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5 Things to Ask Your IWMS Provider

If it’s common to see your staff pulling their hair out in frustration by merely carrying out their daily tasks, you know something has to change. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility and prerogative to instigate that change and make sure your company is one that provides a seamless system to benefit all staff and customers. To do so may require you to talk to IWMS providers, and invest in Integrated Workplace Management System software.


When you know productivity is not as good as it could be, time is of the essence. Failure to take action and invest in a system that can boost your productivity could result in staff resignations, high staff turnover rates, and general staff unhappiness. Did you know that 75 percent of American workers don’t believe they are using the latest efficiency-boosting technology? That equates to a loss of productivity, which could be costing your company thousands of dollars per year.


Take action today. Talk to an IWMS provider and ask them these following questions.


1. What can you, as an IWMS provider, do for my business?

An IWMS provider can, in just a few words, take your company to the next level. It can take many of the most prominent programs you use on a daily basis, and turn them into one seamless system that costs less to run, and results in higher productivity throughout your business. There are so many benefits associated with IWMS software, but this would have to be the most prominent of them all.


An IWMS provider can also provide unlimited help and support, training, modifications to the software to suit your exact business, and provide a way in which to cut down time your staff takes to do particular tasks. What could typically be a manual task within your workplace has all of a sudden become an automated process that, in the click of a button, is completed and ready for your assessment.


2. What software will suit my business?

There is no one size fits all approach to IWMS systems, so it helps to contact an IWMS provider who can walk you through the various systems on offer. What works for you may not work for someone else, and vice versa, so let the experts understand your processes and then find a solution that works. The best part is, they can customize any of their software systems to suit.


There are five primary forms of Integrated Workplace Management System software, but not all will be remotely close to what you require. Without talking to an IWMS provider, you’re not going to know which is the best option. The software to best suit your business could be any of the following:


  • Real estate management
  • Facility management
  • Capital project management
  • Maintenance management
  • Energy and sustainability management


The aim of each of these systems is to provide a seamless system that can replace several of the systems you currently use and has a more streamlined approach to benefit your business.


3. How do we learn the systems?

The best IWMS provider is one who will not only provide you with a system that’s customized to streamline your business processes but can walk you through how to make the best use of the system.


Not every staff member is going to react well to change, so your IWMS provider will ensure you aren’t left to cope on your own. Collectiveview, for example, considers their team to be your team. Once you’ve received your free demonstration, have decided it will help your business and are ready to begin integrating the IWMS software into your company, it’s all hands on deck.


They provide you with AutoCAD expertise, on-demand space planners, technical support, and database administrators. It’s all part of the package. You don’t have to employ anyone new or train employees to manage the software. Most IWMS providers will do it for you. Collectiveview even provides a 24/7 call center which is sure to be that encouraging helping hand you require.


4. Can I customize my IWMS software?

Yes! IWMS software that doesn’t suit your business is like putting a round peg in a square hole – it doesn’t fit. Most IWMS providers will insist on sitting down with you and your team to collect as much data and information as possible. They will find out your needs, build a map of how information is typically shared and how work is managed, and find out how your day-to-day operations work.


From here, they will build a system to suit – involving all parts of approvals, dispatching, tracking, history, and more. Whatever you require, your IWMS provider can include it.


5. Can I try IWMS software for free?  

Most, if not all, IWMS providers will offer a free demonstration of their IWMS software to ensure it’s exactly what you’re after. Of course, every business is different so there might be some discrepancies, but they can show you the basic model of IWMS software so you can see the benefits for yourself. There are no obligations, and if it’s not for you, that’s okay too. However, you don’t know unless you try it.


IWMS software is changing the way people do business, but not every company is convinced. Talk to your IWMS provider if you’re ready to start your free demonstration today.