Common Areas, a Tustin, CA-based software company, has launched its new Company edition — a cloud-based CMMS software designed for property and facility managers to organize, schedule, and track maintenance and repair teams and tasks online. Common Areas combines maintenance management and field service management software to create a simple way to increase operational efficiency between managers of properties and facilities and the service businesses that maintain them.
“Maintaining properties and facilities can be chaotic. The flood of disorganized communication between tenants, managers, vendors, employees and owners causes confusion, mistakes and rework,” explains Casey Rue, founder and CEO of Common Areas. “Common Areas’ Company edition helps bring clarity to the chaos by connecting everyone in real-time so they can work better, faster, smarter — together.”
At $25 per user/month, Company edition is designed to be an affordable option for large and small businesses that manage maintenance and repair across one or more locations. Users can manage their office staff and field employees, automate service requests, cut site inspection times, document and assign online work orders, and schedule jobs with from any device.
Common Areas also offers a free “Base” edition of its software. Rue notes, “While property and facility management companies can typically afford operations software, the local plumbing company down the street, for example, might not be able to. Base edition ensures that everyone can work together.”
Facility management can use Company edition to not only manage their vendors, but also helps vendors manage their own field teams. This software can also connect the maintenance operations of many company types across hundreds of industries. Administrators assign access rights of staff and third-party vendors by location, exposing to them only to projects and features that apply. This means that each company can build and manage high performance teams capable of collaborating across multiple locations throughout the world, ensuring that everyone involved knows exactly what needs to be done at each location in real-time.