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AkitaBox: Our Name Explained

January 11, 2023

“AkitaBox” – what a weird name, right? What does it mean? And what the heck does it have to do with facilities management?

On the surface, it may seem a little strange that our name isn’t more obviously related to facilities management. But there’s a method to our madness. We wanted a name that would do more than tell you what we make (industry-leading facility optimization software). As we keep evolving and bringing new innovations to the market, our name had to be something more than just a product.

Instead, our name reflects who we are and what our company stands for. After sifting through hundreds and hundreds of possible names, we landed on the perfect one: AkitaBox.

But what does “AkitaBox” mean? It’s a combination of the words “Akita” and “box.” Let us explain.

The “Akita” in AkitaBox

The Akita is a Japanese guard dog known for being strong, intelligent, hard working, and a loyal companion.

AkitaBox: Our Name Explained

Like the Akita, our software is an intelligent tool providing location-based, asset-level data to inform all aspects of facilities management. Facilities managers, operations and finance leaders, as well as architecture-engineering-construction firms see us as a dependable partner in assessing and optimizing the operation of their buildings and assets.

Our software is a strong, multi-faceted system for managing work orders, capital planning, facility condition assessments, inspections, and more. It brings all of your facilities data into one place and protects it from getting lost or becoming degraded over time.

And beyond all that, who doesn’t like dogs? We sure do. In fact, many AkitaBoxers both past and present are proud dog owners. So having a dog in our name just makes sense.

AkitaBox: Our Name Explained

The “Box” in AkitaBox

What do you think of when you think of a box? You probably picture a place to hold and protect multiple items in one place. That’s exactly what AkitaBox does. It’s a safe home for all of your facilities data.

You can also think of our software as “FM in a box.” From facility condition assessments to work orders to capital management, AkitaBox – more specifically, our AkitaBox Pulse product – is everything you need for effective FM in one tool. With AkitaBox Pulse, you can manage all facets of FM (everything that lives “inside the box”).

In addition, the box represents how we think about innovation. We’re always looking for ways to enhance and improve what happens inside the FM box by thinking outside the box. Clever, right? But in all seriousness, the box isn’t a limitation – it’s an invitation to continue innovating around all the aspects of facilities management.

The “box” concept is so important to our identity, that our logo actually has a box shape. See?

AkitaBox Logo

Imagine all of your facilities management data living safely inside that box. Then think of the “A” on the outside of the box as the Akita that’s protecting it.

AkitaBox Equals World-Class Facility Optimization

Well, there you have it. Now you know what our name means. We hope the next time you hear “AkitaBox” that you do two things. First, take a sigh of relief knowing your facilities data is in good hands. And second, give the dogs in your life an extra treat for us.

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Betsy Francoeur

Betsy is AkitaBox's Content Manager. She loves to write blog posts, e-books, whitepapers, emails, and magazine articles about all things facilities management. She also enjoys traveling, running 5ks, and cuddling with her dog.

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