Facility Management Software, also known as CAFM or “Computer-Aided Facility Management". A CAFM software package helps maintenance teams record work orders, track maintenance tasks, and store all information related to the organization’s maintenance operations. Facility Management Software greatly helps improve communication between employees and helps management make more informed decisions about preventative maintenance and resource allocation.
This is all done through a software package which can be either hosted by the company or more increasingly popular, hosted on the cloud. Other features of a CAFM system include scheduling, asset management, part and inventory tracking, and cost breakdown.
Core Features of Facility Management Software
Work Order Management and Preventative Maintenance
Work Order management is the core for any CMMS system- whether it is a preventative maintenance work order, inspection sheet, or a breakdown maintenance work order. Your CMMS should be able to assign work orders to individuals or teams and do it in a manner that is fast and efficient. With many CMMS’s you have the option to customize work orders, assign it to a location, and an asset.
Manage Work Order Requests
Allow anyone from within your facility to submit work order requests. From your mobile device you can approve, reject, and follow up with request tickets. Respond to work requests promptly from anywhere and update the requester as jobs are being completed.
Group collaboration is typically not something CAFM systems do well, but us at UpKeep are committed to making communication better between everyone in your team. We think real-time updates and direct messaging is going to be crucial in the future for CAFM systems. So what does this mean in practice? Well, if a piece of equipment breaks down and we need to communicate with a group of people what went wrong and how to fix it – it should all be done within the CAFM system in real time.
In short a CAFM is a software package that maintains a database about an organization’s maintenance operations. This information helps technicians do their jobs more efficiently and help make better, more informed decisions about costs and resources. UpKeep does all of this and more and if you want to see what you can do with UpKeep, we’d love for you to give it a shot!
Other common names for Facility Management Software include: