ARCHIBUS, Inc.
"By ensuring the data is correctly coded, we can better position ourselves to receive proper reimbursement, which ultimately boosts UTMB’s profitability and competitive edge in the medical research field."
Lynda Alexander
Facilities Information Specialist
University of Texas Medical Branch

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Making the Transition to Enterprise Asset Management

The task of maximizing and sustaining the value of physical assets to the organization poses challenges to all stakeholders responsible for planning, deploying, using, and managing those assets across the enterprise. This document provides guidance to key stakeholders who seek to overcome these challenges and bring the benefits of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to their organizations.

The guide is useful for:

  • Any organization that seeks to transition from basic asset management, typically during O&M on a limited set of assets, to EAM with a diverse set of assets serving a large number of enterprise-wide stakeholders.
     
  • Any organization that currently implements some form of EAM, but seeks to improve the quality of its asset portfolio data and increase the benefits derived from its EAM system.
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Strategic Space Planning Simplified: Novel Tips and Techniques for Today's Space Planners

Organizations worldwide face the challenge of balancing real estate costs with the selection and utilization of facilities in a manner that best contributes to their mission. Often unpredictable macro- and microeconomic factors exacerbate this challenge.  

A facility leased two years ago on a five-year lease might not meet the occupant organization’s target space utilization rate of 85% if the organization cannot meet its hiring targets. Lease costs for the unused space now represent a sunk cost if the lease cannot be renegotiated without penalty. Similarly, a facility that meets the location and gross area requirements for a move from one campus to another might require extensive refitting that could delay the move beyond an acceptable timeframe. These examples describe just some of the challenges facing corporations as they make facility selection and occupancy decisions to execute on larger corporate objectives.

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Delivering Outstanding Value with Alternative Workplace Strategies

Alternative Workplace Strategies (AWS) have cemented their place in the mainstream of strategic business planning for companies worldwide. In a recent survey of seventy corporations across North America and Europe, corporate decision–makers reinforced this acceptance of AWS. In the survey (CBRE EMEA Research Group Consulting, 2013/14), close to 50% of respondents considered flexible workplace options -- especially telework/telecommuting -- important for attaining a high quality working experience for their staff.

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6 Steps to Help Achieve Successful ADA Compliance
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

Since it became law in the United States in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a game-changer for the physically challenged, who have since been able to integrate themselves more fully into all aspects of American society, as well as for public and private sector organizations which must reduce/eliminate such barriers. This has been due thanks to increased, easier access to facilities and transportation via ramps, leaning buses, audible crosswalk signs, and other accommo

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Usage of European Standard for Area Measurement in ARCHIBUS

This white paper describes the use of the European Standard for Area Measurement in ARCHIBUS and compares the differences between it and the BOMA Standard.

The European Standard for area measurement was published in October 2011. The Standard will be adopted throughout the entire European Union through the countries’ national standards institutions. In ARCHIBUS, however, there is no support for the European Standard as yet, since it is based on the BOMA Standard. This white paper outlines a way of implementing the European Standard in ARCHIBUS and suggests the modifi cations to make this possible.

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Creating an IWMS Implementation Plan
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

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

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ARCHIBUS - SAP Integration
ARCHIBUS, 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. The same principles can be applied to SAP ERP, successor of SAP R/3.

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The Federal Real Property Reduction Goal: Ensuring Successful Space / Cost Rationalization
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

"For decades, the Federal Government, the largest property owner and energy user in the United States, has managed more real estate than necessary to effectively support its programs and missions."

"Both taxpayer dollars and energy resources are being wasted to maintain these excess assets. In addition, many of the properties necessary for the Government’s work are not operated efficiently, resulting in wasted funds and excessive greenhouse gas pollution."

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The Telework Imperative in Federal Government
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

Legislative and administrative mandates to reduce the federal property portfolio are being accompanied by alternative workplace programs such as telework, so employees can work from home or at satellite offices closer to home. These programs help minimize the need for excess office space while achieving desired flexible workspace, employee satisfaction, and environmental sustainability objectives.

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From Lonely BIM to Social BIM: Moving Beyond Design to FM
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

While the process behind BIM is social in comparison to the "old days” where architects designed 2D or 3D models in CAD, engineers added drawings and spreadsheets, builders added more spreadsheets, with the goal being to present the final “deliverable" with all its corresponding documentation — BIM is, in reality, still a “lonely” process. The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate that communication between BIM systems and other corporate systems must increase even further in order for

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Facilities Managers
ARCHIBUS, Inc. - Boston, MA

An overview of how managers in a variety of sectors implement KPIs to improve organizational performance…and save millions.

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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, Adds, and Changes (MAC) low, while keeping corporate productivity high. This white paper explains what move management functionalities a company needs to look for in a prospective move 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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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 les

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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 affe

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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 portfoli

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

Using Facilities and Infrastructure Management Software to Address Healthcare Industry Trends

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

Whether you are 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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