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Archibus

6 Ratings

FAMIS

3 Ratings

Archibus

6 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 101

FAMIS

3 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Archibus

Archibus is well suited for organizations requiring heavy reporting functions, and that have complex processes for managing moves and space chargebacks. It is less well suited for organizations that require input from multiple users (such as doing an employee seating survey).
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FAMIS

[Well suited when] Linked to EMS - when planning an event that requires furniture delivery or room type changes, we can select that in EMS and create a report that feed to FAMIS and assigns a crew. OR, if you create the work order in FAMIS, have it be able to import back to EMS to include in the booking.
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Pros

  • Reporting - Archibus has very powerful reporting solutions.
  • Expansive Modules - catered to every need of the real estate and facilities organization.
  • Editing and inputting data.
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  • It holds all of the building information or details of rooms/room types that help with requests being more specific on a room level.
  • Requests are organized by the specific user, however you can also search other users work orders, as well, which is helpful in our department (Hospitality Services).
  • They purchased EMS - which I cannot wait to see how they integrate!
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Cons

  • User Interface could be improved - it takes many steps to get to features within Webcentral, too complex, created for power users.
  • Pricing and fee schedules - surprised to find that they charged separately for Space Chargeback features within Space Management and annual maintenance fees.
  • Slow interface.
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  • Needs to be more fields for "pick up/drop off times," or to put in deadline times.
  • More communication back and forth to users and the person the order is assigned to. When updates are made, there is no notification that they have been acknowledged.
  • It would be nice to have pricing associated with different requests. It is a guesstimate every time on how much labour or time will be needed. Some sort of price menu would be great so when we check the financial page of the order we are not surprised every time.
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Alternatives Considered

Archibus compares well with other IWMS software when it comes to integrating with BIM models and reporting capabilities. I selected Archibus as it has all the tools and processes needed to manage space and moves, with the intention to expand to other modules like Lease Administration and Asset Management. The constant upgrades to Archibus also helps to keep the software up-to-date with other third party products such as Revit.
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Return on Investment

  • Saved time and effort to do space reports and manual calculations of common areas.
  • Standard solution helped to define process for managing space.
  • Improved accuracy in tracking spaces allowed for better utilizaton and monitoring of space assets.
  • Improved reimbursement from insurance and other entities based on space reporting.
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  • Many updates to work orders have been missed and incorrect furniture has been delivered for events.
  • There is no delivery/pick up time option, so if we booked it to be done after 2:30 (when our labour crew is done for the day) we do not get any communication saying it cannot be done, or that we have gone outside the booking window. Would be nice to have a feature that limits the window you can request work orders for events.
  • Been told work orders would cost x amount, charged the client, and then months later find out the amount was different. And only found out after reviewing internal charges to our FOAPAL - there is no notification or communication that your total is final and ready for review, or what the charges were.
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Pricing Details

Archibus

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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FAMIS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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