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Paper isn’t just a mess… it’s a liability

On October 10, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on Paper isn’t just a mess… it’s a liability

It’s no secret that technology is making building operations more efficient than ever. But checking boxes, filling in blank fields, and circling your selection on paper log sheets is still standard practice when performing building inspections and rounds. And it works great…right? Paper log sheets are tangible and low tech….

Implementation Stress Is No Issue With New FM Tech

On August 29, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on Implementation Stress Is No Issue With New FM Tech

FM professionals tell us all the time that they “don’t want to deal with implementing software for some new system.” Having been through FM software implementation on the client side…I don’t blame them. It’s downright traumatic. I’ve been on facilities teams dealing with this kind of ordeal on more than…

Is Data Security A Deterrent To FM Technology?

On July 18, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on Is Data Security A Deterrent To FM Technology?

When it comes to implementing new technology, is “my data won’t be safe” the new “dog ate my homework”? Many facility maintenance pros aren’t convinced that building inspections data collected on a mobile device is secure. I encounter engineers who still believe paper is better, no matter what, on a…

Repair vs. Replace: A cautionary tale about an old motorcycle

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With 1 Comment

Are you sure you want to replace that equipment? Is it truly beyond repair? Replacing tired looking equipment when your system malfunctions or breaks down can seem like a great idea. However, with proper maintenance and maybe the addition of some modern engineering tweaks, that old equipment may be able…

You Never Know When Great Records Will Help You Out

On April 13, 2016, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on You Never Know When Great Records Will Help You Out

Last week, one of our clients shared a great note with us about how meaningful record-keeping helped him out. This client, a VP of Operations for a national water treatment company, was in a regular meeting with his stakeholders, when he was surprised with a deluge of questions regarding the…