Tag: approval

The Business Case for Capital Asset Management by James Reyes-Picknell

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Even where there is a high level of dependency on physical capital assets and poor performance, making improvements is a tough sell. We must be the translators of our technical ideas into financial terms for the consumption of those who approve the spending we need.

How To Get a CAFM / CMMS / IWMS system by Michel Theriault

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Getting your senior management to approve implementing a system is tough, whether it’s Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), stand-alone or as an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) To start, they may not understand the Facilities Management function and it’s importance, so they may not recognize the benefits of… Read the full article »

You don’t need ‘Big Data’ – You just need Information by Michel Theriault

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

You’ve probably heard about Big Data. That’s what your credit card company collects, Google has and even your grocery store uses. For Facilities Management, it’s best to start smaller. Many FM’s don’t even have the basic information they need to manage and make good decisions, mostly because they either don’t have an FM system or… Read the full article »

Get What You Need With a Powerful Power Point Presentation by Michel Theriault

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

No matter how many technical issues you get involved with, at some point, you need to use your business skills to make progress because you need resources or funding. To achieve your goals, you may need to deliver a presentation to senior management to get approval or funding for an important initiative. When delivering presentations… Read the full article »