Managing Corporate Real Estate Data - IWMS, Point, Integrated Architecture or Excel?
Despite great effort by the corporate real estate and facilities community to confirm data management standards, consensus continues to be a challenge. While some organizations have fully embraced IWMS platforms, others have decided to implement specific, easier to digest point solutions. Still, some have designed complex and comprehensive data warehouses, and yet others still rely on Excel spreadsheets. With so much at stake, including utilization analysis, lease obligations, asset management, natural resource conservation and occupant satisfaction, the concept of “if you cannot measure it you cannot manage it” is more relevant than ever. This timely discussion will provide a state-of-the-state on real estate information management options that are being embraced by the industry.