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21 Nov: How smart Service Contractors are seeing more sites without a single new hire

Retail, restaurant and convenience store Facilities Managers have long grappled with the question of hiring Self-Performing vs. Sub-Contracting property service providers. Topco, an Indirect Spend Solutions provider says the many retailers prefer the straightforward relationship of using self-performers stating, “Simply put, self-performing suppliers have more skin in the game. It is their name on the side of the service truck that pulls into your store, and when a vendor goes above and beyond or makes a critical error, reaching the responsible party is easy.”
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12 Nov: iVueit’s On-Demand Site Auditing Platform Exceeds 25,000 Locations

iVueit, an Ohio-based startup seeking to revolutionize the way commercial contractors, service aggregators, and facilities management verify the status of retail, restaurant, hotel, bank and convenience store chain locations under management, has announced that its platform has reached a major milestone, photographing over 25,000 locations across 50 US states.
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31 Aug: 4 Ways Crowdsourcing is Changing Retail Facilities Management

Believe it or not, many retailers are still spending thousands of dollars and hours on site visits. This is inefficient and unnecessary. Crowdsourcing services, like Quri (manufacturing), Field Agent (Merchandising) and iVueit (Facilities Management) deploy independent locals armed with a smartphone and a task list, to deliver real-time photographic verification and insights into products, in-store displays and external property status, with the click of a button. These services enable retailers to quickly ‘see’ hundreds of locations without leaving their office