Leasha Jackson

FM:Systems Presence at IFMA’s 2015 World Workplace

FM:Systems demonstrates cutting-edge Facility Management technologies at IFMA’s 2015 World Workplace It’s hard to believe IFMA’s World Workplace has already come and gone but I can honestly say this was by far the best one FM:Systems has ever attended! We were constantly meeting new facilities and real estate professionals—learning about how they are managing their... Read more »

I can’t believe it is that time of the year again where we are preparing to attend IFMA’s World Workplace! This year it is taking place October 7th-9th at The Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. With our growing customer base and having networked with facility professionals over the past several years, I really look... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Manage Change in your Facilities with Scenario Planning

The traditional approaches to reactive space management are being replaced by creative, proactive ideas in workplace strategy. FM:Systems is on the leading edge of these new ways of working which include Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS), Scenario Planning, mobile technologies, sustainability, and BIM. One of the areas of innovation I want to focus on today is... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

FM Software Hosting Options That Meet Your Needs

Options That Meet Your Needs When it comes to choosing how to host your Integrated Workplace Management Software (IWMS) and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) solutions, organizations have a lot of options to consider. Is your IT department able to handle hosting the software on your internal infrastructure? Would it be best to outsource your hosting... Read more »

Brian Haines

The right BIM for Facilities Management

There has been a lot of discussion over the past years about what kind of model is the right BIM for facilities management.  The bottom line is that the model you have is better than no model at all.  Starting from scratch is entirely different than leveraging an existing model.  Having no model will allow you to... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Moving Towards an IWMS Solution

A few weeks ago I defined what Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) were and what the difference was between the two. Today I want to dive a little deeper into the true meaning of IWMS and how it plays such an important part in how organizations manage their facilities.... Read more »

Revit Shared Parameters Autodesk Revit has always been positioned as the best project-centric BIM tool on the market.  Autodesk’s own website describes Revit® as building design software that is “specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), including features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction”.  Many building owners and operators are now receiving... Read more »

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 »