Finding the right technology for your facility

How FMs choose and implement technology has a profound impact on the long-term operations of a building

May 12, 2020

Building technology has grown significantly in the last few decades and should serve as an integral component to a successful facility management program, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

There are simple steps for ensuring that you select the best tool for your organization as well as best practices for successful implementation. 

The first step is identifying key stakeholders. Before you begin window shopping or entertaining demonstrations, clearly define organizational requirements to avoid getting sucked in prematurely to the wrong system.

After that:

  • Define the workflows
  • Develop system specifications
  • Research potential providers
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals
  • Interview top candidates
  • Contract and begin implementation

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