We help clients from the real estate and construction industry who want to become "digital" to support their processes and organisational management. That is where our name comes from: ''pom'' means Process and Organisational Management and the ''+ '' symbolises Innovation. Our goal is to enable our customers to use digital tools which are most suitable for their company. pom+ was founded in 1996 as a Spin Off of the ETH Zurich. To this day the management board of the company is the original team which founded it. Currently we are an 80-people strong team working across five offices in Switzerland and one in Germany. Our clients include governmental institutions, property owners and investors, building developers, general contractors, architects, engineers and facility managers. pom+ advices clients on trends and their impact on the future of the industry. How do you spot these trends and forecast their impact?
Firstly, we track trends and understand what could be important in 5 years or even 10 years. Additionally we have developed the "Innovation Engine
" – a web based tool to digitize the end-to-end innovation process and remain on top of the market developments. There we can find solutions grouped by trends – provided by over 35 000 PropTechs
– to problems asked by our clients, offering solutions. For example, one of the current mega trends is ageing of the society (Silver Society). We then investigate what construction could offer as a solution to this challenge, basically solution design. In our Innovation Engine you can search which PropTechs provide solutions related to aging. As a result, you might find that company XYZ provides a VR solution for allowing you to experience the building from the elderly person perspective and to ''feel like a senior person'' living in this building experiencing all challenges related to ageing. This allows designers to avoid design mistakes and therefore costs which are obvious only after opening of the building. We observe a shift from ''all in one solution'' -so far provided by one project planner- to a ''one by one solution'' provided by specialised PropTechs. Having such powerful and easy to handle tools makes us unique.