FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

FM:Systems User Conference, April 18-20, 2018 – Learn more!

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User Conference 2018

April 18-20, Raleigh, NC

Training

On Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18, 2018, we are offering a variety of classroom training classes that cover beginning, intermediate and advanced user levels. FM:Systems consultants lead the training in a classroom setting, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet other users of FM:Systems products. All attendees receive training manuals with excellent examples, challenging exercises, and tips and tricks to help you succeed faster.

Please be aware that training classes fill up quickly due to classroom sizes and are offered on a first come basis.

Location

Training will be held at the same location as the conference:

Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(619) 231-6664

Cost

  • Each quarter-day class is $125 or 0.5 credit
  • Each half-day class is $250 or 1 credit
  • Each full-day class is $500 or 2 credits

Class Schedule

Tuesday, April 17

9:00 am – 10:20 am
10:30 am – 11:50 am
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18

9:00 am – 10:20 am
10:30 am – 11:50 am
1:00 pm – 2:20 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Class Descriptions

Introduction to FM:Interact

This session is for FM:Interact users who are new to the product and want to gain a basic understanding of capabilities and how to navigate their way through the system.

Course Level: Beginner
Intended Audience: Anyone new to FM:Interact, especially those who have not used the system before and who will be expected to use/administer the system in the future.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 9:00AM- 4:00PM
FMx Reporting: ExpressView Reports

The “FMx Reporting: ExpressView Reports” course is a beginner-intermediate course intended for users with little or no report writing experience who would like to create and schedule tabular reports and visually summarize data using graphs or charts. We recommend you complete the “Introduction to FMI” course prior to taking this course but it is not required.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Wednesday, April 18 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Tables, Views and Fields Part 1

So you want to expand the functionality of FM:Interact with new tables and views. How do you do that? This hands-on course focuses on the relationship between tables, fields and views, and how the relationship impacts what a user can see and do in FM:Interact. During this course you will create a new table, an associated view and even queries based on the new table!

Course Level: Advanced
Intended Audience: Users who are responsible for maintaining the FM:Interact application and who wish to configure new and existing data fields and Views in the system. Participants should have a minimum of six months’ experience as an FM:Interact Administrator.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Tables, Views and Fields Part 2

This course continues building your knowledge and skills for creating table relations (one to many and many to many), creating and modifying the behavior of views and fields and the impact on what a user can see and do in FM:Interact. Learn how to create field dependencies for “sub-category values.” Discover how to create and use Child Views. Learn how to use MS SQL Views to display calculated values in your FM:Interact Views, such as “Chargeback Amount” in Room List View.

Course Level: Advanced
Intended Audience: Users who are responsible for maintaining the FM:Interact application and who wish to configure new and existing data fields and Views in the system. Participants should have a minimum of six months’ experience as an FM:Interact Administrator. This class builds on concepts presented in Tables, Views and Fields Part 1, therefore participants should have completed Tables, Views and Fields Part 1 prior to this class.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Headcount Scenario Planning

You need to reconfigure a floor to gain more workstations. How do you evaluate your options and choose the best solution? Using the Scenario Planning module, space planners can evaluate multiple options to resolve a space occupancy problem. The process is iterative and, by creating and modifying various scenarios, space planners can refine and optimize scenario projects. Attend this hands-on session to work through a scenario. This class will also be discussing new features released in scenario planning including doing scenarios by head count.

Course Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Current FM:Interact version 8.x space planners or administrators who would like to start using the Scenario Planning module. Participants should already be familiar with the FM:Interact version 8.x application and AutoCAD/FMCAD.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 1:00PM – 4:00PM
AutoCAD for FM:Interact

In this introductory course you will learn the requirements using AutoCAD floor plan drawings with FM:Interact. You will learn the features of the FM:Systems AutoCAD Plug In, as well as best practices for polylines, layers, externally referenced files, etc.

