If you use ML Schedules, then you know it packs a punch when it comes to functionality. There are a lot of "must-have" features that check the box when purchasing and using facility request software. However, what makes ML Schedules so unique is that there are a lot of little, clever features that bring a lot of value to the user. Today, we look at five underrated features that our customers have told us make a BIG difference!
A superintendent’s responsibilities have grown immensely over the last few years. Prior to COVID, the superintendent was primarily focused on education and the force behind establishing and managing the instructional leadership at their schools. Today, superintendents are required to navigate through a continually shifting environment – consulting health and technology experts and constantly communicating to a variety of stakeholders in their community.
As a leader in your district’s facility management efforts, it’s important to be an ally for your superintendent and proactively keep them informed on the health and safety efforts in your buildings, as well as provide them with accurate data on budget matters. Building this trust will allow you to manage your efforts more freely and the superintendent to make important decisions and communicate updates without much effort – allowing them to focus on other areas. Here’s some quick tips to get started.
Building and maintaining Electronic Facility Records (EFR) starts with having you asset data clean and standardized. In our latest webinar, we review why it's so important to have standards for your data and how MasterLibrary is making it easy with the release of their EFR Standard Fields in ML Work Orders. What does your day to day work life look like once your asset data is standardized? Watch the webinar below to find out.
According to researchers, the average person spends 90% of their lives indoors, or 72 years of an 80 year life (1). Before the pandemic, the idea of a healthy building was gaining in popularity and some of the concepts like noise reduction and healthy light seemed like good ideas, but hardly urgent or pressing to update. As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the two year mark, facility managers know all too well at this point the health concerns people have inside of their buildings and it primarily deals with one of those healthy building concepts - air quality. As Amazon’s chief health officer, Vin Gupta, recently stated, the biggest health challenge for public and work spaces this century will be ventilation and air quality (1). So what does it mean for a building to have healthy air quality, how does this change what it means to be a smart building and what can you do to stay in front of this change? Let’s take a closer look.
Recently, MasterLibrary's company president, Tom Rauscher, wrote an article for IFMA's FMJ on the people and technology skills need to be a next-gen facility manager. Tom provides helpful tips and ideas for facility professionals that are expected to lead the facilities of tomorrow for their districts.
To read the article and learn more, please follow this link.