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APIs & interfaces2021-10-07T13:21:07+02:00

An API works like a virtual messenger that forwards information from one interface to another. APIs connect different parts of a software platform with the aim of getting information in the right place. REST-API has become the most versatile and useful web service API over the years. Since REST allows connection to cloud services and enables interaction, it is usually the first choice. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

XR – an extended reality2021-10-07T13:21:55+02:00

XR stands for extended reality, a connection between our real world and virtual environments. This can create a new environment. Since can output 3D models as IFC or GeoJSON, these files can be easily integrated into AR and VR environments via various opensource javascript engines. The combination of virtual and real environment creates a new reality. The new object can therefore be viewed in an already existing, real environment.

Big data, data engineering and data space compression2021-10-07T13:22:38+02:00

Big data is not the most current term in use nowadays. Derived from it are terms such as data engineering or feature extraction and data space compression. It is no longer about accumulating a lot of data, but rather generating and analyzing good data with a high information value. That is exactly what does.

BIM – building information modeling2021-10-07T13:23:43+02:00

In many areas of life, paper has been completely replaced by digital solutions. Even in the offices of architects, engineers and planners, there are fewer and fewer plans only in paper form. A radical change has begun with Building Information Modeling (BIM). What is meant by that is a method that is intended to automate the work steps and processes of all trades involved in the construction. All planning-relevant information is fed into a synchronized database, combined and recorded; all project partners can access it. The basis for the BIM method is initially a three-dimensional building model. can generate this from your existing plans on paper. So you do not need to have any BIM files yet. We take over the digitization of your paper archive and the conversion of your plans into BIM.


SaaS stands for Software-as-a-Service and is a license and sales model with which software applications are offered over the internet, i.e. as a service. They are usually provided on a subscription basis. The advantages for the user are that with SaaS there is no need to install, maintain or update hardware and software. You simply register for an operational system and the SaaS provider takes responsibility for all software, hosting, maintenance and all security-related aspects. It is the same with As a user, you can immediately access our services and always have a secure and up-to-date system on hand.


This is about the continuous comparison of products or services in order to determine who or what achieves the most success in relation to relevant criteria. These criteria can be cost, time, customer satisfaction. Often benchmarks are set as goals and set numerically so that you can always compare as objectively as possible.

AI – Artificial Intelligence and Real Estate2021-10-07T13:25:22+02:00

Neural networks can be roughly differentiated by the extent to which they take on tasks autonomously. In some areas, Artificial Intelligence acts without any human contribution, in others it merely supports human intelligence in various activities. The simple version, machine learning, sees and processes information fundamentally different from living beings. As a result, neural networks are increasingly more apt in making connections between things that are less obvious to humans.

Feelings, personal experiences or subjective assessments are irrelevant. The more data is available on an object, the more accurate artificial intelligence can analyze and evaluate. analyzes and evaluates data very precisely and objectively. For example, collected data from apartments can be correlated with rental prices and tenant changes. In this way, patterns in management and use can be identified. In conjunction with the yield and cost estimates, is able to identify trends. That enables operators to better predict certain developments – for example with market absorption.


CAD stands for computer-aided design and includes all IT-supported tasks for the construction and planning of new products. With the help of CAD software, individual steps in both 2D and 3D from conception to final production can be carried out on the computer. In this way, drafts can be easily exchanged, checked, simulated and changed. The computer-aided design of products is used today in almost all branches of technology: whether architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.


Computer-aided architectural design is special software that is designed for technical drawing in construction. Architects and technical drawers can access building-specific objects and data. The focus here is on the creation of virtual buildings and rooms. When calculating and displaying a design, the results can be output as floor plans, sections and views in 3D. In a second step, these plans can be analyzed with additional information from databases, for example for mass determination, for parts lists or construction schedules.


Computer-aided facility management supports the facility manager through the use of special software solutions in the administration and management of buildings and their technical systems and facilities. CAFM programs consist of a database and a user interface. Facility managers use this data for more precise planning, to standardize services or to automate work processes. Application examples are room occupancy and management, maintenance of the building infrastructure, management of resources or maintenance of the property.


Today, modern quality assurance is based on digital programs. The aim is to use computer-aided quality assurance to control relevant processes in such a way that errors in the planning and production process can be efficiently and reliably avoided and eliminated. CAQ includes all methods to ensure the quality of the processes and products.

Digital Twin2021-10-07T13:27:25+02:00

A digital twin is a digital representation of an object or a physical environment such as a bridge or a building. What is relevant here is less the 3D representation of this object than the amount of information that can be linked to it. Every phase of the life cycle of the respective building object can be covered, from design to construction to commissioning and maintenance. Even plans for future use or reuse can be included.

