What’s on Your Facilities Wishlist?
The holiday season is here, and while you’re soaking in the holiday spirit and receiving gifts from family and friends, you may be thinking about another wishlist you have, your work wishlist! For managers working in an outdated office or department, nothing is more frustrating than dealing with consistent maintenance issues, complex software, complaints from customers, and unhappy employees. But what if you could wish away all these woes with one simple solution? Well for some of you, the holidays might be extending into the new year in the form of updated facilities management software.
Our logistics software solution, Intra, was created to help maximize efficiency and solve your business’ unique pain points. Whether you’re an asset manager, mailroom manager, office manager, or central receiving manager, you’re going to want to stick around for this one. Today, we’re talking all about what should be on your wishlist for the upcoming year, and how Intra can help your department level up.
Detailed Asset Management & Preventative Maintenance Capabilities
For many asset managers, one of the most frustrating areas of your job is ensuring that all assets in your care are accounted for, transferred, and stored properly. So often, outdated systems and software provide little to no information on real-time health and location of assets. Asset lists are not up to date, important assets may be lost or misplaced, and your team is ultimately left to eat the cost. The first thing on your wishlist this year should be a comprehensive asset tracking software, such as Intra. Our Asset Logistics workgroup for enterprise and higher education clients gives your team all the tools they need to ensure they have accountability of all assets.
On top of traditional asset monitoring, Intra’s asset logistics capabilities help your team optimize storage and improve sustainability efforts with our Asset Audit and Asset Disposal workflows. When it comes to maintenance, we put proactivity at the forefront. Monitor internal KPIs and SLAs with partners including Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), as well as any missed asset inspections or audits. Your entire team will thank you as the days of broken equipment and frustrated customers dwindle away and are replaced with a fast, reliable, and user-friendly solution.
Optimized Workplace Management
As we continue to navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic, one area that has become prominent in facilities management software is space and workplace management. Outside of providing additional options for your employees, workplace management has become a safety feature to promote social distancing, and help large-scale businesses navigate hybrid work schedules with multiple teams. Our software, Intra, offers various hot desking solutions for your business, giving you extensive oversight of your team, and office as a whole.
If your facility hasn’t moved into modern workflows, you’ve probably been left to manually enter a schedule for each employee, keep them at a single desk, and struggle to keep track of their whereabouts in the event their schedule changes. Ultimately, these changes can cause significant issues if there is an outbreak in your office. Our hot desking workflow is a fantastic solution that helps your team create a digital schedule, allow employees to pick their in-office workspace for a designated period with controls managers can set, and helps your facility cut down costs as many offices continue their hybrid work environment.
Ease of Integrations & Partnerships
In recent years, you may have heard of the term “tech stack.” Now, if you’re wondering what this is, we’ll break it down for you. Every business using one or multiple software programs has a tech stack or layout of programs that help your business move through daily workflows. For outdated organizations, tech stacks can often be more of a hassle than a solution. For example, if you’re working with multiple point solutions through different companies, there is little to no integration, forcing your team to learn different programs, their nuances, and connect with different companies for assistance when needed. This also prevents your team from gathering truly accurate data, as you’ll be pulling reports through different programs whose metrics may not align.
Your wishlist this year should include facilities management software with modern integrations. With Intra, integrations are our middle name. We’ve made it our priority to seamlessly integrate with other programs that you may already be working with, partnering with intelligent locker, digital mail, workplace management programs, and more. Not only will you save time and energy by utilizing all your must-have programs within Intra, but your ability to optimize strategy will increase significantly. You’ll be able to utilize our configurable analytics dashboard to pull integrated reports for long-term strategic planning, and easily identify internal gaps or external issues with partners.
Reporting & BI
Now, here is where everything comes to fruition. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, reporting is absolutely key to business success. How much time have you spent trying to figure out an issue within your department to no avail? You’re unable to trace the source of the issue, and you’re only making future strategic plans for your team based on daily interactions. You’re struggling to obtain additional funding or expansion for your department but have no concrete data or projections to show that this expansion is worthwhile. We believe that reporting is an integral part of your departmental growth, and if this is not on your facilities wishlist, it should be.
When facilities software says it has reporting capabilities, the term is often used in a broad sense. When updating your in-building logistics software, you deserve reporting capabilities that are completely configurable to your team’s unique needs. Our analytics dashboard provides detailed data for all of your implemented workgroups and workflows and showcases patterns to help you identify what is working well and what can be improved. Our reporting capabilities also use business intelligence, which combines data tools and analytics to explain data patterns visually. Not only will you be able to make decisions for your team with clarity, but you can bring these reports to stakeholders to prove the success of your team and qualify for additional funding and expansion.
Let SCLogic Give the Gift of Your Perfect Facilities Management Software
As this year comes to a close and your team begins to plan for 2022, consider your need for modern and innovative facilities management software. If you’ve been working with minimal or outdated software, it’s likely that your team is actually spending more time and money with reactive work than planning for future success. While you might think that these wishes are out of reach, they may just be closer than you think. With over 25 years of working with Enterprise and EDU clients across the world, we’ve seen it all. We’ve heard your pain points, and we want to provide a comprehensive solution to solve them all. To learn more about Intra’s capabilities for your team, email [email protected] to learn more or schedule a demo with one of our team members today! Happy Holidays.