As its name suggests, IWMS software is a turnkey solution that integrates all the features and functions of both CMMS and CAFM software in one software package. IWMS achieves this by creating a platform upon which multiple functional modules are deployed to address each of the functional needs that were previously deployed separately in CMMS and CAFM tools. See our blog article, “What is IWMS?”, for more details on how IWMS subsumed its two predecessors.
IWMS software makes it possible to not only perform the tasks you could do before with CMMS/CAFM, but also improve efficiencies by sharing access control, common network/software resources, AND combining the rich data harvest from across the platform, for improved reporting and context.The following table provides a high-level overview of the menu of features an IWMS software platform now makes possible, including new, integrated features:
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IWMS software dramatically improves how a complex facility is managed, resulting in operational efficiencies. Specifically, IWMS benefits customers by: (1) reducing cost, (2) raising safety standards, (3) increasing space productivity, (4) improving occupant satisfaction, and (5) streamlining facility operations. A detailed blog post on these top 5 benefits is posted here: “Top 5 Benefits of IWMS Software”
You can choose just the software modules you need to run your facility. There are two base modules you need to purchase for administrative and user configuration, but everything else can be activated on demand.
Yes, VLogicFM can greatly complement your existing CMMS tools. As mentioned in FAQ 1.2 above, you can choose to activate whatever specific space management modules you want to use to complement your existing CMMS platform. For example, you could activate essential space management modules to start: As-built, Space, and Employee. Later, you could turn on additional space management modules Scheduling and Tracking to enable hot-desking and real-time occupancy tracking features, respectively.
Yes, VLogicFM requires CAD as-built drawings. However, don’t worry if you only have PDF or paper versions of your as-built drawings. Our in-house drafting team can migrate those documents to the proper CAD format.
Yes, we can help you even when your drawings are not accurate. Our in-house services team can travel to your site and perform a drawings verification survey so that our drafters can update your drawings based on those onsite measurements.
Generally, we will need three things for the deployment of an IWMS system: (1) accurate as-built CAD drawings of your facility, ideally in CAD format, (2) an Excel spreadsheet that indicates the departments, service lines, or cost centers you wish to assign to the spaces on your floor plan, and (3) a list of your expected users, including their names and email addresses.