iOffice is the only tool on the market that is 100% made for FMs. It has everything we need to do our jobs and more. It’s easy to use and I know I’d be lost without it.”
With over 100 years of experience and the expertise of 42,000 employees, a top engineering conglomerate provides reliable solutions while maintaining a focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality.
The Corporate Facility Manager at this engineering company is responsible for the 275,000 square foot global administrative office in Texas. She has been with the company for 12 years and, with the help of her eight-person team, supports facilities management (FM), the mailroom and reception.
Each day, the FM team works with the HR and IT departments to coordinate the onboarding of incoming employees and the offboarding of outgoing employees. Since the engineering company is growing, new employees are constantly joining its workforce, which means locating and reserving space for them can be a challenge.
In 2013, the company was months away from acquiring a significantly larger business, and finding adequate space for 25,000 new employees was a prime concern. This triggered the search for an integrated workforce management solution (IWMS). The facility manager knew they had to get a head start and find a more robust tool that could handle all the major FM functions for their growing organization. The company needed one uniform solution to manage both the workforce and the workplace.
After reading the iOFFICE blog and numerous positive customer reviews, the facility manager identified iOFFICE as the top choice. She appreciated the intuitive interface and the user-friendliness of the platform.
The engineering company decided to move forward with iOFFICE’s Space Management, Move Management, Service Request and Asset Management modules.
The best example of implementation of iOFFICE comes from one of the engineering company’s offices in Europe. This location has two buildings:
Before using iOFFICE, the office lacked accurate data since the FM team relied heavily on email to correspond between HR and IT to set up and move employees around the space. This led to a high rate of inefficient moves from space to space, and from office to project sites.
The European location also had a large number of clients with diverse needs, and communications challenges led to bottlenecks in its onboarding and offboarding processes. Using its previous provider, Planon, this office had to rely on inaccurate utilization data, which made reporting and planning difficult.
When the European office selected iOFFICE in April 2015, they decided the best way to effectively implement the solution was to assign one dedicated person to manage it. After designating an iOFFICE specialist, this location selected the Space Management, Move Management, Service Request, Visitor Management and Asset Management modules.
“I HAVE RECOMMENDED iOFFICE TO OUR OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD. I’M SO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT, I’VE GONE TO INDIA TO SHOW OUR TEAM WHAT IT CAN DO AND HOW IT CAN TRANSFORM THE WAY WE DO THINGS.”
The European office is now running like a well-oiled machine. The move process created the basis for the engineering company’s first real-time, online company directory, which automatically updates with each change to the iOFFICE database. iOFFICE has made the FM department’s operation better by removing the need to request data from various departments and instead allow the data to come to them.
Since deploying the modules in 2014, the engineering company uses iOFFICE to efficiently manage more than 2 million square feet across multiple locations worldwide.
In the future, the engineering company plans to use the reporting and tracking tools to better assess the needs of the organization. Specifically, using the Service Request module, they would like to track how long it takes for service requests to be resolved and to determine the best ways to save even more time.