How much does it cost to install an IWMS system?

Knowing how much a company is going to invest in an IWMS system before they invest in it is naturally what any client is concerned about.

To give just one blanket number is impossible because there are many features that can be bought in an IWMS. It is very customizable. It is similar to looking at the different types of features in a satellite dish TV package, though, unfortunately, satellite TV is not one of the features available in an IWMS.

What features are available?

Features range anywhere from tracking physical space to tracking cost and even building certifications. AutoCAD drawings, highlights by department, occupancy/vacancy, realization and utilization, and asset tracking are some examples of physical space that can be tracked. By means of cost tracking, lease management, capital budgeting, and project management are just a few examples of this. MSDS specifications, LEED building and compliance can be tracked. Even work requests and mainenance can be tracked with features such as building operations, on demand work, preventive maintenance, and housekeeping.

Depending on the combination of options a client wants, IWMS systems can be relatively inexpensive or a large amount of money.

How much does all this cost?

Historically, in the last four years, RSC’s proposals were:

  • $700 (lowest)
  • $370,000 (highest)
  • $75,000 (average)

IWMS is very maleable to what companies need and want to track, not only in terms of features, but also cost. RSC is willing and committed to finding this perfect fit for companies.


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Conversations with Bob: Why ARCHIBUS?

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Megan: Why ARCHIBUS?

 

Bob: Very good question. This industry is young and I think that all the systems do a very good job and I think that all the systems have weaknesses. I have worked in the top five in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. The reason I choose ARCHIBUS, with all it’s strengths and it’s failings, is that it is the most flexible. I can, for less time and less money, create a pink elephant. If someone comes and says I want a pink elephant tracked, I can track it. We can create it, the tools are there and we can produce those unique trackings of pink elephants for any client that they want. Red balloons, pink elephants, the sky – whatever it is they want to call it.

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ARCHIBUS Applications: Energy Management

The purpose of ARCHIBUS’ Energy Management Application is to track and manage energy use to control costs, reduce carbon footprint, and mitigate risk, something we all want to do!

Benefits

  • Lowers annual energy costs, typically by 5% (or approximately $0.10 – 0.20 USD per square foot of space/year) and reduces carbon footprint
  • Provides audit capabilities to easily access, aggregate, and evaluate consumption patterns as the basis to renegotiate rates and consolidate energy providers
  • Reduces business risk and exposure to changes in energy costs or carbon emissions regulation through “what-if” analyses
  • Improves decision-making by aligning energy spending to organizational priorities
  • Energy Management Screenshot
Graphical dashboard views, such as Utility Cost with Consumption (by building and billing period) shown above, simplify visualization and analysis while improving decision support for energy management strategies.

With increasing utility costs, mandates to reduce carbon emissions, and sustainability efforts gaining more visibility, effective energy management has become even more important for organizations. ARCHIBUS Energy Management provides the means to easily aggregate, evaluate, and optimize energy and utility spending decisions to reduce unnecessary consumption and costs. Unlike spreadsheets or finance software alone, Energy Management helps users correlate and manage extensive cost data with real-time facility and infrastructure portfolio information to track energy expenditures against a business plan or objective benchmarks.

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ARCHIBUS Applications: Environmental Sustainability Assessment

Measure performance indicators and mitigate risk to reduce an organization’s carbon footprint and achieve other environmental goals

Benefits

  • Establishes proactive sustainability processes that can improve operational efficiencies, enhance stakeholder work environments, and boost asset value
  • Identifies which assets should be repaired, renovated or replaced to achieve environmental efficiency goals or support an existing LEED™ or BREEAM® rating program
  • Improves capital budgeting and planning capabilities by tracking costs and budgets associated with environmental deficiencies
  • Increases efficiency of sustainability efforts by integrating assessment with work order management and by using a unified data repository
The Assessment Scoreboard provides users with a graphical approach to evaluate high-priority environmental sustainability items objectively and then drill down for more detailed information on individual items.
An increasing number of organizations are recognizing the strategic value of reducing their carbon footprint to protect the environment and enhance their bottom line. Web-based ARCHIBUS Environmental Sustainability Assessment helps make the concept of environmental sustainability a reality by tracking, ranking, and documenting details on the condition and use of physical assets so remedial action can be taken. Unlike spreadsheets and other manual processes, the application provides a truly objective and systematic method of identifying and prioritizing facility replacements, upgrades, and renovations, based on environmental sustainability criteria while leveraging other ARCHIBUS facilities data from its central repository.
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Conversations with Todd: What are you proud of?

