SaaS Facilities Management Software Works for Large and Small Offices

by James McDonald on June 9, 2015

Customizable FM software works for large and small officesFacilities management software suites aren’t designed as out-of-the-box perfect solution for every business. Your office runs like no other, and its needs are like no one else’s. What makes FM software ideal is its ability to customize to suit your needs. And that’s exactly what iOffice does.

Knowing that you probably won’t find any software that’s 100 percent plug & play, the next question is which customization options are most important to you. If you manage more than one location, that question is doubly important. Here’s how you’ll know that you’ve found the best and most flexible system for your office.

Does the Software Cover All of Your Major Bases?

You’ll want to come as close as possible with the web-based FM software that you choose. The more features and options that you have on the front end, the less work you’ll need to do on the back end. SaaS software is not only customizable, it’s also less labor intensive because you won’t need a technician on site to reprogram.

For example, iOffice gives you several different SaaS components that can work together or independently. There is the space management module, move management, facility maintenance, room reservation, asset tracking, inventory tracking, and more.

This sets a strong foundation for fine-tuning, The fewer options you have, the more time and frustration you’ll experience getting it set up and operational the way that you want it.

The solutions from iOffice give you total security for sensitive data.

Can the Tools Control Privacy for Sensitive Data?

One of the keys to an effective FM software solution is the ability to control who can access which data. Although everyone in the office might use some facet of the software, at least to some degree, that doesn’t mean everyone should have access to everything.

Through your dashboard, you’ll know which moves are happening, which people are in which work spaces, and how much of your budget was spent occupying a square foot of office space. If you have more than one office, you’ll have the same data from all locations in one central spot.

However, you can toggle access to certain features on or off, right from your dashboard. Inventory control might not be important to your creative team. And the reports that one department needs aren’t for everyone’s eyes.

There's no need to call in an IT person when you have the customization tools at your fingertips.

Is Customization Simple, or Complicated?

Customization is great, but some on-site solutions might require reprogramming to suit your needs. That’s a costly endeavor, especially if you don’t have your own IT team.

The right software lets you customize as much as possible on your own. You shouldn’t buy into the SaaS myth that it’s set in stone. If anything, it’s easier to customize than most on-site solutions.

SaaS facilities management software (like iOffice’s tool) is secure, reliable, and ready to customize at the click of a button. The best part is that when the needs of your office change, you won’t need to bring in an IT person to reprogram it all over again. Simply change your options, and you won’t miss a beat.

iOffice’s web-based facility management software solutions have the choices, security, and customization capabilities that not only work for your business, but do so with you in the driver’s seat. You don’t need to be a programmer to create the perfect balance for your office. All you need are a few clicks of your mouse.


James McDonald

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