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Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Streamlines Workplace Processes with FM:Systems Facility Management Software.



FM:Systems' Flagship Product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , FM:Interact, Provides Bayer with Real-Time Access to Accurate Space, Occupancy and Asset Information

RALEIGH, N.C. -- FM:Systems, a leading provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS IWMS Integrated Workplace Management System
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) and computer-aided facility management systems (CAFM CAFM Computer Aided Facilities Management
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), today announced that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is using FM:Systems' flagship product, FM:Interact, to share workplace information enterprise-wide. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company committed to addressing unmet medical needs through research and development in the areas of oncology, gastroenterology gastroenterology

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, diagnostics and neurology.

"FM:Systems has allowed us to have real-time access to accurate information on workplace utilization, move projects, maintenance and assets. As a result, we recently had to shift 80% of the company, separating them into two separate groups and were able to move 90% of the people within four months," stated Steven Baumgardner, manager of engineering and facilities at Bayer. "FM:Interact significantly impacted our ability to reach that ambitious goal."

The comprehensiveness and flexibility of FM:Systems' products allowed Bayer to configure a single system to manage all of their facility management processes - including space allocations, occupancy and moves, and maintenance. Additionally, FM:Systems and AMS AMS - Andrew Message System  CAFM Solutions, an FM:Systems Certified Business Partner, worked together to utilize FM:Interact's Asset Management Module to track Bayer's furniture and computer assets. Using Quickscan[TM], a Pocket PC software product created by AMS, Bayer was able to barcode assets and easily perform field verifications of asset information.

"FM:Interact and Quickscan[TM] will make asset tracking affordable for Bayer," said Dan Lorenz, technical director for AMS CAFM Solutions. "As a result, they'll have a better understanding of where valuable assets are located or who to contact if those assets can't be found."

About FM:Interact

FM:Interact is an integrated suite of powerful, Web-based workplace management products that enable organizations to share facilities information and manage processes that impact entire organizations. FM:Interact runs on an organization's intranet and can be accessed by all employees using standard Web browsers The following is a list of web browsers. Historical
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In order of release:
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  • Erwise, April 1992
  • ViolaWWW, May 1992, see Erwise
. With its intuitive interface, companies have quick and easy access to key facilities information such as floorplans, reports, employee information and critical documents.

FM:Interact enables an organization to:

* Manage space and occupancy across multiple locations

* Access property information with a simple point and click map-based interface

* Run live reports, view floor plans, search archived drawings and critical documents

* Share facilities information enterprise-wide via the corporate intranet

* Dynamically search for employees and related information

* Streamline maintenance and move processes

* Provide responsive and efficient service to an organization

"Making our products work with our customers' needs is always our top priority," stated Michael Schley, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of FM:Systems. "Certified business partners, like AMS, help us deliver solutions that enable our customers to drive even more value from their facility information," stated Michael Schley, president and CEO of FM:Systems.

About FM:Systems, Inc.

By connecting people, place and process, FM:Systems, Inc. helps facilities and real estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs, and increase productivity enterprise-wide. Customers take advantage of FM:Systems' web-based software to improve facilities and space management, real estate and portfolio management, and maintenance management.

Many of the world's leading organizations rely on FM:Systems solutions such as CA, Devon Energy Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN), headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is one of the world’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. , GMAC GMAC General Motors Acceptance Corporation
GMAC Graduate Management Admission Council
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 Financial Services, Lockheed Martin, NASD NASD

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, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Progress Energy, Target Stores and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina For other uses of this name, see Raleigh.
Raleigh (IPA: /ˈrɑli/, ral-ee) is the capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County.
 and conducts business in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.
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