Manage Your Facilities & Real Estate
FM:Interact is a suite of computer software tools for facilities and real estate professionals that is easy to use. These user-friendly tools can help you save time, increase productivity, reduce occupancy costs and increase employee satisfaction all from a desktop or mobile device.
Computer Software Product Solutions
FM:Interact is an integrated suite of powerful web-based facility management tools that helps organizations improve their space, occupancy, assets, moves, maintenance, leases and property management. Whether your real estate or facilities portfolio is small or large, FM:Interact can help you manage today’s dynamic facilities environments.
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Space Management – Make Every Space Count
Imagine managing every space in every building in your portfolio–without leaving your computer. The Space Management Module is designed to give facility professionals, department liaisons and executive management complete visibility into space and occupancy.
Asset Management – Make an Asset of Your Assets
Your organization’s assets make up a large and costly financial investment. Do you have the tools to track them effectively? With FM:Interact’s Asset Management module you can link assets to AutoCAD and Revit blocks and families on floor plans for easy location, ownership and access to product information such as warranties and depreciation values, greatly improving efficiencies in maintenance and personnel move processes.
Move Management – Make all the Right Moves
What if you could move twice the number of people in half the time–and spend half as much? You can make it happen with the FM:Interact Move Management module. Whether you’re moving just one person, co-locating a cross-functional group or reorganizing an entire location, you can rely on the Move Management module to reduce move costs and deliver better service to your entire organization.
Project Management – Keep Track of Every Detail
Stay on time and budget with all your facilities projects with the FM:Interact Project Management module. Now project managers, internal customers and other team members can have complete visibility into the status, budgets and schedules of any number of jobs across multiple locations. From initial request and approval, through planning and construction phases, to project approval and closeout, the FM:Interact Project Management module will keep your facilities management projects on track.
Maintenance Management – Maintain Control
Imagine being able to improve equipment performance and reducing equipment and facility downtime while also extending the operational lifecycle of the equipment and assets in your organization. The FM:Interact Maintenance Management module enables organizations to create, manage and measure highly effectively corrective and preventive maintenance programs which can serve all of the facilities in your portfolio. Reduce costs by efficiently managing your technicians, measure performance against Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and identify underperforming areas across all of your facilities through a powerful and secure Web-based Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) solution.
Space Reservation – Space When you Need it
The FM:Interact Space Reservation module provides functionality for both hoteling and conference room scheduling to meet today’s rapidly evolving demands to manage employees who are highly mobile and can work anytime and anywhere.
Strategic Planning – Power Your Space Program
Align your space portfolio with the business requirements of your organization with the FM:Interact Strategic Planning module. Now like never before you can get a visual depiction of what your space and occupancy might look like years into the future. Scenario Planning capabilities provide you with best practices from your past combined with modeling for future change to ensure you get the most effective utilization of your facilities over time.
The FM:Interact Sustainability Module helps you bring environmental and financial impacts into balance. From a standard Web browser you can manage critical information on energy performance or water usage, and sustainability projects like energy retrofits. Easy-to-read dashboards let you assess projects in a glance, and built-in certification standards for numerous programs help you plot your own green course. And because you have all the benefits of FM:Interact, it’s easy to run cost analysis reports for your sustainability projects, or see which buildings are affected and which ones to target next.
Real Estate and Leasing – Know Your Options
Leased space, whether as the lessee or lesser, is paper and date intensive. The FM:Interact Real Estate and Lease Portfolio Management module of FM:Interact automates all your processes and gives you the bird’s eye view that can help you make better management decisions and reduce overall costs by easily viewing all your owned and leased properties, the square footage and other building information.
FM:Mobile: Mobile Tools for Mobile Workers
More and more of your work as a facility professional takes you away from your desk. FM:Mobile enables your facility team members to securely access, update and report on your facilities data in the field with a mobile device.
FM:Interact corporate facilities software provides customers with an easy-to-use tool to address a broad range of management services.
Corporate Real Estate Professionals understand that CRE is one of the top cost drivers in their organizations. FM:Interact corporate facilities software provides customers with an easy-to-use tool to address a broad range of management services, including reducing occupancy costs, containing maintenance costs, improving space utilization and managing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Read how Herman Miller reduced move times by 88%
FM:Interact has helped healthcare organizations, such as Bayer, streamline their facility management process by creating a more controlled space plan.
Financial challenges including increased competition, compliance with healthcare reform requirements and quality of patient care and safety are top of mind concerns for all healthcare facilities executives. Maintaining high quality medical facilities while minimizing operating costs is imperative in today’s high paced healthcare environment.
