FSI launches phone and tablet applications for FM sector
xNew applications will devolve facilities management beyond FM managers and operatives, and involving end-users in the process
FSI Middle East has launched a suite of single-purpose smartphone/tablet applications targeted towards the facilities management vertical called Concept Advantage.
FSI is the developer and manufacturer of facilities management software solutions.
Concept Advantage, which integrates with the company’s existing Concept Evolution CAFM system, has been designed specifically to encourage entire workplace and community to contribute to the success of the facilities they occupy.
The app will decentralise FM beyond the core of managers, operatives and suppliers who have the formal responsibility for it, by allowing the contribution to effective FM, to be put directly in the hands of all those on the receiving end.
The first series of apps to be launched in the region include’ ChatLog’ - a sociable facilities helpdesk experience for use by end users on mobile devices, ‘OurSay’ - a community, multi-campaign, suggestion and voting tool, as well as ‘Register a Visitor’ - whereby end-users can pre-book in a visitor and receive notifications of arrival.
FSI Middle East general manager Adrian Jarvis said: “These apps embrace the enabling technologies that are now established – including smartphones, mobile and wireless communications, the internet-of-things, machine-to-machine intelligence to deliver ‘consumerised’ FM,”.
“The new apps also offer a much wider reach and faster processes for reporting, requesting, and responding to FM-related matters, and their purpose is to help to further dissolve the boundaries that have tended to box FM into a ‘silo of responsibility’, added Jarvis.