Kristin Hambelton

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The Importance of CAFM Software Integrations

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by Kristin Hambelton  Aug 18, 2017

Having an integrated facilities management system is extremely beneficial to organizations as it promotes efficiency and cost reduction. Without integration, facilities managers need to learn to operate multiple technologies separately, which many are realizing is a cumbersome task. In fact, the integrated facilities management market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 6-8 percent, reaching $1.31 trillion in 2018. When it comes to better facilities management, efficient system integration is critical.  

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CAFM vs. CMMS: What You Need to Know

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by Kristin Hambelton  Aug 10, 2017

CAFM and CMMS software are terms oftentimes used interchangeably in the facility management industry, but is it accurate to do so? While there are many similarities, there are also critical differences between CAFM and CMMS software. In this post, we will clarify what CAFM and CMMS software are, as well as demonstrate how these two platforms can work together to better optimize facilities management processes.

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What FM Pros Should Know About Compliance Trends - and What They Can Do About It

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by Kristin Hambelton  Aug 09, 2017

Compliance seems to be one of those necessities that corporations go through because they’re mandated to do so. Unfortunately, this has sometimes made the poor Corporate Compliance Officer one of the least popular employees in any company doing one of the most thankless jobs.

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Automation Doesn’t Have to be a Four-Letter Word for FM Pros

by Kristin Hambelton  Aug 01, 2017

Automation technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics are getting a bad rap these days as a job killer with predictions as dire as one-in-three jobs being replaced by automation over the next 15 years. As we discussed in a recent blog post, this process is known as “creative destruction,” and it’s been going on for centuries since the advent of the Industrial Revolution. It’s perhaps enough to incite impacted workers into cursing a blue storm about the evils of technology.

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How CMMS Software Supports Facilities Management for Restaurants

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by Kristin Hambelton  Jul 26, 2017

The restaurant industry is enormous in terms of both revenue and workforce. According to research from the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry recorded $799 billion in sales in 2017 and employs 10% of the overall US workforce. As a major player in the economy and the job market, it’s critical that restaurants optimize operations and generate the most profits possible.    

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How Retail Can Benefit from Contractor Management Software

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by Kristin Hambelton  Jul 19, 2017

Retail organizations face a number of challenges when it comes to managing the contractors that support their stores, especially those in the maintenance and repair trades. ServiceChannel Custom Analytics show that waste and recycling have the top number of work orders (11 percent), followed by HVAC (8 percent), janitorial (7 percent), plumbing (6 percent), and alarms and safety (6 percent).

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Utilizing Service Automation Software to Break Down C-Suite Barriers

Facilities Management

by Kristin Hambelton  Jul 12, 2017

As recently as 2015, the IFMA published a white paper examining the perception among the C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO, etc.) of their facilities management department. The general takeaway was not kind as per the executive summary, which stated that most of the C-Suite still viewed FM as a “support function with minimal strategic value.”

In addition, the key performance indicator that most of these senior executives used to measure their FM departments was “in terms of cost savings.”

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