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5 Ways to Maximize Facilities Management System Integration ROI

In 2020, the facilities group at the University of New Hampshire faced a common question that is presented when implementing...


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Tags: system integration strategies

What is ReADY Space software and AiM Space Management Software?

Some of you may want help finding the answer to the question, “What is Ready Space software?”


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What you need to know about real estate and lease management software 

How many times have you found yourself frustrated with the longwinded approval processes in your role? Higher education...


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Tags: real estate and lease management

Top 10 Ways to Turn Facilities Management Software Features into Facilities Management Solutions

Before you hop on board with the latest facilities management software trends, keep in mind that investing in the...


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Tags: IWMS software, facilities management software trends, the best IWMS software,

10 benefits of Facilities Management Software for your business case

Facilities management software comes in a variety of flavours and costs, so it can be difficult to identify where you can...


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Tags: Facilities Management Software, Benefits of facilities management systems

What you need to know about capital planning and project management software 

One of the biggest challenges for facilities managers is presenting and getting approval for a capital planning project. This...


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Tags: capital planning and project management

What you need to know about the difference between IWMS and CAFM

I’ve waited a couple of weeks to write this post about the significant differences between Integrated Workplace Management...


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Tags: IWMS, CAFM, difference between IWMS and CAFM

Why You Need Your Facilities Management Software Provider to Be More Than a Vendor

As a former Facilities Director, I know that one of the most important decisions you can make is the selection of a Facilities...


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Tags: Facilities Management System, Higher Education Facilities Management, Facilities Management Software,

Why you should ring up Paul Sharp about facilities management systems

In previous posts, I’ve encouraged readers of this blog to contact one of the higher education experts at AssetWorks if they...


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Tags: facilities management systems

5 key questions to ask when selecting the right Estates or Facilities Management System for your University

Choosing the right software solutions that support University Estates Departments can be a challenging task, even at the best...


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Tags: Facilities Management System, Property Management System, Estates Management System

5 reasons why you should contact Marshall McSpadden for IWMS solutions

In previous posts, I've encouraged readers of this blog to contact one of the higher education experts at AssetWorks if they...


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You need to know what Mark Twain discovered about IWMS systems

Yes, I know that the term “IWMS systems” is an example of RAS syndrome. (RAS is an acronym for “redundant acronym syndrome.") ...


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What is space management software in a world turned upside down?

A few years ago, I could have written a short post to answer a question like, “What is space management software?” But, the...


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Tags: space management software, what is space management software

The State of Alaska wins AssetWorld's 2021 Steve Deines' Achievement Award

April 19, 2021

On Monday, April 19th State of Alaska's Department of Transportation and Public Facilities received the 2021...


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Portland Community College wins AssetWorld’s 2021 Innovation Award

April 19, 2021

Portland Community College (PCC), the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, has won AssetWorld’s 2021...


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What is the role of facility management in 2021 and beyond?

According to Google, a surprising number of people are asking, “What is the role of facility management?” Well, there’s a...


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Tags: Facility Management, what is the role of facility management

Are facility management systems like Carleton University’s tunnels?

Although I didn’t know much about facility management systems 25 years ago, I could have written a short article on the topic. 


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What is facility management software in the post-pandemic era?

Well, all you need to do is conduct a search for the term, “facility management software,” and you’ll find lots of articles...


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Tags: Facility Management, COVID-19, facility management software

What is AiM Software and Do You Mean the AssetWorks IWMS?

I was planning to write a short blog post that answered the question, “What is AiM software?” But, I did a quick search,...


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Tags: AiM software, what is AiM software, AiM IWMS software

How the State of Alaska Tackles Statewide Deferred Maintenance

The largest U.S. state by area, Alaska is roughly twice the size of Texas and one-fifth of the entire United States. Alaska’s...


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What is the Best IWMS Software for Higher Education?

When you search for the term, “IWMS” (Integrated Workplace Management System), you will find lots of results for IWMS software...


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Tags: IWMS, IWMS software, best IWMS software

How the City of LA Manages Administrative Missions

Installing a sustainable and efficient system-of-record is a challenging road for every organization. Is the existing data...


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Implementing a Best-In-Class IWMS on Any Budget (Part 4 of 4)

Part 4: Featuring the APPA Award-Winning Team at Oklahoma State University

QUICK SUMMARY

In part 3 of this journey, we talked...


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Tags: IWMS, CAFM

Implementing a Best-In-Class IWMS on Any Budget (Part 3 of 4)

Part 3: Featuring the APPA Award-Winning Team at Oklahoma State University

QUICK SUMMARY

In Part 2 of the story, we discussed...


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Tags: IWMS, CAFM

Free Remote Upgrade Assistance Program

New to this year's conference, AssetWorks is offering the "Free Remote Upgrade Assistance Program." All registered AssetWorld...


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Implementing a Best-In-Class IWMS on Any Budget (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2: Featuring the APPA Award-Winning Team at Oklahoma State University

QUICK SUMMARY

In Part 1 of the story, we covered...


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Tags: IWMS, CAFM

Implementing a Best-In-Class IWMS on Any Budget (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1: Featuring the APPA Award-Winning Team at Oklahoma State University

OVERVIEW

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Facilities...


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Tags: IWMS, CAFM

Part 2: The University of Leicester's 3-Year Journey to Adopt an IWMS

Editor's Note: Although this interview took place recently, the University of Leicester's experience adopting a new software...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, COVID-19

New Year, New Missions - 6 Reasons to Attend AssetWorld

If you are like me, New Year's Resolutions are an inescapable exercise that can be as dreadful as well, actual exercise. But...


