There’s a problem with the way buildings have been managed for years – the never ending amount of problems / complaints at any given time, siloed tools with no effective means to track and act on those problems and the pressure for your facility team to work within restrained budgets – have set unrealistic expectations for FMs to always deliver more than what they have.
We need to find a way to optimise facilities that can make the most of available resources. And where better to start than leveraging gold mines of data already available in your buildings?
By integrating your BAS data with your facility workflows, you can
Enable maximum efficiency by optimising asset, energy and workforce performance in your buildings
What happens when you rely on siloed tools to operate all your buildings? Let’s try to break down what happens when there is, say an HVAC breakdown, in your building:
“ We are surrounded by data, but starved for insights ” –Jay Baer
Consider you have an FM tool that
Automates contextual tickets from alarms to fast-track troubleshooting
Now in case of an HVAC breakdown in your building,
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
Yes, you can. One of the biggest advantages of Facilio is that you don’t have to discard your existing BAS or workflows. Facilio’s enterprise-wide IoT platform is designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing building automation systems. This way you could adapt new, powerful and real-time capabilities without uprooting the existing infrastructure.
Facilio’s unique IoT driver enables integration with your BMS, HVAC, Fire Safety, Lift, Security or any automation system in order to bring all data from buildings under one central platform.
With data across your portfolio centrally available on Facilio’s platform, you could derive actionable insights in real-time. With our unified suite of applications on top of contextual enterprise data hub, you could now make data-driven decisions critical to your facilities on the go and be on top of what’s happening with your high-value assets, anytime anywhere.
Here is how it works -
No. You do not need any additional hardware for IoT integration. Facilio is fully hardware agnostic and if your building/facility has basic automation/BAS that is connected to your HVAC, Fire Alarm, Security or any other system, Facilio can seamlessly integrate with the same.
In the case that your building has little to no automation, Facilio has a robust channel ecosystem across US, India and Middle East regions for setting up automation in your buildings that could enable connected facilities O&M in real time.
Though the scope and scale of work depends on how vast the facility is, our team has a consistent track record of integrating clients’ portfolios between 4 - 5 weeks*(tentatively). With Facilio’s onboarding team helping you at every step, the benefits of integrating BAS with facility workflows shall outweigh the time taken to onboard and the entire process proprietary IoT driver
*Timeline, scope and scale of work are subject to conditions
Facilio’s unique IoT driver can connect to all standard protocols including BACNET/IP, Modbus, OPC, oBIX etc. Any additional protocol can be supported at request as we have.
Yes you could. However without automation, you would only be using our Facilities Operations & Maintenance suite on cloud. To fully leverage the potential of enterprise-wide O&M and gain real-time value from Facilio, you need to integrate your O&M workflows with real-time data from buildings.
But here’s the best way to scale connected buildings - At Facilio, we follow an incremental approach to optimisation. To start with, you could automate a single building in your portfolio, connect data with everyday workflows using IoT and optimise on asset, energy and maintenance cost in that building.
Once you see clear ROI on automating and optimising performance in a single building, you could then scale automation across portfolio. This way, you could plan your investment backed by proof of concept and visibly demonstrate real-time value from enterprise-wide O&M using Facilio!