In contrast to static representations, digital twins are dynamic, “living” data models that, with the help of, become adaptive models that can evolve and reflect changes in real time. The advantages are many: With you can identify problems before they arise; Open up new possibilities and create future-proof designs.


In the past, traditional map material was used, but now GIS is used to capture, manage and analyze data from geographical information systems. GIS has its roots in geography, but in addition to geospatial data, many other data are now also processed. Not only can this system display digital maps, it can also generate previously unknown information and model spatial processes through analytical links. uses the system data to provide you with precise information, which is crucial for the selection of the location, the orientation or even the building materials for your project, for example.

Cloud computing2021-10-07T13:28:55+02:00

Here we refer to a data ‘” cloud “in which data is saved. Not locally on a computer, but at any other location. In the ‘cloud’. You can then access the data via the Internet.


CSV stands for comma-separated-values and is a file format. There are no general standards for CSV files. Above all, tables or lists can be displayed in a CSV file.

Data Mining2021-10-07T13:29:56+02:00

Data mining is the systematic application of computer-aided methods to find patterns, trends or relationships in existing data. Algorithms used to discover knowledge are based, among other things, on statistical methods. Artificial intelligence processes are used, among other things, to examine large databases regarding new cross-connections, trends or patterns. Data mining automatically extracts the relationships and makes them available to higher-level goals. Data mining describes the actual process of analyzing data in terms of relevant relationships and findings and can also be used on a small database. While big data supplies large amounts of data and provides the appropriate technical platform for efficient processing, data mining takes care of the actual process of gaining knowledge from the available data.

DMS – document management system2021-10-07T13:30:29+02:00

The term document management describes the administration of electronic documents in a database.

EAM – Enterprise Asset Management2021-10-07T13:30:49+02:00

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is a combination of software, systems, and services for managing and controlling operational assets and equipment. The goal is to optimize the quality and utilization of the assets during their entire life cycle, to increase productivity and to reduce operating costs.

Machine Learning2021-10-07T13:31:49+02:00

Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI). IT systems automatically learn patterns and relationships from data and improve without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning can automatically generate knowledge, train algorithms, identify relationships and recognize unknown patterns. These identified patterns and relationships can be applied to a new, unknown data set to make predictions and optimize processes. Machine learning can do the following:


  • Predict values ​​based on the analyzed data
  • Calculation of probabilities for certain events
  • Detection of groups and clusters in a data set,
  • Recognition of connections in sequences,
  • Reduction of dimensions without great loss of information
  • Optimization of processes


In order for machine learning to work and for the software can make the decision, a human has to create and train the algorithm. By providing sample data, the algorithm can recognize patterns and relationships and thus learn from the data. is therefore always learning. The more data there is in the system, the better.

ROI – Return on Investment2021-10-07T13:32:21+02:00

The calculation of the return on investment shows whether an investment has paid off. The ROI figure describes the percentage ratio between the capital invested and the profit that the company was able to generate. In addition, the ROI can be used to check whether set profit targets have been achieved.


Cost of delay divided by duration is a prioritization / planning method that maximizes the value delivered over a period of time when capacity is limited. It is particularly useful in environments where a major limitation on the system is the available time of a relatively fixed or “scarce” resource. This fits very well with product development, as the communication, collaboration and coordination effort limit the ability to increase capacity.


CD3 is therefore a special form of the queue method “WSJF – Weighted Shortest Job First”. The weighting can be selected according to other factors (risk, importance of the interest groups, length of waiting time, etc.). In the case of CD3, priority is given to the cost of the delay.


KPI is the abbreviation for Key Performance Indicator. The term refers to key figures with which the performance of activities in companies can be determined. The top 5 indicators looks at to measure success are:


  • Full rental period
  • Time on market
  • Tenant turnover
  • Working hours / m²
  • Area deviation in%

The sales value of a property is influenced by various parameters that are difficult to assess. With the DCF method (Discounted Cash-Flow), uses a method to precisely determine the market value (market price) of your property or your property, taking into account future income and expenses. The calculation uses the cash flow, which denotes the future revenue surpluses and is discounted. In this way, for example, investments in upcoming renovations, including the resulting rent losses, but also possible rent increases, can be mapped and discounted for each year.

Digital Ecosystem2021-10-07T13:34:47+02:00

A digital ecosystem arises when a company can connect and manage a network of partners, customers, developers and other actors. All actors involved work towards a common goal on a single platform. With you can have your archive completely digitized and plans can be accessed from anywhere.

Prop tech2021-10-07T13:35:10+02:00

Stands for Property Technology, also called RE Tech (Real Estate Technology), and describes the digital transformation of the real estate industry as well as the individual innovative companies in this branch of the economy, for example Archilyse.

3D geoJSON2021-10-07T13:35:32+02:00

GeoJSON is an open format for representing geographic data according to the Simple Feature Access specification. Supported geometries include points (such as addresses), lines (such as streets and rivers), polygons (such as country borders and land uses), and multipart types of these geometries.

