As the Facilities Manager, you’re charged with the often-difficult task of blending the people, space and workplace tools so all work cohesively towards meeting organizational goals. Although spreadsheets,
phone calls, and emails have been sufficient for developing such synergy in the past, the advancement of workplace technology and the mobile nature of our business environment now requires more advanced, comprehensive tools. Many have found success through investing in FM technology, such as an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).
Facilities management software solutions automate and enhance processes and communication, empowering your employees and positioning them to meet both individual and organizational goals. The strategic alignment of this solution, coupled with company initiatives, such as preventative maintenance and space management programs, will help you identify previously missed opportunities, reduce downtime and lost productivity and, in turn, retain and excite your workforce. And, since downtime from technical outages or maintenance issues has far-reaching impacts on the company’s budget through both direct and indirect costs, this is an investment you cannot afford to overlook.
INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in FM Software
Considering such an investment generates a multitude of questions; How do you determine if an IWMS is a good fit for your company? What modules are best for aiding your team in managing both short and long-term goals? Does the software have the ability to evolve and grow, as organizational needs progress? How is data collected and revealed or how can we use previous trends to predict future actions?
These are all very valid questions that should be answered before making your final investment decisions. Careful consideration of the organization’s current business practices, as well as your vision moving forward, will aid you in determining if such a solution is right for you. Consider these 6 indicators when evaluating your company’s current situation and where FM technology fits in to the big picture. We hope you enjoy the 6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in FM Software infographic as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Click the link above or on the button below and please feel free to share with all your colleagues.