ARCHIBUS Asset October 2017
Recent Issues
Vol. 27, No. 1
The ARCHIBUS Asset: 6 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss ARCHIBUS Nexus
Vol. 26, No. 8
December Asset Newsletter: Nexus updates, holiday wishes and more!
Vol. 26, No. 7
New ARCHIBUS V.23.2 Expands Compliance, Moves from Operations to Strategy
Vol. 26, No. 6
Be a Thought Leader at Nexus! We’re Accepting Speaker Applications NOW
Vol. 26, No. 5
ARCHIBUS supports Higher Education by empowering people
Vol. 26, No. 4
ARCHIBUS Community - Enabling Innovation and Change
Vol. 26, No. 3
The Conference that Connects the Dots.
Vol. 26, No. 2
World’s ninth longest road tunnel relies on ARCHIBUS
Vol. 26, No. 1
Maximize Efficiency with ARCHIBUS PM
Vol. 25, No. 9
IoT for Space Utilization, ARCHIBUS Nexus 2017 Registration Open, and More
Vol. 25, No. 8
New Enterprise Asset Mgmt. App, Nexus Featured Speakers, and More
Vol. 25, No. 7
Download Strategic Space Planning White Paper, ARCHIBUS Nexus 2017 and More
Vol. 25, No. 6
New Strategic Financial Analysis App, Nexus 2017 Call for Presentation & More
Vol. 25, No. 5
Spotlight on New ARCHIBUS Web Central 3D Navigator, Nexus 2017 Call for Presentations and More
Vol. 25, No. 4
New ARCHIBUS V.23, Nexus 2017 And More
Vol. 25, No. 3
Thanks to Our Nexus 2016 Presenters and Attendees.
Vol. 25, No. 2
ARCHIBUS Strategic Space Planning:
Plan short-, medium-, and long-term “what-if” scenarios for organizations of all sizes
Vol. 25, No. 1
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Improves Asset Management with ARCHIBUS
Vol. 24, No. 6
On Deck at ARCHIBUS Nexus 2016, San Diego: Seasoned Industry-Expert Speakers
Vol. 24, No. 5
Navigate the Future in Real Estate, Infrastructure & Facilities Management: Chart your Course to ARCHIBUS Nexus 2016
Vol. 24, No. 4
ARCHIBUS V.22 Brings “Intelligent Advancements” to Enterprise Asset Management, Strategic Space Planning, Environmental, and Other Capabilities
Vol. 24, No. 3
Thanks to Our Nexus 2015 Presenters and Attendees
Vol. 24, No. 2
ARCHIBUS Nexus Preview III: Technical Sessions, Expert Instruction, Exceptional Results
Vol. 24, No. 1
ARCHIBUS Nexus 2015 Keynote Speakers Launch 20th Annual Event
Vol. 23, No. 9
Registration Open!  ARCHIBUS Nexus 2015: How They Did It. How You Can Too.
Vol. 23, No. 8
Your Work Simplified...More About Mobile in ARCHIBUS V.21.3
Vol. 23, No. 7
Announcing ARCHIBUS V.21.3: Simplicity through Intelligence.
Vol. 23, No. 6
The Nebraska Medical Center Success Story, ARCHIBUS Nexus 2015, and more.
Vol. 23, No. 5
Sellafield's Keynote Video, Technology Award, CIO Review, and more.
Vol. 23, No. 4
ARCHIBUS Nexus 2014 Convenes Real Estate and Facilities Management Innovators from around the World
Vol. 23, No. 3
ARCHIBUS Nexus Speakers and Panelists Complement Expanded University Technical Sessions
Vol. 23, No. 2
Nexus 2014 University – Hot Topics Labs. Intensive. Interactive. Invaluable.
Vol. 23, No. 1
New Performance Metrics Framework, ARCHIBUS Nexus 2014, and More.

6 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss ARCHIBUS Nexus

After the City of Hamilton, Ontario sent their Application Analyst, Chris Phinney to Nexus, they asked him to measure the ROI of paying for his registration. In Chris’s words:

We ended up with close to $10K in actual savings. We had a project planned before the conference [with contractors] because certain items were outside of the scope of what we could do. When I got back from the conference I redid it and shifted a bunch of responsibility in-house. When we calculated out the billable hours, we were able to perform about $10K in services.”

In three short days, the variety of solutions, training, and networking is transformative for attendees. There is a reason that so many return each year – they know the value that they’re going to bring back to their respective organizations. Here are 6 reasons why Nexus is worth the investment:

  1. Training: Your system is only as good as your staff.

    Lack of training can leave untapped value on the table as a result of underused systems. Optional hands-on training leading up to Nexus is an opportunity to nail-down key skills and discover new ways of generating savings, efficiencies, and effective strategies. Additionally, everything you learn is something you can then teach other team members upon your return, which will impact your effectiveness for years to come.

  2. New Solutions: It’s amazing to see how others use the software.

    One of the most exciting aspects of Nexus is seeing how other companies are implementing the technologies and strategies. Nexus is often where a bright idea turns into a best practice, as thought-leaders redefine the ways that ARCHIBUS is used. There is always a different way to work, a new way to connect people, or a game-changing strategy to maximize savings and expand capabilities.

  3. Supportive Relationships: Every connection is a long-term resource.

    As the role of facility manager continues to grow, responsibilities and systems tend to pile up, sometimes to the point of becoming overwhelming. At Nexus, you can meet countless individuals who are in the exact same position as you are. These people are long-term resources of support for future challenges, or input when you’re thinking of trying out a new idea.

