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August 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF A JANITORIAL SERVICE SOFTWARE

August 23rd, 2016|

THE IMPORTANCE OF A JANITORIAL SERVICE SOFTWARE

You might think buying a janitorial services software is a little bit over the top because after all, the task is just “simply” cleaning, right? You might even be thinking “it’s an unnecessary task to automate and janitorial services software is expensive.” Well, better think again.

For us to understand its importance, we need to know the value of a tidy and organized workplace. The average number of hours a worker spends inside the office is 40 hours a week, which is 1,920 hours a year. It may look like a small number considering a year is 8,760 hours but that’s not counting sleep, or commute or other things that are monotonous. 8 hours actually is a long time to be staying someplace dirty.

It is not just phone calls, coffee breaks, lunch breaks and non-work related disruptions that can affect our efficiency as employees. Imagine working in a dusty room. The floor is smudgy and sticky. Clutter is everywhere. The trash bin is full to bursting. The pantry is dotted with coffee stains and has a broken faucet. Cobwebs “decorate” the ceilings and walls. One or two lighting fixtures are flickering or dying out. The restroom is—well, let’s just say it’s unkempt.


The question is who would want to work in this kind of poorly maintained environment?

The unanimous answer is certainly a big ‘NO ONE’. Based on the infographics entitled “Value of Clean” by ISSA (The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association), exposure to dust affects worker’s cognitive skills by 2-6%. A dirty workplace decreases work productivity by 54%. Statistics aside, it is not just unsightly and nose-twitching but it has a direct correlation to a worker’s health and well-being. In case you didn’t know, the average sick leave an employee files because of this is 7.7 days a year. This will cost a company more or less $225.8 billion a year.

So, we should ever be grateful to the hard-working and dedicated janitors and custodians. However, how can a company assure cleaning tasks are indeed carried out? Trust is not the issue here but the need to enforce quality assurance on all aspects of the business including janitorial services. This is where janitorial services software helps a company. It grants the company the control it needs to monitor custodian tasks.

What are the typical features of this system or software? Digitized time and attendance logins/logouts, real-time updates of each accomplished task, accessibility thru multiple platforms/devices (smartphones, computer or laptop) and report generation. These are programmed inside the system all for the sake of quality assurance.

The building or workplace of the company is its physical representation. It portrays the professional image of the company. ISSA’s “Value of Clean” infographics states that the cleanliness of the place is customers’ number one concern. This holds true during client visits and you need to set a positive impression the moment they step in your building. By checking the system, you can assure customers a regular cleaning is carried out.

ISSA did hit the nail when they say, “Clean facilities are not just a cost. They generate revenue.” So, it does matter if you spend a lot of money buying cleaning products, hiring janitors and getting latest janitorial services software. If it means happy and satisfied employees and customers, it is all worth it.

The Value of Clean
© ISSA

May 2016

See you next week in Amsterdam!

May 4th, 2016|

See you next week in Amsterdam!

ISSA/INTERCLEAN is a prestigious trade show that gathers established and promising companies in the cleaning industry with 800+ of the world’s leading cleaning and hygiene suppliers exhibiting. We will showcase our quality control hardware and software systems such as Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, and Optiqo Display V2.

To learn more, Optiqo will be at Hall 9, Stand 09.321.

Over the past years, Optiqo Sweden AB has been a service provider of quality control systems in the cleaning and facilities management (FM) sector. The line-up of their products include the Optiqo System, Optiqo INSTA, Optiqo Inspect, and Optiqo Display V2. For more details, click on this link or contact Martin Älenmark Försäljningschef at + 46 13 10 03.

Optiqo Sweden AB
Roxtorpsgatan 16B SE-582 73, Linköping Sweden
http://www.optiqo.com/
info@optiqo.com
+46 13 13 10 03 

Optiqo Sweden AB provides one of the most complete systems on the market for e-monitoring and quality control of cleaning and FM deliveries. Optiqo System is completely web-based and has launched support for self-monitoring, cleaning and FM control, presence management, work order management and deviation and response handling, which means, it is possible to monitor service delivery in real time via Optiqo App and Optiqo Web with a simple user interface.

April 2016

VRI – VÅRD RELATERADE INFEKTIONER

April 14th, 2016|

VRI - VÅRD RELATERADE INFEKTIONER

Nu närmar sig Svensk Förening för Vård Hygien´s kongress “Hygiendagarna” med stormsteg.

På måndag-onsdag i nästa vecka finns vi på Aros Congress Center i Västerås och alla deltagarna ska få stifta bekantskap med Optiqo för första gången. Jag är jättenyfiken på responsen bland de här duktiga hygienmänniskorna som bla jobbar med att minska smittspridningen på våra sjukhus.

