We held our quarterly user group webinar last week to highlight some of the new features that were released this past quarter. Below is a recap of some of the content that was covered. As always, a big thanks to our passionate users who provide us with many of the new feature ideas each quarter.
With that, let's take a closer look!
Finding and Digitizing your Facility Documents and Drawings
The first step in creating an EFR system at your district is to collect all of your existing data and documentation.
In many cases, this also means doing site surveys for your assets and converting hard copy documents into digital files. Data harvesting is easily the most labor and time intensive step in the EFR process, but it’s critically important. A good tip to remember when embarking on data harvesting is to start with the end in mind. Think of the project specifications and close out tasks you need to complete when you have a facility project. This also includes the budgetary side of things. Oftentimes, you will need input from business officials to provide you with original cost information. It’s important to draw the line in terms of information and data that will be useful and necessary and the minutia data that you will most likely never use or look at. This will help you develop the scope of data you want to collect.
Our latest customer success story spotlights Jacksonville School District 117 in Jacksonville, IL. JSD117 made the switch to ML Work Orders a few years ago after experiencing frustration with the customer service and high prices of their previous vendor. Not only are they saving money with ML Work Orders, but they are doing more than ever in the system and are really enjoying the interactive customer experience.
We recently published our latest eGuide on how to build an Electronic Facility Record (EFR) system. The purpose of the guide is to educate facility directors and managers on the concept, benefits, and practical applications of EFR. What exactly is EFR? The easiest way to think of it is that it is the digital copy of your building. When you digitize the data from your buildings, there are countless ways you can be more productive and smarter with how you manage it.
MasterLibrary Launches ML Drawings Interactive Floor Plan Tool
ML Drawings makes asset mapping on floor plan drawings accessible and inexpensive for facility professionals.
[Rochester, NY]: MasterLibrary announced the launch of ML Drawings, the newest product in their suite of facility management applications for the K12 market. ML Drawings is an interactive floor plan tool that allows users to map their building assets using icon based stamps that get placed directly on the digital version of their floor plan drawings. Each asset stamp can be filled with specific information regarding the individual asset being placed on the drawing.