Blog posts tagged Facilities Management

The Strong Brand Promise of Store Appearance

Posted on 10/17/2017

Cleanliness can make or break sales for a food service business. Are you on top of your brand promise of having "great customer service" and keeping up with appearances?

If Amazon Can Deliver the Goods, So Should Healthcare

Posted on 09/29/2017

If Amazon can provide same-day delivery of gaming consoles, then equipment services at hospitals should be able to deliver ready-to-use critical medical devices.

Customer Lifetime Value in Food Service

Posted on 09/21/2017

Running a business is all about having a loyal customer base. Food service businesses are no exception.

IoT – The Big Change in Healthcare

Posted on 09/18/2017

The Internet of Things is causing an uproar in just about every industry, but it's especially true in healthcare.

Passive vs. Active RFID in Hospitals

Posted on 09/11/2017

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and Real-time location systems (RTLS) play a key role in automation - specifically in the hospital workflow. Find out the advantages and disadvantages.

Managing Contractors in Food Service

Posted on 09/06/2017

One of the key details in a successful food service organization is contractor management is contractor management.

In a Changing Market, QSRs Looking at Ways to Save Time

Posted on 08/31/2017

With the constant knock of a trend-setting technology ready to transform the customer experience at every turn, QSRs must pivot their strategies constantly. How can they innovate without time and money lost?

Using IoT to Fix Real Problems in Healthcare

Posted on 08/23/2017

The IoT phenomenon is causing a stir across a host of industries and healthcare is no exception. See how healthcare IoT is changing healthcare - for the better.

How Equipment Downtime Affects Your Food Service

Posted on 08/16/2017

Equipment downtime can have a big impact on your business. How can you save time, improve efficiency and avoid missing key customer service interactions?

Convenience Store Construction – How to Save Time and Money

Posted on 08/03/2017

Convenience stores are feeling the pressure of running their business as efficiently as possible while maximizing profits. But, with new demands from consumers, this pressure isn't just about (facility) operations.

Strategic Capital Planning in Higher Education

Posted on 07/27/2017

In an increasingly data-driven world, university financial officers and staff need deeper insight and numbers to assess and justify their budgets. Institutions are realizing that they need to align both their short-term and long-term needs when preparing to meet program needs through facility expansion.

How IoT Impacts Facility Managers in Higher Education

Posted on 07/22/2017

IoT is disrupting facilities management in higher education. In fact, the technologies and forces driving IoT are redefining the strategic role that facility managers play within the leadership structure.

If Retail Is Dead, Why Is Amazon Opening Physical Stores?

Posted on 07/21/2017

As retail embarks on a new transition, retailers and developers are changing the metrics once used in order to keep up with the ever-changing standards.

Spreadsheets Lack Functionality Facilities Managers Need

Posted on 06/14/2017

Facilities managers have tools available to them for managing everything from construction and energy to recycling and security. So, it’s surprising that in an age of automated buildings and smart cities that facilities managers are still using spreadsheets.

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.

How IoT Shapes the Future of Education Facilities Management

Posted on 03/15/2017

The rise of data analytics and the Internet of Things means that facilities on college and university campuses will see blurring or blending of facilities management (FM) departments with information and technology systems (ITS) departments.

Best Practices in Facilities Capital Planning - Ottawa 2016!

Posted on 11/07/2016

Join us in Ottawa this week to learn about the award-winning best practices in capital planning implemented by Marcel Gingras of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, including mission-centric prioritization, effective capital budgeting and managing the paradigm shift from reactive and ad hoc to proactive and programmatic.

Establishing an Ongoing Facilities Capital Planning Program: Part Two

Posted on 09/01/2016

So, you’ve taken the first steps to establishing an ongoing facilities capital planning program. Once you’ve gathered facility condition data, established a process and developed a capital budget for next year, what should you do next? Based on our experience working with facilities managers, there are a few key things we recommend...

Establishing an Ongoing Facilities Maintenance Program - Part Two

Posted on 08/29/2016

So, you’ve taken the first steps to establishing an ongoing facilities capital planning program. Once you’ve gathered facility condition data, established a process and developed a capital budget for next year, what should you do next? Based on our experience working with facilities managers, there are a few key things we recommend.

Facility Management Applications Help Boost Customer Service and Satisfaction – FM Executive Survey

Posted on 06/13/2016

Hiring third-party service providers with the right expertise in strategic and tactical facilities management activities has shown the greatest impact in improving customer service, according to a recent survey of Facility Management executives. The survey asked FM executives to share their top challenges around overseeing large campus logistics.

New Standard Supports High-Tech Management of Facility Assets

Posted on 06/06/2016

Constantly shifting building standards are always of concern in the construction world. Make sure you're up to date on the latest changes.

National Building Safety Month 2016

Posted on 05/31/2016

President Obama recognizes National Building Safety Month, and so do we!

What Could Your Facilities Planning Strategy Be Missing?

Posted on 05/18/2016

In the latest issue of Facility Manager, published by APPA, Accruent’s Director of Strategy Tim McLean sheds light on how an integrated capital planning and facilities management solution provides greater portfolio insight and cost-savings.

Mainspring Healthcare Solutions Joins the Accruent Family

Posted on 04/08/2016

We are very excited to announce today that Mainspring Healthcare Solutions is joining the Accruent family.

Four Key Benefits of Having Current Data

Posted on 01/06/2016

Without having detailed facility condition assessments (FCAs), you cannot understand the true condition of your assets. Check out the four key benefits realized by organizations who keep their asset data current.

What to Include in Your 2016 Facility Capital Plan

Posted on 12/11/2015

Developing your 2016 facility capital plan? Learn how you can maximize your facility capital budget by focusing on these four elements in your facility capital plan.

Debunking Five Common Myths about Cloud Software

Posted on 12/08/2015

Heard rumors that the cloud isn't secure or can't scale? In this blog post, we debunk five common myths about cloud software.

7 Steps to Better Capital Planning: Data Gathering

Posted on 10/30/2015

With the facility capital planning process defined, next up comes the data gathering process. Knowing that your data is valid can help you create accurate cost and condition estimates, which serves as the basis for a successful facility capital plan. In this blog post, learn how you can gather the data you need to develop an effective facility capital plan.

7 Steps to Better Facility Capital Planning

Posted on 10/20/2015

For most organizations, their facility and real estate portfolio falls as the second largest expense item on the balance sheet. Finding ways to improve the operations of these facilities can save organizations significant costs and ensure that their buildings are serving them in the best way possible, now and in the future. Learn the first step to better facility capital planning in today's blog post.

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.