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The Benefits of Facilities Management Software

Dec 16, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by CMMS Insight Staff

As a facilities manager, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You’re handling machines, human factors, maintenance, project management, and above all, safety.

The problem? There’s only so much time in a day. And for all your effort and talent, there are limits on what you can do.

This is why any good facilities manager should take advantage of facilities management software. It’s more than a tool – it’s a smarter way to do your job. Here are a few reasons why this software is something you can’t live without.

Efficient Facilities Management

First and foremost, facilities management software allows for faster, easier, and more efficient management. In plain English?

It helps you do your job better.

Think of it this way. Let’s say you’re trying to manage your fleet. You know that unplanned downtime is insanely expensive, so you’re trying to ensure that your fleet doesn’t throw you any surprises.

Here’s the problem: if you’re tracking planned downtime manually and you have a large fleet, you won’t be able to track your entire fleet at once.

Facilities management software allows you to see individual machines and the whole fleet with equal ease, tracking planned maintenance as well as spotting common trends in how a machine breaks down. That means you can do more than plan maintenance – you can plan smarter maintenance.

No Task Left Behind

Picture this.

You’re going about your workday. You’re trying to plan tasks. One of your team members asks what their tasks are, so you try to find where you planned it. There’s just one problem – you’re using paper, and you have to dig through a mound of papers or dozens of folders before you find the one relevant sheet.

You can make it work, but frankly? It’s not an efficient way to run things.

Facilities management software allows you to plan and manage tasks with an eye toward how those tasks fit together. You can see your whole team’s tasks and productivity with a few clicks. If someone is lagging, you can check in with them, and if someone is ahead of schedule, you can assign new tasks to keep them busy.

Plus, you can access those tasks and performance metrics anywhere that you can access the software. Whether you’re in the office or roaming the facility with your team, you can always find the information you need, when you need it.

Ready to Invest in Facilities Management Software?

From better reporting to better insights to overall better performance, facilities management software can change the way you do business. Your employees, your bosses, and your customers will all see (and appreciate) the difference.

So the real question is, why isn’t your team using CMMS software to boost your day-to-day facilities management functions?

Topics: CMMS Software, Facility Management, Asset Management

Written by CMMS Insight Staff