FM:Systems Successfully Migrates Autodesk FMDesktop Customers

More than 45 Percent of FMDesktop Customers Moving to FM:Interact

RALEIGH, N.C. – November 29, 2010 – FM:Systems, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced that the transition of Autodesk FMDesktop customers to FM:Systems products has been a success, with more than 45 percent of Autodesk FMDesktop customers moving to the FM:Interact Workplace Management Suite. Earlier this year Autodesk selected FM:Systems as its preferred industry partner for facility management and announced the transition program for FMDesktop customers.

“We are pleased that Autodesk FMDesktop users are experiencing a smooth transition to FM:Interact,” said Marty Chobot, vice president of product management, FM:Systems. “Autodesk and FM:Systems share a vision of expanding BIM to the operational phase of a building’s lifecycle and improving communication among key stakeholders. This common goal, combined with FM:Systems’ 93 percent customer satisfaction record, has made the transition an easy decision for FMDesktop customers.”

“This successful migration confirms Autodesk’s decision to partner with FM:Systems,” said Nicolas Mangon, director building industry, Autodesk. “FM:Systems continues to be a major player in the facility management space. They are uniquely positioned to successfully support FMDesktop customers and assist with the development of functionality to integrate BIM with facility management processes.”

Today’s announcement follows news of the company’s recent Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Integration. The FM:Interact BIM Integration Component leverages building information modeling data to improve communication and collaboration between stakeholders as a building evolves. This provides an opportunity for architects, engineers, contractors and facility managers to share building information during initial design and construction, building operations, and renovation or retrofit projects. The BIM Integration Component lets customers:

  • Create a live bi-directional link between Revit models and FM:Interact Web sites
  • Connect BIM data from design, construction and renovation to facility management and operations
  • Manage FM:Interact Space Management inventory, allocations and occupancy in Revit Architecture
  • Synchronize families in Revit models with building systems data in the FM:Interact Facility Maintenance Module
  • Publish floor plans from Revit models to FM:Interact

The FM:Interact Workplace Management Suite offers an integrated set of powerful Web-based workplace management products designed to assist facilities and real estate professionals to improve planning, manage performance and streamline processes. FM:Interact provides the space management, occupancy management and facility maintenance offered by Autodesk FMDesktop, and offers additional capabilities such as real estate portfolio management, lease administration, project management, move management and strategic planning.

A special Web site at www.fmsystems.com/fmdesktop has been established to provide Autodesk FMDesktop users with information and FM:Systems contact referrals. Existing customers may also call 1-800-648-8030 for immediate assistance.

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