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How to Calculate the True Cost of Facilities Maintenance

Posted by Sean Hartnett on 1/10/17 9:26 AM

 In this post you'll learn that in order to calculate the total cost of ownership of a facilities maintenance management program, you have to analyze and consider the overhead because that is where there is an opportunity for improvement.

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Our Money is On Chicago

Posted by Elisabeth Klisser on 7/28/16 2:08 PM

 Mayor Rahm Emmanuel paid a visit to the SMS Assist headquarters in late June, a company he learned about over five years ago. At that point, the office staffed less than 50 employees.

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SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award IN THE MIDWEST

Posted by Elisabeth Klisser on 7/28/16 2:04 PM

On June 16th, SMS Assist’s CEO Mike Rothman received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award in the Midwest category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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SMS Assist Receives $150M Series D Investment from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners

Posted by Michael Rothman on 6/7/16 8:33 AM



To fuel our continuous growth and market expansion, we rely on the support of investors that value innovation as much as we do. Prior investors such as Pritzker Group Venture Capital and Insight Venture Partners shared our vision and have empowered us to transform the facilities maintenance industry and develop our world-class technology platform, One by SMS Assist. 

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SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of The Year

Posted by Elisabeth Klisser on 5/27/16 9:55 AM

SMS Assist is proud to share that our CEO, Mike Rothman, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders. 

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PRSM National Conference 2016: The SMS Assist Overview

Posted by Susan Hecht on 5/13/16 2:03 PM

As one of the largest, most widely recognized retail facilities management events in the country, PRSM National Conference is always an exciting event for our sales and operations team alike; and this year’s conference did not disappoint.

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Affiliate Spotlight: Air Guys Heating & A/C

Posted by Seth Lessack on 5/13/16 1:42 PM

In our ongoing Affiliate Spotlight Series, we’ll share real-life stories about how a partnership with SMS Assist has helped our Affiliates go above and beyond for clients. Our operations team and technology platform give our Affiliates the resources they need to increase efficiencies across the board through improved market density, back-office savings, quality control, working capital and more. We’re changing the way companies handle facilities maintenance, while also helping our Affiliates grow their businesses. Read on to see how we’re revolutionizing multisite property management through the eyes of our Affiliates. 

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Expect the Unexpected with SMS Assist | PRSM 2016

Posted by Matt Renner on 4/19/16 2:30 PM

From improving your customer experience to responding to unanticipated asset repairs, having a facilities management plan in place is crucial as you evolve your business. With SMS Assist, facilities management planning is simple, and our professional and extensive Affiliate network ensures that help is only a click away. Our facilities management platform goes even further by providing access to advanced analytics and real-time reporting to help companies make even larger business decisions. With our advanced technology platform, simplifying your business and optimizing your facilities management plan has never been so easy. Learn how SMS Assist can take your enterprise from reactive to proactive to strategic through our platform: One by SMS Assist.

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The Top 3 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance Programs

Posted by Seth Lessack on 4/19/16 2:08 PM

When it comes to business expenses, many companies overlook the importance of preventative maintenance and don’t concern themselves with repairs until there are visible signs of damage. While you'll spend less money in the short run, ignoring preventative maintenance and waiting until issues become problematic to address them is costlier in the long run.

For example, you might be tempted to ignore a roof that's in poor condition, but if you wait until you notice a leak it'll be more expensive to repair. A leak can rot wooden beam or even leak into your facility and damage equipment, leading to even more repairs. 

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What Does SMS Stand For?

Posted by Elisabeth Klisser on 4/18/16 12:47 PM

At SMS, we are known for a lot of things: our technological advancements in the facilities maintenance industry, our start-up spirit, even our location in Chicago’s iconic John Hancock Building. But there is one unknown that is asked by virtually everyone we meet…

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