Blog posts tagged Higher Education

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.

What Public School Facility Managers Can Teach Taxpayers

Posted on 06/01/2017

How much do taxpayers know about the condition of school facilities in their district? Often, residents confront the reality of facility capital projects only when they’re expected to vote on bond measures, or when they’re directly impacted by insufficient infrastructure or school closures.

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.

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...

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.

Establishing an Ongoing Facilities Capital Planning Program: Part One

Posted on 05/23/2016

Get a little preview of our upcoming capital planning webinar.

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.

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.

Transforming Facilities Management at Columbia College

Posted on 08/17/2015

Columbia College Chicago, managing 9,500 students and 1.5 million square feet, faced challenges in managing work orders and building a preventive maintenance program. With the goals to drive maintenance best practices and increase visibility into work status, Columbia College found FAMIS Maintenance Management as the solution for their success.

Thoughts on APPA 2015

Posted on 08/13/2015

Last week, a group of Accruent employees attended the APPA 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. We joined more than 500 educational facility management professionals to network, attend education sessions and get face-to-face interaction with universities and industry experts. Learn more about our experience.

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.