I am constantly seeing more and more professionals working from home and from remote locations such as coffee shops, restaurants, the airport, and co-working spaces. With today’s advancements in technology it makes it possible for us to work anytime and access our work information from anywhere. We have made it possible for our customers to... Read more »

I recently returned from SCUP’s 50th annual conference which provided me with an opportunity to learn higher education’s best facilities professionals and the challenges they are facing on their campuses.  It’s been a number of years since I worked in space planning and management at the University of Arizona so I enjoyed having an opportunity... Read more »

Brian Haines

Understanding data driven facilities planning

Data Driven Facilities Planning Real-time access to accurate facilities data enables facilities teams to instantly understand the status of their buildings space and equipment across their portfolio. This empowers them to quickly answer questions with considerable confidence especially when businesses need to remain agile at times when their effectiveness is most vulnerable. An accurate inventory... Read more »

The Power of Mobile Tools for Mobile Workers More and more work as a facility professional takes you away from your desk. In today’s highly dynamic facilities environments it can be hard to keep the rhythm of your job flowing smoothly without unnecessary interruptions and obstacles such as going back to your desk for information.... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

Recap of the 2015 User Conference

It is an honor to say that last week’s annual User Conference was by far the best one yet! I am ecstatic to say we hit our attendance record of 168 customers and business partners—34 more than last year! We had attendance from 8 different countries—France, Australia, Lebanon, China, Spain, Iceland, Canada, and the United... Read more »

When a BIM model is connected to an IWMS in a truly integrated fashion, building owners have the potential to realize the benefits of a full BIM based lifecycle approach.  This can only truly be realized if the model is connected bi-directionally to a distributed BIM Lifecycle process which places responsibility of maintaining the underlying... Read more »

Predicting the space needs of your organization years—or even months out—can be tough knowing a single mistake could cost millions of dollars. This makes the FM:Interact Scenario Planning capabilities of the Strategic Planning Module essential for the planning of your organizational changes. Scenario Planning allows you to proactively plan for and manage change in your... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

Become a Change Agent with Facilities Scenario Planning

I recently did a presentation for the Chicago Chapter of IFMA focused on how emerging technologies has lead to rapid change in how organizations are managing their space.  These changes are creating challenges and opportunities for facility management teams as we are all more mobile than ever. These exciting new technologies are right at our... Read more »

Creating potential BIM services for building owners As a Revit professional you may have wondered why the models you have worked so hard to develop for your clients don’t have a longer shelf-life once your project is completed. Building owners are rapidly embracing BIM as a standard part of the AEC workflow and are now... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

The Top 3 Reasons to Move to FM:Interact 8.4

Reasons to move to FM:Interact 8.4 include the new FMx5 viewer, WSA module, and enhanced configurability Last year with the release of FM:Interact 8.3, I posted about my five favorite FM:Interact 8.3 features and why they made FM:Interact 8.3 our best release yet. I’m back again, but this time I’ll give you a sneak peek... Read more »