Demand to reduce facilities spend exists in all industries. Healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to lower patient costs, requiring reductions in facilities spend, and commercial real estate providers face added pressure to lower occupancy costs, reports GreenBiz. The effect is easy-to-see; Facilities Managers must work to reduce facilities spend wherever possible. Fortunately, the right software […]Read More..
More and more organizations from across the globe are viewing facilities management with suspicion. Decades of demand for lowering costs and increasing profitability have pushed many organizations to the brink with their facility management budgets. Reactive maintenance and shrinking repair budgets are rampant, and organizations are now struggling to pull more value out of outdated […]Read More..
The ability of your organization to tap into the value of actionable data lies in your ability to apply big data analytics. Analytics referred to a broad group of algorithms capable of helping Facilities Managers understand what is happening, what may happen, what should happen, and what is necessary to achieve the maximum result. In […]Read More..
Executive team members often define operational excellence in your organization. Unfortunately, operational excellence can have different meanings based on department, and while your assets might be functioning at peak efficiency and energy use today, a problem could arise tomorrow that undermines your entire operation. However, actionable facilities data can allow your organization to truly attain […]Read More..
Millennials form the largest generation in the U.S., reports QSR magazine. Their influence is the result of highly protective parenting movements and a determination to be the best at what they do and those with whom they interact. Millennials have pushed the boundaries of restaurant facility management. They demand more service, internet, personalized capabilities, online […]Read More..
Today’s Facilities Managers face many challenges. They must continuously address the growing maintenance backlog, meet increasing government regulations, work with dozens, if not hundreds, of service providers, gain end-to-end visibility in multi-site portfolios, and much more. Unfortunately, Facilities Managers are stretched too thin, and developing a robust capital planning process is challenging at best. However, […]Read More..
In 2017, The Economist published an article detailing the data’s role in today’s society and its value. While oil remained the most valuable resource on earth for more than a century, evolution led to a new resource—data. As facility budget cuts continue, Facilities Professionals are scrambling to tap into this new resource. Data enables continuous […]Read More..
Retrofitting your facility with automated lighting capabilities is one of the first measures companies undertake when attempting to reduce energy use. On the surface, automated lighting is easy, requires little downtime and produces immediate results. Unfortunately, problems can still arise, and Facilities Managers may not be leveraging the benefits of automated lighting to their fullest […]Read More..
Traditional retailers and other businesses followed a top-down approach to giving customers products. While this process worked great for decades, it left a hole in customer engagement. The well-established standards have given way to the experience-centered approach to customer engagement. The blending of facilities management and customer experience will continue to augment engagement and derive […]Read More..
As explained by IoT For All, today’s Facilities Managers have a wealth of information and technology at their fingertips. Smart sensors can track virtually anything, and the information gathered from sensors can be applied through automated demand response to optimize conditions and control. The same process applies to facilities asset maintenance. Facilities Managers need to […]Read More..