Blogs

Wayne Liko on National Newswatch: How COVID-19 Will Spur Workplace Modernization

May 26, 2020
Horizant’s managing partner Wayne Liko offered his insights on how COVID-19 will change the way we work to National Newswatch. Read the article here > In the article, Liko said that the pandemic will not only accelerate workplace modernization, it will offer some excellent opportunities for employers to save on real property costs. Using the…

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Planning for the Return to Work in the Post-COVID Environment

May 22, 2020
The number of new COVID-19 cases has begun to drop in most areas, and more and more non-essential businesses are preparing to reopen. The big question in the minds of many facility managers is how to safely manage the return to work. A resurgence in the pandemic, often referred to as a “second wave”, could…

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Track, Manage, and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19 Incidents

March 31, 2020
OTTAWA, ON, Canada, Mar 30, 2020 – Horizant is offering facility managers a more advanced solution for health and safety data collection and decision making. This will empower leaders to better navigate health crises, recover more quickly, and face future challenges more easily. Horizant combines the power of the Archibus Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)…

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7 Keys to Successful Digital Facility Management Transformation

January 23, 2020
Most facility managers recognize the benefits of converting to a centralized digital platform. They’re fully aware that the cost avoidance and cost savings benefits from data-based decision making are huge— let alone the potential future benefits from leveraging technologies like IoT, BIM, and even AI. Where most facility managers are getting held up is in…

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Taming the Monsters of Operational Risk in Facilities Management

December 20, 2019
For facility managers, who can end up doing a certain amount of fire fighting, risk can be a many-headed monster. Should we repair an asset or replace it? What if we get another hot summer and go over our electricity budget again? Will the cement in the parking garage last another two years? What if…

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ARCHIBUS Cloud Now Available

November 28, 2019
ARCHIBUS Cloud is an easy and intuitive way to start tracking your building assets. For years, Horizant has been setting our clients up for success with on-premise and private cloud deployments. As ARCHIBUS’ only authorized reseller in Canada, we are proud to offer another option: ARCHIBUS Cloud, a software as a service solution in a…

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What’s New with ARCHIBUS V 24

September 25, 2019
In this video, Tiffany Lam takes you on a guided tour of all the best new features in the new version: Highlights The new version has made some great improvements while keeping the best layouts and workflows that make ARCHIBUS so feature rich yet easy to use. 1. The New User Interface and Homepage ARCHIBUS…

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10 Keys to Choosing an Effective Meeting Room Booking System

September 18, 2019
You’re having a great morning. Things are all going well, and you’re on your way to a team meeting you’ve organized for an important discussion. But when you arrive at the conference room, an unpleasant surprise is waiting for you. Another team is already in the room, the door is closed, and a meeting is…

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Do Your Employees Know How IoT in the Workplace Improves Their Experience?

August 22, 2019
IoT sensors have incredible potential to help private and public organizations alike. They have already helped many companies save vast sums on heating, cooling, and electricity costs. Card readers and CCTV cameras have been improving security for decades. But organizations and managers aren’t the only ones who see the benefits. There are dozens of ways…

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Webinar: Building Operations ARCHIBUS Demo

August 2, 2019
ARCHIBUS is the industry leading software platform for property and facility managers, allowing them to get a handle on what they have, where it is, the condition it’s in, and more. It tracks and helps manage all of the work involved in building operations, basically modernizing the work and the workplace. There are a host…

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5 Benefits of Working from Home for Employers and Managers

July 16, 2019
Since the 18th century, managers and designers have been thinking about how to use space to foster productivity. This is especially important for large organizations where small improvements can add up to a big difference. As a business culture, we’ve come from the manufacturing-inspired open layout, through the cubicle farms of the ‘70s and ‘80s,…

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Can YOU Prove Your Properties Meet Accessibility Compliance Requirements?

May 24, 2019
Imagine that you’re a blind person and you’re visiting an unfamiliar building for an appointment. Suddenly, you start to smell smoke and the fire alarm sounds. You can hear people around you screaming and running, but you have no idea where the fire exits are located. You try to use your cane to get your…

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How Thinking Beyond your Experience Promotes Business Growth

March 1, 2018
It’s no secret that our experiences help to shape what we perceive as possible. However, the idea of blind faith is something that shouldn’t be lost on anyone. Did the Wright brothers know that flight would work from their own experience? Not at all. But research, trial and error and blind faith helped to take…

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Key Trends of the Workplace in 2018

February 22, 2018
Over time the word trend has undergone a transformation, in terms of perception. What was once a concept usually relegated toward information with a limited period of influence, it has since become more a way to predict where certain things are headed in the future. It is also what a particular collective/network believes is important…

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Choosing the Right Asset Management To Meet Specific Business Needs

February 15, 2018
Business types may vary, but the one thing that most have in common is the need to achieve success. Sustaining consistent growth is also important, along with understanding how the intricacies of their organization functions. At Horizant, we help public/private companies combine leading practices with the right management solutions to effectively meet their needs. Benefits…

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