Blogs and case studies



Here is a list of links to Property Asset Management blog posts and further information about Asset Factory, thought leadership pieces around PropTech and customer stories.


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Royal Mail shares lessons learnt and benefits of using Asset Factory

In the video below Ronnie James, from Royal Mail Group, talks about the lessons learned deploying Asset Factory and how the software is helping Royal Mail mitigate operational business risks. Filmed at Microstrategy Symposium 2016, London. The above is an extract from the full hour long presentation at the MicroStrategy Symposium in London, which you can […]

How Royal Mail Group use Asset Factory to mitigate operational business risks 

Facilities Managers within Royal Mail Group Property use the Asset Factory™ app developed by CDS Digital across their estate of 1,800 buildings, including all business units, delivery offices, mail centres, distribution centres, offices and vacated properties.  […]

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Cabinet Office chooses Asset Factory 

CDS has implemented Asset Factory™, a strategic property and estates BI dashboard, for the Government Property Unit (GPU) in the Cabinet Office  […]

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Video interview: using data to manage your property and estate assets 


In this video blog, Mike Stephens discusses why now is the right time to move to a more holistic way of managing your property and estate assets  […]

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The Big Short 2.0 

Belatedly I watched the film ‘The Big Short’ with my family – Eleanor (21), Danny (18) and my wife Mandy (none of your business). ***Spoiler Alert*** If you’ve seen it, you will appreciate it helps the viewer by taking time to creatively explain some of the technical subject matter of the film – which was […]

Measuring property and workplace productivity – the new metric!

In this blog Jonathan Astin discusses the recently released Stoddart Review – The Workplace Advantage […]

Why data plays vital role in Government Soft Landings Policy

At recent meetings we’ve attended, there has been common discussion around the role of data in the Soft Landings policy. This, for those of you who do not know, is a pioneering government initiative that became mandatory from April this year alongside Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2 and applies to all new public sector […]

Are you helping? Improve your property systems strategy

Mike Stephens discusses how to improve your property systems strategies […]

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Do you have a Sat Nav for your supply chain?

Have you established a fully transparent relationship with your Supply Chain? Do you trust reports from your suppliers about the goods and services they provide to you? […]

Not the Emperor’s new clothes

Is anybody else having to stop and check themselves over what is being written on the potential of technology in the near future? […]

Know your Knitting

Whilst in the middle of reading the latest article about Facility Managers getting more credibility in the lofty C-Suite of organisations I started to yawn….and then yawn again. […]

Property Asset Management

We are speaking and exhibiting at Local Authority Property 2016. Our focus is on providing helpful insights to organisations facing the challenges posed by Strategic Asset Management. […]


Case Studies

Royal Mail Group chooses Asset Factory™ 

Requirements Royal Mail sought a solution to enable senior management and field base operational managers to have greater visibility of their FM supply chain data to: Help improve the performance of the FM supply chain Focus on eliminating / minimising disruption of the mail operation from a property facilities perspective Provide a dynamic dashboard linked […]

Cabinet Office chooses Asset Factoryâ„¢

For the last 10 years, CDS has been the development partner and systems administrator for the Government’s electronic Property Information and Mapping Service (e-PIMS) which provides a single, unified, independent source of property data and features for benchmarking the costs associated with the civil estate. The web-based system is mandated for use across government and […]

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