Matterport And Apex Enable Retail And Restaurant Brands To Digitize, Organize And Utilize Building Information Across Stores Like Never Before
Partnership automates data and information gathering and analysis across store portfolios for more effective management and faster go to market
Matterport, Inc. the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, announced its partnership with Apex, a national provider of advanced store surveys, to enable retail brands across the U.S. and Canada to access, collect and evaluate building data and information from all of their stores in one place. This new joint solution, ApexView powered by Matterport, will help retail enterprises to manage their stores more efficiently and accelerate decision-making so they can go to market faster.
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“Brands with a large number of locations have struggled for decades from a lack of information about stores, making it difficult for everyone to make quick business decisions – from field-based employees to the CEO,” said Dan Cardona, Chief Operating Officer of Apex. “Together with Matterport, we want to empower all business units to access digital twins of their retail stores, and find the information they need on that space in minutes so they can move projects forward faster. In doing so, customers will be able to cut thousands of hours in data collection, save hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel and labor costs, and increase speed to market and ROI across initiatives.”
Leveraging Matterport’s spatial data, Apex further enables its clients, which include Starbucks, Home Depot, 7/11, Fresh Market, and Chipotle, to extract greater value by digitizing their entire store portfolios ranging from 25 to 25,000 locations. ApexView powered by Matterport offers enterprise customers a customized online dashboard and AI-enabled search engine that allows enterprises to better understand store survey data captured by a data capture team. This process creates highly detailed digital twins that include both the high fidelity visual appearance and dimensional information of each store, giving retailers unparalleled intelligence of their building assets at any point in time and from any device.
The joint solution also leverages Matterport’s deep spatial indexing capabilities, which turns the built world into data. Retail and restaurant brands can do a full audit of a space, essentially turning imagery into structured data for usage purposes. Through object recognition, building characteristics will become searchable for better facilities management across a fleet of locations. For instance, fixtures such as flooring, lighting and shelves can be counted digitally and automatically, rather than having to send team members to count these physically in each store. Retail facility teams can also quickly locate equipment imagery and serial numbers for efficient repair. This saves considerable time and cost by surfacing information about any object in any location, as well as enabling more effective facilities management. With space auditing, retailers will also be able to perform automatic metadata collection, workflow orchestration, and query and analyze spaces at scale to derive business insights from every space in their multi-store portfolio.
With ApexView powered by Matterport, retailers can more effectively collaborate with vendors and partners in design, facilities, operations, and estates to move projects forward faster, enable global facilities management teams to conduct virtual site visits and automate store audits at scale. In partnering with Apex, Matterport is furthering its mission of digitizing and indexing the built world so that users can have more ways of searching, exploring and focusing on usable data in a space.
“With Apex, we’ve brought a powerful solution to market that helps restaurants and retailers know anything about any store at any time – all in one place,” said Jay Remley, Chief Revenue Officer of Matterport. “No longer do they have to send employees to stores to manage facilities, collaborate on merchandising strategy, or conduct safety inspections. Now, retail brands can have a complete virtual understanding of everything in their stores so that they can cut costs, plan more efficiently and make faster decisions. This partnership is a game-changer for the retail and restaurant industry.”
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