By Katie Torres
With the New Year upon us, it's time to start thinking about some ways we can improve our FM departments to ensure a smooth year ahead of us.
So we took a few key areas that we thought would be most helpful to focus on, and found some solutions to make this happen.
If you're looking for ways to: adjust to a growing business, save time, and save money, this post is for you. Keep reading as we break these things down to provide you with all the information you need to be successful in the year(s) to come.
1. Save time.
One of the first areas where FM managers find they are losing out on a lot of time, is when dealing with tracking equipment and assets.
This is why we love to ask, "what are you doing that software could be doing for you?"
Having the right software will save you steps by keeping your information organized and available to you when you need it.
For example, the data that our software provides helps us to prioritize what needs to be done most. It also helps us to make informed decisions about what needs to be done, and what our best options are to get the job completed to the highest standard.
Basically, it means less effort on your part, and more opportunity to do what you care about most.
2. Save money.
It's easy to waste money when you don't have a detailed work order history on the equipment at your locations, or when you're not up-to-date on how often asset repairs have been occurring.
Again, having great software is a great solution to meeting these needs.
Our work order management software has given us the ability to send and receive updates throughout the entire work order process, from start to finish.
For instance, every work order requires price approval which provides our team with the opportunity to discuss repairs, pricing, and catch unnecessary costs before they occur.
We are able to discuss with our customers about what’s going on with their repairs, before the repair is actually made.
These capabilities help to make sure you're not spending more than is necessary.
3. Eliminate the distractions.
Keeping up with maintenance at multiple locations can be a distraction with endless to-do lists and a headache to come with them.
If your company has been growing over the last year, this may mean some new locations. Or, perhaps you've had multiple locations for a while and are starting to think about how to manage them well with the new year.
If your looking for time to spend on other things, like training team members and developing sales, then it may be worth it to bring on the help of a FM company to manage all of the things that are slowing you down.