Facilities Dashboards

How to Build and Sustain an Effective Scorecard for Facilities Operations

Topics: Administration and Finance, Data Driven University, Administrative Dashboards, Facilities and Operations

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Summary

Over the past decade, the volume of data collected by facilities departments has increased exponentially. Nonetheless, most facilities administrators feel that they lack actionable information for making better, more data-driven decisions.

The problem is that, although many institutions have invested in data capture technologies, few have succeeded in pinpointing key measures of success, ensuring that those measures remain up-to-date and accurate, and communicating that information to key stakeholders in an actionable way.

To solve these challenges, progressive facilities departments are building dashboard tools that display a curated set of core metrics and measure the department’s progress toward its highest-priority goals. When implemented properly, dashboards can help facilities operations become more transparent, effective, efficient, and accountable.

This white paper examines the benefits of maintaining a facilities dashboard and outlines methods for building one at your institution.