Blog posts from May 2017

Facilities Managers Won’t Find Cost Estimation Norms Data in Spreadsheets

Posted on 05/30/2017

Spreadsheets lack the embedded and up-to-date cost estimation norms data. Without these industry-standard cost sources, facilities managers must make best-guess estimates or spend valuable time researching cost data for their spreadsheets.

How Spreadsheets Limit Facilities Capital Planning Collaboration

Posted on 05/15/2017

When building data is maintained in different spreadsheets, accuracy deteriorates and collaboration is difficult. Other challenges include the sluggish handling of bulky files, and a lack of version control which can cause confusion and errors.

Increasing Equipment Availability and PMs in Hospitals

Posted on 05/03/2017

Today, there are many challenges in hospitals that drive equipment hoarding and perceived shortages of equipment. But there are ways to address these issues and ensure equipment is where it should be, so patients can get the care they need and can leave the hospital on-schedule.

The Perils of Manual Data Entry in Facilities Capital Planning

Posted on 05/01/2017

Spreadsheet errors can have a major impact on business results as inaccurate data is propagated throughout an organization. Manual data entry, especially into spreadsheets lacking standardization and controls, is inefficient and yields numbers that cannot be trusted for accurate decisions.