Utilize maintenance management software to:
- Budget with more accurate documentation of demands and needs
- Schedule preventive maintenance
- Order inventory based on use and needs
- Project future capital needs based on accurate assessments
- Plan daily work based on priority, location, or inventory
As educational institutions search for ways to reduce costs, the maintenance and operations budget is often one of the first areas to be targeted for reduction. Resources are becoming more limited, and as a result, deferred maintenance is on the rise. Now more than ever, M&O departments must strategically plan the best use of their limited budgets to plan for the long-term maintenance and renewal of facilities.
SchoolDude’s solutions provide an estimated cost comparison for actual expenditures and offer better insight into upcoming capital needs, enabling schools and universities to more accurately plan future costs. Properly forecasting facility capital replacement and renewal needs is essential to maximizing tight budgets and maintaining a healthy learning environment.
Maintenance management solutions also provide the ability to schedule preventive maintenance on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis – allowing departments to proactively manage their facilities. Performing preventive maintenance ensures that your building systems operate efficiency and are in a good state of repair, which minimizes both the number and severity of breakdowns. Scheduling preventive maintenance will help preserve the capital budget and eliminate emergency costs significantly because you’re reducing major system failures and emergencies, which often costs up to 8 times more than preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance also helps ensure that building and facility systems meet or surpass their expected useful life, making you a good steward of the significant financial investment your organization has made in the facility infrastructure.
While maintenance management software can be used to plan bigger-picture items, it is also a useful tool for planning day-to-day activities. Requests submitted through SchoolDude’s solutions can be categorized by date, type, trade, status or location, enabling maintenance staff to reprioritize requests as they are submitted.