Facilities Management Software Transforms Facilities Organizations To e-Businesses


    IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26 Prism Computer Corporation announces FAMIS 7i, the first 
Enterprise Facilities Management suite to harness the Internet to transform facilities
organizations into e-businesses.  FAMIS 7i allows users to access the facilities 
management system through a web browser, eliminating the need for installation and
maintenance at the client level, reducing software maintenance and deployment
costs, centralizing administration of the application, and making it possible
to work from anywhere that Internet access is available.  Michael Ellis,
President and CEO of Prism, says: "FAMIS is the only facilities management
tool that fully utilizes pure Internet technology to dramatically increase
facilities management efficiency."
    New features of version 7i include: 1) extensive integration with popular
email systems, allowing users to receive alerts through their email system
whenever predetermined events occur 2) a totally revamped user interface
designed to greatly improve usability of the program 3) substantially enhanced
accounting features that improve the level of cost information that can be
tracked and transferred to financial systems 4) workbenches that make it
possible to easily create user-defined views of frequently accessed data 5)
agents that provide user-defined features to enforce or act upon business
rules and 6) dramatically increased security features that make it possible to
provide each user with access to the precise amount of information that they
need to perform their job.  Additionally, FAMIS 7i provides the opportunity to
extend the application beyond the typical bounds of a facilities management
system.  Now users can roll out portions of the application to their customers
using the Internet.  FAMIS becomes more of a self-service application,
increasing customer satisfaction while reducing service calls.
    The FAMIS Enterprise Facilities Management Suite is a comprehensive,
integrated set of facilities applications that make it possible to leverage
new Internet business practices throughout the facilities lifecycle.  In
support of space planning, offers functionality to track of occupancy and
utilization.  The capital construction functionality allows the owner's reps
to control expenditures in real time, avoiding cost overruns.  Maintenance
management tracks upkeep of facilities while reducing administrative manpower
requirements.  And day-to-day operations of the facilities are conducted using
key control and utilities management modules to ensure security and manage
operating costs.  All of this using the power of the Internet.
    FAMIS users typically achieve substantial cost savings because the
flexibility and open architecture of the software allows them to dramatically
improve the efficiency of facilities management and other departments.  The
University of Minnesota has already identified more than $500,000 annual
savings from their recent FAMIS implementation and expects major additional
cost improvements, according to Cheryl Coryea, Chief Financial Officer for
Facilities Management.  The implementation of the new open-architecture system
made it possible to revamp 15 business processes to dramatically improve the
efficiency of facilities management and other departments.  For example, the
ability to enter time from the field at a single point and electronically feed
all other process steps saved $105,000 per year while the use of a central
planning model for planning preventive maintenance work orders saved $125,000.

    Prism Computer Corporation, headquartered in Irvine, California, is the
developer of FAMIS, a 100% Internet enabled, world-class Enterprise Facilities
Management system.  Founded in 1982, Prism provides software products and
services to help organizations effectively and efficiently maintain and
operate facilities assets, manage space, and control capital projects.  For
more information please visit http://www.famissoftware.com or call
1-800-774-7622.


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