Technology in FM Award

The annual i-FM Technology in FM Awards recognise companies and organisations in the facilities sector that are utilising new technologies to achieve exemplary improvements in business processes and performance in the world of the connected workplace.

The Technology in FM Awards are open to entrants from across the facilities management industry and its many associated sectors. Entries are welcome from a broad range of initiatives – service delivery or management, internal or external communications, projects, apps – anything that demonstrably contributes to enhancing work, the workplace or the environment for people at work.

Within that context, and because FM is a people business, the judging for these awards leads on the people, with the technology playing an important – critical, even – supportive role in what people do.

In 2019, we invited entries in two categories:

  • First, people and technology - initiatives that augment the lives of frontline FM staff enabling them to do a better job for the organisation; initiatives that demonstrably benefit FM people, which in turn benefits the organisation (‘organisation’ in this case applies to both outsourced and in-sourced situations). Tech companies can partner with a client for a joint entry.
  • Second, innovation in technology - cutting-edge applications; truly ground-breaking stuff that is opening up new opportunities and also delivering demonstrable benefits; the kind of thing that other in-house FM teams or service providers can learn from and perhaps even envy.

The shortlisted companies in each category were:

People and Technology –

  • UHub – Enhanced mobile training and engagement hub for cleaning companies that delivers a training path of four certificated modules consisting of 20 City & Guilds endorsed lessons, with detailed real-time reporting
  • Churchill - CATI (Compliance Assurance Through Insight), a software-as-a-service digital solution developed to simplify compliance management specifically for the built environment
  • MyTAG – A flexible platform capable of providing solutions within any processes where management oversight or service delivery needs to be evidenced, recorded, escalated or rectified

Innovation in Technology -

  • OCS - Bespoke middleware for the Ministry of Justice Integrator service contract that has greatly improved reporting and scheduling between multiple systems and stakeholders
  • Altuity - Software solutions that help facilities, site staff and service providers maintain buildings and assets, and meet compliance needs, doing this in a highly visual way over the cloud
  • ISS – A smart phone-based customer-focused solution targeted specifically at improving the client workplace experience by applying technology to ‘smart-enable’ various service touchpoints used throughout a typical day at work

The winners of the 2019 awards - Churchill and Altuity - were announced at the Workplace Futures conference in February. Read about their winning entries here.

Entry for the 2020 award competition will open in the summer. In the meantime, you can learn more previous winners and shortlisted entries on the links below:

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