Founded in 2010, CleanManager is at the forefront of digitalising the cleaning industry. The innovative cleaning business software streamlines administration, to make the operations as effective and simple as possible. The goal is to support and assist cleaning businesses in becoming more productive and efficient, recognising the critical importance of this sector. With insider knowledge of the cleaning industry, and expertise in software development, CleanManager offers one of the premier software solutions for the cleaning industry. 

Interview with Lærke Ditlevsen, Content Writer at CleanManager.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Lærke Ditlevsen: Software solutions for professional cleaning companies.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

L.D: Time is crucial in cleaning management, so make the most of yours with CleanManager — the comprehensive software solution designed to save you time and streamline operations. Our software has all the features needed to manage a professional cleaning business. You gain a complete overview of all tasks, enabling efficient management. Our all-in-one management software assists your cleaning business, enhances communication, and ensures client satisfaction.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

L.D: CleanManager is your tool to increase productivity, streamline administrative tasks and boost revenue. Leave binders and spreadsheets behind, and manage all your data in the cloud-based software, accessible anytime, anywhere. It offers a complete overview of clients and employees featuring online scheduling, cleaning plans with seamless communication, storage management, and tracking of keys and codes.

We also provide modules such as the CleanManager app for time-tracking, audit templates, and our very own quote calculation, CleanCalculator, to further simplify your workflow. But what truly sets us apart from other management software providers is our dedicated support and success team. They guide you through the implementation of our software, with online presentations and onboarding. Our personalised customer support is always available to answer any questions you might have about the software in our operating hours. We also provide tailored guide articles and videos that address frequently asked questions. All of these resources are designed to ensure that you derive the full benefit from our software.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

L.D: The need for technological solutions is growing due to the labour shortage in the cleaning industry and the growing demand for documentation by the clients.  The technical advancement encompasses everything from cleaning robots to software digitalisation. However, both staff and management, are also apprehensive about the rapid pace of technological change. Concerns revolve around implementation costs, time consumption, potential job displacement, and disruption of established routines.

Therefore, there is a strong demand for user-friendly and innovative software solutions like CleanManager, which can streamline operations and enhance efficiency within cleaning companies, one digital step at a time. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? 

L.D: The cleaning industry is undergoing rapid changes which are driven by various factors: stakeholder demands for sustainability and ESG reporting, heightened cleaning standards post Covid-19, and again, the ongoing labour shortage. These factors have raised general expectations, requiring cleaning companies to operate with increased efficiency and effectiveness. They need to create an attractive work environment and open up for new types of employees. This is why cleaning companies are looking towards new technology and innovative cleaning processes, to become streamlined and competitive. Attracting tech-savvy employees and aiding daily operations through technology is becoming essential.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

L.D: Our software features cutting-edge digital solutions with two types of software. CleanManager is our management software that centralises all operations and automates routine manual tasks, freeing up time and resources within the company. Utilising NFC technology, employees can scan in and out on site and attach photos from their cleaning tasks, enabling companies to offer their clients reliable documentation of their service quality. 

CleanCalculator is our innovative bidding software. It streamlines the quotation process, enabling cleaning businesses to make precise bids on various types of commercial cleaning contracts. This ensures accurate pricing for the cleaning service and provides the ability to document and justify the price to clients.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

L.D: The cleaning sector and the software management market will continue to be shaped by new technologies and digitalisation, addressing challenges such as sustainability, service quality enhancement, and the workforce shortage in cleaning staff. Our commitment is centred on adapting swiftly to these developments to ensure we stay at the forefront of the industry.

We are dedicated to supporting the cleaning industry, a sector we believe is vital, by continuously evolving our solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. We actively listen to their feedback to refine our offerings, ensuring that they are well-equipped for a successful future.

Furthermore, we focus on growing our presence in Germany and the UK, by participating in cleaning expos, attending events, and sharing insightful articles. Through these activities, we aim to foster a better understanding of how digitalisation can significantly improve the cleaning industry, particularly by solving everyday challenges with technological innovations.