What can an IWMS like ARCHIBUS do for you? Here is a success story*, provided by ARCHIBUS, featuring one of our clients.

Largest County in Lower 48 States Explains Faster Real Estate Analysis/Planning at ARCHIBUS Users’ Conference, April 26 -29

San Bernardino County, California, uses ARCHIBUS Web Central, Yahoo!-powered SpaceView, Google Earth Maps to access data and images for improved decision- making

February 18 – Boston, Massachusetts

When architects and engineers for the County of San Bernardino, California go about making their facilities and real estate plans, they don’t have to waste valuable time searching for maps and can minimize the amount of time-consuming site visits to locations in the county’s over 20,000 square miles of desert, valley, and mountain terrain.

That’s because the County of San Bernardino, the largest county in the contiguous United States, has implemented a Web-based real estate and facilities management system that integrates online ARCHIBUS Web Central building information with Yahoo!-powered SpaceView and Google Earth maps.

The result is immediate Web-based access to real-time facilities and real estate information that supports faster and better decision-making, says the county’s Systems Development Team Leader Bruce Henson, a featured speaker at this year’s International ARCHIBUS Users’ Conference, April 26-29, at Scottsdale, Arizona’s Camelback Inn.

[Conference and hotel registration information: http://www.archibus.com/usersconf/]

The integration of facilities and geographic data can now, at the click of a mouse, let county planners and contractors view and analyze the use of 11,000,000 square feet of space in approximately 1,300 buildings the county’s currently owns or leases, the facilities it may want to renovate/combine/acquire, and the geographic context in which it all resides.

“We have five districts in the county, each with its own elected supervisor, so county personnel are always looking for ways to improve services to these districts,” Henson points out. “When it comes to a question of whether we need a new library or fire station — and whether it can go on property we have or on space we need to acquire — the system’s many capabilities, including drill-down features, make it an invaluable aid in forming better decisions.”

“In addition to faster access to information,” adds county Programmer/Analyst Heather Rice Petite, “the new system eliminated our old Access database, which required two hours of data preparation time per month to make facilities and real estate information accessible.” With the assistance of Kathy Cook, the county’s Asset Management Analyst, the system continues to grow in its depth and breath. Ms. Petite and Ms. Cook are also featured speakers at the 2009 ARCHIBUS Users’ Conference.

About ARCHIBUS, Inc.: ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management solutions and services with expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.7 Billion (USD). With ARCHIBUS, organizations of all sizes and their outsourcing partners can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on- investment, lower asset lifecycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability. More than 4,000,000 ARCHIBUS users collectively manage over 5,000,000 properties, with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners, local and regional support worldwide is available in over 130 countries and in over two dozen languages. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered real estate, infrastructure and facilities management software technologies since 1982 – when it developed the world’s first integrated CAFM (computer-aided facilities management) system. For more information, visit www.archibus.com.

*This entire article was written and provided by ARCHIBUS.

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