Data standardisation refers to using consistent methods for collecting data, although this is a very basic and somewhat generic description of what it truly is. If we delve in deeper, data standardisation is the process used for transforming data to fit a constrained and predefined set of values – ultimately, relying on uniformity to improve efficiencies.
How to streamline processes in Property and Facilities Management
Property and facilities management is a tough act to follow – between the maintenance visits and team collaborations, a lot can go wrong, unless certain processes are streamlined and standardised.
Every property and facilities management business can realise some serious cost savings – simply by implementing automated and more streamlined processes into their day-to-day operations.
Using software and technology to streamline processes in property & FM.
All managers know the importance of keeping assets in the best condition possible and responding to requests for repair and maintenance in a prompt manner.
Unfortunately, managing such tasks can be very time-consuming, error-prone, and costly. This makes it all the more important to take advantage of the latest software and technology to not only streamline repair and maintenance processes, but also improve overall efficiency and, ultimately, deliver a more quality-focused experience to your end users.
Use a centralised cloud-based platform.
A great way to streamline and optimise your facility management processes is to use a software platform which seamlessly integrates with all your asset management functions.
This also lets you access your property-related documents and data from any smartphone or tablet, thus, helping you save time, increase accuracy, reduce errors, cut paperwork down to almost zero, and even enhance security.
Automating day-to-day workflows is one of the best ways to streamline your property management processes. Use smart rules and triggers to create custom workflows which automatically assign tasks and schedule inspection appointments.
Take advantage of data and analytics
The right data can provide absolutely invaluable insights and important recommendations, thus, streamlining your processes.
These analytics and data can be used to track KPIs (key performance indicators) like completion rate, tenant satisfaction, response time, cost per unit, vendor rating, and so on. However, they can also be used to identify specific trends, opportunities, patterns, or issues so that you can steadily improve your services.
At the end of the day, leveraging data and analytics this way will help you optimise the strategies you devise, the decisions you make, and the actions you take.
Use a mobile app for inspections, reports, and more.
Maintenance, inspections, and reports are something that keeps property and facility managers very busy on any given day. This is why facility management mobile apps are perfect for keeping everyone on the same page and accessing crucial information in real time, no matter where you are.
TIM the Inspection Manager is an innovative app that helps you carry out inspections a lot faster and with unparalleled accuracy, both online and offline. Standardise procedures across your entire portfolio and assets, collect consistent, accurate, and comparable data to make better decisions and transform inspection processes through instantly viewable and highly detailed PDF reports. It’s the best way to streamline nearly all your property management processes.
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