Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – The need for Capital Renewal Planning Program

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Many of you have likely heard the saying “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.”  That is true especially when it comes to planning and budgeting for the capital replacement of aging facility systems. How many of you, if asked, could provide a 3 to 5 year capital replacement list indicating which systems […]

CMMS is not a Four-Letter Word

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With implementation failure rates ranging from 50% to 80%, it is no wonder that many may consider “CMMS” a four-letter word. In my experience, I have seen numerous failed Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) implementations or very slow implementations (some of you are nodding in agreement…). Additionally, I have rarely seen an organization robustly using […]

CMMS – A Necessary Business Tool for Today’s Facility Manager

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Facility Managers are responsible for what is typically the second largest asset and expense for most organizations – the buildings.   Additionally, they have a direct impact on the productivity of the number one asset – its people.  Yet, many facility managers do such without being properly equipped.  One of the most, if not the most, […]

CMMS: Realizing the Value


Published in the March/April 2014 edition of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ) Follow the this link to read about my recommendations for selecting, implementing, and utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

John Rimer, CFM – FM360

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John Rimer, CFM is president of FM360, LLC and has 20 years’ facility management experience in a variety of capacities and industries.  He uses his breadth of knowledge and diverse expertise to provide a comprehensive perspective to his clients and students. John has implemented and managed facility programs for companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, JP Morgan […]

Free Class – Leveraging & Implementing a CMMS to Drive Better Business Decisions

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A CMMS (CAFM/IWMS) is the nervous system of a facility management program and as such is a valuable tool to the department.  This class will provide a comprehensive overview of how to utilize a CMMS to manage day-to-day operations and drive business decisions.  We will also talk about tips for successfully selecting and implementing a CMMS. This session […]

FM101 Training Series


The Building Blocks of a Facility Management Program The FM101 series is a set of online courses that provide a robust understanding of the foundational building blocks needed to implement and manage a successful facility management program. This series will return value to those new to facility management, the aspiring leader, the well-seasoned, and all […]

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