The Pros (& Cons) of Outsourcing Facilities Management Analytics

Outsourcing has been touted as a solution for businesses with limited resources, and it can increase the value of facilities management activities, including facilities management analytics. To avoid ambiguity, Facilities Managers need to understand the reasons for avoiding outsourcing, the cons of outsourcing, as well as its pros.

Why Do Facilities Managers Avoid Outsourcing?

As explained by Office Space, outsourcing facilities management analytics does carry some risk. Facilities Managers are giving up control over some processes, and risk for inefficiencies exists. In addition, poor training and implementation of outsourced facilities management activities, as well as analytics, can lead your internal workforce doing tossed aside and unable to perform to the best of their ability. However, outsourcing typically results in increased efficiencies in your organization, and your organization can drive risks down by ensuring all team members understand why outsourcing is taking place, its effect on workloads, and how it will improve productivity in your facility.

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Outsourcing Taps into Additional, Cost-Effective Resources

Making the decision to outsource facilities management analytics lets Facilities Managers tap into the vast resources of outside entities. This may include the personal experience of Facilities Managers that work with outside companies, and outside entities have additional experience in working with state-of-the-art facilities management activities, including advanced analytics that use big data. Essentially, outsourcing increases the cost-effectiveness of facilities management analytics.

The Benefits of Outsourced Facilities Management Analytics

Outsourcing predictive maintenance strategies and facilities management activities can help with problem areas in your organization. Maintenance costs can account for some of the biggest expenses in the business, reports Robert Hemmerdinger of FM magazine. And outsourcing effectively puts an outside party in control of facilities management. Further, existing facilities management team members may not have the experience in using facilities management analytics, and even those that do may have limited experience. Let’s face the facts. Facilities management analytics, although not new, can still be difficult to understand, but outside companies, like QSI Facilities, have invested countless resources into developing and enhancing facilities management analytics.

This means your team members can focus on their responsibilities, using information provided by QSI Facilities to know what needs to be addressed first and how to improve productivity. Ultimately, this affects just experiences by dismissing disruptions and improving your brand image. It is like having a team of data scientists on your side, without the upfront investment required her to developing an internal team of data experts.

Put the Power of Outsourced Facilities Management Analytics to Work in Your Facility Now

Putting the power of facilities management analytics to work in your facility can net huge savings for your bottom line, but obtaining stakeholder and shareholder support for outsourcing can be difficult. Give stakeholders a comprehensive, 360° view of the use of outsourced facilities management analytics by understanding their pros and cons. Find out more about how facilities management analytics can be a source of added support and expertise in making informed facilities management decisions. Contact QSI Facilities online or by calling 1-888-328-2454 today.

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