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The Challenges of Data: Advanced Planning to Avoid Pitfalls
August 13, 2018
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Jessica Thomas
Every project varies, but there are three activities commonly place the largest demands on a client team’s time during implementation: decision making, data migration, and testing. Most clients foresee the first one and plan for the last - but data migration has a tendency to exist only as a line item on the Statement of Work (SOW) and not thought about until relatively late in the project.   A Data Assessment Phase providing analysis of current state data and systems can go a long way in avoiding surprises. The process for data migration is usually fairly straightforward - it...
Avoiding Pitfalls in CRE Software Implementations
July 09, 2018
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Phil Wales
Corporate Real Estate (CRE) applications are sophisticated decision-making tools, but nearly 50% of implementations fail to meet expectations. Part of this is due to unrealistic expectations set up front, but thelure of a quick technology fix without proper up-front planning also plays a significant role. The best decision-support tools cannot help a business that has not focused its processes to prosper in a technology driven world. Too often the need for improved productivity, better access to strategic information, and a proven return on the investment leads to the “Fire-Ready-Aim...
CRE Technology Models When Leveraging Outsourced Services
April 23, 2018
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Phil Wales
The use of outside service providers is a valuable way to refocus the facilities organization on value-add strategic services by shedding tactical services.The other major trend to positively impact the facilities organization strategic focus is the rapid adoption of workplace technologies to streamline, standardize and gain control of facilities operations.There is an absolute association between the outside service providers and the technology used to deliver those services. The question today isn’t should technology be used; it is rather who controls that technology.   Common...
Taking Control of Personal Development
March 21, 2018
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Dollymae Carnegie
Whether just starting out your career path or having wide-ranging experience, taking control of personal development is not the easiest venture. Personal development plans can bring anxiety for both managers and employees; however, having an employer that provides an extensive collection of personal development and learning tips and tricks, will make the journey easier. There is a misconception that employers are responsible for your development, but the truth is, no one will have a higher vested interest in your personal development than you. Our employers are helpful in providing feedback...
Importance of Reporting
March 02, 2018
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Julie Lovett
Many clients who invest in an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) applications or Point Solutions know the expected immediate benefits of the module(s) implemented, i.e. having the ability to track leased or owned properties across a portfolio, integrating building data with the Building Automated System (BAS) for complete data capture of building information and/or  utilizing the space module to track and analyze space utilization and locate employees in a building. The immediate need for critical information may cause users to...
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