Leasha Jackson

Recap of the 2014 FM:Systems’ User Conference

Last week we had our annual User Conference, where our customers and partners fly in from all over the world to meet and network with other users of our product. Throughout the conference we had a variety of events including a golf outing, welcome reception, usability testing, one-on one sessions with our consultants, roundtable sessions... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Automate move management tasks

I am concluding my “best practices of improving your move process” blog series that I started in my Heading up a Move post, which discusses how an integrated workplace management system (IWMS) can assist you in reaching your facilities desired move process goals. Automate move management tasks A fully integrated workplace management system provides Web... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Utilizing Space on Campus

A few weeks ago I attended Academic Impressions’ Integrated Space Planning for Higher Education conference in Dallas, Texas. It was two full days packed with presentations and working discussions on space management concerns and global space management trends for universities. I learned a tremendous amount about some of the issues individuals were experiencing at their... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Understand the Churn

As promised, I am continuing the “best practices of improving your move process” series that I started in my Heading up a Move post. Best Practice number 3: Understand the Churn Some organizations may be well aware of their churn rates, but few can accurately track the associated costs. Churn is necessary within any healthy,... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

My Fab Five FM:Interact 8.3 Features

With the constant need to adapt to changing situations and the pressure to work efficiently, workers across all employment sectors are looking for ways to streamline daily tasks. With more and more work being completed away from the desk, employees are forced to find the necessary amenities in remote locations. FM:Systems has responded to these... Read more »

Brian Haines

FM:Systems BIM Success at AU with US CAD

Back in December 2013 FM:Systems had the privilege of presenting at Autodesk University (AU) along with US CAD.  This is a rare opportunity for which we capitalized on Facilities Management solutions using a BIM workflow.  Having used AutoCAD since 1990, this was my first time attending AU and obviously my first time speaking there.  Many hours... Read more »

As promised, I am continuing the “best practices of improving your move process” series that I started in my Heading up a Move post. Best Practice number 2: Create a team of move liaisons to manage interdepartmental communication Identifying a team of people to take on the role of move liaison or coordinator can clarify... Read more »

Brian Haines

Support for Alternative Workplace Strategies

I’ve worked in the past for a company that provided hoteling as a way to provide space to employees on an Adhoc and temporary basis. I used it primarily when shuttling between offices for group meetings or for when I was on the road and there was a local office near that I could utilize... Read more »

Brian Haines

3D model views in a facilities management system

I get asked quite often when I am at conferences such as Autodesk University if we support 3D model views of Revit models in FM:Interact. I will typically answer this question with a tentative yes followed by asking them why they want to see the 3D model views in a facilities management system. The usual... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

As promised, I am continuing the “best practices of improving your move process” series that I started in my Heading up a Move post a few weeks ago. Best practice number 1: Provide visibility into existing and planned space usage Facility professionals must work with management to understand evolving business needs and goals before they can... Read more »