FAMIS Phase 2 Implementation Updates
As the Phase 2 implementation progresses, we are preparing Facilities Management (FM) staff to use FAMIS on a day to day basis.
Training for FM staff will begin in late July in preparation for use by late summer, while training for campus stakeholders will begin in the fall. After receiving feedback from campus users who would be attending this training, we moved this to early fall as the summer is typically a difficult time to schedule large scale trainings due to activities related to year end closing.
In addition to developing training curricula, progress has been made on configuration, data loading and field mapping, as well as overall system optimization.
We are in the process of loading data such as cost centers, equipment records, parts and inventory. FM Employees are assigned to their specific crews (shops), and some crews are making use of the ‘craft’ functionality, which will allows more accurate work assignment based on the technician’s specialization.
FAMIS also allows for the creation of procedure library, which lets Facilities Service personnel and crews assign work orders based on common tasks. For example, a common task in the Auto shop is a flat tire repair. When the procedure library functionality is applied, the auto shop can track how many flat repairs were completed within a specific period, and adjust their business plan accordingly.
We look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure a successful implementation.