In today’s connected world, the lines are blurred between physical and digital infrastructures.
Especially in real estate and facilities management, buildings and workplaces are major generators — and consumers — of data, coming from numerous, different sources. To realize the full advantages of all of this data, an organization needs a technology solution to address and augment all aspects of real estate performance. This includes real estate and lease management, capital project management, space utilization, operations and maintenance, and the occupant experience.
An integrated workplace management system (IWMS) provides an end-to-end solution that is ideally suited to add value in each of these areas. With an IWMS, organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to capture and analyze their data and develop greater operational resiliency and effectiveness. These data insights give companies the tools needed to react quickly to change, care for their employees and occupants, and make strategic space and occupancy decisions.
Real estate is typically one of the largest expenses for an organization.
That’s why it’s imperative that organizations continually evaluate the best way to optimize their real estate portfolios. From acquisition through disposal, an IWMS can make the most out of every square inch and meter of space, offering new opportunities for improved real estate lifecycle management in three key areas:
Manage competing needs with constrained resources.
Organizations need to prioritize and manage competing needs. If resources are constrained, it is imperative to predict when important assets and building systems will require maintenance, refurbishment or replacement. There is also a need to document the impact on productivity and building value when systems fail.
An IWMS can advance the quality of capital, facility and environmental projects, while accelerating project schedules through integrated analytics and automated processes. Overall, an IWMS improves an organization’s capital project management capabilities in three important areas:
Space utilization for today’s dynamic environment.
Organizations need real-time occupancy information to know how and when space is being used, and by whom. An IWMS centralizes and integrates that critical information at an enterprise level, giving organizations the ability to make the most cost-effective decisions.
An IWMS also accelerates the configuration of an organization’s workplace in vital areas, including:
Maintenance and operations are often at the forefront of business continuity.
While they consume up to 70 percent of the total cost of ownership for a facility, proper management is also critical to quickly address unexpected events and changing protocols. They also enable an organization to improve efficiencies while delivering the highest quality of occupant well-being.
Companies that rank high in employee engagement are 21 percent more productive.
An IWMS provides the tools and insights needed to create a safe, secure workplace experience that encourages productivity.
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