The changing face of technology, particularly developments in mobile platforms and advances in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) systems, has created new opportunities for FMs. To help facilities managers make the most of these developments, through strategic FM that contributes to the organisation’s objectives, FM software expert, Service Works Group (SWG) has updated its white paper Best Practice for Successful FM Software Implementation. The new guide is for FMs who wish to implement new, or update existing CAFM software to support them in securing a smooth and effective software implementation, to ensure they achieve the best quality data, reporting tools and results.
Carefully planning the implementation of new CAFM software and inputting well managed data, from the outset, results in comprehensive reporting and planning capabilities that makes formulating decisions and facilities management strategies easier. This, in turn, results in increased efficiency, productivity, profitability and improved customer service.
New recent technological innovations, such as the various platforms for hosting and deploying FM software, mobile applications (including offline capability) and BYOD (bring your own device) need to be considered for the future effectiveness of any system. FMs also need to be aware of the increasing opportunities that BIM will bring to the industry to provide real, meaningful data that supports the FM function and wider organisation.
Best Practice for Successful FM Software Implementation provides detailed information on:
- The importance of careful planning for the implementation of new CAFM software
- What to consider before selecting CAFM software
- Outlining an implementation plan to ensure a smooth transition
- Reviewing and archiving data
- Managing the FM software supplier
- Post-sales support and training
It gives step-by-step guidance for implementing CAFM software; from the initial assessment of what is required from the software, through to post implementation and system support.
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