The digital age has made it essential for universities to invest in modern and innovative software solutions. The Integrated Workplace Management System(IWMS) or space management software is one such space-centric technology approach which has empowered universities to manage their campus space effectively.
Why Treat Space as an Asset
In today’s highly competitive campus environments, universities are under a lot of pressure for increasing space management and reducing maintenance costs.
Having a perfect space utilization plan, accurate data for future plans, and careful space monitoring can help universities overcome the problems. Having a clear picture of their space utilization with actual facilities data will help them know if they have proper resources to fulfill their mission and vision as a higher educational institution.
This is where universities need to understand the importance of treating their space as an asset. And, using a space management software can help them in a number of effective ways, further ensuring smooth and efficient functioning of the institute.
When it comes to cost reduction, space management software helps universities in bringing down the operational costs in two ways. It helps them to maximize the capacity of their existing space and increase the utilization of current space.
Maximize Space Capacity
Space capacity refers to the design limit for the given space, which considers the number of individuals for whom space has been constructed. Space utilization data informs how many individuals actually use that space, and how many more can be assigned an area in the same space or facility.
With a proper space management technique, universities can optimize their space for effective use. It is all about having an optimized layout to maximize the utilization of the present space. It can be as easy as rearranging the furniture, changing the layout, adding or removing some elements, or a complete change if needed.
Analyze the Utilization of Your Existing Space
Every university needs to plan for expansion, which includes space and infrastructure. With the growing number of students, they would need more classrooms and common area to accommodate more students on their campus. An efficient space management software can help them be future ready with their expansion plans.
After analyzing their existing space, they can effectively plan for expansion. They can easily schedule how they’ll increase the utilization of the space or facilities at a later stage.
Once the universities are able to optimize their space, they can work efficiently on other areas to offer students better infrastructure support and quality education.
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.