IWMS and CAFM

IWMS and CAFM: What You Need To Know

By Property Management

When it comes to choosing facility management software, it can sometimes seem daunting. The options are increasing, and it may seem as if there’s a very thin line distinguishing between what each software offers. For very busy facilities, two of the most common software you’ll encounter include the Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) and the integrated workplace management system (IWMS). Let’s help you clear up any confusion and discover which one will work best for your facility. We’ll start with an overview of CAFM. Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) CAFM belongs in the category of legacy software. It is one of the…

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Benefits of IWMS Software with QR Code Scanning

Benefits of IWMS Software with QR Code Scanning

By Property Management

These days, you’ll hardly meet someone that isn’t carrying one form of mobile device or the other. Whether it’s an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone, the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices provides an opportunity for every industry to leverage mobile technology. For facility managers, mobile devices provide a unique opportunity to access different maintenance software solutions on the go. For example, your team can easily use information from their Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) app to improve your organization’s operational efficiency across hundreds of assets, boost their workflow and productivity, and improve their service delivery to your customers by…

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Using IWMS Software to Book Conference Rooms and Reserve Desks

Using IWMS Software to Book Conference Rooms and Reserve Desks

By Property Management

Have you ever been in this position? You were a participant at an important conference or some other business event that you had been looking forward to for months. Finally, the event day arrives, but instead of participating in the sessions, you end up spending the better part of your time trying to coordinate different problems with bookings and reservations, or resolving one hurdle or the other. Then you really need to read this post! What if we told you about a management tool that will ensure that when the next conference or major event comes around, you and your…

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IWMS vs Facility Management Software

IWMS vs Facility Management Software

By Property Management

There are so many types of facility management software available on the market today. And that’s a good thing because it shows that we have much better resources and tools to deliver quality to our clients in the built environment today compared to decades back. However, potential users and beginners can often feel lost when they consider all the options out there. We want to give you a quick rundown of the most robust software for real estate and facility professionals (IWMS) versus a selection of the most popular facility management software available today plus a very brief explanation about…

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How CMMS and IWMS Work Together

How CMMS and IWMS Work Together

By Maintenance Management, Property Management

The debate about choosing between a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is one that you will often come across in facility management circles and it’s not hard to see why this issue often crops up. For one thing, both software are extremely beneficial for today’s building managers. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that facility management software is an indispensable tool for remaining competitive and for benchmarking FM best practices today. Another thing is that both of them serve very similar functions, and at a glance, they sound almost…

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Benefits of IWMS Software

Benefits of IWMS Software

By Property Management

A typical organization today with hundreds or even thousands of assets in their property portfolio will need to prioritize the longevity and optimum utilization of each of these assets. To achieve that objective, they need to manage each asset following specific guidelines: They’ll want to manage maintenance, track capital projects, track the location and usage of each item across several locations, and so much more. Attempting to do all this through spreadsheets and paper-based departmental recording systems can quickly turn chaotic and will often leave too much room for inefficiencies. Rather, what they’ll need is a platform that gives them…

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What’s The ROI On A Modern CMMS

What’s The ROI On A Modern CMMS

By Maintenance Management

Considering the current unpredictable economic conditions in many industries, manufacturers and other organizations would prefer to minimize costs while maintaining the quality of their products and services. However, that can be tricky to pull off. It doesn’t matter what your designation is – maintenance manager, facility manager, plant manager, etc – to help your company remain competitive, you are expected to offer solutions that will keep the physical assets under your care running at optimal efficiency. And, you probably already know that adopting a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) would be an ideal solution for eliminating inefficiencies, reducing operational costs,…

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5 Software Solutions Every Facility Manager Needs

5 Software Solutions Every Facility Manager Needs

By Maintenance Management

The built environment is continually advancing technologically and the demands of facility management keep changing. This means that ever-busy building and facility managers have more to be accountable for. Fortunately, it also means that they have access to a wide range of technologies to help them manage their diverse roles no matter the size of the facility that they manage. The caveat though, is how do you choose what’s best for your premises? Definitely, no facility manager would want to deploy a software solution that wastes money and adds no value to their premises – or even worse, it causes…

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Emerging CMMS Trends

5 Emerging Trends In CMMS And Maintenance That You Need To Know

By Maintenance Management

As more and more organizations continue to strive for better resource allocation, better customer satisfaction, optimized production, and improved safety performance, there will be continuous changes and improvements to maintenance management as we know it. Let’s look at some of the biggest trends that are currently shaping maintenance practices globally. 1. Better maintenance insights through Big data Almost every industry is leveraging the benefits of big data to gain insights into their processes, predict issues before they happen, and then use that information to drive continuous improvement. From healthcare to aviation to education and manufacturing, these changes are happening primarily…

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5 Ways A CMMS Improves Safety On Your Properties

5 Ways A CMMS Improves Safety On Your Properties

By Maintenance Management

No matter the type of property you manage, the safety of everyone that uses the facility will always be a fundamental concern for you. And, although the specific guidelines for safety protocols will vary from one industry to the other, there are some universal traits that can help building owners and managers to mitigate avoidable incidents, injuries, or worse. Especially in fast-paced environments with heavy equipment such as busy manufacturing plants, or large schools with a high population of young children, the consequences of a failure in safety protocols can be almost impossible for the affected families or companies to…

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