engl., abbreviation for "Computer Aided Facility Management": CAFM is the support of facility management by information technology in the form of a computer program consisting of a database and a user interface. The focus is on providing information about facilities and supporting work processes.
The frequently asked question "What is CAFM?" Can not be answered clearly CAFM Manufacturer different functions often among supposedly same module name to offer. A first aid for orientation can be the certification according to GEFMA 444.
The program is referred to as CAFM software, CAFM application or CAFM system. Some software manufacturers also refer to "IWMS" (Integrated Workplace Management System), which term was first coined by a marketing and research company.
According to the GEFMA 444 guideline, the following (certifiable) modules or catalogs are part of a CAFM software:
space managementGraphical and alphanumeric representation of all spatial data; Automatic surface detection; Guideline check according to DIN 277; Electronic room book; Acquisition of CAD plans ... Space management is often the basis for an orderly CAFM .... more
Room and asset reservation
locking system managementAdministration of all locking and security systems; Locking plans and hierarchies; Delivery / return, acknowledgment and loss notification; Ongoing book and inventory management; Key reports and loss statistics ...... more
Rental managementTenant and landlord view; Operating expenses and calculated rent; Rent increase according to index, graduated rent, time schedule, flat rate; Mietkataster; Monitoring of deadlines with automatic dunning procedure; Betriebskostenabrechnung ...... more
energy controllingAcquisition and evaluation of any consumption data; Zero crossing, meter exchange; Cost center allocation percentage and per allocation key; Connection to the rental management ... The following activities form the first steps for a functioning energy management: acquisition, processing and analysis ... more
Safety and occupational safetyAdministration of all safety devices and legal regulations; Resubmission of test and maintenance cycles; Automated creation of escape and rescue plans; Risk assessment ...... more
Environmental ManagementSustainability management primarily defines the areas of economy, ecology and social acceptance. In the GEFMA guideline 444 (2012), topics such as energy controlling, safety and occupational safety as well as environmental protection management were included in the test catalogs ... more
Help and Service Desk
Budget management and cost trackingCosts are the negative consequences of an action given a particular plan and decision-making field. For the sake of simplicity, only monetary quantities are generally taken into account. Calculated costs are often used for figures in the CAFM ... more
BIM data processingAbbreviation for "Building Information Modeling": Describes a method of optimized planning, execution and management of buildings using software. All relevant building data are digitally recorded, combined and networked. CAFM software ... more
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