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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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.