Asset and infrastructure management  ·  Facility Management

Technology serves as the most effective tool to streamline the acquisition of data, facilitating the agile management of various buildings and facilities. FAMA has identified five areas within Facility Management where applying the principle of simplicity is a top priority.

The essence of the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) principle is captured in the phrase "You only understand something if you are able to explain it to your grandmother." This principle, originating in the US Navy in the 1960s, emphasizes that systems work more effectively when kept simple. It was initially applied to aircraft design to ensure ease of repair under combat conditions, using minimal and straightforward tools.

Simplicity is a key design goal and any accidental complexity should be avoided.

The concept of simplicity, as embodied in the KISS principle, remains relevant today and is particularly applicable in developing technological solutions, especially for complex challenges such as Facility Management (FM). FM encompasses the management of a diverse range of public and private infrastructures, ranging from historical heritage buildings to modern, technologically advanced structures like intelligent buildings, railways, hospitals, and commercial spaces. In addressing this challenge, technology plays a crucial role by streamlining data collection, optimizing management, and assisting in three key aspects:

  • Improve decision making.
  • Evaluate the fulfilment of objectives.
  • Direct investments.

Obtaining indicators (KPIs): continuous improvement

To simplify obtaining KPIs and promote continuous improvement processes, it is crucial to incorporate technology with a flexible capacity to obtain indicators adapted to the passage of time. When choosing indicators to measure, prioritizing two premises is essential: economic aspects that represent savings and an improvement in the service, along with those that impact the core of the organization.

Moreover, the FM system must be accompanied by an appropriate API to facilitate seamless integration.



Technology plays a pivotal role in simplifying and streamlining the management of diverse infrastructures and facilities, enhancing decision-making processes and optimizing investments.

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