There are a growing number of digital-only businesses with models based on immediacy, lower cost and detailed, real-time analytics. They are leaving their old-school analogue competitors behind.
It’s easy to see why business models based on a digital platform appeal to users – there is much less admin (and where there is, it’s often almost fully automated), and it’s far more responsive.
Christian Berenger, Managing Director of Ezitracker workforce technology commented:
“UK cleaning contractors embracing technology can measure and monitor their cleaning procedures. By gathering data and analysing it real-time, it to helps them to work smarter, create efficiencies and raise standards. Technology can help these businesses analyse productivity at the touch of a button and this information can then be used to develop competitive strategies.”
Their service offerings may be varied, but most of these digital businesses all have one thing in common – they are challenging the traditional facilities management business models. Experts are predicting that at least 40 per cent of all businesses will die in the next 10 years if they don’t figure out how to embrace new technologies.
While many might not have the capacity to deal with real-time digital time and attendance to switch to a dedicated digital platform, there are benefits to be had from becoming more informed.
Even the smallest cleaning company, which may feel that in-depth analytics are not needed, can benefit from reduced paperwork, and the ability to run finances and cleaning contracts digitally.
The cleaning market is set to grow exponentially, and we have no doubt that further technological advances will be developed to disrupt and transform the sector. The cleaning sector will begin to attract younger and technically qualified workers who understand the technology used to clean complex environments and deliver services. It’s critically important that cleaning contractors invest in upskilling their staff with the new technologies that will inevitably come into play during the next 5 – 10 years.
Ezitracker technology enables employers of large and small workforces such as cleaners and maintenance workers to reduce absenteeism, lower costs via automation, and increase productivity and efficiencies.