Most Centers know that dealing with multiple vendors can be taxing with increased complexity in accounting, administration and project ownership.
In some cases, a dealer like Motorola will facilitate a purchase that includes both technical equipment and furniture – the two big items in the dispatch space. This works well unless you want to build your own package. Some organizations are fortunate enough to have an architect or consultant on board leading the charge. Many teams, however, handle it all themselves – research, design, purchase, installation, service. One of our customers responsible for just the console furniture purchase shared a sentiment we have heard before.
There’s so much information and I am only familiar with what my team needs. It is a challenge to make it all work especially on our limited budget.
In this series, we’ll focus on three best practices for easing the buying process:
- Exploring full-facility furniture needs - technology furniture and conventional commercial furniture
- Identifying beneficial feature sets for specific teams - dispatchers, IT, administration and operations
- Understanding the extended value of a consolidated furniture purchase - purchase price leverage, design and service continuity