Posted on 05/12/2014

By Lora Mays, Product Marketing Manager

Update: This live webinar has passed, but you're in luck! Click here and enter the password FM2014 to watch the free webinar, “7 Ways Your FM Team Can Be More Strategic.”

Join us this Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. CST for a new webinar, “7 Ways Your FM Team Can Be More Strategic,” which will discuss how facilities management teams can be viewed as a strategic contributor rather than a cost center.

Managing the facilities life cycle is second only to people as the largest expense item in enterprises, according to Gartner, a leading technology and research and analyst firm. On top of that, buildings consume up to 40 percent of the world’s electricity, with much of the energy being used inefficiently or wasted completely. With these two facts top-of-mind, it’s no surprise that organizations commonly view their facilities management teams as cost centers.

However, when armed with the right tools and approaches, facilities management teams can become a strategic contributor within the organization. They have the opportunity to save time, decreases costs, and support sustainable, energy-efficient practices – positively making an impact on the organization’s bottom line and overall societal contribution.

Moving your systems to the cloud, for example, allows you to access a single, centralized system. This system, which can be accessed at any time from any device connected to the Internet, enables you to focus on managing your facilities rather than your software. In turn, you are able to manage your facilities more efficiently and effectively with a number of other benefits, such as direct and secure communication with your customers and vendors.

Register today for "7 Ways Your FM Team Can Be More Strategic.” The hour-long session will be hosted by Accruent’s Tim McLean, Associate VP of Strategic Accounts, who will discuss specific ways facilities management teams can save time, costs, and energy to become a driver of corporate success.