iOffice + SpaceIQ and Clockworks Analytics Announce Integration to Enable End-to-End Condition-Based Maintenance
After driving significant value in the Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) and building analytics spaces, respectively, the companies now provide an integrated approach to identifying and resolving building maintenance issues proactively.
iOffice + SpaceIQ, makers of widely deployed and highly trusted IWMS Archibus, and Clockworks Analytics, the world’s most widely utilized cloud-based building analytics company, have announced the launch of a new integration that will help facilitate a condition-based approach to maintenance by helping building management teams identify and resolve building issues based on real-time HVAC and equipment performance diagnostics.
The Clockworks Analytics Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) platform plugs into existing Building Management Systems (BMS) and metering systems and analyzes thousands of data points every five minutes to prioritize the highest impact building issues related to energy performance, indoor air quality, equipment operation, and avoidable costs. iOffice + SpaceIQ’s all-in-one workplace management platform Archibus empowers building professionals to manage and optimize space, operations, and maintenance — including facility management tools such as work orders, preventive maintenance scheduling, asset management, and capital planning.
The new integration closes the loop on the equipment maintenance lifecycle. BMS and equipment diagnostic data from Clockworks sync over to Archibus where building managers can view asset information — performance history, type, and location — alongside asset diagnostics. These insights, combined with configurable workflows in Archibus, help facility teams quickly address the highest-priority FDD issues and automatically generate work orders that are routed to the appropriate in-house technician or outside vendor. This combination of data allows teams to complete planned maintenance at the same time, further optimizing schedules.
“We see tremendous value in bringing BMS data and diagnostics from Clockworks Analytics into Archibus to optimize maintenance procedures and costs,” said Nick Stefanidakis, Archibus General Manager. “This integrated approach to condition-based maintenance will allow organizations to seamlessly automate the process from analytics to action.”
This integrated process provides organizations with greater visibility into the inner workings of their buildings, providing O&M teams with proactive insights that enable them to shift to a more organic, condition-based approach to maintaining equipment.
“The goal of the partnership is to help clients break the cycle of reactive maintenance and shift to a more predictive approach,” said Alex Grace, VP of Sales and Business Development for Clockworks Analytics. “The integration closes what has historically been a blocker in the maintenance cycle between the front-end diagnostics and the back-end scheduled maintenance and repairs. Facility teams are now better prepared to head off issues before they materialize.”
The advantages of streamlining this process include lower maintenance costs, improved efficiency, extended equipment life, and improved ability to meet and exceed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).