New report highlights how office users can take action against climate change

Jun 6, 2019 2:07:07 PM

Office users around the world must take drastic action if the buildings and construction sector is to reduce its carbon footprint in keeping with international agreements. It is high time to help office occupiers towards flexible ways of working and towards an efficient zero-space-waste, zero-emission target. A new global workplace study of some 1800 workplaces finds that offices are half-empty even during the busiest work hours, creating a wasteful supply chain with gigantic negative implications.

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Rapal and Posti - adding value to municipal infrastructure asset management

Apr 18, 2019 3:12:00 PM

Rapal and Posti have joined forces to offer municipalities a service that calculates debt related to maintenance of transportation routes, based on real-time, comprehensive data on surface damage to streets and roads. As a result of this cooperation, decision makers in municipalities have easy access to up-to-date information on the condition of the road network, and of future needs for maintenance and financing.

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Finland's largest facility management organization selected the Optimaze space management solution

Mar 4, 2019 12:11:04 PM

Rapal Oy's Optimaze space management system has been selected by the Counties’ Service Centre for Facilities and Real Estate Management to help manage the real estate needs of Finland's 18 counties. When Finland's reform of social and health care services comes info effect, the Centre will be the largest single facility management organization in Finland.

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Welcome to the 2019 Optimaze Workplace Review webinar March 4 or March 5

Feb 21, 2019 12:22:21 PM

In the 2019 Optimaze Workplace Review webinar, our workplace experts will walk you through the latest global workplace performance data and how current trends have an impact on office space use. Join the discussion, book your place now at of our webinars on March 4 or March 5. Webinars have the same content, choose time most convenient for you.

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Vantaa successfully implemented the IWMS real estate management system

Mar 13, 2018 1:19:23 PM

In 2015, the Real Estate Center of the City of Vantaa invited companies to tender for the data system with the objective of truly developing its real estate management processes. The comprehensive system ensemble, based on Optimaze software, has been implemented within the target schedule and its first benefits can now be quantified.

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Welcome to the Optimaze Workplace Review webinar March 15

Feb 22, 2018 3:20:46 PM

Join our webinar and be the first to review and discuss the latest global workplace performance data. Optimaze Workplace Review is based on hundreds of global space utilization measurements.

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Millions of observations gathered for international Optimaze Workplace Review

Jun 7, 2017 10:59:09 PM

Over the past several months, our workplace team has been working hard at compiling space utilization and survey data for our yearly benchmark report, to provide readers like yourself with some useful workplace insights. The findings are detailed in a report just released entitled “Optimaze Workplace Review – insights from 2016”

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Rapal – one of the best places to work in Finland!

Feb 10, 2017 1:10:27 PM

According to the Great Place to Work survey, our strengths are our good team spirit and pride in what we do. Flexible work and trust shown by members of the management were also often present in employee opinions.

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“Smart office” salon was held successfully

May 25, 2016 1:49:08 PM

On 24th of May, 2016, the “Smart office” Salon organized by Progetto CMR and Rapal was held successfully in Beijing Italian center, in which nearly 30 experts and company representatives of relevant fields have attended.

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Our Christmas Greeting

Dec 21, 2015 10:39:52 AM

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Rapal to research Finnish workplaces

Mar 24, 2015 2:49:43 PM

In 2015, Rapal conducts a study on workplace efficiency in Finland. The study consists of employee surveys and walkthrough measurements conducted in both private companies and governmental organizations. The study results will be available by the end of the year.

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Rapal holds its place on the list of Finland’s best workplaces

Feb 6, 2015 7:13:55 AM

In the Great Place to Work 2015 survey, Rapal’s strengths were considered to be management trust, great team spirit, and the friendly atmosphere of the workplace.

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Rapal signed a letter of intent on cooperation with the Chinese IT giant Glodon Software Company

Dec 1, 2014 4:54:26 PM

Rapal aims at exporting the software to the Chinese market in co-operation with Glodon, the leading AEC IT company in China.

