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Conducting a thorough business process review marked the first step in Rice University’s journey to FAMIS Cloud. By understanding the core policies and procedures of their Facilities team business unit, they were able to identify best practices and map out a structure that streamlined processes using issue-specific working-group committees.
Accruent’s Professional Services team charted out a plan of action that would allow Montana State University - Billings to successfully migrate their old data from FAMIS on-premise to the new FAMIS cloud platform in a timely manner.
After the completion of the facility condition assessments, Mississauga found that the current replacement value of their building and site assets was just under $1.3 billion. With a FCI of 0.12, the city’s portfolio was in good condition overall. Using VFA.facility as a decision tool, the city can run funding scenarios and prioritize projects, turning the results into defensible capital plans.
Sarah McGing of Columbia College gives us her take on the benefits of switching to FAMIS in this video interview from Insights 2016!
With a vast portfolio, the biggest burden for the Infrastructure of Ontario was the management of Excel spreadsheets from across the province. "VFA has simplified the ability to create one comprehensive 10-year capital plan for 1,000 buildings in 15,000 line items rather than 15,000 spreadsheets,” said Marion Birkenhead, capital planning manager, Infrastructure Ontario.
Over the past two years, the University has changed its methodologies in how it executes building condition assessments. With the new assessments and VFA Facility, the University is able to break down the system-by-system components to help better identify the specific areas that need attention. With VFA Facility, the University has also been able to implement rules around entering information to promote data cleanliness and accuracy.
Using VFA Facility, the Facilities team reduced their time frame for creating budgets, improved forecasting, and was able to create comprehensive reports that enabled them to get “buy-in” from university leadership as well as building occupants. Since the adoption of VFA Auditor, JMU inspectors are able to assess four times more square feet in a fiscal year using the same resources. Time spent in the office was reduced dramatically from two weeks to two days because of the direct data feed into VFA Facility.
With a diverse set of facilities comprising 2.5 million square feet of space to serve the growing population, Anoka County had outgrown its manual, home-grown facilities management solution. In order to continue supporting the county’s growth and aging infrastructure, the county implemented FAMIS Maintenance Management to achieve its goals.
“Prior to 360Facility, our system only generated schedules and did not store any data entered onto the work order,” said Bobby Ball, PM Coordinator, Superior Graphite. “Tracking the individual asset history and costs were, at the time, unfeasible.”
FAMIS has improved the facilities team’s ability to track the hours of each staff member, which allows management to better understand where technicians are spending their time. The team can also easily identify areas in which their staff may need training, and determine if additional or improved equipment is needed.
With the wireless industry working to keep up with the exponentially growing demand for data, industry partners are turning to small cells to effectively expand coverage and capacity of their wireless networks. Learn more about challenges associated with a HetNet deployment strategy and the functionality available within Siterra specifically designed to meet the complex needs of installing, tracking, and maintaining small cells.