Michael Schley is the 2014 IFMA Foundation Trustees Award Winner

Awarded to individuals whose outstanding achievements advance the aims of the IFMA Foundation

RALEIGH, N.C. – 12/23/2014 FM:Systems, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-aided Facility Management (CAFM) software,  announced that CEO and Founder Michael Schley was awarded the 2014 IFMA Foundation Trustees Award at World Workplace 2014. The award recognized his outstanding contributions to the facilities management industry and the IFMA Foundation in the area of emerging workplace strategies.

“As discussions on the future of work began to gain momentum, the Foundation saw the need to set a research agenda on the topic of workplace strategy. IFMA Fellow Michael Schley immediately took action and founded the Workplace Strategy Research Summit” said IFMA Trustee board member Diane Coles Levine, “These summits have not only helped move research forward; but have also enhanced the Foundation’s presence in Europe, advanced the FM profession’s awareness and knowledge of innovative workplace strategy and led to the establishment of IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries.”

“FM:Systems believes that providing support for the work of IFMA Foundation is a valuable way to advance the facility management profession” said Michael Schley.  “FM:Systems has been pleased to support the Foundation both financially and with active participation.”

The IFMA Foundation

The IFMA Foundation works for the public good in support of Facility Management higher education, students studying Facility Management and related fields, research critical to the profession and increasing awareness of facility management and making FM a career of choice. The prestigious Foundation Trustee Award recognizes individuals, chapters or organizations whose outstanding achievements have focused on advancing the aims of the IFMA Foundation.

About FM:Systems, Inc.

FM:Systems helps facilities and real-estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems’ Web-based software improves management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property.

Customer results include: real estate costs reduced by 15 percent, move spend reduced by 88 percent, average enterprise productivity savings of $1.5 million and an internal customer satisfaction rate of 97 percent. Many of the world’s leading organizations rely on FM:Systems products, including CA Technologies, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed Martin, North Carolina State University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Callaway Golf.

FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.

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