That’s how Verdantix, independent industry analysts, have welcomed the new user interface which is at the heart of the latest version of Trimble’s Manhattan Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).
Trimble’s Manhattan IWMS is a leading, enterprise cloud (Software-as-as-Service) solution for planning, managing and optimizing an organization’s real estate portfolio.
IWMS software delivers key information on everything related to the second largest item on an organization’s balance sheet – real estate. Comprehensive design provides detailed data on areas such as lease, financials, space, projects, maintenance and sustainability, all in a single system. However, as users demand more flexible, accessible and user friendly systems, it is becoming increasingly important for enterprise software vendors to invest in enhancing user interaction and satisfaction.
Today, Trimble announced the latest release of Manhattan IWMS, including a restyled user interface (UI). Inspired by feedback from customers and leveraging Trimble user experience development best practises, the new UI has been designed to place a much greater emphasis on efficiency, ease-of-use and user productivity.
As we move the Manhattan product forward by adding functionality and modules; increasing its efficiency, and keeping its technology stack current, we can not lose sight of the usability of the solution. More so than ever, as software evolves, new methods of navigation, application layouts, and visual components become available and with Manhattan we aim to take advantage of that. This is why we focused our version 35 release on a new user interface design that took into account the Trimble style guide, this brought Trimble’s experience to the Manhattan user interface by changing colors, fonts, icons, and layout in accordance with the Trimble guidance.
We did not stop at just restyling Manhattan we also wanted to introduce an easier way to navigate through the broad suite of real estate and workplace management functionality Manhattan offers, as well as a simpler way to organize what a user needs to use.
For example, Manhattan Version 35 provides search-based navigation for the first time. Manhattan’s new search capability gives users a much faster and easier way of finding what they’re looking for. One of many new features that enable users to interact even more efficiently with the system.
And to help increase productivity, Manhattan now uses a simple, tab-based method of organizing a user’s screen. This means users can now have an unlimited number of forms or reports open at the same time, without cluttering up their screen.
As well as a re-styled user interface, Version 35 also has a modern visual design that includes a new colour scheme, new icons and fonts, new style of field representation on forms, and a brand new logo.
Updating the Manhattan logo was an important decision. It was not just about the new UI launch, we wanted to create something specific and unique to represent the products evolution since the acquisition by Trimble and to set the system apart from the rest of the competition.
The new logo is an amalgamation of some of the key aspects – management and analysis – of the Manhattan system – combined into a logomark that is both balanced and aesthetically pleasing, and reflective of Manhattan’s pedigree.
While this post focuses on the latest changes and how they will give end-users an easier and more efficient way to navigate Manhattan and organize the tools they need, it is important not to forget that there’s a modern architectural design that is constantly being updated by Trimble’s engineers to deliver maximum system performance, as well as a continued focus on protecting client data and independent validations, such as ISO 270001 certification and Service Organization Control (SOC 1) Type 1 attestation. These changes ensure the system continues to meet the ever-changing requirements of the market and Manhattan users around the world.
If you are looking to replace your existing real estate management system or considering your first IWMS technology, visit the Manhattan page to learn more.
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