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Optimaze, Inc. Appoints Geary Lauraya as Senior Sales Manager

Jun 5, 2014 1:44:00 PM

Optimaze Inc., a subsidiary of Rapal, a Finnish market leader in integrated workplace management systems software, today announced the appointment of Geary Lauraya as Senior Sales Manager reporting to CEO Jyrki Kalavainen.

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Optimaze, Inc. Announces John P. Vasellina as Product Manager, Workplace Development Solutions

Apr 30, 2014 1:42:14 PM

Optimaze Inc., a subsidiary of Rapal, a Finnish market leader in integrated workplace management systems software, today announced the appointment of John Vasellina as Product Manager, Workplace Development Solutions.

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Rapal cycles to support the construction of the new children’s hospital

Apr 10, 2014 3:06:23 PM

In this year’s traditional Kilometrikisa of cycling, Rapal supports the construction of the new children’s hospital in Helsinki.

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Rapal among top 10 workplaces in Finland

Feb 14, 2014 2:45:42 PM

In the Great Place to Work survey, Rapal’s strengths were considered to be good team spirit as well as the equality and justice of the work community.

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The future of flexible and collaborative work was modeled in a lead user workshop

Dec 12, 2013 11:54:42 AM

People that are ahead of the majority in adopting and developing innovations in flexible and collaborative work, were invited to a workshop organized by Rapal Oy.

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Optimaze software helps to manage business relocation

Dec 9, 2013 11:55:45 AM

The Optimaze software has been complemented with a large move management tool that enables effortless move planning and management.

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See the future of your premises with Optimaze Scenario

Sep 20, 2013 12:57:06 PM

The new version release of Scenario software was developed to respond to the needs of strategic facilities management.

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Optimaze Scenario: portfolio management gets a makeover

Jun 26, 2013 1:41:08 PM

Significant new developments are coming to Scenario during 2013. The free beta period will end on 30 June 2013, after which Scenario will be available as a free-standing part of the Optimaze product family.

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Rapal has acquired know-how from Silicon Valley

Mar 15, 2013 12:04:02 PM

On March 15, 2013, Rapal acquired the intellectual property rights of the Pattern Book created by Co3 Group, a U.S.-based company specialized in work environment development.

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Rapal Oy has been awarded the “Great Place to Work 2013” award in Finland

Feb 15, 2013 12:04:48 PM

The Great Place to Work Institute Finland researches and recognizes the country’s best workplaces each year. This year the list of Finland’s best workplaces was published on February 15th, and Rapal was placed 21st.

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New Ways of Working Network Gains New Sponsor: Optimaze

Jan 30, 2013 12:05:37 PM

The New Ways of Working Network (NewWOW) has announced a new corporate sponsor: Optimaze, a service developed by Rapal, a Finnish company that specializes in work environments that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

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Rapal and Co3 Group signed a letter of intent for acquisition

Dec 20, 2012 12:06:56 PM

Rapal Oy and Co3 Group are cooperating to strengthen their relationship by an acquisition. Rapal aims to acquire Co3 Group during the first quarter of 2013. After the acquisition Co3 Group’s partners will become employees of Rapal’s American subsidiary.

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Optimaze Scenario is a tool for strategic planning of premises

Mar 19, 2012 12:13:04 PM

A beta version of Optimaze Scenario has been published. Optimaze Scenario allows you to plan ideal premises for your organization while minimizing costs.

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Green Building Council Finland (FIGBC) launched

Apr 20, 2010 1:16:03 PM

The Green Building Council Finland was established 19th of March 2010. FIGBC is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting sustainable construction – i.e. construction activities that are cost-effective and environmentally-friendly. FIGBC will take part in developing and initializing the procedures, tools and classification systems for sustainable development.

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Rapal receives RSA-quality system certificate

Jan 28, 2010 12:16:35 PM

RSA –board has granted Rapal Oy a quality system certificate December 12th 2009. RSA –quality system is produced by RALA (a registered association for building quality) and is both widely recognized and known quality system evaluation and approval procedure.

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