Do You Think of Real-time Data As A Friend or Foe?

Do You Think of Real-time Data As A Friend or Foe?

Building analytics can either be a pain killer or a vitamin; An answer or more homework; A Friend or Foe. But, what makes it helpful when used vs painful to use depends a lot on how the software is customized around a facility team’s requirements.

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The Problem with Pilots, and The PointGuard Approach

The Problem with Pilots, and The PointGuard Approach

A New Approach to Testing Real Estate Tech

Do you want to try new real estate tech – without paying for a year’s worth of the tech or choosing a solution based only on case studies?

Yearlong pilots are expensive, time-consuming, and struggle to get buy-in.

On the other hand, case studies require a leap of faith when choosing a new technology – which isn’t guaranteed to work.

But, choosing the wrong technology has the potential to be a multi-million-dollar mistake for your company.

How can you implement new technology when the traditional options often don’t work? With a 30-day trial of new ...

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The Problem with Case Studies

The Problem with Case Studies

Do you use case studies to see if a new tech solution is right for you – without having to pay for an expensive, yearlong pilot?

Case studies tell the story of how a happy customer used the real estate tech. And, how it made running their building easier, cheaper, and great things.

Other Companies’ Data | But, when relying on case studies, you only see data from other companies using the product. Before committing to a likely expensive technology, you have to guess if the solution will work well in your unique situation from someone else’s data.

So, using case studies is like choosing which c...

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The Problem with Pilots

The Problem with Pilots

Buying real estate software for an entire year just to test it is like buying a car before you test drive. Like buying a car before you even walk on to the dealership's lot. How do you even know if you like it if you haven't seen it? How do you know it will be useful?

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The Burden of Proof: Proofs Summary

The Burden of Proof: Proofs Summary

The Proof blog series focuses on why PointGuard is different with some considerations of what you need to look for in a software solution, and why PointGuard might be the perfect fit.

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Proof #7: It Comes Back to Scale

Proof #7: It Comes Back to Scale

You know you want to try it but… Services that are used for a niche purpose must be flexible enough to incorporate changes in software used in building equipment so that services installed and trusted can continue to earn the loyalty of their users.

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Proof #5: Basement to Boardroom

Proof #5: Basement to Boardroom

You know you want to try it but... The market for facility management software solutions is a busy one, and new concerns are rising from the basement to the boardroom after COVID-19 removed all sense of routine from building operations.

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Proof #4: The Secret to Capitalism

Proof #4: The Secret to Capitalism

PointGuard approached the problems of buildings from another angle - a question of how can we do more with less. How can we make buildings operate better with less negative impact on the world’s health and while keeping it within budget? How can we discover profit for building owners?

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Proof #3: The Hunt for Buried Treasure

Proof #3: The Hunt for Buried Treasure

Technology has evolved the method of data reception from manually checking equipment and analyzing trends via hand-drawn data points to one that can be primarily remote thanks to cloud-based software listening to building systems.

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