SKL har kommit fram med en intressant rapport “Vårdrelaterade Infektioner – Framgångsfaktorer som förebygger”, där en av de åtta viktiga framgångsfaktorerna är att “Städning ses som en viktig del”. VRI kostar Sverige ca 6,5 miljard VARJE ÅR och rapporten beskriver att det finns stor potential att minska den kostnaden.
Vid landsting och sjukhus med lägre förekomst av VRI beskrivs “frekvent kvalificerad städning”.
Men det behövs bra verktyg för att kunna administrera, styra och kontrollera städningen, det ska vara lätt att göra rätt – därför är Optiqo perfekt. Jag återkommer och berättar hur mässan var, så ha koll på Optiqo-bloggen i slutet av nästa vecka!

March 2016

Ny upplevelse med Optiqo

March 30th, 2016|

Ny upplevelse med Optiqo

Låt Optiqo visualisera och tydliggöra känslan av kvalitetsstädning och förhöj gästernas upplevelse. Vi kommer visa Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, och Optiqo Display. Möt nya trender och förändrade kundbehov med rätt verktyg.

Optiqo är en leverantör av tjänster för kvalitetsuppföljning som hjälper er att få kontroll över städ- och FM tjänsterna. Det blir allt viktigare att utveckla system och rutiner för att möta framtidens spa-gäster. Optiqos verktyg ger konsekvent budskap och regelbunden återkoppling.

Optiqo besöker MAS-MAR

March 30th, 2016|

Optiqo besöker MAS-MAR

På kompetensutvecklingsdagarna i Barkarby utanför Stockholm får MAS/MAR för första gången lära känna Optiqo. Vi kommer visa Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, och Optiqo Display. Verktygen kan skapa effektivitet och tydlighet när det gäller tillsyn och säkerhet samt effektivisera andra processer exempelvis städning.

Optiqo är en leverantör av tjänster för kvalitetsuppföljning och service som hjälper er att få en effektivare kontroll rutiner. Det blir allt viktigare att utveckla system för att möta framtidens krav och önskemål om trygghet. Optiqos verktyg ger konsekvent budskap och regelbunden återkoppling.

Se Optiqo på SFVH’s Hygiendagar i Västerås

March 30th, 2016|

Se Optiqo på SFVH's Hygiendagar i Västerås

Optiqo ställer för första gången ut på SFVH’s Hygiendagar på Aros Congress Center i Västerås. Vi kommer visa Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, och Optiqo Display. Frekvent kvalificerad städning är en framgångsfaktor för att minska förekomsten av vårdrelaterade infektioner. Optiqo har verktygen för kommunikation, styrning, uppföljning och kontroll av städning.

Optiqo är en leverantör av tjänster för kvalitetsuppföljning som hjälper er att få kontroll över städ- och FM tjänsterna. Det blir allt viktigare att utveckla system och rutiner för att möta framtidens krav på hygien. Optiqos verktyg ger konsekvent budskap och regelbunden återkoppling.

Better not miss Optiqo at ISSA Amsterdam

March 29th, 2016|

Better not miss Optiqo at ISSA Amsterdam

ISSA/INTERCLEAN is a prestigious trade show that gathers established and promising companies in the cleaning industry with 800+ of the world’s leading cleaning and hygiene suppliers exhibiting. We will showcase our quality control hardware and software systems such as Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, and Optiqo Display V2.

To learn more, Optiqo will be at Hall 9, Stand 09.321.

Over the past years, Optiqo Sweden AB has been a service provider of quality control systems in the cleaning and facilities management (FM) sector. The line-up of their products include the Optiqo System, Optiqo INSTA, Optiqo Inspect, and Optiqo Display V2. For more details, click on this link or contact Martin Älenmark Försäljningschef at + 46 13 10 03.

Optiqo Sweden AB
Roxtorpsgatan 16B SE-582 73, Linköping Sweden
http://www.optiqo.com/
info@optiqo.com
+46 13 13 10 03 

Optiqo hjälper företag att få kontroll över städ- och FM tjänsterna. Som leverantör av tjänster för kvalitetsuppföljning blir det allt viktigare att utveckla system som stärker kundernas kärnverksamhet. I många verksamheter är fungerande intern fastighetsskötsel affärskritisk. Kraven hos kundernas kunder, brukarna, är att det ska vara snyggt, välstädat och hygieniskt på kontor, offentliga utrymmen och i fastigheten för övrigt.

October 2015

Optiqo Sweden AB Joins ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015

October 9th, 2015|

Optiqo quality control inspection software

Optiqo Sweden AB will unveil their newest invention, the Optiqo Display V2, at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015.

Linköping, Sweden, October 9,2015 - Optiqo Sweden AB is going to be a part of the much-awaited ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 which will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center from October 21-23, 2015. Optiqo will showcase quality control hardware and software systems such as Optiqo System, Optiqo Inspect, Optiqo INSTA, and the new Optiqo Display V2. To learn more, Optiqo will be at Booth 3666 in the said event.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN is a prestigious trade show that gathers established and promising companies in the cleaning industry. Expect to meet more than 700 exhibitors and more than 16, 000 cleaning colleagues from all over the world. Martin Älenmark, Sales Manager at Optiqo, believes that “Las Vegas attracts, in general, visitors from all over the world. Arranging the ISSA fair here always attracts many potential co-operations.”

The said event serves as an avenue to present new products/innovations and get to know about the latest industry trends. It also gives opportunity to do business with top industry players and a great way to increase one’s network.

