3 Timeless SaaS Facilities Management Software Benefits

by Elizabeth Dukes on September 10, 2015

When it comes to IMWS, the benefits are clear. This software helps reduce operational costs, streamline processes, improve performance, and assure an environmentally-friendly and waste-free workplace. But why should you specifically consider an SaaS IMWS solution? Again, the benefits are numerous. Here are some of the primary reasons why SaaS is the way to go when it comes to facilities management.

1. Optimizing Resources

Hardware is one of the most expensive investments a business makes. On top of the high costs of the equipment upon purchase, you also have to consider the IT labor involved in installing, testing, maintaining, and repairing it. Furthermore, there are considerable costs associated with powering the equipment and keeping the facilities cool enough for safe hardware operation, which in warm climates and during hot weather can be significant.

An SaaS solution can save valuable resources, including labor and energy. It's also a greener solution.

An SaaS solution eliminates all of these costs, allowing you to reduce energy consumption while also saving on personnel costs and lessening your need to acquire more operational space for related hardware, such as servers, networking equipment, etc. For a set monthly fee, you can make the absolute most out of your existing space and budget, even as your needs grow and expand.

2. Reducing Staffing Needs

IT personnel is not just expensive, it’s also becoming hard to get. Unfortunately, not enough students are electing high-tech careers, even as demand for tech workers continues to soar at unprecedented rates. When it comes to attracting and retaining enough highly qualified tech workers, companies that can’t pay top dollar and offer amenities like Google or Facebook do might not be able to compete.

Choosing an SaaS IMWS solution eliminates the need for all those expensive, hard-to-find tech workers. You can operate impressively sprawling facilities and properties with surprisingly few IT workers. As a bonus, the facilities management software also lessens the need for other workers, as well, knocking your overall labor costs significantly.

Are you absolutely sure what the future holds? With an SaaS solution, you can scale upwards or downwards as the situation dictates.

3. Facilitating the Ability to Adapt to Changes

When you purchase software packages, are you really sure how much growth and expansion you will experience over the lifecycle of the system? Usually not. What happens if you select a system based on your projected growth, only to grow considerably more or less than you anticipated? You either wasted a lot of money on an enormous system you didn’t need, or you have to go back and re-research, re-select, re-purchase, and re-install another new system way before you expected to have to.

An SaaS solution grows with your business. It’s highly scalable, so that you can easily adjust to a period of incredible growth, and you aren’t stuck with a huge, pricey system if the numbers don’t quite make it where you expect over the next few years. You simply add features, functionality, and additional data storage when and where needed.

Make your investment in IMWS go further by choosing an easy, flexible, affordable SaaS solution. 


Elizabeth Dukes

Elizabeth Dukes' pieces highlight the valuable role of the real estate and facility managers play in their organizations. Prior to iOFFICE, Elizabeth was in sales for large facility and office service outsourcing firm.

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