The Benefits of Systems Integration
Welcome to part one of our three-part email series Save Time and Money with Systems Integration. Over the next few emails we’ll be discussing some of the benefits and challenges of implementing a new building systems management platform.
Constantly changing regulations and higher demands from tenants put a lot of pressure on building managers to improve overall efficiency. Whether you manage a large building or a small building, integrating your building automation system so that you can use a top-of-the-line facility management and maintenance software program has multiple benefits, including:
- Reduced downtime
- Real-time data that can help you make managerial decisions
- Increased productivity and employee retention
- Ability to control maintenance expenses
- Lower operating and utility costs
- Helps you optimize labor usage
Not only does integrating a building automation system help you lower costs and reduce downtime, but it makes future planning a lot easier. When you combine system data, your facility manager isn’t limited to analyzing data from one system at a time. Instead, they can access all of their data in one place, making maintenance decisions simpler and smarter.
One of the most important benefits of linking two systems is that it gives facility managers system capabilities that neither system offered on its own. For example, once your systems integration is complete, the fire alarm would trigger the HVAC system to control ventilation and smoke and the elevator system to either bring the cabs to the bottom floor or provide cabs for quick evacuation. Without an automated systems integration both of these components would need to be adjusted separately and manually.