More and more companies in all types of industries who manage their own facilities services in-house are considering outsourcing these services to trusted national providers, like Caravan Facilities Management. If you are in the process of deciding whether or not this move is right for your company, there are 4 key benefits you should consider:
- Cost Savings
- A Safer Work Environment
- Time Savings
- Technology Benefits
Below, we’ll outline these benefits in more detail, providing you with a better understanding of the advantages that come with outsourcing your facilities management and hopefully provide you with clarity on whether or not this is the right move for your company.
Sign #1: Cost Savings
Reducing overall facility costs is often the primary reason companies explore outsourcing. Whether you want to maintain a clean work environment through janitorial services or keep your building equipment operating efficiently, when you hire a third-party service provider, they will implement proven best practices and standards. This not only keeps your facilities maintained but also improves response times and keeps emergencies and reactive work to a minimum, reducing costs. Even when emergency reactive work is occasionally required, if you hire a third-party service provider, they will already be on site and equipped with the expertise to respond quickly and appropriately, saving you from the high costs of finding and bringing in outside vendors on short notice.
Sign #2: A Safer Work Environment
Outsourcing your facility services can lead to improved safety and a safer work environment. When you hire a third-party, your provider will handle recruiting, hiring and providing safety training for all employees involved in delivering facility services. This frees up the company focus, allowing you to focus on other initiatives outside of the overall safety environment and safety culture. The ability to provide a safer work environment was an important advantage during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as companies relied heavily on their third-party providers to develop and provide sanitation resources and specialized methods to keep operations going with confidence that employees would be safe.
Sign #3: Time Savings
If you are still managing your own facility services, your facilities or purchasing departments are probably spending an inordinate amount of time and frustration searching, contacting and negotiating contracts with multiple vendors required to maintain your facility. This is time that can be better spent focusing on your core product or service. If you hire a service provider, they can handle all of this for you and act as the single point of contact, saving your company a significant amount of time.
Sign #3: Technology Benefits
Facility service professionals spend time researching and adopting the latest trends and advances in technology, in order to continuously improve facility management services. Companies who outsource can reap the benefits of these new efficiencies through lower costs and improved brand image without having to expend the focus and energy to explore and implement new technology using their own in-house resources.
Ready to Outsource Your Facilities Management?
If you or your company think the advantages above would benefit you, the time is right for you to consider outsourcing. As an experienced facilities management company, Caravan Facilities Management can help make the transition process painless and predictable, regardless of the size of your organization. Learn more about the facilities management services we offer, or, if you’d like to talk to a Caravan Facilities sales representative, please call (989)-399-0000 or email Contact@caravanfm.com.