Better not miss Optiqo at booth 3666 and get to know more about their quality control systems. But why at Interclean? Älenmark says that they “…want[] to be a part of a strong cleaning market… Clean public spaces as well as a sense of what is necessary for creating attractive environments and experiences. Optiqo has the tools and products that can contribute to this feeling,” and that his numerous trips to the US made him see the vanue as “a good market for our products and services,” adding “We are continuously looking for partners and believe that we, at this fair, will find great co-operations.”

Optiqo will also introduce the new Optiqo Display V2. This device will end paper checklists in the hygiene areas and care environments. It is an absolute paperless log-in and -out device that is easy to use and can accommodate an unlimited number of users.

The program is compatible with PC and Mac, is time zone supported, and the hardware is made of recycled plastic (oil-free). The custodian just needs to press the letter Q on the logo, place over his own RFID-enabled Service-ID on the display, and let the system update his entry. Optiqo Display V2 shows the latest entry plus the previous three records. It can send unlimited attendance logs via Wifi as well.

Optiqo has been a partner of several known companies such as Liv Hospital in Istanbul, Malmo Airport in Sweden, Istniye Park mall in Istanbul, and more. As Musa Yilmaz of ISS Facility Services in Turkey relays, “We decided to use Optiqo because the efficiency of the Optiqo app and the effective service inspections in our daily work.” More importantly, it is a way of assuring customers that regular cleaning is in fact carried out.

Over the past years, Optiqo Sweden AB has been a service provider of quality control systems in the cleaning and facilities management (FM) sector. The line-up of their products include the Optiqo System, Optiqo INSTA, Optiqo Inspect, and Optiqo Display V2. For more details, click on this link or contact Martin Älenmark Försäljningschef at + 46 13 10 03.

Optiqo Sweden AB
Roxtorpsgatan 16B SE-582 73, Linköping Sweden
http://www.optiqo.com/
info@optiqo.com
+46 13 13 10 03  

​Pen & Paper Are Now a Distant Memory

October 5th, 2015|

​Pen & Paper Are Now a Distant Memory

Unlike ordinary paper checklists the Optiqo Display is a game changer in the process of recording and simplifying cleaning activities in supervision areas. Optiqo Display comes in two versions and is a new product that substitutes check-sheets, for instance in hygiene areas and care environments.

Optiqo Display ensures that someone has actually been to the location at the time they say they were. This adds a whole new level of quality control to service delivery. The staff only needs to show their ordinary Service-ID card in order to register work that has been performed. Accurate time recording is saved digitally, messy paper lists are eliminated and administration is made easier.

The Optiqo Display shows the latest service date and time, and also the previous three records, and stores up to 1200 records. The clear display shows visitors and also staff when the last supervision took place – which is easy for Visitors to read. Each co-worker uses his personal RFID-tag or Service ID card in order to easily register performed work. The Optiqo Display V2 can also transmit the logs via Wifi and to log the time spent at each location.

Optiqo Sweden to Launch their Game Changing Optiqo Display V2.

at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 in Las Vegas this October 20th to 23rd.

Go to booth 3666 to find out how this new innovation can help you change your game.

Optiqo hjälper företag att få kontroll över städ- och FM tjänsterna. Som leverantör av tjänster för kvalitetsuppföljning blir det allt viktigare att utveckla system som stärker kundernas kärnverksamhet. I många verksamheter är fungerande intern fastighetsskötsel affärskritisk. Kraven hos kundernas kunder, brukarna, är att det ska vara snyggt, välstädat och hygieniskt på kontor, offentliga utrymmen och i fastigheten för övrigt.

July 2015

Optiqo in the Philippines

July 29th, 2015|

Optiqo in the Philippines

Quality Building and Commercial Services (QBACS) provide a highly innovative, and easy to use, set of revolutionary new technology products to the cleaning and facilities management marketplace in the Philippines. QBACS works closely with commercial and building projects, within SE Asia, to provide the best innovation solutions for their specific needs. QBACS constantly look towards improvements in efficiency to help our clients maximize their return on investment with the application of cloud-based SaaS services.

- We have found that the Optiqo line of products offers the most comprehensive and responsive range of controls for the management of time and services within both large and small building projects, addressing the requirements of both contractors and FM Managers for real-time and accurate reporting of activities, discrepancies to service or property and is extremely simple for the people on the ground to interact with and understand – removing confusion and the possibility of random errors, says Rob Nicol – QBACS.


With our European partner, Optiqo from Sweden, we have honed down our suite of services to include the best installation and training programs. This highly innovative set of solutions is fast revolutionizing the efficient reporting and management of human resources in a variety of service industries across Europe. QBACS believe that there are vast improvements, in overall quality and time management, that our new cloud based technology solutions can bring to the growing Philippine business sectors. We deliver these services across various site locations and we partner with you to reliably improve your overall standards of quality.

We also provide an integrated range of services, with an experienced international track history, for related marketing tools, web-based training programs, corporate video, social media marketing and branding opportunities.