Digital in Facility Management
In today’s world, a world of technology and innovation, Facility Management is experiencing a new wave of digitalization. The previous wave dealt mainly with creating, storing, distributing documents and drawings, using computer programs, creating databases, mastering the analytical capabilities of digital technologies. What are the new generation digital technologies for the FM industry? And why is this so urgent right now? Let’s try to answer these questions.
The significant development of digital technologies in recent years, and the huge demand for them among consumers, have made them available for professional use. The prices for such programs and equipment are falling every year, opening more and more opportunities for facilitation managers.
In addition, there has been a significant increase in the use of digital technologies in design and construction. On the one hand, the introduction of technologies for design, engineering systems development and the actual construction itself, and on the other hand the introduction of innovative solutions in the operation of the real estate object, such as smart building technologies, installation of sensors, meters, automated control systems. These factors lead the facilitation manager to a new level, and without digital technology he can not do.
To date, there are many software products to automate the processes associated with the operation of real estate. For example, V & A Solutions software products help not only control the state of the building, plan work, allocate responsibilities, but also customize business processes according to needs, create reports and analyze data, monitor real-time performance from any convenient connected device.
Such programs solve two basic tasks of Facility Management:
- Process optimization. Creation of a full-cycle management system that allows to take into account all the factors and risks associated with the operation and the property
- Reducing costs. Reducing costs by 15-20% at the initial stage, and the further introduction of digital technologies in the building and their integration into a single system will allow to further reduce costs.
In conclusion, I want to note that digital technology is just a tool that helps the manager to a faculty, but in no way replaces it. After all, all these innovations are introduced by professionals, and professionals manage and control them. They make it so that the technologies work most effectively and increase the productivity of the enterprise.