Digital facility maintenance management is a broad field encompassing management and maintenance across assets, equipment, essential services, locations and people.
Integrating the tangible and intangible whilst ensuring everything is performing at its best is difficult without digital facility maintenance management. Mobile devices are fast becoming the top tool that organisations are choosing to implement to deal with this. Whilst there are countless different items and things that facility managers must keep track of, the introduction of paperless checklists and digital management solutions is proving highly successful. Companies within the petroleum, agriculture and construction industries are all reaping the benefits of choosing to go paperless.
What mobile devices excel in providing is a depth of inspection and management features to the user. Depending on what assets, essential services and locations need to be administered, paperless facility maintenance management solutions can provide different custom-built checklists. For building inspections there can be sub-parted checklists with the ability to attach images taken from a devices camera. For stock checks there is barcode scanning and standardised response. For facilities with difficult and hard-to-reach sections there is speech-to-text and automatic timestamps. The variation and customisability within digital facility maintenance management systems is highly powerful. The benefits of implementing paperless checklists continue even after an inspection is completed; in-house server or cloud (SaaS) hosting, in-depth analysis via accessible web-portals and full integration with business intelligence systems are all available.