Stranded assets. Data living in a myriad of spreadsheets across an organization. No enterprise-wide insight for senior leaders. No real-time decision support. Increasing expectations to manage leading portfolios of buildings with a shrinking budget.
Real estate and facility management professionals rely on siloed solutions to manage this reality.
And it does not work.
But big data, IoT, cloud computing and other technologies can help unify systems and data, automate manual and repetitive processes and deliver analytics-based insights. At the same time, many of these technologies can seem confusing. What do they mean for facility management? How do they simplify our world?
And we know you have even more challenges:
Enterprises keep vast amounts of building data in spreadsheets, on-site building systems, outsourced to vendors or recorded on paper, if it’s collected at all. Because it’s siloed across multiple departments, regions and users, the data holds no value to the enterprise. Add in human error, and ongoing hardware and software procurements, and there is no single version of the truth.
Pressure to Go "Green"
Enterprises are under pressure to reduce environmental impact, but they do not have a data-driven method to build successful and results-oriented sustainability programs. Despite the fact that more than 50% of the 2050 building stock is already built, less than 2% of the world’s building stock has a green building rating (UNEP).
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Real-time enterprise operations and management requires all the information from utilities, maintenance schedules, work orders and more. And to serve as data-based decision-making support, it needs to be centralized, normalized, and include the tools to act on and automate it too.
Varied Systems and Hardware
Enterprises have a multitude of different data-producing building systems, such as HVAC, lighting control, security and energy monitoring systems, as well as different hardware manufacturers, models, protocols and network architectures. It is not practical or financially viable to replace existing hardware or install new systems to create an enterprise operations platform.
Specialized Skill Sets
Traditionally, building technologies were only available as hardware solutions, featuring proprietary, confusing operating software. At the enterprise scale, these technologies require significant operating budgets and skilled engineering professionals. As a result, building management systems (BMS) or building automation systems (BAS) are poorly commissioned, underutilized and do not fulfill the current or future needs of real estate professionals.
Technological advancements and emerging software solutions are driving massive changes in real estate operations and management. All of these changes can be confusing at best, overwhelming at worst, and make it difficult for real estate and facility management professionals to make the right procurement decisions.
You care about your tenants’ satisfaction, but the many disconnected, on-site, legacy building automation systems (BAS) make it difficult to proactively manage. You need a single, easy-to-use solution that highlights potential problems before your tenants even notice.
Commercial & Corporate Tenants
You’re paying for operational expenses, but since you don’t have access to the building management system (BMS), you have no way to control your environment, costs or performance. You need a hardware-agnostic solution that connects all of your data and systems to help achieve your unique corporate objectives.
You manage remote assets but have no access to the data. You need a solution that will pull the data from hardware in remote locations and deliver it to your desktop at any time.
Operations & Facility Management Professionals
You are responsible for managing HVAC, security, lighting and other key systems. You’re expected to drive operating costs down and adopt new technologies and approaches. Whether you’re the Facility, Building or Portfolio Manager, you need an enterprise-grade centralized command and control center.
You need to drive costs down across the enterprise, including those from real estate. You’re expected to sponsor technological transformations that will make the business work better for its customers, employees and shareholders. Without visibility into performance data, it’s difficult to make strategic, data-based decisions on investments, performance and people.
Energy & Sustainability Professionals
You must reduce energy costs and improve sustainability performance. Plus, with Energy Star, LEED, Carbon Disclosure Project, NGERS, NABERS, GRESB and the WELL Building Standard requirements, you're responsible for everything from reporting to developing entirely new energy efficiency programs. Without an enterprise operations platform, managing this landscape is time-consuming and overwhelming.