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Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) software enables Facility Managers to plan, execute and monitor all activities involved in reactive and planned preventative maintenance, space and move management, asset management, operational facility services, room reservations and other customer services. CAFM software has experienced major developments in both functionality and technology.

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The start of CAFM

The first generation facility management systems were known as Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM). Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Facility Management Information System (FMIS) or Gestion de la Maintenance Assistée par Ordinateur (GMAO) were also commonly used terms. Although they were considered integrated, most of these systems actually focused on specific areas of facility management, mostly maintenance management and space management. Some of the first generation systems with space management even provided integration with AutoCad on a basic level.

There were benefits from early generation CAFM systems. Structured and centralised data and processes led, for example, to cost reduction and improved customer satisfaction - but integrated facility management solutions were still in their infancy. The professionalisation of facility management and corporate real estate management along with rapid innovation in technology helped to accelerate the growth of these systems.

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