As a leading CAD and CAFM consulting firm, AMS has gathered a wealth of experience and knowledge when implementing CAFM and IWMS solutions for our customers. Our management team has over 45 years of combined industry experience. When you combine this with the experience the rest of the CAFM staff has, you have a wealth of information that can be invaluable to our customers as well as companies that are considering a solution that will help them manage their facilities more efficiently.
AMS has compiled our experiences into a series of informative sessions to share with industry professionals. These sessions can be provided in various formats including web presentations, live in-person presentations, or simply discussing on a call. The choice is yours.
We encourage you to take a look at the topics below and let us know which you are interested in. When you find one that you would like to discuss further, simply click on the title, fill out our contact form, and a representative will get back to you. If you would like to contact us directly, please call 973-882-8008 and you will be directed to the appropriate representative.
The following sessions have been developed as general sessions that pertain to the Facility Management industry and are intended for a general audience.
AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions invites you to attend our latest educational webinar BIM for Facilities Management. In this webinar we will discuss what we believe to be the next frontier of BIM: functionality that serves the building owner and facility manager. BIM has become fairly entrenched in the architectural community, is quickly growing in momentum for engineers and contractors, and is now poised to be of great value to the building owner and facility manager. More Information | Register to Attend
AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions invites you to attend our latest best practices webinar Managing Large Project/Group Moves. In this next installment of our series, you will see proven strategies that reduce the overall cost and timeline of large moves while improving your customer satisfaction. Join Dan Lorenz and Bill Jordon of AMS, who specialize in Moves/Adds/Changes within the workplace, as they discuss and demonstrate these best practices.
This webinar will walk through the typical project move workflow process, breaking down all the key components and identifying possible hurdles along the way. It will help you identify and understand where you can be more effective in the organization, communication, customer service, and planning of your large project/group moves.
Using web-based visual tools from CAFM software company FM:Systems, AMS will show how technology can be used to more effectively execute your move plan. Tools such as a Visual Move Assignment Grid, Project Move Editor, Dynamic Move Floor Plan, Event Notification Engine, Calendar Reports, and others assist move planners in more easily and centrally managing the project. These tools keep a master move list for your project that can be easily accessed and edited by service teams and department liaisons to process the moves.
Join AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions on Wednesday, April 8 at 1pm for the next installment of our ongoing AMS Educational Webinar Series. This event will focus on best practices for using chargebacks in a CAFM system to optimize space utilization.
In this current economic climate it is now more important than ever to be able to quickly analyze what, after payroll, is typically the most expensive cost to an organization…facilities. See how AMS has helped dozens of clients migrate from a manual, time consuming process to an automated, integrated process that provides instantaneous, real-time departmental allocations. Review the factors involved in calculating the numbers from initial space boundaries and proration classification to department assignment and split spaces. Learn how to leverage the CAFM data to help make lines of business accountable for the space they use - even file space!
With the numbers in place, advanced chargeback reports can be created which can include prorated shared space, show actual occupant names, and calculate costs for rent, utilities, security, and other operating expenses. Don’t make assumptions about how much vacant space is available and/or idle – use CAFM to capture and report on hard numbers that will encourage departments to utilize their space more efficiently.
Developing and implementing strong CAD and CAFM standards as part of an overall CAFM Implementation results in significant time and cost savings down the road. Even if these were not developed as part of your initial implementation, going back and creating standards now will result in these savings in the future.
This session will provide an overview of developing and maintaining important CAD and CAFM standards to help make your business processes more efficient. It will include discussions of benefits and measurable cost savings that will be achieved in future work. These cost savings begin immediately after the standards are put in place and enforced.
Various industry standards will be discussed such as BOMA, IFMA, FICM and The National CAD Standards, along with a focus on such items as:
When determining a CAFM/IWMS solution, there are a number of considerations that must be addressed to ensure you are choosing the best solution for your needs. It is essential that you understand what you want and need from the system, who the stakeholders are, and what is involved with implementing and maintaining the solution.
During this session you will learn a few benefits and tasks associated with each topic below and how customers have successfully utilized this approach.
This session will provide insight into how a global pharmaceutical company consolidated various CAFM products and developed standards across various lines of business, including Research, Pharma and Corporate, yet still tailored the implementation to meet the needs of everyone within one solution.
This session will provide an overview of how various pharmaceutical companies such as Wyeth, Novartis and Bayer HealthCare are utilizing CAFM solutions to manage their space. Included will be a discussion on how linear feet of lab bench space can be tracked by department or personnel.
This session will provide an overview of how a CAFM system can be utilized to assist with the required reporting for JCAHO and Medicare/Medicaid, as a supplement to the space and move management capabilities.
This session will provide an overview of some additional uses that have been developed when managing the data within a CAFM solution. Data to determine cleaning contracts (cleaning square footage, type and amount of materials to be cleaned), evacuation plans, and signage information (where, how many, type) are among the additional uses. When utilizing this type of information, the following results can be achieved:
This session will provide insight into how you can take a manual chargeback process and turn it into an automated one utilizing a CAFM system, saving time, effort and dollars. The benefits of incorporating a chargeback system if not currently utilized will be discussed, as well as integrating with the financial system to produce actual chargebacks.
This session will provide an overview of managing a real estate portfolio using a CAFM solution.
This session will provide insight into how a CAFM solution can evolve over time after the initial implementation (startup package) has been completed. Examples of how companies have phased their implementation and piloted it to incorporate user feedback, making it a more desired tool will be discussed. Examples of how other lines of business end up utilizing to the solution after hearing about its capabilities will also be discussed.
The following sessions have been developed to provide additional information about AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions and the services we provide.