Facility management software is a turnkey solution that integrates all the features and functions of both CMMS and CAFM software in one software package. Facility management software 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 the eventual confluence of asset management and space management tools into today’s integrated facility management software SaaS platform.
Facility management 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. With the advent of inexpensive IoT sensors and gateways, facility management software now has the ability to automatically collect actual, real-world data in real-time: space occupancy, temperature fluctuations, air pressure, humidity and even the floorplan locations of often-moved assets such as IV pumps and wheelchairs…again, in real-time.
The following table provides a high-level overview of the menu of features that modern facility management software now makes possible, including new, integrated features:
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