Boston University | Client Success Story
How Boston University used FM:Interact to facilitate a collaborative and strategic view of their campus facilities.
the client Boston University

Boston University is no small operation.
With over 34,000 undergraduate and
graduate students from more than 130
countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 
17 schools and colleges and 300 fields of 
study, the University’s three campuses are 
always humming, and always in high gear.

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the Challenge

Before FM:Interact critical information needed to accurately and efficiently allocate, consolidate, manage and maintain space lived in various shadow systems across the enterprise–from the
Registrar’s office to the Provost of the Medical University–across campuses and across the globe. Using long institutionalized systems like Excel, Aperture, CAD, PDFs, and SAP for Financials, data for strategic planning had to be cobbled together from disjointed sources, which was time consuming, inefficient and often inconsistent.

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the  Solution

After an extensive, 2 year procurement process, the University chose FM:Interact because it exceeded these baseline requirements for a robust, easy to use Space Management system that could deliver the analytics needed to improve business processes and enhance planning.

Benefits of the system included:

  • Bringing people & knowledge together
  • Facilitating the accreditation process
  • Improving the allocation of resources
  • Supporting values of sustainability &  energy efficiency

 

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Gregg Snyder, Boston University's Assistant VP of Strategic Initiatives, answers questions in a Q&A webcast on how Boston University utilizes facility management technology to get a strategic view of their campus data to mitigate risk, define opportunities for savings and improve campus-wide collaboration.

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