The 2019 CABEE International Hotel Facility Planning and Management Summit gathered 140 professionals in Shanghai 6th September. Granlund attended the event to present the Granlund Manager property maintenance software Hotel engineering solution and to meet professionals of the Hotel FM Industry in China.
“The property managers and chief engineers in China are looking for a tool to help them increase their operations efficiency. They wish to get visibility and control of their building maintenance process and to monitor and optimize their energy consumption for their entire building portfolio”, says David Leff-Hallstein, Sales Director from Granlund.
According to Leff-Hallstein there are two main challenges in facility management in China. One is the lack of understanding and skills for preventive and planned maintenance. The other challenge is that the Chief engineer has no real transparency and no data on what his maintenance team is doing, and there is no tool to analyze the number and type of defects.
“Since they lack the data it is very difficult to actually measure key performance and to improve efficiency”, he says.
Since they lack the data it is very difficult to actually measure key performance and to improve efficiency.
Granlund Manager has successfully helped hundreds of property owners and Chief engineers to solve the problems Leff-Hallstein describes. In its main market in Finland, Granlund Manager is the market leader in property maintenance software business for a good reason.
“For sure, utilizing a good and comprehensive engineering software such as Granlund Manager the Chief engineer and maintenance team can get a much better overview of the current status as well as plan, schedule and follow up on both adhoc and planned maintenance tasks in a much more efficient way”, he says.
Leff-Hallstein reminds that using a software by itself is not a quick fix. The Chief engineer and the maintenance team need to improve their way of working and to plan and follow up on their daily and weekly maintenance tasks.
“The culture in China for maintenance is still very reactive, so the focus needs to be on preventive and planned maintenance.”