FAMIS Phase II Implementation
In an effort to communicate project updates and customer impact,
an update regarding FAMIS (Facilities Asset Management
Information System) will be made available every 2 months. The
communication will serve as a method of informing the university
community of the current schedule, changes or decisions that
have been made, and how the implementation will impact users.
As the initial message in this series, it is appropriate to
provide an impact analysis of how FAMIS Phase 2 software will
affect Plant Operations staff as well as the university
community outside Plant Operations.
FAMIS is designed to streamline the process for initiating work
requests, processing work orders, and reporting/billing
functions. FAMIS will provide a GUI (Graphical User Interface)
that will allow customers to input work requests. This method
will be similar to the current interface found on the Plant Ops
website. The Facilities Service Center will still process
serviceable work requests via phone and walk-up. This service
will be available to most UH affiliated staff and faculty.
The FAMIS software adds the most value for Facilities Management
by efficient work order processing, and as a result, customers
should experience quicker response times, error reduction and
enhanced financial control.
Reporting capabilities will be provided to the Department
Business Administrators and Certifying Signatures across campus,
as approved by each department. The technicality of cost center
billing will be designed to mirror what is currently in place;
however cycle times should be reduced.
For more technical project updates, please refer to
The current project schedule calls for work orders to begin
processing through FAMIS by late Summer 2012, however roll-out
to campus will not take place until Fall 2012.
For information regarding the FAMIS project implementation,
please contact, Adam Horn, Project Manager at 713-743-5919 or