  4. Consultation: Meet experts who know how to solve your problems.

    Nexus is a special opportunity to get one-on-one time with ARCHIBUS technical staff, including support staff, development leaders, and specialized experts. Ask about what solutions are out there, discuss a problem that you’ve been working on, or explore different ways to achieve specific goals. The ARCHIBUS staff have seen it all, and know the product inside out.

  5. The Cutting Edge: Grab new opportunities early for a competitive edge.

    Nexus is your chance to see what new features and innovations are coming to the technology itself, so you can maintain your competitive edge. The ARCHIBUS staff are constantly responding to community needs and pushing the software to enhance its impact on your organization. See what vision lies ahead, and make sure that you don’t miss out on the opportunities shaping the future of the industry. 

  6. Reinvigoration: Bring back energy, skills, and ideas.

    Nexus has a unique ability to inspire you to redouble your efforts when you return. Real estate and facilities management has such breadth, but it’s easy to get entrenched in a small area of focus by the daily grind. Nexus gets your head above the trees, revealing where you can go and all the tools you need to get there. The impact generates a contagious excitement, clarity, and confidence that can breathe new life into your efforts, as well as your team’s.

Visit the Nexus website for information on registration, presentations, training, hotel rooms, and more. 

6 IoT Benefits That Were Impossible Before Smart Spaces

How Smart Spaces Optimize Cost, Compliance, Security, and Productivity

The exciting thing about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it lifts the veil on an entirely new realm of untapped potential, that just wasn’t within our grasp before it came about. The promises of IoT are no longer the lofty fantasies of science fiction, they are practical realities that offer an exciting breadth of opportunities worth exploring.

When we talk about IoT, in the technical sense, we are referring to networks of cameras and sensors that reveal how space is really being used, and unlock new potential ways to use space more effectively. This real-time data is collected into ARCHIBUS, where it’s melded with KPI dashboards, interactive data models, and a framework that can be used to plan and execute optimized space strategies.

Different types of tech make more or less sense depending on the circumstances and needs of a space and its occupants, so each implementation depends on your organizational goals. Here below is a list of ways that IoT-enabled smart spaces can optimize the cost, productivity, compliance, and security of your organization.

  1. Reduce Your Real Estate Footprint

    Identify underutilized facilities and space, down to the seat.

  2. Create a More Productive Workplace

    Configure your space around purpose and support productivity with innovative space-sharing.

  3. Real-Time Accountability for Space Use

    Bill occupants for actual space used, and for spaces that are booked but unoccupied.

  4. Forecast Occupancy for Project Planning

    Track trends in space use to plan for future space needs.

  5. Protect and Monitor Secure Locations

    Use heat mapping to monitor activity in secure locations.

  6. Comply with Space Capacity

    Use accurate, real-time headcounts to ensure that spaces comply with capacity regulations.

See if IoT is right for you by discussing it with your provider, or contacting us.
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Submit Your ARCHIBUS Award Nominations by February 9

Nominate a local leader who deserves recognition for outstanding work.

The deadline is fast approaching for Nominations to the ARCHIBUS Awards of Excellence Program. Any member of the ARCHIBUS community is encouraged to nominate facility professionals, Business Partners, and users who have done exceptional work in the field of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management.

Submit a nomination online in any of the following categories:

IWMS and TIFM Best Practices AwardIWMS and TIFM Business Alliance Award IWMS and TIFM Visionary of the Year Award
Distinguished Author Award Innovative Business Transformation Award
Application Excellence Award Users' Group Educational Excellence Award
Distinguished User Award ARCHIBUS Users' Group (AUG) Leader of the Year Award
International Environmental Sustainability Award Meeting Place of the Year Award
Energy Efficiency Award Golden Circle Award
Risk Management Award Best Customer Service and Support Award

Training in 2018, Enhance Your Skills and Empower Your Staff

Training classes are critical opportunities to make sure that your staff has the skills they need to optimize the management of your real estate, infrastructure, and facilities.

Both online courses and traditional classroom courses will be available in the coming months, so take this opportunity to take a look ahead.

Browse these courses and see if there’s an area where your organization could really benefit from some training.

Training in 2018




EU101 - Fundamentals

Reston, VA, USA

02/27 – 03/02

Boston, MA, USA

05/08 – 05/11

Reston, VA, USA

06/05 – 06/08

Boston, MA, USA

08/27 – 08/30

Reston, VA, USA

10/ 23 – 10/26

TR210 - System Administration: Foundations

Reston, VA, USA

03/06 – 03/09

Reston, VA, USA

06/12 – 06/15

Boston, MA, USA

09/11 – 09/14

Reston, VA, USA

12/11 – 12/14

TR210 - System Administration: Foundations (web-based)

WebEx (online)

05/15 – 05/18

WebEx (online)

08/07 – 08/10

TR220 - System Administration: Intermediate Techniques

WebEx (online)

05/22 – 05/25

WebEx (online)

08/14 – 08/17

TR310 - System Integration: Foundations

Reston VA

03/19 All Day

Boston, MA, USA

06/26 All Day

Reston, VA, USA

12/11 All Day

TR320 - System Integration: Intermediate Techniques

WebEx (online)

10/16 – 10/19

TR330 - System Integration: Advanced Techniques

WebEx (online)

10/23 – 10/26

For more details, visit the training section of

18 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108-2331
United States

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