Brian Haines

Sensor Based Real-Time Space Utilization

Sensor Based Real-Time Space Utilization Building Automation Systems (BAS) have been around for several years and thousands of buildings around the world are equipped with sensor based technology to automate tasks such as turning lights on and off in rooms, adjusting room temperature, reporting fault conditions in equipment etc. Newly emerging trends in the actual... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

The Power of the Mobile Employee at World Workplace

FM:Systems has been attending IFMA’s World Workplace conference and expo for the past 31 years and I am honored to have just attended my 6th. World Workplace is one of the biggest shows we attend each year and is the best place to network with facility and real estate professionals, learn how they are managing... Read more »

Brian Haines

The Cost of Interoperability in Facility Management

McGraw-Hill Construction released the Interoperability in the Construction Industry SmartMarket in 2007 Report that showed that project team members attributed 3% of project costs to software non interoperability. Some of the contributors to additional cost included: Manually reentering data from application to application Time spent on duplicate software Time lost to document version checking Over... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Release of FM:Interact 2017 – Five New Features!

We are very excited to announce the release of FM:Interact 2017, as well as the new functionality that comes with it. With this release, FM:Systems has enhanced a number of previous functions to improve user experience, as well as created brand new functions in order for organizations to get the most effective utilization of their space.... Read more »

IoT based sensor technology to track real-time utilization I’ve been closely watching the evolution of the modern office over the past several years as many organizations embrace alternative workplace strategies. This has been particularly driven by the ability for employees to work anytime and anywhere due to really incredible mobile technologies. While this has offered... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

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 »

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 »

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 »

Leasha Jackson

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 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 »