RALEIGH, N.C. – March 3, 2009 – FM:Systems, a leading provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced that the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) selected FM:Interact to improve space tracking and to reassign and reorganize underused space.
“With more than 2.5 million square feet and satellite campuses in Harlingen, Edinburg and Laredo, we needed a solution that could interactively tie floor plans together, track occupant information, provide a database for all space information and allow for reorganization,” said Leigh Ann Kensky, UT Health Science Center director of facility space planning and real estate contracts. “With FM:Systems we can make our research space more productive and recapture unused space, ensuring we get the most value out of our facilities.”
The space information captured by FM:Systems will enable the Health Science Center to process and report on the data needed to accurately recover indirect costs for research facilities. Also, the university will be better able to assign productive researchers adequate working area.
The Health Science Center will also use FM:System’s Real Estate Portfolio Module to track more than 30 leased facilities across the state. The lease administration capabilities will help the institution manage critical dates and track expenses.
“The Health Science Center plans to leverage FM:Interact in a way that demonstrates one of its core competencies – helping companies recapture underutilized space,” said Michael Schley, founder and CEO, FM:Systems. “As economic conditions begin to impact institutions like universities and medical centers, it’s critical that they maximize the utilization of research facilities and tightly monitor expenses.”
About FM:Systems, Inc.
By connecting people, place and process, FM:Systems helps facilities and real-estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems Web-based software improves management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property. Customer results include: real-estate costs reduced by 15 percent, move spend reduced by 83 percent, enterprise productivity savings of $1.5 million and an internal customer satisfaction rate of 97 percent.
Many of the world’s leading organizations rely on FM:Systems products, including CA, Devon Energy, Freddie Mac, GMAC Financial Services, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed Martin, NASD, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Progress Energy, Target stores and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.
About The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.
Crossroads Public Relations on behalf of FM:Systems