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Moving to a facilities on-demand maintenance program might seem like an added expense, but it holds more value than you may realize. Often mistaken for reactive maintenance, on-demand maintenance can reduce stress and chaos of managing urgent and planned needs, as well as all other maintenance needs simultaneously. Facilities Managers seeking to pick the low-hanging fruit should consider a few things about why an on-demand solution is the right choice.

The total cost of ownership and facilities management is a complex topic, but it is unavoidable. Successful facilities management programs focus on the value of optimized facilities total cost of ownership, taking a lifecycle approach to all decisions. Facility assets, the building, and facilities management processes and to the total cost of ownership. Unfortunately, Facilities Managers may focus solely on the total cost of ownership as it relates to a particular asset. To achieve optimized facilities total cost of ownership, Facilities Managers need to understand its challenges, impact on capital spend, and practices to overcome such issues.

Take a moment to think about your facility maintenance program. How long is your maintenance backlog? Do you have enough resources to make it through the next quarter? Are stakeholders threatening to cut your budget, and if not, how are you managing the budget?

The Internet of Things gives retail facilities managers an upper hand in managing inventory and layout, engaging with consumers and increasing company visibility.

A successful facilities maintenance strategy is built on a thorough understanding of maintenance needs and approaches. There are many different types of maintenance programs available, and Facilities Managers that take the time to understand their differences can ensure their organization deploys a cost-saving strategy, not a source of great frustration and expense.

Smart facilities management and integrated systems are among the top buzzwords in facility management circles. Powered by a host of new technologies, including the Internet of things, big data analytics, cloud-based systems, and advanced computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Facilities Managers have an opportunity to do more with less and realize the value in areas not previously possible. Let's take a closer look at the value of integrated facilities management.

Integration has become a topic in industries around the globe, and integrated facilities management is making waves as well. According to Business Wire, global spend on integrated facilities management services is expected to surpass $152.7 billion by 2021. This reflects the need to move the facilities management toward the single pane of glass methodology, bringing all systems, processes, and management styles under a single platform. According to Melinda Gorgenyi of RemiNetwork, up to 33 percent of Facilities Managers surveyed are actively involved in integrating their services. The remaining 66 percent stand as a monument to why Facilities Managers need to understand a few things about the value of integrated facilities management.

In the digital age of creating a better building and facilities management team, a difference has grown between creating smart buildings and truly intelligent facilities management strategies. These strategies differ by being intuitive versus smart and self-managed versus manual activities. If you are not sure about your facility’s use of smart or intelligent facilities management practices, you need to ask yourself these questions.

Few topics carry a higher priority than facilities safety. According to FacilitiesNet, more than 5 million people go to the emergency room annually due to slips, trips, and falls. Instead of hoping for a fall-free day at work, Facilities Managers need to understand a few things about why facilities safety matters more than anything else.

Roof top units play a vital role in the success of commercial enterprises, ranging from small to large-sized businesses. Roof top units condition more than 50% of the commercial floor space in the U.S., but traditional units and approaches to maintenance open the door to risk. To mitigate this risk and understand the importance of commercial building roof top efficiency.