Nano analysis2021-10-07T13:36:02+02:00

Archilyse has developed a unique digital process to create architectural and Calculate property quality on the basis of floor plans. The generated characteristic values ​​are then available to the industry in an objective, reliable and process-related form.


A 3D BIM model of the property is created from the 2D floor plan and embedded in the context of the environment, so-called georeferencing. The merging of geographic and building data allows the extraction of comprehensive, objective quality criteria for aspects such as view, brightness or noise.


In addition, there is the functional analysis of the floor plan, also based on many different evaluation criteria. The high degree of precision is achieved through a precise calculation of the quality criteria. The quality values ​​are aggregated on different levels and condensed into evaluations, e.g., per room, per apartment or floor. For the first time, architecture quality can be calculated consistently and thus as usable numerical values.


Using this “nano-analysis” of the property, the knowledge that is implicit in the floor plan is made explicit – the plan becomes a digital asset from which action-oriented knowledge can be derived. In this way, existing pricing and evaluation models can be optimized and additional security gained in planning and investment decisions.

DRE index2021-10-07T13:36:36+02:00

Digitization today has many facets, but it is difficult to measure. The Digital Real Estate Index shows the extent to which real estate companies are dealing with digitization and how far they have already taken and implemented measures. The calculation of the DRE index is based on a measurement of a total of 25 indicators in the areas of strategy, organization and processes, customers, products, IT infrastructure and use of technology. The current digitization maturity is assessed on a scale from 1 to 10.

Data science2021-10-07T13:36:59+02:00

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field of science that enables scientifically sound methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge, patterns and conclusions from both structured and unstructured data.

Building simulator2021-10-07T13:37:23+02:00

A building simulator enables developers to calculate an exact rental or market price for various floor plans and for any location with just a few clicks. Different combinations can be simulated until the optimal apartment configuration for a building has been found.

Rent calibrator2021-10-07T13:38:26+02:00

To determine rents, the location of a property is examined in detail. While the properties of the location are included in the assessment with numerous indicators, the properties of the apartment are often not taken into account. It is clear that floor plan factors such as orientation, room arrangement, brightness and noise pollution also play an important role when looking for an apartment. With the Rent Calibrator from, a holistic view of the location and apartment is objectively possible for the first time:

  • How bright is the apartment?
  • Does the living room have a beautiful view of nature or is the view through neighboring buildings severely restricted?
  • Can furniture be flexibly arranged or is there just a suitable place for the dining table? Is the apartment on the ground floor or on a higher floor?

These and numerous other aspects of a floor plan are objectively quantified. A total of over 100 quality criteria are recorded on the basis of a georeferenced 3D model. The combination of floor plan qualities and a large number of up-to-date market, location and property data enables market rents to be estimated more precisely and more objectively.

Stranded assets2021-10-07T13:38:48+02:00

“Stranded assets” are generally understood to mean assets whose earning power or market value drops unexpectedly and drastically, to the point of being largely or completely worthless. This can make a significant value adjustment or early depreciation necessary for their owners or even lead to a (payment) obligation. Nowadays it is particularly about environmental and climate-related factors that can make assets worthless in a short time and thus not only pose a threat to individual companies and sectors, but also to their investors and financial market stability. recognizes stranded assets and can therefore minimize the risk enormously.

ESG criteria2021-10-07T13:39:10+02:00

The term “ESG” has established itself as the standard for sustainable investments. These three letters describe three sustainability-related areas of responsibility of companies. The “E” stands for Environment. The “S” for social includes aspects such as occupational health and safety, diversity, and social commitment. Governance (“G”) is understood to mean sustainable corporate management. These include, for example, topics such as corporate values or management and control processes.

DIN 2772021-10-07T13:39:31+02:00

DIN 277 defines the rules for calculating the area and volume of buildings. These areas and volumes are used to determine rental and purchase prices. They are also used to compare the usability and profitability of different buildings. In addition, the division of the usable areas into groups of different types of use is described and examples are given for the allocation of rooms and areas to the individual types of use.


The term solid angle, steradian (sr), is used in lighting technology and is the reference value between the luminous intensity and the luminous flux.


The lux (unit symbol lx) is the unit of illuminance. The name is derived from the Latin word lux for “light”.


Decibel (dB) is a unit that is used to measure sound intensity and other physical quantities. “Volume” cannot be measured. What is physically measured is the sound pressure, which is then converted into a sound level and specified in dB (A).


The starting point is the sound level of a specific noise source in a living room. If a certain sound level is exceeded in the “transmission room” of the noise source, it is no longer completely absorbed by walls, closed windows or doors and penetrates neighboring apartments. Room volume, on the other hand, is when an average person barely perceives noises.

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