Digitization and Robotization are Rapidly Spreading
Digitization and robotization are rapidly spreading. But what does this mean for cleaning? As a cleaning company, are you stumbling on software, cleaning apps, robot vacuum cleaners and sensors today or is it mainly future music?
Modern tools and techniques such as apps, cleaning robots, sensors and other software will have a major impact on the work of the cleaner.
The future of cleaning? That lies in digitization. Most experts agree on that. Modern tools and techniques such as apps, cleaning robots, sensors and other software will have a major impact on the work of the cleaner. These tools commonly used by cleaning agencies like Gebäudereinigung Aachen can make the work of cleaners easier.
Software for Cleaning
Cleaning is digitizing and that digitization battle is not only reserved for large companies. Not at all. Even SMEs place tablets on their work carts or provide software throughout their cleaning process. SMEs often opt for practical, easy-to-implement automation. For example for attendance registration, so that the cleaning company knows that the cleaner has actually been on location. Quite a few parties are active in the Netherlands that deal with software for cleaning and with apps. As a result, they not only know who is working where at any time, but they can also send assignments to cleaners, make plans and ensure a much faster handling of complaints.
Cleaning With Sensors
FacilityApps places sensors, among other things, to gain insight into work processes, to start tasks proactively and to monitor them continuously. Cleaning with sensors and real-time measurement of usage is therefore possible.
Another Dutch developer of cleaning software is FacilityApps, specializing in the development of cleaning apps for operational work processes on location. Among other things, the company installs sensors to gain insight into work processes, to start tasks proactively and to monitor them continuously. Cleaning with sensors and real-time measurement of usage is therefore possible. Various sanitary suppliers are also already working with systems that provide data on the content, consumption and frequency of use of towel dispensers and soap and toilet paper dispensers.
“In the future, software is like a box of blocks, on which you put blocks as you need them,” Dirk Tuip of FacilityApps told Service Management earlier. “Of course, it is not yet ideal if everyone builds their own system. If we want to bridge that, suppliers need to open data and their solutions in order to exchange data. “
“How should we digitize?”
Digitizing is especially interesting in processes where a common divisor of information is created that requires multiple parties.
According to Sev Smits from Nocore, which markets software to automate commercial, operational and financial processes, the cleaning industry is still searching. “How should we digitize? Driven by tenders, cleaning companies do feel the need to digitize and follow the trend. All parties are still looking for the answer to the question how to do that. Cleaning companies that digitize are taking major steps, Smits noted in an earlier interview.