What is IWMS?
An integrated workplace managements system (IWMS) is a software platform that optimizes Facilities around their greater purpose, whether that purpose is related to costs, sustainability, wellness, security, compliance, productivity, or all of the above.
Hospitals, schools, businesses and governments all need different things from their facilities, so an IWMS platform enables each institution to create a facilities strategy that meets its unique needs. That can mean anything from reducing operational cost, to shrinking a building’s energy footprint, designing a more collaborative workplace, building a new campus, consolidating real estate, and more.
In the past, building, maintaining, leasing, and managing facilities were kept separate, which meant relevant data wasn’t shared, and efforts generally operated out of sync. While IWMS applications are adapted for different initiatives, they integrate in one end-to-end system, sharing and analyzing collective data. In this way, IWMS solutions centralize data, connect everyone, and provide a top-down view for creating a successful overarching strategy.
IWMS Applications by Domain
IWMS vs. CAFM, What’s the Difference?
What is the difference between an IWMS system and a CAFM(Computer Aided Facility Management) system? The two terms are in fact different stages in the evolution of the same software technology. CAFM systems were invented when ARCHIBUS first integrated Facilities Management software with AutoCAD, allowing users to manage facilities through a visual interface. As CAFM systems were enhanced to integrate with expanded capabilities, they evolved into IWMS solutions.
7 Benefits of IWMS Solutions
IWMS solutions unlock many opportunities for savings and optimization, but the strategic value of facilities goes far beyond cost. Today, IWMS technology is indispensable in shaping your facilities around your goals, optimizing where you work to enhance how you work. In this way, IWMS software is unleashing new ways for organizations to connect people, places, and processes.
1. Maximize Space Planning
2. Optimize Building Ops, Preventative Maintenance
3. Leverage Your Real Estate Portfolio
4. Project Management, On Time and On Budget
5. More Productive Workplaces with Innovative Space Sharing
6. Smart Buildings and IoT
7. Streamline Compliance
Best IWMS Software, Why ARCHIBUS
As the industry’s leading pioneer of IWMS software, with 35 years of innovation, ARCHIBUS is uniquely suited to tackle your challenges and has the track record to prove it.