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Bob: What are some of the things that you are very proud of that you have been a part of here at RSC?

 

Todd: I think I’m in the midst of something that I expect to be very proud of. I’m working on the latest version of MicroView tablet which will take MicroView tablet offline. It’s a great capability that we’ve needed for a long time and I’m looking forward to having that done. I can’t claim that as a success yet, but I am excited to be working on it. I’ve worked on several implementations at clients that I’m proud to have under my belt. The energy management implementation at the government client in Southern California is a great one. Taking another energy management client here in California to a new version of ARCHIBUS is a great success as well and I’m glad to have been a part of that.

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ARCHIBUS NEWS: Newest Software Release

IFMA’s World Workplace Showcases Newest ARCHIBUS Software Release Delivering Intelligent Building Portfolio and Asset Lifecycle Management

Imagination and innovation in real estate, infrastructure and facilities management honored by leading RE/FM software developer

September 26, 2016 — Boston, Massachusetts


ARCHIBUS, Inc., the world’s leading developer of real estate, infrastructure and facilities management software, announces the latest release of ARCHIBUS software at IFMA’s World Workplace, October 5-7, in San Diego, California USA.

The new release delivers on the promise of Enterprise Information Modeling™ (EIM) by providing a collaborative environment that synchronizes operational tasks with strategic goals for optimal business performance and ROI.

Also included are new and enhanced applications and capabilities that organize all information on people, processes, places, assets, and costs. The result is a decision-support environment that enables organizations of all sizes to optimize capital investments and improve operating expenses for complete lifecycle management of all its assets.

ARCHIBUS V.23 delivers actionable intelligence with the:

  • ARCHIBUS Enterprise Information Model™ which normalizes, correlates, and summarizes business intelligence from massive amounts of data and heterogeneous sources such as GIS datasets, building models, CAD drawings, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Building Automation Systems (BAS), ERP systems and more.
  • ARCHIBUS Web Central 3D Navigator™  which lets users visualize, analyze and interact with their buildings, building systems and assets data, in a new way, that extends from the initial design/build phase to full lifecycle management of an organization’s building assets.

The EIM environment integrates operational and financial information within the new Strategic Financial Analysis (SFA) application, which provides a unified cost model of an organization’s capital asset investments and operating expenses of its entire portfolio. Using intuitive configurable consoles, SFA delivers metrics and benchmarks for the full range of real estate, infrastructure and facilities data?including CapEx, OpEx, total cost of ownership / occupancy, and asset condition.

In conjunction with the ARCHIBUS Strategic Space Planning and Enterprise Asset Management applications, users can easily plan and visualize what-if, and event-driven scenarios to align real estate, infrastructure and facility information to achieve business objectives.

Whether processing an individual request or accepting data on an entire portfolio, ARCHIBUS EIM correlates all information within its comprehensive suite of applications to provide a holistic view of an enterprise.

The new ARCHIBUS release is now available for purchase from ARCHIBUS Business Partners, like us! For information on how to get the new release contact us at info@rsc2lc.com

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Conversations with Todd: Implementing Key Management

 

Transcript:

Bob: Let’s switch gears to another client. We have an energy management client in the midwest. We just implemented a key control module there. Talk to me about some of the challenges with that key control installation and some of the successes.

Todd: Key control has a number of unique challenges to it. Security is really important to this client. Getting the key approvals correct was a very big deal for them. That was the challenge. Advantages obviously are that processes that used to be completely manual are now entirely automated. That idea of having to get several levels of approvals for someone to have a key is entirely through the system.

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