In the fast-paced facilities management environment, a tool that can optimise control of assets and resources, improve service delivery and deliver a rapid return on investment is essential. Where data was traditionally captured on spreadsheets, industries now require powerful CMMS (computerised maintenance management software) to achieve results.
Logging information on spreadsheets is a simple way to manage workflow on a small scale, but it doesn’t lend itself to a larger environment. It provides little consistency in data capture and reporting, and to poses a significant data security risk. A CMMS system will accurately capture, monitor and report on your assets and services, improving communication, performance and costs.
Comprehensive reporting using real-time data allows more timely and informed decision making. Through improved access to information, facilities managers can also manage resources more efficiently. For example, planning regular maintenance to extend asset life, monitor performance against SLAs, or ensuring deadlines are met and penalties for non-performance are avoided.
Software based in the cloud enables access to your system from any device with an internet connection. This means a continuous and accurate record of workflow – from operatives in the field uploading information, pictures and even sound clips from jobs to the central database, to managers allocating jobs instantly based on the geographic location and availability of the team.
Service Works’ FM system, QFM, is developed in Microsoft .NET technology and has an easy to use system interface in order to minimise the learning curve. QFM integrates with third party applications such as leading building management systems (BMS), external health and safety registers, HR and financial software to give enterprise-wide visibility across your organisation.
BIM is rising in popularity throughout the world and becoming essential for next level FM. The right CMMS will help FM teams make the most of information generated and unlock more efficient ways of working. With information about asset history, location and lifecycle costs, it is easier than ever for the software to model the data to help produce the best maintenance strategies.
Download our whitepaper, Deriving Meaningful Data from FM Software & BIM Integration, for more information.