Implementing facility management software at your working base offers a number of added benefits. An advanced facility management solution will allow you to save quality time and efforts spent on planning and controlling your facility’s day-to-day workflow and maintenance tasks. As a result, it allows your business setup to boost productivity and reduce equipment downtime significantly.
If you are looking for a complete facility management software solution, you can choose between two different types of software; on-premise based and web-based. Both of them have their own advantages and limitations. However, web-based facility management software is the first choice of modern businesses today.
What is the difference? An on-premise based facility management software will be hosted on your company’s owned servers, where you yourself will be responsible for maintenance and technical support. On the other side, web-based facility management software are distributed over the internet, for which you don’t have to own and maintain dedicated servers.
There are many more reasons for why web-based facility management software is considered as a better option over the on-premise model. Let’s have a close look at the top 5 reasons to choose a web-based facility management software.
# 1 It’s simple and easy While implementing or using a web-based facility management software, you don’t have to worry about setting up a costly IT infrastructure. The software provider will look after each and every aspect, including setup, security, consistency, backup, upgrade and technical support as well. This software distribution model allows you to spend less on hiring an in-house IT team for these tasks.
# 2 Mobile Accessibility A web-based facility allows you to connect with your office anytime and anywhere. It’s like carrying your office everywhere. All you need is a compatible hardware device and an internet connection. Today, most of the web-based facility management software have dedicated mobile applications, allowing you to access the software data on smartphone and tablets.
# 3 Centralized Database A web-based facility management software keeps all your data at one place. It ensures that all your data is centralized and easily accessible over the web from any compatible device. It’s safe, secured and password protected. You don’t have to carry any crucial or confidential data on your computer or laptop. Everything would be made available within few seconds, without compromising with the security standards.
# 4 Security Storing any confidential business data on laptops, external hard disks, pen drives or any other external mass storage solution is never safe. Laptops or external hard drives can be stolen, or they might just corrupt one day. Also, creating regular backups manually is a tough task to do.
This is where; web-based facility management software comes as a savior. All your confidential data stored in a web-based facility management software is highly secured, backed-up daily and uses enterprise-class servers in multiple highly-secured data centers.
# 5 Regular Updates On-premise based facility management software requires manual efforts to check, download and install system updates, which is not the case with web-based software solutions. They get updated automatically, ensuring that you’re always using the latest and greatest version of facility management software.
Amit Prasad is the founder and managing director of SatNav Technologies and has business interests in a wide range of IT products. SatNav Technologies is an IT products company focusing on cloud based map data products and a pioneer in GPS, FMS & LBS Technologies. The product suite includes SatTracx in-the-field location based solutions and A-mantra in-the-office facilities management solutions. QuickFMS from a-mantra is a cloud based facility management system which enhances organization’s efficiency.