Learn how Bayer Healthcare streamlined their facility management process
FM:Systems has provided universities such as Indiana University, NC State University and Xavier University with products to streamline space utilization reports to ensure appropriate state funding.
Whether our client’s needs to manage accurate and defensible space utilization data for Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) or provide one-click reporting on space and physical assets according to Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) standards they can rest assured knowing that FM:Interact gives them the power, ease of use and control they need to get their jobs done.
See how BIM transformed Xavier University’s process
With FM:Interact our government clients can manage, share and prove the effectiveness of their initiatives towards improved operational, environmental and financial real estate performance goals.
Increased accountability due to government mandates has created the need for facilities professions to provide insight into the effective management of government real property assets through their entire lifecycle. Requirements for improved operational, environmental and financial performance of government facilities are also at an all-time high.
Learn how Wake County increased productivity and improved space utilization
With FM:Interact, companies such as MathWorks have seen increased productivity since implementing, “the ratio of time saved is 10-to-1, for every ten minutes we spent prior to FM:Interact we now spend only one minute.”
The second largest cost companies incur on a yearly basis is their facilities. FM:Interact provides some of the largest technology companies in the world with a wide range of solutions that can help them manage any type of facilities related processes ranging from the coordination of moving employees to managing the work orders that keep the building operational.
Read how MathWorks took the pain out of move management
Companies such as BHP Billiton, Husky Energy and Encana Corporation are reducing their expenses and improving return on real estate and facilities assets with FM:Interact.
Office space and equipment often represent the second or third largest expense to energy and utility clients. By providing easy to use tools to better understand the utilization and allocation of space our clients are able to improve occupancy rates and space utilization with detailed space inventories, accurate occupancy data, and manage to facilities benchmarks.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Lifecycle BIM involves a collaborative model based approach to creating, maintaining and utilizing building information to effectively manage operations and maintenance of a building or portfolio of buildings throughout their operational lifecycle. This process takes into account the idea that models begin with design and evolve through the design and construction process until the building is operational. FM:Systems BIM integration enables AEC and Facilities Professionals to connect Autodesk® Revit® models to a Cloud-based system to help them manage space, plan maintenance and more.
Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS)
Many modern organizations are adopting new approaches to working which include greater requirements for flexible workspace, the ability to quickly support cross functional teams, more ad-hoc and collaborative areas, and support for Activity Based Workplaces (ABW) that break away from the practice of assigning one workstation per employee. FM:Systems provides solutions for our customers who are on the leading edge of these new ways of working.
Extensive Software Consulting
We are dedicated to providing customers with a smooth and successful implementation of their IWMS system. FM:Systems’ consultants can apply years of professional facility management experience and IWMS, CAFM and CMMS knowledge to help define and maintain an effective project life-cycle. We will work with your organization to establish goals, monitor milestones and recommend enhancements and processes to optimize your investment through our enhanced software.Learn more
FM:Systems consulting services include:
Implementation. FM:Systems provides a proven implementation methodology to meet your business requirements by involving you in all stages of the process. Our methodology includes software-based solution configuration, project management, and knowledge transfer activities created to ensure the smooth implementation of our IWMS software. Our process allows for the application of best practices, based on our experience, weighed with your needs to define a solution that meets your defined requirements and goals for your facilities.
Data Integration. A successful FM:Interact computer software implementation should integrate and share data from and with different sources throughout your workplace and organization. FM:Systems can help you link FM:Interact to other systems in your organization to increase the effectiveness and distribute the benefits of your software system.
CAD and BIM Services. For a fully successful IWMS implementation, a key factor is fully integrating your facility and real estate information with the spatial data in your AutoCAD or BIM drawings. We will work with you to apply the correct space classifications for both your organization’s guidelines and industry standard measurements.
Web Hosting for Your Real Estate and Facilities Workplace
Allowing FM:Systems to host your FM:Interact implementation offers many benefits including ensuring the safety and security of your data.
FM:Systems recognizes that your precious IT resources need to be focused on building your business through strategic planning and managing mission critical projects, not worrying about web hosting and managing servers. Choosing us to host FM:interact for you is a cost effective solution that will limit the burden on your existing IT resources while providing access to high-end computing infrastructure.Learn more
FM:Systems is pleased to announce that our hosting services have attained Safe Harbor certifications for the European Union and Switzerland and Privacy Certification through TRUSTe, the industry leader in data security certification.
These certifications validate that FM:Systems adheres to privacy best practices regarding the collection and use of personal information on its websites and applications. Additionally, they demonstrate FM:Systems’ commitment to maintaining our customers’ privacy.