The 5 Biggest Innovations in Facility Management Technology

Posted by Luke Perkerwicz on Mar 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to the maintenance of your facility, recent technological advancements have made great strides. With that, it is important to keep an eye on the emerging technologies that will make the biggest impact in facility operations. Here are the 5 biggest innovations in facility management technology we've seen this year (plus a link to a free ebook on more technology trends at the end!).

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Topics: Facility Maintenance Software

4 Square Footage Definitions You Need to Know and How to Use Them

Posted by Luke Perkerwicz on Mar 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Square footage isn’t just a number. It’s a reference point you use for capital planning, grant writing, workforce assignments and more. Because such a large portion of your operations depend on square footage measurements, it’s essential that you know the different ways to define it and how these definitions affect your decisions. Also, check out the bottom of this article for a free guide on collecting your facility space data.

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Topics: Capital Planning, Space Management, Inspections, Data Organization, Square Footage

How to Write an RFP for Facility Management Software

Posted by Eleanor Jacobson on Feb 26, 2018 11:58:09 AM

For many facility managers, purchasing a software subscription for automating facility management or maintenance can seem like a daunting task. Considering every option available is a large investment that requires time and research, and sometimes it can take months (or years!) to fully identify what solution best fits your team needs.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance Software, Government Facility Management, K-12 Facilities, Guides, Data Organization

Agile Methodology in Facility Management

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Feb 19, 2018 5:00:00 PM

A good facility manager is a good project manager. In many ways, workload balancing in facility management is similar to software development. As we build out our AkitaBox software platform, we’ve realized that our engineers and our users (facility managers) approach their day to day lives with very similar strategies. Our product development team shared some insight into the ways facility management processes influence the AkitaBox software development and how our project management style can inform facility management.

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Topics: Data Organization, Software, Time Management, Agile, Project Management

Redefining Wrench Time

Posted by Jamie Cappuccio on Feb 12, 2018 5:00:00 PM

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “wrench time” thrown around as a way to measure how efficient your team is--but before you accept it as fact, it’s important to understand what exactly you’re measuring and decide if you’re able to draw the right conclusions from it. If not, you might end up basing your decisions on misinterpreted information. Today we’re unpacking and redefining wrench time, then showing you how to get the most out of measuring it.

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Topics: Data Organization, Wrench Time, Time Management