Leasha Jackson

Announcing FM:Interact 8.4.1

We are constantly adding new functionality into our software that gives our customers the tools and ease of use they need to effectively manage their facilities. We just released a version of our software, FM:Interact 8.4.1, that has some great new features and functionality that our customers can begin to take advantage of. At our... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

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 »

Leasha Jackson

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 »

Leasha Jackson

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 »

Leasha Jackson

Facility Management Made Easy

Facility management made easy by reducing costs, improving customer service, and increasing productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Interact was developed with the customer in mind and was organically grown from the ground up to be easy-to-use and configurable by the end user. With FM:Interact, facility and real estate professionals can get real-time access to accurate workplace information and... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

New FMx5 Viewer Features will Amaze

Having worked in the Facilities Management world for over 20 years now I have had the privilege of working with the very basics of AutoCAD and Excel files, to the best IWMS software available – FM:Interact.  With FM:Systems latest product offering:  FM:Interact 8.4, comes a brand new floorplan view engine called FMx5 viewer and lest... Read more »

Additional Revit modeling considerations In my previous Revit Modeling tips for FM I covered several specific Revit capabilities and features to help you build basic models that can use successfully for facilities management.  This included tips for creating facility area plans, type vs. instance parameters and how much data you should be tracking in your... Read more »