How to Choose the Best Facility Management System

Facility management system software is supposed to help simplify your and make it easier to carry out your tasks.  It only stands to reason then that you would want to choose a simple software for your facility management system.  While ‘fancier’ software may come with all the bells and whistles, these numerous features can make the user experience an overwhelming one.  Here are some things you can do to ensure that you choose the best software to meet your needs.

Determine Your Needs

Before any needs can be met you must first know what they are.  What are your priorities, your struggles, and your goals?  Why is it you are considering this type of software in the first place?  Do not forget to make note of what is working so you do not invest in software that has features you will not use.  Payment plans differ both by software and the company offering them, so you might end up paying for every feature regardless of whether or not you actually use it.

Consider the Basics

Knowing which features to look for so your needs may be met can help you narrow down your options significantly.  There is more to good software than finding what you need however.  Facility management software that has been customized specifically for your facility is useless if it has a terrible user interface and is difficult to navigate.  Familiarize yourself with operating the software as well as its benefits and features.

Assess the Vendors

Aside from ease of use and necessary features, there is another important thing to keep in mind, arguably the most important at that- the people selling it to you.  As you shop around be sure to take advantage of free or cheap demos.  Read reviews online about the experiences people have had both with the vendors as well as the software itself.  It never hurts to get a second opinion either, so reach out to the people you know who are using FMS as a part of their facilities management system. 

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Extra Assistance

Once the software is in your hands you may still find yourself struggling to use it.  Malfunctions and technical errors are a given, and it is best to go with a company that offers technical support as part of its package.

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