Make your job easier by using janitorial asset management tools that streamline and simplify your process.
You put a lot of time and money into your commercial cleaning business. Everything from a broom to a company vehicle is an investment in the future of your business. As such, you want to keep track of these assets, which is why a janitorial asset management tool is so helpful.
These assets aren’t just things; they are the tools you need to run your business and do the work your customers expect. And depending on the particular asset, you might want to track anything from their location to the warranty to the maintenance schedule.
You may need to deploy larger assets around multiple locations, meaning an accurate schedule is critical. But what, exactly, do you need to manage all this movement?
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What ARE commercial cleaning business assets?
The financial website Investopedia describes business assets as any “item of value owned by a company,” including physical items like vehicles, computers, and furniture, as well as intellectual property, such as your business name, branding, or proprietary formulas.
For a commercial cleaning business, your assets include the big ticket items like floor scrubbers, the smaller tools like mops and mop buckets, and even the supplies you have on hand, such as paper products or cleaning solutions.
These are the types of assets that end up on your financial records and taxes. In some way, they have a monetary value. Not only that, but without them, you can’t run your company.
As an aside, you’ll sometimes hear employees and customers referred to as business assets. While it’s true that you need both your employees and your customers for your business to succeed, these aren’t assets in the technical sense.
The relationships you build with employees and customers are truly valuable, but for our purposes here, we’re referring to more tangible items, known as fixed assets.
What to look for in janitorial asset management tools
Anytime you make an investment in your business, such as janitorial asset management tools, you want to find the product that works best for you. That said, there are some factors that some of the best products and services have in common.
These are the questions you want to ask when you think about adopting a new tool or technology.
1. Is the tool user-friendly? Simply put, it doesn’t matter how powerful a tool or software is if no one can use it. While janitorial asset management tools don’t need to be intuitive, necessarily, they shouldn’t be overly complicated if you want people to use them.
2. Can you reach customer service? At some point, you’ll have questions or there will be a glitch that you’ll need help with. How easy is it to reach your customer service person? Do they have a phone number, email address, or online chat? Does it take several days to get answers to your questions? These are important things to know when you’re running a business.
3. Is the pricing clear? There is no right or wrong price for janitorial asset management tools. What you want to avoid, however, is a pricing schedule that’s hard to follow and understand. Clear, transparent pricing helps you budget appropriately and helps you understand what you’re getting for your money.
4. Is it mobile-friendly? As a business owner or manager, you’re on the go a lot. Likewise, your team is moving from location to location. The most valuable janitorial software is designed to work on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
5. Does the software do what you need it to? This is really the ultimate question when it comes to choosing the best product for your commercial cleaning company. Does the software do what you need it to do, which, in this case, is help you manage your assets? Can you track consumables and supplies? Can you budget your inventory based on location and usage? Can you track and plan equipment maintenance?
6. Does it offer levels of permissions? It’s helpful when you can assign different permissions to people depending on how much access you want to give them. For example, you might permit a site supervisor to track inventory in that location, but not across your entire company.
7. Does it offer multilanguage support? Especially in the commercial cleaning industry, you want software that supports multiple languages. No matter what languages the people on your team speak, you want them to be able to understand you and each other.
No matter what janitorial asset management tools you choose, if you can answer these questions in a way you like, then you’re on the right track.
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