EY New York
Vecos makes 11,000 EY professionals feel at home on every floor
EY – one of the Big Four accounting firms – found out that companies need to create a workplace that empowers dynamic working to meet the demands and expectations of the post-pandemic worker. Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), the American entity of EY, took this to heart. And so, they transformed their own cubicle-based office in New York to a new functional space supporting flexibility and design creativity.
“One Manhattan West reflects our EY Way of Working, which encourages well-being, teaming and an exceptional client experience within a hybrid working world.” Herb Engert, New York City Office Managing Partner, EY US
A smart locker system increases flexibility and supports successful dynamic workplaces
EY US selected Vecos as their provider of a smart locker system: “Vecos is a growing company with excellent teaming, which outpaced the competition on cost. The team provides greater value by offering both hardware and software-as-a-service (SaaS) support. And since their solution is cloud-based, its function does not require PCs or servers on premises.”
The Vecos Smart Locker system enables EY professionals and visiting clients to store belongings safely, no matter where their workspace is for that day. EY professionals love the ease and simplicity of the Vecos Smart Locker system combined with EY’s My Day app. Together, it provides a seamless workplace experience and empowers dynamic working to the fullest.
Vecos and EY have worked together to create a customized UI experience. Using the EY My Day workplace app, EY professionals can manage their Smart Locker with their smartphones. Alternatively, they can walk up to one of the kiosks, scan their employee badge and book, release and/or share a Smart Locker from there.
Data-driven decision making
The knowledge gained from the One Manhattan West implementation is defining the standards for other EY offices around the globe. Each new office coming online in the US will include smart lockers, and other offices that did not have this capability are being retrofitted because of the success of One Manhattan West.
Adjusting to employee needs
After professionals expressed an interest in using lockers overnight and not just for 1-day use, EY US decided to apply a sliding 24-hour window on weekdays. The Vecos Smart Locker system adapted to these changes at the touch of a button, offering EY professionals a workplace experience tailored to their behavior.
“Previously, I was assigned a locker on a fixed location that was never close to where I’d be working that day,” says one of EY’s professionals. “Now, I can take any locker on-demand – no matter where I decide to work in the building.”
- One locker for every 2 professionals to save resources and prime real estate
- Thanks to dynamic 24h locker settings, EY professionals always have an available locker close to their desired workplace
- EY professionals use their locker for efficient daily use, rather than for permanent storage
- Facility managers can determine how people behave and work across an entire floorplan and building
- All 80,000+ US-based EY professionals have seamless access to the lockers, from resident staff to internal visitors from other locations
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