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Integration of Contract Lifecycle Management and Electronic Signatures

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As the electronic signature solutions become more popular, there are questions regarding their integrity as stand-alone applications.  If the e-signature process is not integrated with the contract management process, what is the guarantee that someone has not intercepted an email and simply e-signed the document without the knowledge of the real signatory? In a well-integrated process, the integrity concerns are significantly diminished. As Axxerion has demonstrated with its integration with DocuSign, the contract management workflow guarantees that the approval process has been in place and documented before a document becomes available for e-signature. For example, as a services contract is…

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Four Key Steps In Searching For The Best CMMS

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If you are looking to start from scratch or considering changing your existing CMMS Software, there are four fundamental steps to take before starting your search. 1. Identify critical maintenance problems and define goals The future success of your CMMS Software indeed depends on your ability to acknowledge and recognize the most vital operational challenges and determine how success looks like. The reason behind this cliché statement is the comprehensive nature of CMMS Software, which can sidetrack you from the primary challenges. Here, at Axxerion, we recommend prioritizing the problems by their impact on your operations. Pick top 2 to…

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The best methods to use GPS with your CMMS

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With the availability of GPS (Global Positioning System), companies can now have better information and therefore control on where their resources are and review the history of activities together with their associated GPS. One method of setting up GPS as implemented in Axxerion, it to record a GPS coordinate with any action taken by a technician.  For example, when a technician clicks start work on the CMMS work order, the system records the action as well as the GPS of person’s position at the time. Another approach, as implemented in Axxerion, is to assign bar code or QR Code to…

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Flexibility in Service Requests Management for CMMS

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Many companies still operate without a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and rely on emails for handling the service requests. When such a company  deploys a CMMS, it is usually a big change for the users who need to abandon their email-based service requests and learn how to log on to a new system for submitting their service requests . Axxerion has an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS/CAFM) with extensive Maintenance Management capabilities. One area that I would like to highlight is the flexibility in handling service requests by accommodating different user approaches in submitting service requests and helping them…

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Computerized Property Management for Owners and Operators

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As a property owner and operator, you want to have a good handle on critical areas such as: Profit and loss for each property and the whole portfolio Occupancy and leases Proper reporting to your investors as applicable A lot of property managers deploy different point solutions to computerize the different aspect of their operations with a number of different programs. This includes stand-alone space management, lease management, financials and accounting as well as project management.  There are also a lot of Excel files floating around for different purposes. While this approach helps in each of the automated area, these islands…

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A property manager & space planner’s guide for setting up and using online floor plans

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As a property manager/space planner you have perhaps experienced the need and importance of online floor plans for your day-to-day work. This capability has been available in some Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). However, there are issues with the traditional process of publishing drawings online in such systems. Overall, three groups of users would benefit from accessing the floor plans online. For property managers/space planners For employees For facility managers and service providers Every building starts with a set of drawings which are approved for construction by the planning organizations. When a construction is completed the final drawings are provides…

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Preventive Maintenance – a broader perspective

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Let’s explain this through a couple of examples. First let’s imagine that we have a rooftop chiller which needs to be maintained on a yearly basis. It will also need an overhaul every 3 years and needs to be replaced in 20 years. For the yearly maintenance a company might want to establish a rigorous maintenance program where all the steps are planned and processes are defined for such maintenance . We call this “procedural” preventive maintenance. In the case of major overhaul and replacement, the company may depend on the expertise of an outside contractor to analyze, propose and…

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CMMS service ticket management for a diverse and spread out user community

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Axxerion provides processes for managing the above challenges as explained below. 1- Submitting service tickets through standard emails – Axxerion can integrate with the company’s standard email system for creating service tickets.  For example, the users can send a standard email to company mailbox such as: service@company.com (where company.com is your company’s domain) Axxerion monitors this mailbox and as soon as an email is received, it generates a service ticket and notifies the appropriate people to handle it.  The subject of the email becomes the subject of the service ticket and the body of the email is extracted and included…

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Managing Consultant Contracts – How to get a handle on it!

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Many companies use consultants for a variety of projects and tasks.  Consultants may be teams from the larger consulting companies all the way to individuals working as single-person consultants. The consulting work may be done on the premises or off site at the consultants offices or a combination of the two approaches.  While consultants play vital roles for many companies, traditionally they do pose their own set of unique issues and challenges for the finance, legal and human resources departments as explained below.  Taking advantage of some of the new contract lifecycle management technologies would help alleviate many of these…

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Flexibility in Service Requests Management for CMMS

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Many companies still operate without a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and rely on emails for handling the service requests. When such a company  deploys a CMMS, it is usually a big change for the users who need to abandon their email-based service requests and learn how to log on to a new system for submitting their service requests . Axxerion has an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS/CAFM) with extensive Maintenance Management capabilities. One area that I would like to highlight is the flexibility in handling service requests by accommodating different user approaches in submitting service requests and helping them…

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