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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will implement Autodesk FMDesktop software, a leading facilities management solution that allows for more effective and efficient management of the physical assets and infrastructure in base facilities. The contract for Autodesk FMDesktop was awarded to IMAGINiT, an Autodesk Government Value-Added-Reseller that will implement the software at Wright-Patterson Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC).
Autodesk FMDesktop addresses the ASC's need for an integrated, easy-to-use Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system to track workspace forapproximately 3,000 occupants and assets in more than one million square feet of building space. FMDesktop will enable facility managers at ASC to leverage existing data, such as computer-aided design data residing in spreadsheets and personal databases, by easily importing it into the facilities management software. Facility managers can also use FMDesktop to share facilities and asset management information across the enterprise to meet the organization's expanding and changing needs and requirements.
"The Aeronautical Systems Center is responsible for managing more than 420 Air Force, joint and international aircraft acquisition programs and related projects," said Kenneth Scott, Chief of Facility Management, Acquisition Management Complex, Wright-Patterson AFB. "To continue to meet and exceed mission requirements, it's essential that the organization have an integrated and cost-effective facilities management program, such as FMDesktop, for increased productivity and better visibility into the assets residing in base facilities."
"A multifaceted organization like Wright-Patterson requires an easily deployable, customizable system for base management," said Juliana Slye, Director, Autodesk Government. "Autodesk FMDesktop is a comprehensive solution that helps improve space utilization and asset tracking, key factors in fulfilling the government's overarching need to improve safety, and the accuracy of facility budgeting and reporting processes."
Autodesk's offerings for facilities and asset management, FMDesktop and FMEnterprise software, are increasingly being selected as the facilities management tools of choice for facilities administrators across government.
The software solutions' ease of use, cost effectiveness, ability to combine computer-aided design data with corporate and geospatial databases, and ability to scale from the desktop to the enterprise make them the perfect solutions for managing facilities of all sizes and complexity.