Blog posts tagged Corporate

How to Choose FASB Lease Standard Compliance Software

Posted on 12/01/2016

As the new FASB regulations roll out, it’s now more important than ever to make the right choice about which software to use to manage your leases. In this blog edition, we will explore some key aspects you should be thinking about (if you aren’t already).

Big News: We’re Moving!

Posted on 11/30/2016

We’re proud to share the news that Accruent has begun operations in our new global headquarters.

7 Steps to Better Capital Planning: Prioritize Capital Projects

Posted on 11/13/2015

Once you're armed with the data you need to assess your portfolio, you can begin to think about how to prioritize your capital projects. But, what is the best way to do this? Learn more in this blog post, which provides insight into what to consider when prioritizing your capital investments.

Celebrate Labor Day with these FM Associations

Posted on 09/07/2015

To celebrate Labor Day, we wanted to share some facility professional organizations that we feel can be helpful to facilities teams looking to improve their processes and learn best practices. The following organizations do a great job facilitating collaboration across networks and offer events for you to connect with peers in person to collaborate and learn more about where facility management is heading.

Getting Internal Buy-in for Sustainability Initiatives

Posted on 07/15/2015

With buildings consuming 40 percent of the world's electricity, organizations typically have a large energy footprint. By implementing sustainability initiatives across the organization, you have an opportunity to significantly reduce costs and realize other benefits. Learn how you can propose a sustainability initiative that will secure internal buy-in.

10 Features to Include on Your CMMS Wish List

Posted on 07/10/2015

Are you in the market for a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but unsure of what functionality you need? Check out this list of 10 features that you should include on your CMMS wish list.

Creating a Preventive Maintenance Program? Check Out These 6 Resources

Posted on 07/07/2015

Thinking about creating a preventive maintenance program? Interested in improving the one you already have in place? Check out this blog post for our top resources to help you transform your preventive maintenance program for the most gains.

5 Facility KPIs You Need to Track

Posted on 07/03/2015

Collecting and analyzing data can transform your maintenance organization. It can reveal gaps in your processes and identify where you can gain efficiencies, which is always a bonus in a world where you're focused on doing more with less.

How to Improve Your Preventive Maintenance Program

Posted on 06/23/2015

You’ve created a successful preventive maintenance program: standard operating procedures, maintenance schedules for your equipment, service level agreements for your team, and analyzed the data. But you aren’t seeing any changes in the performance of your equipment. Now what?

An Overview of Asset Reporting

Posted on 06/22/2015

In the world of real estate and facilities, data and analytics can be leveraged in a number of different ways. In this blog post, see how leveraging data and key performance indicators for your assets can drive strategic business decisions.

Data vs. Information - What's the Difference?

Posted on 06/19/2015

From analyzing key performance indicators to gathering metrics around various aspects of the organization, reporting has become essential to business operations. The question remains: What do we do with it? Learn how you can transform your data into information to, in turn, transform your business.

Aligning Vendors with Your Success

Posted on 06/17/2015

Whether you have a distributed portfolio or a small facility management team, vendors can augment your success and ensure that you are quickly responding and completing work orders. In this blog post, learn how you can align your vendors to drive success for your facility and maintenance management team.

A Thank You to the World's Facility Managers

Posted on 06/10/2015

In honor of World FM Day, organizations around the globe are focused on bringing awareness to the facility management profession. Here at Accruent, we have put together our own "thank you" to facility managers to celebrate this day.

7 Maintenance Activities for the Summer

Posted on 06/02/2015

Summer is here, bringing warmer temperatures and longer days. It can also bring challenges for facility managers, as they transition from wet spring weather to summer's humidity and heat. It’s important to spend some time preparing your facilities for the changing season to ensure everything operates in optimal condition. Are you spending time on these seven summer maintenance activities?

The 10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance

Posted on 05/27/2015

How much time does your team spend on preventive maintenance? It doesn't matter if it's 20 percent of their day or 100 percent of their time; if you aren’t managing your preventive maintenance within the 10 percent rule, it’s likely that your PM program isn’t doing what it should for your assets. Find out how you can implement this in your organization.

What Does Your Emergency Planning Process Look Like?

Posted on 05/25/2015

Are you part of the 20 percent of companies that don't have an emergency plan in place? Don't fret: we've got three key strategies to developing a comprehensive emergency plan.

How Facility Teams Can Improve Internal Customer Service

Posted on 05/20/2015

Facility management has traditionally been a function that isn’t seen or heard from, unless something goes wrong. Other employees often don’t understand the value that they bring to the organization. Check out these four strategies to see how you can improve your internal customer service.

5 Ways to Cut Your Maintenance Costs

Posted on 03/30/2015

Repairs eat into your maintenance budget and can drain resources like staff and energy. Finding ways to cut costs is easier said than done for organizations already operating lean; however, even some minor operational changes can significantly impact your maintenance costs. Accruent asks 5 questions that can help your organization start saving money.

The Art of Setting SLAs

Posted on 03/08/2015

As facilities departments become more strategic, their work becomes more dynamic and difficult to manage – particularly if internal service level agreements (SLAs) are not put in place. While you can throw a number out there and see if the team can meet it, strategically defining your SLAs is more effective. Accruent offers 5 questions to ask yourself as you set internal SLAs.

Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Facility Managers

Posted on 12/29/2014

A new year is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you are already thinking about your resolutions. Of course, they don’t have to be limited to your personal life – setting goals at your job can also make a big difference in how rewarding you make your 2015. Accruent offers the top seven New Year’s resolutions for facility managers to consider.

Strategic Values of an IWMS Solution: Gain Visibility to Drive Facility Investments

Posted on 10/27/2014

To help manage the impact of these changing dynamics on real estate and facilities, integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) provide real-time visibility into all facets of the real estate and facility portfolio, helping to reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies and drive profitability from the core of your organization. Accruent discusses the first of seven strategic values of an IWMS solution: Gain visibility into space use to drive facility investments.

Attending IFMA? Visit Accruent experts at Booth 1407!

Posted on 09/11/2014

Accruent is excited to join leaders in facility management at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo next week in New Orleans. We encourage other attendees to visit us at booth 1407 and get a look at 360Workplace, our integrated workplace management system (IWMS).

Accruent Showcases 360Space at BOMA’s 2014 conference

Posted on 06/19/2014

Accruent is joining leaders in corporate facility management at BOMA’s 2014 Every Building Conference and Expo next week in Orlando. While there, we look forward to showcasing 360Space’s advanced functionality in space and occupancy management, which is part of the 360Workplace integrated workplace management system (IWMS) from Accruent.