Facilities and Infrastructure Management Resources

Facilities and Infrastructure Management Resources

 

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ARCHIBUS Foundation Concepts: Extending ARCHIBUS throughout an Organization—from Needs Analysis to Value Proposition
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

Once ARCHIBUS has been successfully implemented and proven its value to an organization, it is not uncommon for other departments to discover that they can also benefit by using other ARCHIBUS applications to access this “gold standard” of information.

This Foundation Concept white paper is intended to provide you with many perspectives on extending ARCHIBUS within your organization. It discusses various definitions, and factors that drive an expansion, as well as those that can affect an expansion.

It also reviews some of the tools and methods at your disposal that can assist with an expansion, including the expectations created by a Needs Analysis that ultimately drive and define the Value Proposition.

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How to Select a TIFM System
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

To ensure success, organizations realize they must use every information technology tool at their disposal to improve business efficiency, rationalize resource utilization, and reduce costs.

Too many firms, however, have overlooked what can often be a significant source of savings by not deploying a special class of software that improves management of real estate, infrastructure and facilities: Total Infrastructure Facilities Management (TIFM) software. TIFM and its earlier though less evolved software sub-sets (in order of appearance: FM, CAFM, CIFM, IWMS) have made life progressively easier for real estate and facilities managers.

But picking the right TIFM software can be a challenge. This white paper examines what to look for in a TIFM solution that leverages existing IT investments to improve organizational performance and profitability.

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Moving from BIM to EIM
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

If we are to develop and deploy world-class total infrastructure and facility management systems (TIFM) we must embrace the opportunities afforded to us through the utilization of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Enterprise Information Modeling (EIM). BIM techniques have been in active, funded development for well over a decade, yet their practical impact outside of the design and construction professions has been limited. BIM has had surprisingly little impact on real estate portfolio management practice or effect on the bottom line as measured by organizations’ enterprise resource planning systems. This White Paper looks at BIM techniques and adoption, and BIM’s successes and challenges. It then examines how the traditional BIM perspective can be extended using more modern enterprise techniques, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) approaches.

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Moving Move Management Into The 21st Century
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

The right move management solution will keep the cost of Moves, Add, and Changes (MAC) low while keeping corporate productivity high. This white paper explains what move management functionalities a company should look for in a prospective movement management solution and provides several case studies demonstrating how cost-effective such solutions can be in analyzing and coordinating MAC projects for optimal efficiency and economy.

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TIFM Addresses Key Healthcare Issues
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

Learn how Total Infrastructure and Facilities Management (TIFM) solutions, with their integrated data and flexible reporting capabilities, can help healthcare organizations maximize reimbursements, mitigate against risk, and make better strategic planning decisions while reducing operating costs and meeting regulatory compliance requirements.

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Developing a Winning FM Web Strategy
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

This briefing outlines some of the steps involved in developing a successful facilities management Web strategy. It includes both technical and non-technical considerations, as well as real-world examples of successful Web-based implementations. Whether your organization is a single-site operation or a global enterprise with hundreds of sites, a well-planned Web strategy increases enterprise-wide communication and reduces the workload of already overburdened facility managers.

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ARCHIBUS Solution Integration with SAP R/3®
Facilities Management Techniques, Inc. – Boston, MA

This white paper provides an overview of ARCHIBUS application integration with SAP R/3 and discusses the potential benefits of such an undertaking. Integrating ARCHIBUS with SAP data from your corporate ERP system unites financial and business data with graphic facilities and infrastructure information. Linking these applications unleashes their combined power and reduces redundancies throughout your organization. Read about various integration techniques and a case study on SAP integration at an ARCHIBUS user site.

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Solution Integration with Cyco Software AutoManager® Meridian
Facilities Management Techniques, Inc. - Boston, MA

This white paper provides an overview of an ARCHIBUS solution integration with Cyco Software AutoManager Meridian and discusses the potential benefits of such an undertaking. AutoManager Meridian provides engineering and document management solutions for the department and divisional CAD and facilities management market. Combining ARCHIBUS with AutoManager Meridian provides a robust solution for managing all your facilities infrastructure information; including datadriven facilities CAD drawings, architectural CAD drawings, lease documents, equipment manuals, and more.

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Creating a CAFM Implementation Plan
Facilities Management Techniques, Inc. - Boston, MA

The right CAFM system can dramatically increase an organization’s functionality and productivity. Find out how Facilities Management Techniques, Inc. can assess an organization’s CAFM needs and then help assemble an implementation plan that will get users up and running quickly.

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In Control with Fleet Management
ARCHIBUS Solution Centers Research Triangle and ARCHIBUS, Inc.

Whether you’re responsible for managing corporate, government or institutional fleets, the ARCHIBUS Fleet Management solution helps you respond to mission-critical needs. Read how you can gain control over your fleets with tools to manage usage, repairs, preventive maintenance, and inventory, while integrating vehicle management with other facilities and infrastructure information to produce unified financial reports.

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