Facilities and other physical assets can account for some of an organization’s largest expenses and most complex management tasks. So to get a handle on costs and to help ensure related operations run more smoothly, many organizations are implementing integrated workplace management systems (IWMS).

The results of a successful IWMS implementation can be stunning. With an improved view of its occupancy rates, one IBM customer found that it could consolidate more than 20 facilities in the United States down to one IWMS—for an annual savings totaling more than USD30 million.

But the negative impact of a software implementation that goes awry can be severe—and, unfortunately, quite common. One recent study found that the average large enterprise software implementation runs 66 percent over budget, 33 percent over schedule, and 17 percent under the predicted benefits.

The process for implementing integrated workplace management systems, in other words, can be as central to success as the capabilities of the solutions themselves.

IBM recommends—and this guide describes—a phased approach for implementing IWMS components one after the other.

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