The Top 5 Trends Impacting Facilities Management in 2022

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Technology advancements are transforming facilities management, offering new tools to expand capabilities and reach goals faster. It’s becoming crucial for Facilities Managers to embrace these technologies to build a better future in facilities management, increasing both productivity and profitability with continuous optimization.

Facilities teams around the world are leveraging DraftSight’s professional 2D design. Forward-thinking facilities managers are experiencing even greater benefits by connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, providing stakeholders with one place to connect and collaborate for success. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight allows teams to work efficiently within the platform, improving decision making, and driving innovation.

The latest trends in Facilities Management reflect this digital transformation. Let’s look at the top five trends impacting Facilities management in 2022:

1. Technology Connects Almost Everything

With technology connecting almost everything, your projects should be equally connected. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight enables teams to collaborate anywhere on any device, managing facilities design, maintenance, and operations in the cloud–all on a single platform. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight integrates and shares data with project management and messaging tools for enhanced transparency and tracking.

2. Working and Collaborating Remotely

Remote and geographically dispersed teams make collaboration tools even more crucial in streamlining facilities management workflows. With 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight, you can access your data, share it with your internal and external teams, add revisions, and make changes, while maintaining digital continuity. All in one single solution and collaborative workflow. You can seamlessly move from dashboards and project files to CAD designs, PDF files, and back with traceable, transparent activities.

“Whether you are on the road traveling to a new facility or are on site working through a project, you can work quickly and effectively without having to sit down, open a PC, and start to coordinate different documents from various sources. It really gives us the ability to work through the key components of projects swiftly and accurately while in the field.” – Treena Landers, 3DS Facilities, NAM East Real-Estate Senior Manager

3. Real-Time Data, Accessible to Everyone

Facilities management requires data to flow between various stakeholders. When all your data is stored on the cloud, everyone has real-time access for productive use. Access can be tailored for individual team members based on roles and responsibilities. Missing files, corrupt hard drives and other forms of data loss are no longer a concern as all your data is securely stored and easily accessible. You can view data in real-time and make updates on-site. You can even go paperless, if you choose.

“The reason we selected DraftSight for our team was the quick learning curve. We were able to bring all our team members in right away. And be able to work with our designer by giving their opinions, by giving their thoughts, by giving their suggestions, and by giving their feedback right away, on the platform.” – Kevin Reilley, 3DS Facilities, Americas Facilities Specialist

4. Secure Interoperability

One of the most pressing needs for Facility managers is security. Your team needs to integrate with other areas of the company, stakeholders, and vendors. Your data need to integrate with other software and CAD platforms. This integration makes data security critically important. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight allows you to manage designs from many different CAD applications and eliminates data translation and resulting broken geometries. When all your data is shared securely on the cloud, you also reduce the risks associated with emailing intellectual property and sensitive files.

5. Faster Design Cycles

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight helps your Facilities team design even faster, with innovative project planning tools, real-time progress tracking, and continuous optimization. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers new project management capabilities so you can adjust schedules, resources, and tasks. Everyone has access to real-time status in dashboards to ensure project milestones are on track and successfully delivered. DraftSight’s productivity tools help to automate manual processes, giving your team more time for critical deliverables. And it goes without saying that faster design cycles improve your ROI.

“The main thing that I can say about using DraftSight within the team is the speed in which we can turn over drawings to our vendors, to our internal team members, to our corporate headquarters, and in implementing those into our internal dashboard tools, which we use as a company to share information with our employees.” – Treena Landers

What makes the 3DEXPERIENCE platform truly unique is the ability to save data, define and manage complex facility management workflows. Create revisions, manage lifecycle states, and project completion – all within your CAD solution and on any device. This is not a disconnected siloed application. It is an immersive platform that facilitates real-time collaboration, and data, and design exchange. And it is available to you today.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight has made significant strides to build a better future for Facilities Management. Get your free ticket and join DraftSight in-person at the Facilities Show, Booth FM2854, May 2022 17th-19th at ExCeL London

FAC2022, the world’s most important facilities management event, brings together the entire FM supply chain to share expertise and explore solutions for making buildings more sustainable and drive transformation. Looking to source the perfect facilities solutions? Network with old and new friends? Boost your CPD?

The Facilities Show brings together the entire FM profession for three days of business and networking and we’re hugely looking forward to introducing DraftSight 2D CAD into the mix.

The event is part of a quintet of shows all taking place at ExCeL London: aside from Facilities Show, attendees can check out IFSEC International, the Safety & Health Expo, FIREX, and Intelligent Building Europe.

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