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Analytics and Data in Facilities Management Unifies Operations

Analytics and data in facilities management hold great potential. These technologies empower Facilities Managers, enable informed decision-making, enhance communication, and more. Facilities Managers need to know how these technologies will evolve and streamline scheduled facilities activities while saving money.

Compliance Scrutiny and Regulation Continue to Grow

One of the top trends is around cybersecurity in facility management. As the industry moves toward digital transformation, the importance of maintaining the privacy and meeting strict regulations will increase. In addition, Congress will likely take the last four years of data breaches into consideration and develop new laws governing the use of data. Better use of analytics and data in facilities management will also save money by ensuring compliance with new regulations.

Adoption of Cloud-Based Data and Analytics Continues to Accelerate

In scheduled facility management, analytics are omnipotent. They provide a source of information and direction for what needs to address at any given time. While analytics traditionally are used to determine preventive maintenance, the data is now actionable, providing preventative and scheduled maintenance through increased adoption of cloud-based analytics. The limitations of analytics derived from the processing power necessary, but cloud-based platforms leverage additional resources to offer more insights. As a result, needs requiring attention may be combined with planned, scheduled maintenance visits and vice versa to reduce the number of trips necessary to address such needs.

Scheduled Services Will Benefit More From Automation

Analytics and data empower automation, and the next generation of automation and asset tracking is developed in the blockchain. As more IoT-enabled devices come online, demand for data-based services, including preventive and scheduled facility services, will increase. Most importantly, the role of cybersecurity will rise to become the most significant factor in all decisions and improvements. Given the severity of data breaches in recent years and the havoc that may be caused by remote-controlled and -managed systems, cybersecurity will go hand-in-hand with automation and the use of data alike.

Data Will Unify Facility Management

Disconnects between parties will always exist. Members of upper-level management may be unaware of the needs of individual site managers, and contractors may face difficulties working with multisite Facility Managers. However, the application of data and analytics will form a bridge for better communication and collaboration between all parties, notes William Smith via FacilitiesNet. Such action will enhance budgeting, increase accountability and help everyone understand the state of their facilities. More importantly, new remodels or construction and all types of maintenance and budgeting will run smoother and faster when everyone is on the same page, so all aspects of facility management can finally achieve harmony.

Unify Your Operation With Analytics and Data Now

One problem remains; Facilities Managers with limited resources may not know the best way to take advantage of analytics and data. Therefore, more organizations will turn to expert service providers to implement comprehensive facility management reforms and take advantage of analytics and data.


ENTOUCH is the leader in energy management-as-a-service and smart building technology. Our integrated, cloud-based software and technology, combined with 24/7 advisory services, render a 360° view of any facility ecosystem, fueling real-time decisions that reduce energy consumption, improve operational efficiency and extend the useful life of critical equipment for multi-site businesses across North America. Our customers operate in fitness, healthcare, retail, financial services, restaurant, childcare, and other markets and include Group 1 Automotive, Office Depot, ALDO, KinderCare, 24 Hour Fitness, and Chuck E. Cheese.

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