Putting Analytics to Work in Facilities Management

December 13, 2017 Jon Bolen

Analytics can have a profound impact on  facilities management by reducing the burden of funding and creating a productive learning environment.

 facilities house the hope for a better future, and therefore, the learning environment must be conducive to active, engaged students and efficiently use all existing resources. Unfortunately, constraints in federal, state and local budgets can eat away at an institution’s ability to provide a quality experience for students. However, analytics in  facilities management can turn this problem upside-down, and facilities managers need to understand how analytics can help.

How Does Big Data Add Value in Facilities Management?     

Big data and analytics add value to  facilities management by helping legislators and community leaders identify where al facilities are needed most. As explained by Autumn A. Arnett of  Dive, the ability to use big data to reduce financial expenses and identify areas in need of most significant work, including specific courses of study, adds value in . Students are more apt to focus on the coursework, develop critical thinking skills and become leaders in the world of tomorrow.

The Facilities Management Focus Shifts in Real-Time Data, Insights and Decisions Toward Better Outcomes

Part of the reason analytics can have a profound impact on facilities management focuses on the shift to real-time data and leveraging that data to make immediate, real-time decisions that produce more productive environments and settings for customers, employees, and facility occupants. Also, savings derived from leveraging analytics can be reinvested into the facility and extend the life expectancy of equipment and assets within the institution. Ultimately, this leads back to better outcomes for students.

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Recognizing Patterns Reduces Distractions and Off-Site Interventions Needed to Maintain Assets

Analytics can also be used to identify sources of distraction, such as rattling HVAC systems or uncomfortable environments. By using data, facilities managers and al institutions can reduce the number of off-site interventions, such as interventions conducted by a board, to maintain assets and reduce the burden of tracking such assets. With budget cuts always looming or put forth as a goal, the ability to use analytics to maintain assets with fewer resources and save money holds excellent promise.

Use Analytics to Create an Ideal, Cost-Saving Environment

Facility managers have one of the highest charges in an organization in reducing department costs while also increasing efficiency in energy management utilizing newer technology that brings disparate systems together thru sensors & the implementation of an energy management system. A treasure trove of data comes out of these technologies and it is incumbent upon the facility manager to then analyze the data in order to reach stated goals. Find out how you can put the power of analytics to work in facilities management by visiting ENTOUCH online today.

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