This blog post is focused on helping facilities team members understanding the differences between type and instance parameters in Revit and how they can be used effectively to help you track the most important data associated with your building assets.  We’ll focus on the types of assets that facility managers work with every single day... Read more »

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Take the Pain out of Manual Processes

I am constantly hearing about the challenges Facility Managers deal with on a daily basis. Times are changing and manually updating spreadsheets are becoming more and more of a struggle for facility and real estate managers. The job gets done, but not in a timely and efficient manner. Excel spreadsheets are beginning to no longer... Read more »

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Emerging Trends in Workplace Strategy

FM:Systems was a proud sponsor of the 2014 Workplace Strategy Summit at the Wokefield Park Conference Centre in Berkshire, England June 8-10. I am pleased to say I was one of the 100 attendees who had the honor of hearing the leading experts in the fields of facility management and real estate speak about the... Read more »

Ever since FM:Interact 8.3 was released a few months ago, we have received countless excited inquiries about the dynamic mapping feature, which does not surprise me since I, too, have been excited about it—so excited about it, in fact, that I included it in my list of fab five features in FM:Interact 8.3 back in... Read more »

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Advice for Implementing a Mobile FM Solution

When word gets out that you’ve accomplished a successful deployment of a mobile FM solution, you may find yourself being asked for advice from others. The idea of providing mobile access to an FM solution is so logical, that just about everyone I encounter in the profession wants to do this (if they haven’t already), but some are still not quite ready to take the plunge.

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Workplace Strategy Summit 2014: Innovation on the Edge

FM:Systems is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2014 Workplace Strategy Summit at the Wokefield Park Conference Centre in Berkshire, England June 8-10. The summit, themed “Innovation on the Edge,” will feature leading academics and experts in the fields of design, facility management, real estate, organizational ecology, technology and management. Building on the... Read more »

I’ll be writing a multi-part blog series covering some best practices that we’ve discovered while working with customers who are adopting a building lifecycle approach to Building Information Modeling (BIM).  In this series I’ll begin to dig a little more deeply into the details than I typically have and will speak more directly to tips,... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »