FM:Systems International User Conference Helps Customers and Partners Achieve a Lifecycle Perspective on Facility Management

RALEIGH, N.C. – June 29, 2010 – FM:Systems, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced that the company’s annual customer meeting continues to expand and attract practitioners, consultants and partners from across the globe.

“Every year we bring our customers together so they can network with others in their field, share ideas, and ensure they realize the full potential of our products,” said Michael Schley, founder and CEO, FM:Systems. “The feedback from our customers continues to be overwhelmingly positive and the fact that a number return year after year speaks to the value of the event.” This year attendees heard from industry experts on topics such as sustainability, building information modeling (BIM), and best practices on FM:Systems software from their peers, including:

  • Chris Hodges, IFMA Fellow and Principal of FEA gave attendees insights into sustainability and lifecycle facility management.
  • Chuck Mies, BIM Solutions Executive, AEC Solutions, for Autodesk shared the potential of integrating BIM data and processes from design and construction with building operations.
  • Curtis Knapp, Executive Vice President, Global Occupancy Planning Lead, for Jones Lang LaSalle, helped attendees understand how to achieve the full strategic value of their space

In addition, users were able to spend time with FM:Systems’ executives and engineers to gain additional insight into new products. Customers and partners that took part in the event included: Herman Miller, DuPont, Wachovia, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, JLL, Autodesk, and more.

Quotes from 2010 attendees:
Dave Kuiper, Corporate Workplace Strategist, Herman Miller, Inc.
Attending the FM:Systems user conference is a high point on my calendar. We have been a user of FM:Space for quite some time and have been able to make many positive cost cutting changes using the FM:Interact tool. This event allows users to get together informally to network, and see how others are using the tools as well as to see what product enhancements FM:Systems has in mind. For me, this is a definite value add!

Steven Baumgardner, Associate Director Site Engineering, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
Each year my team learns something new from networking with other attendees and we always come back to work with a new trick to implement. The methods that we use in our systems are always validated or corrected. Also, FM:Systems’ business partners usually provide new information that can also be used back in the office. It is also a great feeling to know that the software you purchased and depend on is so well supported, and continues to be improved.

About FM:Systems, Inc.
By connecting people, place and process, 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, 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 Ally, CA Technologies, Devon Energy, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed Martin, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Progress Energy, and Target stores.

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

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pino
Crossroads Public Relations on behalf of FM:Systems
919-821-2822 office
jpino@crossroadspr.com