing a solution that does it all, from providing members with the ability to reserve rooms themselves to providing the Coworking space with a one-stop-shop solution to for everything they need to efficiently run a smart, automated workspace.
2016 was a year of growth and adaptation for WUN Systems, and we have taken all of the feedback we have received from clients, customers and prospects to heart.
We are constantly evolving our product to better meet the needs of our clients and to stay at the forefront of technology as new technologies emerge and the Coworking industry continues to change. We want to thank all of our clients for their support in 2016 and are very excited to announce some big changes that we have coming in 2017.
Rebuilt. Rediscovered. Re-imagined.
We are ready to take it to the next level for 2017. We’ve redesigned the front end user interface of the WUNHD platform from the ground up. Based on the feedback from both our customers and engineers, this new facelift will go the extra mile in connecting users and improving functionality.
Engineered for Community
We designed the interface and function to enhance the community-feel for the end user. This new interface provides a more accessible means of connecting the customer with a complete solution to address their specific needs–including third party integrations and the overall functionality of our expanding platform. For instance, we wanted to improve the communication within the workspace. One of the ways in which we did this was by granting the ability to brand your workspace as it’s own entity. With new email template and design options, you can customize your messaging with new HTML features.
We’ve also included Direct Guest booking. All guests need is just an email confirmation to directly book a space. This also includes options for checking in, cancelling, and making changes to their reservation.
Some of the other features include:
- A New Master Calendar for the Front End, Customer, and Reseller Portal, respectively.
- Mobile Booking with all features accessible via smartphone.
- Real Time Availability for both present and upcoming dates.
- Improved booking features.
To get the full grasp of these new features, we proudly offer online training through the knowledge base of the portal.
Designed for convenience and convergence, we’re excited to see how our new features will empower your workspace. We are ready to take the “smarter” workspace to another level. If you currently don’t use the complete WUNHD platform click the link below to schedule a demo.
New Opportunities Through Expression
Just a few days ago we had this little thing in our backyard called Art Basel. If you’re not a Miami person, you probably don’t know how much of an international phenomenon it has grown to become. Art Basel is a once a year festival where galleries and exhibitions ignite the South Florida streets a unique beauty of it’s own. That, and there’s a bunch of crazy parties and stuff… Okay, it’s really hard to explain what Art Basel and the more you try to ask about it the more confused it gets. So instead I’ll just hit you with some facts: According to this recent article, Art Basel 2015 featured 267 leading international galleries from 32 countries. It’s not uncommon seeing pieces sell for $400k-$1 Million.
With an office located in the Downtown Miami area, we got to enjoy some of the festivities right from our own backyard:
Being the Coworking and Shared Workspace Enthusiasts that we are, we’ve grown to appreciate being surrounded by expression. When it comes to inventing new ideas for a new kind of workforce, we prefer the ambience of chaos. So much that since moving to our new digs deeper into downtown Miami, we wanted to match the energy of our city. So we hired renowned Miami Artist and Muralist, Marcus Blake. To provide the 305 vibrance within these new walls.
Over the years we’ve found that Coworking spaces tend to feature newer styles of art because the space isn’t tied to a specific company or brand message. In doing so, the workspace is open to express itself in a way that best inspires and influences their tenants. As a provider of technology solutions specific to this industry, we’ve done installations around some serious aesthetic. With this freedom workspace operators are truly empowered to make the most of the experience from the architecture and beyond.
Furthermore, many of these shared workspaces are located within a city’s art district. In Miami, for instance, we’re a short walk away from Wynwood–a neighborhood that has it’s own subculture within itself. In fact it was the art of Wynwood that laid the foundation for one of our Miami clients: The LAB Miami.
The benefit extends to artists as well. For many startups and companies operating within a shared workspace, hiring various artists and designers on a freelance basis is almost a necessity to these businesses. Suffice to say, the “gig” economy has created some sort of marriage between the startup business and the artists of tomorrow–both sharing the mutual desire to break the mold. At WUN Systems, we’re about enhancing the experience. We love the art of the places we serve. It’s our philosophy to make the most of our clients with technology that is accessible, encompassing, empowering, and yet non-intrusive to the aesthetic and atmosphere.
Coworking While on Vacation
Summer is here, and for many that means traveling with the family while children are out of school. But what happens when you still need to get work done? This is where the global expansion of the coworking industry steps in. The international coworking industry has experienced major growth over the past five years, with new coworking spaces and business centers appearing in most major cities. These spaces are used by city residents, but also provide a great option for the wanderers of the world when work still needs to get done.
The flexibility of these workspaces is what attracts many companies and freelancers to use them regularly for day-to-day work. This same flexibility makes them ideal for travelers. While most hotels now provide Wi-Fi to their guests, the service can be slow and often unreliable. Couple that with sitting on a bed or a cramped desk, and one can conclude this is often not the most productive place to work. Locating a coworking space that offers flexible plans, such as hourly desk space, will mean your work gets done more efficiently, leaving more time for the vacation that was planned on.
Here are some of WUN Systems’s favorite workspaces around the world:
Makers of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Known as MOB, this space focuses on connecting a diverse community of people, to collaborate and innovate. The space offers a wide range of flexible memberships to fit any schedule.
BHIVE Workspace (Bangalore, India)
The largest coworking space in Bangalore, India’s startup capital, BHIVE has a number of locations throughout the city. In addition to offering furnished offices, meeting rooms, dedicated desks and ‘hot seats’, BHIVE regularly hosts events to help their community members.
Work Club (Sydney, Australia)
Ideally created for individuals and small teams, the Work Club Sydney location prides itself on its professional yet relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful design inspires productivity, with the boardroom overlooking Hyde Park.
Urban Station Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
With spaces in four different countries, Urban Station is creating a global network for mobile workers. Created as a hybrid between café and office, food and drink is included with the price of a desk. Simply walk in and sit at a desk, order from the menu and pay upon exit for the length of time you were there.
Many of these offer plans specifically for travelers, so the next time you want to take a trip but know you’ll need to get work done, plan to work like a local and book a desk at an international workspace.