Facilities management company, Arcus, has joined forces with Bsquare, a provider of next generation intelligent devices and systems, to create an “industry-first” platform, designed to “revolutionise” the way FM organisations operate.
Accelerated by Bsquare’s suite of software and services, the companies have worked together to create a platform that will provide a real-time, remote overview of clients’ estates, with the ability to read and write different sets of data from different pieces of equipment.
This brand-new graphical user interface (GUI), which Arcus will pilot this year, will provide clients and colleagues with the ability to remotely access assets and make any adjustments that are needed, to keep the estate running as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
Steve Willis, COO for Arcus explains: “Technology is a vital pillar in Arcus’ vision, and the application and development of technology is key for the company to stay agile and deliver a winning service for our clients.
“Our development of this new platform is something really exciting for the industry and will be a real game-changer in the way that FM companies operate.
“By teaming up with Bsquare, we’ve been able to use our colleagues detailed knowledge and design, along with Bsquare’s expertise, to create something that will revolutionise the way we work going forward.”
The new platform will extend this activity further into refrigeration, M&E and HVAC services. The company is also investing in the development of AI based scheduling, optimising job allocations in the context of the imbalance of resource to demand, that is a consequence of seasonally affected services, such as refrigeration and heating.