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 »

Leasha Jackson

Facility Management Software Educational Grant Program

As FM:Systems Product Marketing Specialist one of my job responsibilities is to manage our Facility Management Educational Grant Program. This is something I have been involved with over the last 3 years I have been here and it is something that I believe to be a great value both for us as a company as... Read more »

Brian Haines

BIM Interoperability and data exchange in FM:Interact

FM:Systems provides solutions for BIM Interoperability and data exchange in FM:Interact.  This is done by either integrating directly with BIM authoring and viewing solutions such as Autodesk Revit and Autodesk 360 viewing or by supporting BIM data exchange standards such as COBie. BIM Interoperability and data exchange with Autodesk Revit FM:Interacts BIM for the Building Lifecycle... Read more »

Brian Haines

Increasing efficiency with mobile maintenance software

Reducing Cycle Time with Mobile Maintenance Software Now that our FM:Mobile mobile maintenance software has been in the hands of our customers for more than a year I have had the opportunity to speak with a number of them to see how they are increasing efficiency with mobile maintenance tools in the daily facilities management... Read more »

Brian Haines

BIM for facilities operations for real

In this post I am going to discuss the top reasons why the Autodesk A360 Large Model Viewer is a game changer for our FM:Systems customers who are adopting a Business Information Modeling (BIM) based approach to building operations. We’ve been integrating bi-directionally between our FM:Interact Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) and Revit models since... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Improve your facilities and real estate management

Want to unlock cost savings and create smarter, greener buildings? The key is in your facilities. The game has changed. Archaic tools like departmental systems or Excel spreadsheets can’t support the growing responsibilities of real estate and facilities professionals. You need real-time visibility into your portfolio, and to automate tactical work so you can play... Read more »

Our seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook allows reservations to instantaneously appear on your calendar, allows you to change and update reservations and set reminders and alerts. When using the FM:Interact Room Scheduling capability with Microsoft Outlook the tools are much more powerful than when using them alone–and you get a variety of features and functionalities... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

What is Indirect Cost-Recovery?

FM:Systems has several university customers who use our FM Survey module to track their Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR). What is Indirect Cost Recovery? Simply stated it is the cost a university incurs when they provide grant funded research. Our FM Survey is designed for universities and other nonprofit organizations managing facilities, grants and sponsored research.... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Save the Date for the 2015 User Conference

It’s that time again where we start talking about the upcoming 2015 FM:Systems User Conference. For me, this is something that is on my mind year round as I am constantly planning and thinking of new and exciting ways to make the upcoming conference the best one yet! The 2015 FM:Systems User Conference will take... Read more »