Mobile technology has transformed the world, and this transformation includes the realm of facilities management. Facilities management mobility empowers facilities managers to make decisions on the go, proactively manage new construction, respond to crises more quickly, and manage more facilities with fewer resources. Furthermore, facilities management mobility can have several other benefits for your enterprise.
1. Use Contractor and Asset Tracking to Monitor Workers’ Actions and Location
Using device location and tracking features, facilities managers can automatically detect and log the location of field service technicians, facility management professionals, team members, and building occupants at all times, asserts James McDonald of iOfficeCorp. This is imperative to tracking labor hours, and sensors within equipment can report repairs completed or maintenance performed back to a central system through mobile technology.
2. Enterprise-Wide Work Order Creation for Mobile Technology Improves Safety
Safety is a major concern for businesses, and gaining increased visibility through real-time information about the condition of facility assets and grounds is essential to ensuring safety of all occupants. This is another way facilities management mobility makes the job easier for facility managers. Enterprise-wide work order creation and management from a centralized location reduces safety risks and helps facility managers stay informed, especially across multi-site portfolios.
3. Apps Enhance Facilities Management Mobility
Mobile applications have the potential to revolutionize facilities management, too. Information-sharing apps, such as Evernote, GroupMe or a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), explains Tiffany Bloodworth Rivers of iOfficeCorp, can be downloaded to facility management professionals’ phones, and information can be transferred wirelessly to a primary facility manager. Thus, facility managers understand more about enterprise-wide assets.
4. Handle Facilities Management on the Go
Facilities managers face an ongoing battle to keep costs down, and more companies are opting to reduce the number of available facilities managers and team members per site. Fewer labor resources results in problems for facility managers overseeing multiple facilities and relying on on-site personnel, who may not be facilities management professionals, for information. However, facilities management mobility can overcome this complication as well.
5. Facilities Management Mobility Through Wireless Technologies Streamline Daily Operations
The ability to do more with less through wireless sensors and devices enables the streamlining of all facility management operations through a centralized, mobile platform. Centralized facility management controls eliminate unnecessary inspections and reduce the amount of rework necessary in completing routine facility management tasks.
6. Technology Reduces Risk in Responding to Urgent or Emergency Situations
When urgent situations arise, facility managers must respond as quickly as possible. However, the thin-stretched nature of modern facility management means facility managers may be hours away from responding to a facility disaster or emergency. However, facility management mobility enables the remote access of systems and correction of urgent needs, including creating work orders or scheduling the appropriate work or construction resources to get things back up and running.
Do More With Less Through Facilities Management Mobility Today
Using the right tools in facilities management mobility will propel your organization forward and will enable continuous growth. As the holiday season approaches, take this opportunity to leverage facilities management mobility in your organization, and contact QSI Facilities online to position your organization as a leader in superior facilities management processes today.