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FM:Systems Launches FM:Interact Version 8.2 with Scenario Planning, FM:Mobile and FM:BIM Modules



  FM:Systems Launches FM:Interact Version 8.2 with Scenario Planning,
  FM:Mobile and FM:BIM Modules

   Enhancements also include support for Alternative Officing to streamline
                       planning for dynamic workforces

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- October 30, 2012

FM:Systems, a leading provider of integrated workplace management systems
(IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced
the upcoming release of Version 8.2 of its Web-based FM:Interact Workplace
Management Suite. FM:Interact 8.2 offers a compelling set of new tools for
facilities professionals helping them to better plan, optimize and manage
their facilities. FM:Interact 8.2 provides FM:Systems customers with an
opportunity to access several new capabilities including powerful new features
specifically built for space and occupancy scenario planning, a new add-on
module that extends the power of FM:Interact into the field on mobile
platforms such as on Apple® iPad® and iPhone® devices as well as enhancements
to existing FM:Interact capabilities.

The new product will be featured at World Workplace, Booth # 651 on October 31
– November 2 in San Antonio, TX.

“This is one of our most exciting product launches to date,” said Michael
Schley, founder and CEO for FM:Systems. “As always, we have listened to our
customers and the industry and have developed a solution that will allow them
to proactively plan for and manage their space. In addition, we have also
added support for Alternative Officing which can help our customers adapt to
modern workplace requirements enabled by mobile technologies and a highly
dynamic workforce. These new additions are just another example of how
FM:Systems helps our customers continue to be at the cutting-edge of facility
planning.”

New capabilities include:

  * Scenario Planning: The FM:Interact 8.2 Strategic Planning module now has
    scenario planning capabilities which allow users to proactively plan for
    and manage change in their physical space inventory. The Scenario Planning
    features enable space planners to evaluate multiple planning scenarios
    with interactive stacking and blocking tools including expansions,
    reorganizations, consolidations, reconfigurations and unexpected events
    such as environmental disasters.
  * FM:Mobile: Extends the power of FM:Interact into the field with support
    for floor plan viewing and work orders, and provides security-based access
    that can allow authorized users to edit FM:Interact data views on Apple®
    iPad® and iPhone® devices.

In addition to the new modules and capabilities introduced in FM:interact 8.2,
several additional enhancements have been added including:

  * Support for Alternative Officing: Many modern organizations are adopting
    new approaches to workplace planning that have been enabled by mobile
    technologies and a highly dynamic workforce. These new approaches include
    flexible workspace, the ability to quickly support cross functional teams,
    more ad-hoc and collaborative areas, and support for Activity Based
    Workplaces (ABW) that break away from the practice of assigning one
    workstation per  employee. To address these changes, FM:Interact 8.2
    introduces alternative officing capabilities to the FM:Interact Space
    Management Module.
  * BOMA Area Calculations: Allows flexible support for classifying space by
    BOMA 1990, 1996, 2010A and 2010B standards for area calculation methods,
    including the ability to specify different methods for different
    buildings.
  * New Floor Plan Viewer: FM:Interact includes a new floor plan viewer which
    is fast, intuitive, and requires no special installation.
  * Extensibility Enhancements: FM:Interact users and business partners can
    now take advantage of extensibility enhancements that enable organizations
    to extend the out-of-the-box capabilities of the FM:Interact System
    including new functions for user-defined controls and actions on data
    forms.
  * Improved BIM Integration: FM:Interact 8.2 provides customers with improved
    integration between the FM:Interact Workplace Management Suite and
    Autodesk® Revit®. This means building data can be made available to all
    stakeholders throughout the entire building lifecycle.

For more information visit http://fmsystems.com/products/interact.html

About FM:Systems, Inc.

By connecting people, place and process, FM:Systems helps facilities and
real-estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase
productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems Web-based software improves
management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property.

Customer results include: real estate costs reduced by 15 percent, move spend
reduced by 88 percent, enterprise productivity savings of $1.5 million and an
internal customer satisfaction rate of 97 percent. Many of the world’s leading
organizations rely on FM:Systems products, including CA Technologies, Devon
Energy, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed
Martin, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and Target
stores.

FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business
in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about
FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.

Contact:

Crossroads Public Relations for FM:Systems
Christie Montague, 919-821-2822
cmontague@crossroadspr.com
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