Course Level: Beginner
Intended Audience: Users who are new to FM:Interact or current FM:Interact users who want to use AutoCAD drawings with FM:Interact.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 9:00AM – 11:50AM
What’s New in FM:Interact 2018

Want to learn about the new features in FM:Interact version 2018? This is an intermediate-advanced course intended for users and administrators who would like to learn about the latest and greatest features that are available in version 2018 of FM:Interact. There are not any prerequisites for this course.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Asset Management

If you have FM:Interact, then you already have the Asset Management Module. If you are not yet taking advantage of the features this module offers, this class will show you how. Learn how to manage Asset Catalogs and Inventories in FM:Interact. Learn how to assign assets to spaces and employees. Walk through exercises linking asset blocks in your drawings to items in your inventory. Explore the advantages and drawbacks to each method of Asset Management so you can make the best decision for how to manage assets in your organization.

Course Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: FM:Interact users who are familiar with the FM:Interact product and who want to start using the Asset Management Module. Basic familiarity with AutoCAD/FMCAD and the FM:Interact AutoCAD plug-in is needed to complete portions of this class concerned with managing assets through AutoCAD/FMCAD.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 9:00AM – 10:20PM
Facility Maintenance

Looking to get more out of your Facilities Maintenance Module? This session will cover some advanced topics not usually covered in the Facilities Maintenance course including configuring Preventative Maintenance tasks, managing Service Centers, modifying Service Request routing, updating Categories and Activities, as well as other settings. This class will also be covering new features in the Facility Maintenance module including upgrades to preventative maintenance and more.

Course Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: FM:Interact Administrators who are familiar with the FM:Interact product and Facilities Maintenance Module and who want to configure or expand their current maintenance workflow or Preventative Maintenance schedules.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 10:30AM – 11:50AM
Move Management

Looking to get more out of your Move Management Module? This session will cover some advanced topics not usually covered in the Move Management course including configuring department approvers and move planners as well as modifying and managing your move types, move reasons, statuses, and other settings.

Course Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: FM:Interact Administrators who are familiar with the FM:Interact product and Move Management Module and who want to configure or expand their current workflow.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 1:00PM – 2:20PM
Best of the FM:Systems User Forums

The “Best of the FM:Systems User Forums” course is an intermediate-advanced course intended for users and administrators to discuss challenges that customers have faced and how those challenges were resolved in FM:Interact. There are not any prerequisites for this course.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 2:30PM – 4:00PM
Admin 101: Modifying Views

The “Admin 101: Modifying Views” course is an intermediate-advanced course intended for FM:Interact Administrators who would like to learn how to manage and modify Data Views, Info Views and Graphic Views. We recommend you complete the “Introduction to FMI” course prior to taking this course but it is not required.


Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 9:00AM – 11:50AM
FMx Reporting: Advanced Report Designer

FM:Interact version 8.5 introduces FMx Reporting, a web based report building tool allowing end users the ability to design and schedule their own reports. In this intermediate course we’ll move beyond the Express Report Wizard and show how to take your reports to the next level using the Standard Report Designer. In addition we’ll look at report management features such as promoting and setting permissions for reports.

Course Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: FM:Interact users and administrators

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Tuesday, April 17 1:00PM – 4:00PM
FMx Reporting: Advanced Reporting

The “FMx Reporting: Advanced Reporting” course is an advanced course intended for users with some report writing experience who would like to create and schedule custom reports and visually summarize data using graphs or charts. We recommend you complete the “Introduction to FMI” and “FMx Reporting: ExpressView Reports” course prior to taking this course.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 9:00AM – 11:50AM
Queries in FM:Interact

The “Queries in FM:Interact” course is an Advanced course aimed at teaching FM:Interact Administrators how to write queries that can be used in Graphic Views, Saved Queries, Data Views, View Filters and to create conditions. It is recommended that students complete the “SQL Tutorial” on the free website www.w3schools.com prior to attending the course but it is not required.

Maximum number of students per session: 15
This course is available: Wednesday, April 18 1:00PM – 4:00PM
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