Digital implications for the FM industry

PFM magazine asked industry experts for their views on the most persuasive arguments to drive the digitising of FM, and their current issue outlines the responses, including the lead comments from our MD, Andrew Lunt:

“Having reliable, real-time data and control of assets from remote locations provides a host of benefits for service providers and clients. As initial installation costs fall, the cost-benefit analysis of these technologies will only improve.

“Being able to make workforces even 1% more effective is a compelling  business case for clients, particularly those in high cost environments. The challenge for FM providers is ensuring we stay at the forefront of these trends.

“If we do not, we will see asset manufacturers, data integrators and other industry ‘disruptors’ jump ahead of us, managing services directly with clients and leaving existing companies as commoditised manpower providers. It is vital the industry invests in these new capabilities to lead the way.”

To see all of Andrew’s comments click here.

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