A Guide to Choosing the Right Facilities Management Software for Gym Facilities

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by Kevin Ferguson  Feb 14, 2018

The health and fitness industry is growing at a rapid pace – more than 66 million Americans used a health club in 2016, a record-high. With over 36,500 health club facilities in the United States for customers to choose from, gyms need to do all they can to stand out and attract new business.

Effective facilities management ensures fitness locations are clean and in peak condition, thus attractive to potential customers. Many FM teams have chosen to implement facilities management software to keep up with the enormous pressure industry popularity is putting on fitness facilities.

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How Facilities Management Software Can Help Tackle Winter’s FM Challenges

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by Doug Ingraham  Feb 06, 2018

Powdery snow, the holiday season, ice skating, sledding, hot cocoa — there are a lot of things to love about winter. But for facilities managers, winter also comes with some definite downsides; cold temperatures and inclement weather can wreak havoc on facilities, stalling brand uptime and driving up costs. To minimize winter’s negative effects, FMs can turn to facilities management software.

Facilities management software is able to help FMs execute the steps necessary to keep their locations running optimally during the tough winter months. Let’s take a look at how:

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5 Challenges of Work Order Management

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by Doug Ingraham  Nov 01, 2017

No doubt about it, facilities managers have a tough job. Their work is extensive, varied, and, oftentimes, invisible to an unknowing eye; we expect facilities to be high-functioning, smooth-running, clean, and efficient, but don’t ever sit to think about all the effort necessary to keep locations this way. Facilities managers are responsible for identifying, planning, scheduling, overseeing, and evaluating all of the work that that has to be done, including managing and tracking work orders.

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What Every Facilities Manager Should Do Now: End-of-Year Budgeting & Planning

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by David Markowitz  Oct 19, 2017

This is the last in a series of posts highlighting critical Action Items that every facilities manager should be focused on throughout the year, but especially during certain parts of the year. You may learn about them all in the popular ebook, What Every Facilities Manager Should Do Now.

In our prior post, we stressed the importance of quantitatively tracking contractor and service provider performance, and why it’s the only way to ensure superior performance across your locations.  We also discussed how facilities managers increasingly rely on data-based contractor scorecards to provide objective measures that form the core of monthly or quarterly reviews with all their contractors.

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How to Reduce Maintenance Spend with Facilities Management Software

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by Doug Ingraham  Sep 01, 2017

Reduction of repair and maintenance spend is a primary goal for facilities management teams across every industry because all businesses want to increase their ratio of revenue to output. As this can be a daunting task to accomplish, businesses need a system in place to help them achieve successful cost reduction.  

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[Webinar] What’s the Technology Infrastructure Behind Your Facilities Management Software?

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by David Lim  Jul 13, 2017

With hundreds of the leading brands around the world, along with tens of thousands of service providers all relying on ServiceChannel, we’re well known in the field of facilities management technology. Companies every day use our service automation software to ensure that their repair & maintenance operations run smoothly.

But you might be thinking, how do we provide, support and maintain technology for facilities teams, contractors and suppliers with their work orders, service requests, invoices/payments, data analytics, etc., all on a 24x7x365 basis? Great question!

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What Every Facilities Manager Should Do Now

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by David Markowitz  Dec 08, 2016

If you’re responsible for maintaining stores, restaurants, clinics, centers, buildings or any type of facilities, different times of year bring different challenges.  Every season brings its own unique set of conditions that can dramatically impact your facilities management program.

Towards the end of the year, facilities managers need to ensure all locations are prepared for the holiday season and be smart about year-end budgeting and planning. While facilities managers are always ‘on,’ the last months of the year are the start of a particularly important time period.

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