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5 Ways Workflows Can Streamline Your Facility Operations in Adaptive Buildings

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Laura-Jane Miginiac

In the dynamic landscape of facility management, where adaptability is key, integrating innovative solutions is paramount to staying ahead. Workflows offers a game-changing approach to facility operations. Let's explore how they can revolutionize your management strategy:

  1. Enhance Operational Efficiency:

Workflows are designed to automate daily tasks, thereby improving efficiency and increasing productivity. The user-friendly interface allows you to create simple if/then statements for a variety of functions. This means you can focus on more critical tasks, knowing that routine work is being taken care of automatically.

  1. Automate Notifications:

The initial functionality of Workflows includes a feature for notifications based on user-specified analytic triggers. This means you can set up automated emails for specific events or conditions, saving you the time and effort of manual monitoring. Plus, it ensures that you're always in the loop, even when you're not actively checking the system.

  1. Facilitate Proactive Problem-Solving:

Workflows' automated triggers pull users into the system, allowing for proactive problem-solving. Instead of waiting for issues to escalate, you can address them as soon as they arise, leading to faster resolution times. As Rob Vandenberg, CTO of Buildings IOT, puts it, "This allows issue resolution to come faster while enabling facilities teams to do more with less.”

  1. Customize Communication:

Workflows also offer the ability to configure custom branding on email communications. This means you can maintain brand consistency across all your automated notifications, enhancing your professional image and ensuring clear, recognizable communication with your team and stakeholders.

  1. Streamline Portfolio Management:

The Workflow summary page provides a comprehensive overview of all active and inactive automations. This feature is particularly useful for portfolio managers, as it allows them to quickly see which triggers are delivering which actions across their building portfolio. Plus, operators retain full control, with the ability to activate or deactivate workflows as needed.

By integrating Workflows into your facility operations, you can improve efficiency, communication, and problem-solving. And by automating routine tasks, you free up time to focus on more strategic aspects of facility management, ultimately leading to smoother operations and happier occupants.

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