4 Reasons to Outsource Your Facility Management and Maintenance
Is your business taking advantage of the cost and productivity benefits that outsourcing provides?
A ccording to McKinsey & Company, outsourcing accounts for more than 50 percent of North America’s total facilities management market. For many companies, outsourcing offers clear opportunities for reducing costs and improving overall productivity. Unfortunately, measuring the tangible benefits of outsourcing is not always easy. But here are four perspectives to consider when weighing the advantages of using an outside facility management and maintenance company.
To some business owners, the thought of hiring outside vendors to perform facility management seems like compounding expenses. But actually, professional facility management and maintenance firms can often provide their services for less cost than a company’s internal staff. Experienced maintenance vendors have the resources and procedures to help them control expenses. What’s more, vendors cover the costs for their employees’ payroll taxes, healthcare benefits, training, and workers’ compensation insurance. As a result, they can pass along those economies of scale to you at lower costs.
Improved Service Delivery
Good facility management and maintenance providers function as extensions of each client’s staff. Their training and experience enable them to perform maintenance work faster—and more efficiently—than your employees, who usually have other primary duties to perform.
Vendors can generally address all maintenance and repair matters in a single visit and promptly respond to unexpected problems. And with time to monitor your facility, they can spot potential issues before they occur.
Increased Focus on Your Business
Most facility management and maintenance functions are time-intensive, such as cleaning, consumable products ordering, floor care, HVAC servicing, and exterior maintenance. Doing those tasks takes your time away from running and growing your business. Outsourcing ensures that your property is professionally maintained while eliminating the distractions of daily facility management problems.
Partnering with a trusted facility management and maintenance vendor is conducive to helping your business thrive and expand. As you grow and add facilities, your vendor can scale the services it provides as necessary. And as you focus on your growing enterprise, you’ll be able to rest assured that your facilities are getting the attention they need.
Outsourcing ensures that your property is professionally maintained while eliminating the distractions of daily facility management problems.