Brian Haines

Does BIM have a role in the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things? (IoT) There is a tremendous amount of interest and hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) which for the broader world of physical objects is similar to the momentum experienced by BIM for AEC in the early 2000’s. According to Wikipedia a British entrepreneur first used the phrase, “Internet... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Expanding our International Presence at EFMC

I had the honor of attending the first international conference that FM:Systems was an exhibitor at on June 8-9 in Milan, Italy. The European Facility Management Conference (EFMC) is the largest conference of facility management executives throughout Europe and other countries. The conference was two full days and consisted of different presentation tracks, an industry... Read more »

The Future of Buildings The FM:Systems User Conference is always the most exciting time of year—we work with our customers and business partners throughout the year and our conference allows us to meet them in person and spend a few days learning more about FM:Interact. Each year our conference continues to grow, not only in... Read more »

Many facility team members that I speak with understand the value of IWMS/CAFM solutions and how it can be used to turn tough challenges into results. This includes areas such as reducing costs and managing facilities more effectively across an entire real estate portfolio. If your organization doesn’t have access to one of these facility management software... Read more »

Giving Back to the Community Two years ago FM:Systems generously donated six refurbished laptops and money to purchase a generator to CODEP, a program that provides Haitians with basic tools and knowledge in order to help them build better lives for themselves. FM:Systems partnered with CODEP in an effort to help Haitians develop everyday skills... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Space Management Excellence

Where do you rate? Before you can get to where you want to go you first have to know where you are. That is why we created the Stages of Excellence, a document that can help real estate and facility professionals like yourself evaluate where they are in terms of using software solutions to manage... Read more »

Brian Haines

The evolution of a BIM for FM

Introduction Building owners are widely embracing Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a core part of their design and construction process and now are beginning to extend the value of BIM to the entire lifecycle of a facility or portfolio of facilities. Lifecycle BIM is the collaborative model based process for creating, maintaining and utilizing building... Read more »

Brian Haines

Mobility and the Evolving Workplace

Increased mobility and the evolving workplace is increasing the need for greater flexibility in how organizations use their available space and assets and is pushing facilities professionals into new territories unimagined just a few years ago. FM:Systems has been rapidly evolving new capabilities to meet these demands which are being enabled by maturing technologies such... Read more »

This year CIOReview published “100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers” where they reviewed over a thousand Microsoft solution providers and selected the top companies. FM:Systems was selected as one of the top 100 who demonstrated an ability to develop innovative technologies and have superior customer service. Below is a portion of the article that was... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

What happens after the building construction is complete?

The missing piece to the project hand-off puzzle Last week I had the pleasure of attending Autodesk University in Las Vegas. It was my first time attending the show, but FM:Systems attends every year. Autodesk University is a conference that brings together AEC firms, contractors, design firms, and other industry leaders to talk about the... Read more »