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The University of Leicester's 3-Year Journey to Adopt an IWMS

Editor's Note: Although this interview took place recently, the University of Leicester's experience adopting a new software...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, COVID-19

AssetWorld 21 Early Registration is Now Open

December 15, 2020

AssetWorks is pleased to announce that early registration is now open for AssetWorld 21: Mission Possible!  ...


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Mission Possible: The Leap to Accurate, Timely Data

So, how do you do it? How do you leap from messy data in disparate systems into accurate, timely data in an integrated system...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, FCA

Preventative Maintenance for Facilities - A Quick Checklist

Preventative maintenance can make a dramatic difference in the productivity of your facility. Are you doing all you can?


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Tags: IWMS, Preventative Maintenance

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Facilities Management

Facilities Management is full of acronyms. Here’s a cheat sheet to let you know if you should be offended when someone asks if...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, CMMS,

Facilities Management Software Jargon... Simplified

When it comes to facility management software, you have a host of options. With so many choices, selecting the right software...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, CMMS,

Facility Condition Assessments: Your Light in the Dark

Today’s facility managers truly are the MacGyvers, Jack Bauers, and Ethan Hunts of their organization.

Think about it. Most...


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Tags: IWMS, FCA

How to Rectify the Biggest Oversight in Maximizing Your CMMS

Are you disgusted by fruitless attempts at keeping your various systems in order? A simple solution can transform your...


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Tags: IWMS, CMMS, space management

Do I need a CMMS or an IWMS at my Facility?

Which is best for your facility – a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or an Integrated Workplace Management...


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Tags: IWMS, CMMS, Integration

Is an IWMS Right for Your Organization?

An IWMS – Integrated Workplace Management System – helps facilities professionals oversee the complete facilities and real...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management

Start Optimizing Your Facility: The Tools You Must Pay Attention To

To excel in your role at your facility, it’s time to discover the tools at your disposal to make you more successful.

Space...


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Effective Facility Management Software - What You Really Need

Over a decade ago, the debate over the effectiveness of facility management software ended.

Digital software solutions provide...


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Tags: IWMS, CMMS

4 Critical Questions to Ask When Selecting your IWMS Software

Selecting the right integrated workplace management system (IWMS) software is crucial for the effective running of your campus.


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Tags: IWMS, CMMS, space management

What to look for in a Facilities Management Software Solution

Not all facilities management software solutions are created equal. With a vast array of options available, selecting the...


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How Space Management Completes the IWMS Vision

IWMS represents the seamless integration of five core functional pillars sometimes referred to as “ERP for everything else.”

...


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Infographic: The Cost of Space in K-12 Schools

While space is often seen as free, there are many costs and factors that go into space. Do you know the average age of school...


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Three Keys to Effective Space Management

Let’s talk about space management.

Wait a second. I hear the lightsabers firing up already.

Please return them to your belts.

...


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CAFM vs. IWMS - Your Guide to an Informed Decision
Does your campus need a Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), or an Integrated Workplace Management System? Discover...
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Tags: IWMS, Integration, CAFM

It’s Time to Lose the Facilities Management Information Silo

In the IT world, information silos have the tendency to pop up like ants at a picnic.

Much like the tiny, biting, unwelcome...


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Tags: IWMS, Implementation, Information Silos,

IWMS Implementation: Why Your Finance Department is Essential

During an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) implementation, it’s critical to lay the groundwork for success for...


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Tags: IWMS, Implementation

Utility Billing Software: Your Surprising Advocate

If you’re like utility managers at most organizations, utility billing is the bane of your existence. 

Manually collecting...


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Tags: Energy Management, Utility Bill Allocation, Energy Management Software

AssetWorks Shifts to Remote Delivery of Professional Services

March 19th, 2020

On behalf of AssetWorks, I wanted to send a personal note to let you know we have been actively monitoring...


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Tags: COVID-19

Your Guide to Facilities Asset Management

Facilities asset management is a daunting task. But, it’s an undertaking that’s absolutely critical to your organization.


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management

Your Facilities Service Requests Should Be Easier to Process

Web portals for facilities service requests are an essential tool in a world demanding instant resolution for any and every...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management

AUDE announces AssetWorks as a business partner member

June 3rd, 2020

We’re very happy to announce that AssetWorks LLC has joined AUDE today as a new business partner member. The...


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Tags: Facility Management

6 Reasons Why Your Investment in Software Maintenance Matters

One of the key pieces of your investment in AssetWorks products is something you might not know all that much about: annual...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, Preventative Maintenance

Free 90-Day Licensing of Software for Mobile Inspections

April 7th, 2020

San Antonio, Texas: AssetWorks, LLC today announced a limited free 90-day license of three software modules to...


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Tags: COVID-19

Series of Online Events to Share COVID-19 Related Solutions

March 23, 2020

Facilities teams are an essential part of every large organization and critical to business continuity through...


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Tags: COVID-19, Webinar

AssetWorld 2020 Canceled; Content to be Delivered Online

March 17th, 2020

We have been actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and carefully evaluating the best path forward for our...


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Tags: COVID-19, AssetWorld

Infographic: The ABCs of Facilities Management

Facilities management is filled with acronyms and abbreviations. Here’s your cheat sheet for the next time someone asks if...


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Tags: IWMS, Facility Management, CMMS,

AssetWorld's 2019 Innovation Award

April 10, 2019

The AssetWorld Innovation Award recognizes an individual or organization that has been truly innovative in...


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AssetWorld's 2019 Steve Deines Achievement Award

April 10, 2019

The AssetWorld Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement in facilities and workplace management...


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Why Attend a Facilities Management User Conference?

With so many distance learning opportunities available, is it imperative to attend a facilities management user conference...


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