Survey reveals the many advantages of CAFM

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A survey focusing on computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) has shown that the majority of facility managers have found CAFM solutions to save money, increase the efficiency of facility management service, and improve sustainability and auditability.

Computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) solutions save money, increase the efficiency of facility management service, and improve sustainability and auditability, according to the annual CAFM survey by Service Works Group conducted in association with the UK’s Facilities Management Association and news and research service, i-fm.net.
More than 80 percent of facilities professionals who responded to the survey said their CAFM system had saved them money, with 91 percent agreeing that it also made the facility management service more efficient. Almost 80 percent of respondents confirmed that CAFM allowed them to better identify staff workload, while 90 percent said it gave them better quality data and provided better auditability.
In addition, more than 60 percent said their CAFM tool had enabled them to improve their organisation’s sustainability credentials. In conclusion, 77 percent said their CAFM solution gave them all the benefits they thought it would.
More than 450 facilities professionals across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors took part in the survey, with the majority of respondents confirming that they use their CAFM tools for reactive maintenance (19 percent), planned maintenance (18 percent) and asset management (15 percent). Health and safety, contract management, resource management, capital projects, room bookings, space management and mobile workforce management were also key uses.
The full results of the survey have been published in a white paper. To receive a complimentary copy, email info@swg.com.

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