Asset logistics and management are essential for all industries, but some require more. The federal government is an industry that heavily relies on asset logistics to ensure the safety, security, and proper use of its assets, but is also running on some of the most dated technology compared to other industries. With legacy software and manual asset management, federal government facilities find themselves entangled in unorganized papers, missing vital assets, and ultimately running a costly and inefficient facility.
So, how can we change this? Here, our asset management software specialists at SCLogic discuss the importance of asset logistics software for federal government facilities and how you can significantly leverage these tools to improve cost, productivity, and security.
What is the Current State of Technology for Federal Facilities?
As industries across the workforce continue to enact digital transformation at a rapid rate, there is one industry that remains stagnant – the federal government. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the federal government spent $90 billion on information technology, most of which was going toward maintaining legacy systems. How old are these systems? This pains us to say, but the systems analyzed ranged from 8 to 51 years old, with no documented plans to modernize. Some systems with the highest criticality and security risks are used in the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Homeland Security, just to name a few.
Outdated systems are not just inconvenient for federal employees; they pose significant financial and compliance risks. Legacy systems result in cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and in FY2020, there were over 30,000 government-wide federal government cyberattacks aimed at various digital systems within government facilities. While the current state of federal government technology is not on pace with other industries, our job is to integrate secure logistics software to begin the digital transformation process from the inside out.
Why is Asset Logistics Software Essential for Federal Government?
Don’t worry; we’re not just going to harp on negative statistics for government technology. We’re here to provide your solution. Asset logistics software, although often overlooked, plays a critical role in ensuring safety, productivity, and security for federal government facilities. From detailed asset tracking to proactive maintenance strategies, implementing modern software like Intra provides a base for expediting your digital transformation process.
What makes us different? We specialize in distinct industries for facilities management solutions, including the federal government. We understand that government has complex needs, which is why we’ve catered Intra to government-centered workflows. Here is why asset logistics software is essential for your facility.
Significantly Improved Asset Traceability
The federal government is responsible for a significant number of assets, from vehicles to technology, weapons, and more. When working with legacy systems or manual entry for assets, there is minimal oversight for directors and managers to identify metrics like who currently has the asset, when the asset is due for maintenance, and the asset’s current location.
Even if you are currently tracking these metrics, the likelihood of human error significantly increases with manual reporting, and legacy systems are generally unable to provide real-time updates. With Our Asset Logistics Workgroup, facility managers have access to detailed tracking information, real-time updates for asset transfers and analytics to alert when assets are due for repair or replacement.
Enhanced Maintenance Scheduling
One of the most beneficial features of asset logistics software is an enhanced maintenance schedule. We know what you’re thinking; how beneficial can proactive maintenance be? Almost 50% of companies spend anywhere from 21-40% of their total operational costs just on maintenance. With an uncertain economy this year, your spending on reactive maintenance will be much higher than the cost of updating your software. Preventative and proactive maintenance not only reduces costs for the repairs themselves but also reduces spending for energy use, improving the sustainability of your organization.
Foster a Modern Federal Facility with Intra
These are just a few of the many benefits of modernizing your asset logistics software, and with Intra, the benefits are endless. For over 25 years, we have been working with federal facilities to craft the perfect solution catered to the unique needs of federal government facilities. As digital transformation continues to sweep the workforce, it’s our job to ensure you’re equipped with the proper software to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. To learn more about our federal government workgroups, email [email protected] or schedule a demo with our team today.