Mastering the What-if

Recap of our 2017 FM:Systems User Conference We recently had our annual User Conference, where our customers and business partners all come together to discuss one thing we all have in common—FM:Systems. I can honestly say this is my favorite event I get to attend for work each year because I get to meet new read more »


The Evolution of Revit Models for each phase of a buildings life

BIM has transformed architecture, engineering and construction. However the great potential of BIM is to provide accurate, timely and relevant information not just during design and construction for a single building, but also throughout the lifecycle of an entire portfolio of facilities. The use of BIM technology in the operational phase of a building’s lifecycle read more »


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 »