Accruent Solutions for Education


Accruent Solutions for Education

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Ensure your campus facilities are ready to support the mission.

Still reeling in the wake of the financial crisis, schools and universities across North America now face deferred maintenance backlogs estimated to total more than $40 billion.

In the midst of this, facilities professionals are constantly being asked to do more with less.

Accruent software is trusted by more than 40% of the leading universities in North America.

Money for repairs often falls down the budget priority list, leading conditions to deteriorate even further. In such a lean environment, things can break, leading to safety issues, unplanned downtime, and emergency repairs.

To overcome these challenges, facilities managers need to fully leverage technology to help keep everything working and everyone safe. They need a proven system that helps support the overall mission by providing visibility and control into all elements across their building portfolios. They also need to ensure that precious budget dollars are leveraged for the greatest positive impact across the campus.

Accruent physical resource management software is specifically designed for the needs of K12 and higher education institutions. From capital planning to ongoing maintenance, Accruent software is trusted by more than 40% of the leading universities in North America. It has proven functionality that helps ensure that campus facilities are ready to support the school’s mission.

Optimize facilities maintenance and use.

For more than 30 years, FAMIS Facilities Management and Space Planning solutions have helped facilities managers optimize maintenance efforts and gain efficiencies across their assets and buildings. It is a cloud-based facilities lifecycle management solution designed specifically for education institutions.

Maintenance management.

Minimize time spent entering and updating data, so your team can instead focus on providing safe, clean, and effective facilities. FAMIS features work order control, scheduling and reporting, providing direct control and visibility into ongoing maintenance activities. You can also automate preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance processes to help manage and monitor facilities costs, improve efficiency, and reduce the time it takes to complete work requests. FAMIS enables you to handle a greater quantity of requests.

Space management.

Uncover additional square footage and manage space and classroom allocations. Track and update the physical space information of multiple levels in the location hierarchy, providing true organization-wide space management.

Energy management.

Understand energy use across the campus to better plan repairs and replacements and track energy conservation efforts. Avoid duplicate data entry by configuring meters as assets: Read meters and monitor their related work orders in the same system. Also includes utility billing and invoicing, metering and consumption tracking.

Align capital plans with the mission.

VFA capital planning software helps facilities professionals objectively model multi-year capital plans that optimize and align investments with their mission. By centralizing asset and facility information, this cloud-based software provides the forecasting tools managers need to efficiently gather and maintain facility condition data and then leverage that data to optimize budget decisions about maintenance and capital planning.

Available software modules include:


VFA.facility®: Core software featuring a comprehensive database that supports the collection and management of a wide range of asset information, including location, structure, type, uses, conditions, requirements and their associated costs, and related projects and plans. 

VFA FacilityView™: Unlock the value of the VFA platform for all stakeholders by providing them with quick and secure access to key facilities information on a desktop or mobile tablet. The entire team can have the timely access to the facilities data they need to effectively contribute to the capital budgeting process. 

VFA.auditor®: Leverage in-house staff with this tablet-based self-assessment module that helps facilities teams rapidly collect incremental facility and building condition data. This mobile software features best-practice inspection survey templates for quick and accurate assessments. 

Project management.

Once capital projects are underway, Project Center provides instant access into all there is to know about them: Glance through milestones to ensure everything remains on schedule, retrieve KPIs to see if they’re being met, and easily review committed and projected project costs to ensure financials stay on target.

Facility assessment services.

VFA assessment services can help you get the accurate, objective and defensible condition data you need to understand current conditions, prioritize budgets and secure required funding. A professional team of Accruent assessment experts can quickly gather accurate data about the conditions of assets and facilities across your campus. This gathered data can then be quickly integrated into the VFA software platform to provide unparalleled decision support for strategic corporate facility management. VFA assessment services provide the foundational data necessary to build a defensible facilities capital plan.

Best-practice consulting and workshops.

Based on our years of facilities capital planning expertise, our experienced consultants can help your team better understand and implement best practices. We can help with process mapping, benchmarking, capital budgeting, data maintenance and more.

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Find out how our physical resource management solutions can help you ensure your assets and facilities are ready to support your mission, now and into the future.

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