Specialist care organisations like aged care, social care and special needs education can have complex requirements for their building users. Many facilities teams are still using spreadsheets and email processes to manage their sites, but the benefits of computer aided facilities management or CAFM software means that FMs can manage work and deadlines more easily, speed up service and identify cost savings.
Service Works Global (SWG) has published a new white paper, Quick Guide to Implementing CAFM for Care Specialists, to help those considering CAFM software.
The guide breaks down the process of implementing CAFM software in a quick and understandable way, providing tips on what to consider before purchase and the steps involved in getting a new system successfully up and running.
On the surface, spreadsheets offer a low-cost and easily accessible solution, especially for small or not-for-profit organisations. However, relying on them as a primary source of information for reactive and planned maintenance management, as well as asset and performance management, has its limitations. CAFM software could offer automation, in addition to secure, centralised data and an easier and more efficient way to manage all parts of the FM service.