A company’s physical infrastructure represents one of its biggest investments, and many businesses struggle to manage those assets effectively. Companies often overlook facilities management needs, which can be quite complicated, and the software monitoring tools have often lacked the necessary capabilities. Today, a number of innovative facilities maintenance management services companies offer comprehensive solutions to streamline facilities maintenance management, such as:
Before we get to the full list, let’s start with an obvious question: “What is facility management?” T
The facilities management team ensures the functionality, comfort, safety, sustainability, and efficiency of the buildings that employees work in and the physical infrastructure that supports the business.
This is no small task, and it’s an area that’s expected to grow over the coming years. The global facility management market is expected to reach $1,260.36 billion in 2022 and rise to $1,856.44 billion by 2029, a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.7%.
Here are 10 vendors that can help your business clear these hurdles and maximize your assets.
AkitaBox was founded in 2015 to bridge a technology disconnect: facilities were built using the latest 3D CAD construction technology but building managers had only a handful of paper blueprints and manuals to operate the sites. The company digitized the process, allowing the facilities team to gain a quick and easy view into a building’s history, current condition, and expected future.
Brightly has been delivering facilities solutions for more than two decades, but dramatic expansion has occurred over the past few years. In 2020, the company acquired Assetic and Confirm and then added Energy Profiles Ltd. and Facility Health Inc. in 2021, allowing the company to boast a comprehensive line of core competencies. A name change from Dude Solutions occurred in March 2022, and in August Siemens bought the business.
Flexibility is the primary attribute of the eMaint system. The solution was built to support a range of terminologies, processes, and industry regulations, allowing clients to easily configure the CMMS software to fit their individual needs. Part of that flexibility includes being able to define and configure filters, layouts, fields, field properties, tables, colors and themes, workflows, dashboards, and record displays. eMaint is a Fluke Corp. company.
Fiix has made customer service one of its top priorities. The Rockwell Automation company guarantees 99.5% software uptime, runs leading-edge customer training programs, and works side-by-side with clients during implementation. If problems arise, a dedicated customer success team works to resolve them. As a result, its tech support satisfaction rate is at 99% with their 3,000+ customers.
The iOFFICE facility management solution provides a holistic view of operations, with real-time transparency. As a result, 10,000+ organizations in 85+ countries use the solution to manage 370M square feet of facilities.
Founded only in October 2018, MaintainX has made a major mark on the facilities management market. The newbie has more than 4,000 customers, manages more than 1.4 million assets, and has completed more than 7 million work orders. Their digital solution enables facilities technicians to clarify and resolve issues in real-time.
Q Ware, a subsidiary of C&S Solution, has been delivering facilities management systems for 18 years and has more than 380 customers. Its work order system simplifies the way businesses track maintenance work requests by funneling them all into a single workspace. The company’s work scheduler automatically generates work orders whenever preventive maintenance steps need to be completed.
Sine Group, an Australia-based technology software supplier, has carved a niche for itself in facilities visitor management. Its software features building access control, automatic staff check-in, and automated badge printing. Its versatile data analytics enables companies to gauge trends in employee, visitor, and contractor visits and collect data to ensure industry and government compliance. The software has proven so popular that Honeywell Inc. purchased the company in December 2020.
TMA Systems has a long and rich history of meeting enterprise facility management needs. They offer a full line of facilities and asset management solutions: Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), and Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS). Their software reduces downtime, increases maintenance productivity, improves equipment reliability, and saves money.
In business for over 30 years, the company has more than 1,650 clients managing 55,000 sites and supporting 4.5 billion square feet of space, with use cases including airports, hospitals, banks, state parks, and opera houses.
UpKeep is another company founded by a person who found facilities management systems deficient. In 2015, Ryan Chan decided to use digital technology to create, keep track of, and close out maintenance work orders. With UpKeep, employees can easily create work orders by simply snapping a picture, filling out a few fields, and sending it off to the maintenance department for repair — all from a mobile device.
Facilities management can be a difficult but important corporate endeavor, and while many businesses struggle to streamline the process, these ten companies, such as TMA Systems, Q Ware, iOFFICE Corp., Fiix, Brightly, and more, help businesses better manage that task.