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What Is Integrated Facilities Management?

Feb 3, 2020 11:51:40 AM / by CMMS Insight Staff

It’s a real rarity that your company doesn’t need at least some type of facilities management. In fact, in more than one industry you’re going to need either at least one or two workers devoted to it — or even a number of highly specialized staff members.

Yet no matter how well-versed your facilities management staff is (or how much help they might need) the best way to support them is through integrated facilities management systems.

But what, exactly, is integrated facility management? What do they do, and how can they help your company operate with higher safety, productivity, and profitability? Here’s what you need to know about how these systems work in conjunction with management personnel.

Facilities Management Is Incredibly Complex

The complexities of keeping even a modest production or work facility firing on all cylinders. Facility managers have a massive responsibility to keep the myriad facets of a work environment functioning properly. A number of these facets are likely to be unrelated; cafeteria and beverage services, for example, don’t have much overlap with building security, HVAC, or green initiatives. This means that facilities managers need to be experts on a number of disparate skills in order to be effective.

But let’s be honest — asking a facilities manager, especially a less experienced one, to be an absolute expert on every single possible facet of building management to the degree required.

Thankfully, we’ve got integrated facilities management coming to the rescue in situations like this. With an integrated management system in place, you can ease the undue burden placed on facility management personnel while also gaining access to better overall management results.

How Integrated Facilities Management Works

The concepts behind integrated facilities management are straightforward. It involves adopting methods to consolidate every one of your company’s facility services needs together under one umbrella and having an expert outsourced team do all the dirty work on your behalf.

The benefits are many, including streamlining communication between facility managers and company leaders, making your facilities all-around more efficient, and simplifying day-to-day operations by a massive margin.

There are a number of goals that integrated facilities management seeks to achieve. These are manifold, but in essence these include the creation of inviting and comfortable spaces that professionals, clients, and visitors all want to experience.

This ensures that industry standards and government regulations are upheld, keeping on top of maintenance cycles for equipment and other systems, reinforcing employee safety, and providing business owners and managers the ability to focus on their company.

The Management Method of the Future

Thanks to modern resources such as cloud computing and mobile connectivity and monitoring, having a team of dedicated facilities management personnel keeping your buildings running smoothly is now more feasible than ever. Integrated facilities management services save you time, money, and sanity, keep employees happy and safe, and support an efficient, productive, and profitable business.

Topics: Facility Management, Asset Management

Written by CMMS Insight Staff