Integrated Facility Management vs Digital Facility Management

Integrated Facility management has been a popular phenomenon for urban offices where all the contracts of managing a facility(s) are brought under one roof. Thus Integrated Facility Management consolidates all facility management systems and vendors under a single unified property consultant with a single point of contact. 

Now, that would mean, a single team will look after all the soft services and hard services so the client does not get into the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors and multiple points of contact. 

Business should continue without harming a single hair on anyone’s head. However, while property consultants work so hard and intelligently to be more valuable to clients, there has been a drawback of Integrated Facility Management, which is lack of digitization or you can say all technologies that Integrated Facility Management service providers adopt, all of them do not communicate with each other that in turn results in lower efficiency and not-so powerful insights on the trends of the buildings thus ultimately affecting the efficiency of the buildings leading to business loss to the client. 

Hence, the future of Integrated facility management is Digital Facility Management where e-checklist(s) talk to:

  • The Parking Management

  • Visitor Management 

  • Human Resource Management

  • Turnstile & Elevators 

  • All Checklists 

  • All Sensors 

  • Washroom Intelligence

  • Site Procurement

Together. Making sure all the dots (systems) communicate with each other and give a real world insight into the integrated facility management however that should not be without a luxury experience because interaction of technology tools represent not just you as a property consultant or Integrated Facility Manager but your clients as well.