Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) software is a solution designed to streamline the management and operation of complex facilities, including the optimization of space utilization, costing, and planning.
VLogic’s IWMS software offering, VLogicFM, includes a comprehensive suite of CAFM tools that enable operations managers to improve facility budget planning, raise space productivity, increase safety standards, improve occupant satisfaction, and streamline facility operations. VLogic’s IWMS software makes it far easier to manage facilities because it avails managers of the critical metrics and reports they need to do their jobs efficiently and at less cost to the organization.

“The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price.”

- Plato

CAFM Answers Three Key Questions

CAFM software gives facility managers the tools to quickly and efficiently answer three key questions about the facility:

  1. What do I have?
    • Square footage metrics for rooms, floors, buildings, and sites
    • Facility descriptions, data, images and documentation
    • Accurate as-built CAD drawings of your facilities
    • Valuable reports including facility costs and charge-backs
  2. Where is it located?
    • Accurate floorplans of all rooms, buildings, and sites
    • Distribution reports showing where departments are assigned on the floor plan
    • Easily accessible reports and accurate floor plans that are mapped to room numbers and departmental assignments
  3. Who is using it?
    • Map employees and departments to every space or groups of spaces on the floor plans
    • Plan employee or departmental moves with tools such as stacking plans
    • Enable room and desk booking of shared spaces, such as conference rooms, or enable hot desking / office hoteling for a hybrid workforce that divides its time between home and the traditional office
    • Track occupancy in real time for room scheduling purposes and for better space planning and budgeting

What is the Difference Between CAFM and CMMS Software?

CAFM software is often confused with CMMS or Computer Maintenance Management System software. While both CAFM and CMMS tools are used to manage facilities, they are focused on different sets of problems. Many modern facilities have upgraded to IWMS (Integrated Workspace Management System) software that combines both CAFM and CMMS in one solution.

The following outlines the different focus areas between CAFM and CMMS:

  1. CAFM focuses primarily on the space itself and not so much on the assets in the buildings.
  2. CMMS, on the other hand, is designed to help facility managers inventory and maintain facility assets and building systems. This subset of tools focuses on work order management, including preventative maintenance schedules and on-demand maintenance.

Major Features of CAFM

The following table outlines the major features of a typical CAFM toolset:


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