by Brianna Crandall — March 15, 2019 — Best CMMS has just announced version 2 (v2) of its Optimize FM enterprise facilities management (FM) solution, created by industry veterans with deep FM experience. This version includes an improved user interface (UI) and dozens of new features designed to improve efficiency, ease-of-use and productivity.
Optimize FM is an integrated suite of facilities applications that provides all facilities professionals with an easy-to-use, easy-to-acquire, easy to implement, and cost-effective solution to manage their facilities operations. Designed specifically for medium- to large-sized organizations, it supports as many sites or properties as anyone would wish to manage in a single database.
Optimize FM is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution that may be hosted in-house or by Best CMMS. It combines both computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) software to manage both assets and space, and pulls in building information modeling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) and document management for a comprehensive solution to improve productivity and reduce costs and waste.
The software currently supports English, Spanish and Italian but may be easily translated to any language, says Best CMMS.
Optimize FM v2
The new Optimize FM v2 delivers the advantages of mixed reality solutions without the complexity and cost. Beyond data-enabling computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, it provides the ability to overlay data onto images (including 360-degree photographs), allowing users to leverage these capabilities on-location or remotely. Responsive design provides a great user experience on the desktop, tablet or smartphone.
A user-definable Dashboard supporting unlimited key performance indicators (KPI), widgets and reports allows each user to immediately be presented with the specific information required to better manage their responsibilities. At a glance, users see the numbers, graphs and charts most relevant to their job and can drill down to greater detail with a single mouse-click. The Human Resources (HR) department can see space utilization and move information, Facilities can see demand and preventive maintenance tasks, and Finance can be alerted to costs and allocations.
Comprehensive security options allow the user experience to be tailored to the unique needs of users at all levels in the organization. A simple point-and-click interface allows for quick setup of rights and roles down to the field level, including Property and Building filters. In some cases, it may seem like people are using different programs, but they are all sharing the same data, notes Best CMMS.
Other enhancements include easier data import and export, risk assessment, new reports, regulatory compliance and greater project management (PM) scheduling options. The new Data Broker makes it easier to consume data from multiple concurrent external databases — pull in and respond to IoT, BAC (building automation controls), Human Resources or any other applicable data sources. Combined, these improvements contribute to better resource utilization, reduced costs and a better workplace experience, says the company.
Joe Jurzec, managing partner, Best CMMS, pointed out:
In addition to all the great new features in Optimize FM v2, one of the most appealing aspects of Optimize FM is the simple pricing model. Unlike most facility management software products, Optimize FM is licensed per concurrent user, not per named user, and all functionality is included in each license — meaning you need a lot less licenses.
The new release of Optimize FM is available now from Best CMMS. The company offers all the services (consulting, training, installation, implementation, etc.) required to make an FM software project a success.