Why your office coffee machine needs to be smart
Smart and connected technologies can have an array of benefits, both operationally throughout a business and at an individual level. Some of the most valuable benefits are avoiding the use of guesswork, improving efficiencies and saving energy. IoT drives smart systems and your office coffee machines should be no different. But not all coffee machines are created equal, and as we become increasingly reliant on technology, we explore why it’s vital that your office coffee machine is smart and connected…
The evolving smart workplace
Smart and IoT technology is becoming much more commonplace in the workplace. Do you have lighting that can be controlled by app? Or perhaps your workplace has sensors that allow you to see on a screen or app where there are available desks to work throughout the office? Sensors and cameras can help monitor how and when the building is being used, and this precise data can help organisations better manage the space. For the individual, smart technology can help improve the wellbeing and happiness of employees, as things like air quality, heating, lighting and comfort can all be monitored and controlled so they are delivered at the optimum levels. Smart buildings are becoming more common and smart cities aren’t far off, so now is the time to start investing in the future-proof tech that will see you through the technological revolution. With the powerful data that can be captured and utilised to improve the workplace experience, your coffee machine needs to be smart as well.
Here are the main benefits of choosing a smart office coffee machine:
Better operational management
IoT and smart coffee machines, such as TopBrewer, are an excellent addition from an operational perspective. Similar to other smart tech, smart coffee machines can be integrated into your building’s systems and can provide valuable data for your team to improve operational time management. Smart coffee machines can provide important data related to the usage of the machine, including (but not limited to) the last time the machine was cleaned, whether the coffee beans or milk need to be refilled and and when the quiet and busy periods are. Operationally, this can be used to optimise efficiencies with the management of the machines.
Introducing smart coffee machines can save money and reduce energy usage by reducing power consumption of unused devices. It’s estimated that buildings consume about 30% of the world’s energy, so any reductions that can be made in energy consumption will not only benefit the business, but will also benefit the environment.
Inform strategic decisions
From a management perspective, the data and insights offered by smart and IoT-enabled coffee machines can help make pertinent financial and strategic decisions, such as the decision to invest in another smart coffee machine in another area of the office.
Multiple site overview
Smart coffee machines are particularly valuable when you have numerous offices spread over several sites, as it gives the ability to manage a fleet of machines from one centralised location.
Real time data & insights
How many coffees have you served? What are employees favourite drinks? With a smart coffee machine this data is available in realtime to provide useful insights.
A smart coffee machine can send valuable data and insights direct to maintenance engineers, who can use the technical data to provide a proactive service. Enabling engineers to see, and fix, a potential issue before you have even realised there is a problem.
Get smart with TopBrewer & CoffeeCloud
TopBrewer takes smart coffee machine technology to the next level and has been designed to be a truly future-proof asset. The high-tech app control, with the user-friendly and intuitive interface, and its CoffeeCloud management system help it stand out from the crowd as a super-smart coffee machine. It’s state-of-the-art cloud management system, CoffeeCloud, offers real-time data and insights for clients, as well as smart tools they can use to optimise output. Operationally, this can be used to optimise efficiencies with the management of the machines. This is particularly important when clients have numerous TopBrewers that can often be spread over several sites, as it gives the ability to manage a fleet of machines from one central location. The valuable data and insights are also fed back to TopBrewer engineers, who use the technical data to provide a proactive service. Thanks to the innovative CoffeeCloud system, TopBrewers with WiFi connection receive regular software updates. This ensures TopBrewer clients are all receiving the same, first-class experience, whether their machine has been installed for 8 years or 8 days. The technical insights and data offered through CoffeeCloud, combined with the specialty-grade, premium coffee used by TopBrewer customers across the UK and Ireland, mean that TopBrewer is leading the way in high-quality, great-tasting smart coffee machines.
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Click here to read an interview with Scanomat tech expert, Frederik Vibe-Petersen, about the benefits and capabilities of the CoffeeCloud management system for TopBrewer.