Industries

 

Government

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 life-cycle. Requirements for improved operational, environmental and financial performance of government facilities are also at an all-time high.

With FM:Interact our federal government clients can manage, share and prove the effectiveness of their initiatives towards accomplishing these goals.

FM:Interact provides tools for federal agencies to improve operational, financial and environmental performance of federal real property assets. Executive orders have required executive branch agencies to establish asset management plans, measure appropriate performance measures and prioritise actions to ensure the effective management of federal real property assets through their entire life-cycle.

With FM:Interact government facilities professionals can:

  • Comply with government mandates and requirements: By providing easy-to-use tools to better understand the utilisation and allocation of space our clients are able to improve occupancy rates and space utilisation with detailed space inventories, accurate occupancy data and to manage facilities benchmarks. FM:Interact can alert you of high-cost properties or leases through reports and email notifications and can help you manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Meet and exceed BIM deliverable requirements: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) requires the delivery of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for major federal building projects. FM:Interact offers a direct integration with Autodesk® Revit® software for BIM which leverages building information modelling 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 across the entire building life cycle.

Education

FM:Systems has provided universities such as James Cook University, University of South Australia and Southwest Regional TAFE WA with products to streamline space utilisation reports to ensure appropriate state funding.

Whether our client’s needs to manage accurate and defensible space utilisation data for Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) or provide one-click reporting on space and physical assets according to TEFMA 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.

Having accurate space, asset, operational and integrated data from other campus systems are critical to managing a campus. FM:Interact enables higher education clients to:

  • Improve space utilisation: Increase the value of facility data and plans by providing access to key personnel to interact directly with CAD floor plans and campus data via a standard Web browser
  • Gather Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) information: Improve your F&A rate by easily gathering HEGIS and other post-secondary space usage information and associate to principal investigators
  • Maximise ICR: Access reports showing grant, department, occupancy and room use for audits from governmental or other external funding sources
  • Streamline space surveys: Automate approvals and workflows by utilising easy-to-use Web forms to accurately track space usage and occupancy to track grants, utilisation and other key facility benchmarks

FM:Systems specifically developed a module called FM Survey which is designed for universities and other larger nonprofit organisations managing facilities, grants, and sponsored research.

Health

FM:Interact has helped healthcare organisations, such as Queensland Health Hospitals and North Metro Health Services WA, 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 minimising operating costs is imperative in today’s high paced healthcare environment.

FM:Interact allows healthcare facilities professionals to:

  • Manage space, utilisation and vacancy: Easily collect, track and report on facilities data to insure you comply with regulatory requirements
  • Maintain healthcare equipment: Keep track of inventory and set preventative maintenance tasks to keep assets in top condition
  • Improve operational efficiency: Streamline processes with automatic notifications and detailed reports on the fly

Corporate

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 organisations. 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 utilisation and managing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

FM:Interact allows corporate facilities professionals to:

  • Improve space utilisation: Increase the value of facility data and plans by providing access to key personnel to interact directly with AutoCAD floor plans and data via a standard Web browser
  • Manage KPI’s: Benchmark facility performance and measure results versus goals
  • Reduce occupancy costs: Utilise your existing space and assets more effectively
 

Energy

Companies such as Access Midstream, Baker Hughes, BHP Billiton and Nexen 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 utilisation and allocation of space our clients are able to improve occupancy rates and space utilisation with detailed space inventories, accurate occupancy data, and manage to facilities benchmarks.

FM:Interact allows energy and utility clients to:

  • Improve space utilisation: Increase the value of facility data and plans by providing access to key personnel to interact directly with CAD floor plans data via a standard Web browser
  • Automate portfolio management: Analyse property financial data and monitor portfolio performance against key performance indicators and industry benchmarks
  • Keep everyone on the same page: Integrate with other departments to keep everyone up-to-date and aligned to avoid unnecessary expenditures

Technology

 

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.

FM:Interact allows technology companies to:

  • Manage space, utilisation and vacancy: Improve occupancy rates and space utilisation with detailed space inventories, accurate occupancy and manage facilities benchmarks
  • Keep everyone on the same page: Integrate with other departments to keep everyone up-to-date and aligned to avoid unnecessary expenditures
  • Improve operational efficiency: streamline work order and preventative maintenance processes with automatic notifications, mobile access and detailed reports