Some of you may want help finding the answer to the question, “What is Ready Space software?”
Others may be trying to educate yourselves so you understand how to answer the question, “What is AiM Space Management software?”
And, if you are a director of facilities at college or university with more problems or challenges than you can shake a stick at, then then you will be thrilled or reassured to discover that the answer to the first question and the answer to the second one are both parts of the ReADY, AiM, and Go solutions from AssetWorks.
Now, I’m not claiming that the folks on the higher education team at AssetWorks are clairvoyant. But, they do understand the challenges of owning a large portfolio of real estate, managing the facilities, and maintaining their assets. Since 1991, they’ve helped hundreds of colleges and universities with software solutions that improve the facilities customer experience, create data transparency, increase efficiency, and reduce overall costs.
So, they can provide you with prescriptive advice and practical support to make the decision-making process easier to navigate and complete. Oh, and they can give you information that is:
- Relevant to the specific challenges you face.
- Useful for your facilities management job.
- Easy for you to use quickly and effectively.
- Credible and backed up by data and facts.
So, when it comes to space management software, it often seems like they have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact. But, they’re just people like you, who have walked more than a mile in your shoes, have felt your proverbial pain, and will treat you like an old friend who is there when you need help moving furniture upstairs.
Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a tad about helping you move furniture. But, you can count on them to provide world-class software solutions for higher education institutions with robust facility portfolios. Heck, they wouldn’t consider that “heavy lifting.”
So, let me share with you a small sample of what they’d share with you, if you decided to contact a member of the higher education team tomorrow.
What is ReADY Space software?
ReADY Space connects the people that know the most about your space data to your operation within a single, unified platform that for the first time features the advanced capabilities of the Autodesk Forge Viewer, Mobile Friendly Space Surveys, and Integrated Google Maps. This enables you to answer practical, everyday questions with certainty, like:
- Where is there vacant space?
- How big is that building?
- When was the last time this building was surveyed?
How does this help you?
Well, ReADY Space software helps you understand how space is being used on your campus for better informed long-range planning. It does this by:
- Optimizing data access: Customizable space surveys collect only the data pertinent to the question at hand, meaning you don’t have to sift through overwhelming amounts of information to find the answers you’re looking for.
- Supporting smarter long-term decisions: It gives you all the information you need, when you need it with a platform that enables an agile approach so that you can respond to a wider variety of space data requests flexibly.
Get it? Got it? Good.
What is AiM Space Management software?
AiM Space Management software, by comparison, helps you compare your institution’s data to similar institutions based on established standards, providing you with more accurate — and actionable — metrics. It does this by:
- Giving you a consolidated listing of all your properties, buildings and assets.
- Using trusted square footage values for better reporting and forecasting.
- Providing contact information for all your spaces quickly in emergency situations.
How does this help you?
Well, AiM Space Management software accurately measures space and tracks utilization across your campus. It does this by:
- Ensuring accurate reporting: CAD integration makes it easy to maintain centralized square footage data, meaning space planners can keep reports as accurate as possible.
- Minimizing downtime: Linking contact information in AiM for round-the-clock access, making it easy to proactively notify the right people of upcoming significant events like shutdowns or emergency tests.
Any questions? If you do, then contact a member of the higher education team. They can handle questions about the ReADY, AiM, and Go solutions from AssetWorks with significantly more expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness than I can. (Remember, I’m the guy who said they’d help you move furniture.)
Why would this thrill or reassure a director of facilities at a college or university?
So, space management software is a powerful tool for space managers illuminating how your campus uses its physical spaces. It is a necessity for large higher ed organizations with a portfolio of real estate, buildings and facilities. A space management system helps managers visualize occupancy, make informed decisions, manage growth, and plan for future space needs.
But, why would ReADY Space software and AiM Space Management software thrill or reassure a director of facilities at a college or university with a complex infrastructure and changing needs?
Well, you don’t work in a silo, and neither should your space management software. Through AiM, your space management tools operate under a unified comprehensive software solution. AssetWorks has designed their software to support facility space management from start to finish including CAD integration to easily maintain square footage information and ensure accurate reporting for everyone.
AiM helps space management professionals like yourself address daily challenges across entire real estate and building portfolio. If you’re struggling to aggregate data from multiple information silos, AiM centralizes all property, building and asset data for you—this data becomes the foundation of your Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).
Hey, you can’t make this stuff up. And, if you think I’m pulling your leg, just contact a member of the higher education team. As I mentioned earlier in this post, they can handle questions about the ReADY, AiM, and Go solutions from AssetWorks with significantly more expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness than I can. And that’s the honest truth.
About Greg Jarboe
Greg Jarboe is the president and co-founder of SEO-PR, which has provided services to the University of the Pacific, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and Dickinson College. Greg has been an instructor in several Rutgers Business School Mini-MBA programs.
In 1999, Greg became the VP of Marketing at WebCT and he was a keynote speaker at the 2001 WebCT Asia Pacific Conference in Adelaide, Australia. That’s when he learned that Australians don’t grill shrimp — they grill prawns — and the whole “throw another shrimp on the Barbie” thing was merely an ad campaign to boost tourism.