The Newbie Guide: Chapter 1 – “What is Scenario Planning?”

Greetings, fellow newbies! I’m glad you could join me for our first chapter, “What is Scenario Planning?” Today, we’ll be discussing the basics of scenario planning and its importance to your organization.  So let’s start with the main question: What is Scenario Planning? Like any experienced newbie, I immediately consulted the most sacred and abundant source of read more »


The Newbie Guide: Introduction

Welcome, fellow newbies. My name is Alana Selby, and it is a pleasure to digitally meet you! I’d like to introduce you to my new blog series – A Comprehensive Guide for the Total Newbie (aka The Newbie Guide). The purpose of this blog series is to help all fledglings navigate the beautiful skies that is facilities management. In read more »


What Does “Configurable” Mean When it Comes to IWMS?

What Does “Configurable” Mean When it Comes to IWMS and Why is it Important? When it comes to Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) one size does not fit all. Not only does every organization have unique software needs, but additionally they all have unique business processes and rules in place that the software needs to read more »


Drexel University FM:Interact Success Story

Background Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. As one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, Drexel is a major engine for economic development in the region. Long committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, Drexel has integrated community partnerships read more »


The Right Path to IWMS Success

Your Success Guaranteed The FM:Systems consulting team and our certified industry partners have implemented hundreds of customers successfully using our proven methodology which has thousands of hours of imbedded best practices learned from our 30 years of industry experience. We’ve worked with many of the top companies in the world with the most challenging facilities read more »


In my previous blog post, “4 Reasons Why Universities Should Treat Their Space as a Strategic Asset” I introduced this four part series which will explore why universities should be should begin to think of their physical space inventory as a strategic asset and how an integrated space centric technology approach can help them manage read more »


FM:Interact and the Autodesk Forge Viewer

We’ve been integrating bi-directionally between our FM:Interact Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) and Revit models since 2010 and have been on the forefront of Lifecycle BIM since then. For the most part, building owners who are going to utilize Revit models for day-to-day facilities operations primarily relied upon 2D plan views generated from the model read more »


In this 4 part blog series I am going to explore reasons why universities should begin to think of their physical space inventory as a strategic asset and how an integrated space centric technology approach can help them manage their campus more effectively in today’s highly competitive campus environments. I am going to break this read more »


The Power of Real-Time Space Utilization at World Workplace

Last week we attended our biggest show of the year, IFMA’s World Workplace. Eight of us made the trip out to San Diego to attend the show and we couldn’t have asked for a better place, the weather was perfect and the city is absolutely beautiful. Once again the show was a great success—our week read more »


5 Reasons we’re counting down the Days until IFMA’s World Workplace!

1. Showcasing the new FM:Interact Functionality on the Expo floor We love meeting FM’s on the Expo floor, it’s always great to learn about existing facility management processes and demonstrate the ways our system may be able to improve those processes. This year we’re looking forward to showcasing functionality that was recently released in version read more »