University of Hertfordshire

A few months ago MainManager was implemented at the University of Hertfordshire’s student accommodation service provided by Derwent FM.

The University has been so impressed with the system, and the added flexibility provided by the mobile devices used by the technicians, that they have decided to roll out MainManager across the whole academic estate.

During the initial phases, MainManager will support all the University’s support services including Reactive and Planned Maintenance, Cleaning and Security. In later phases this will include space management and document management services.

The University is currently undergoing a huge transformation of its academic buildings over the next 10 years and we are very pleased that MainManager and FM180 will be involved in providing the FM software throughout. This partnership gives us the opportunity to provide the University with detailed life cycle monitoring and management on an impressive scale.

– Steve Owen, Senior FM Consultant at FM180

Rambøll is handing over Rambyg to MainManager in Denmark

Another significant milestone has been added to the 20 years old history of MainManager. Years of excellent collaboration between Rambøll Denmark and MainManager have resulted in a friendly handover of Rambølls software solution Rambyg to MainManager.

“Today we are very proud, but also very focused on the task that we have ahead of us – to us, the journey is starting today, and we are looking forward to meeting Rambyg users and presenting them a CAFM system that meets the requirements of the future” says Gert Mølgaard, CEO, MainManger Denmark.

Read more about the agreement in Rambølls press release. Click here.

The MainManager app

On the 29th of May, ICEconsult launched it‘s first mobile application.

The app was registered in the Google play store and is on it‘s way into the Mac App Store.

The mobile app allows users to use the mobile app to perform different business functions on site, such as inspecting properties, submitting incidents, finishing workorders, registering time spent on a job, registering energy readings etc.

The app serves as an added feature to the MainManager program and does therefore not work as a stand-alone. To use the mobile app, users need to have access to the MainManager program.

Look the app up at the Google play store

ICEconsult has moved

On the 27th of May ICEconsult‘s headquarters in Iceland moved to a new office in Bæjarháls 1, 110 Reykjavík.

The new offices are more spacious and more suitable to ICEconsult‘s needs. They contain more meeting rooms, more space for each department to grow and now all of ICEconsult‘s departments are located on the same floor.

ICEconsult chose an open office setting for the new headquarters, since it is known to encourage communication and informal collaboration beween employees. The open office setting makes it easier to expand and will also be less expensive to maintain, whereas maintenance and renovation costs will be kept at a minimum.

SEM (Organization for people who have suffered spine injuries)

ICEconsult is proud to be supporting a small organization called SEM, people who have suffered spine injuries. SEM owns an apartment building specially designed for members, with easier access and each apartment is tailor-made for wheelchair use. ICEconsult is contributing to the cause by setting up energy- and system surveillance for that building, allowing SEM to monitor energy consumption in MainManager for free and as long as they want to. This also includes access to our consultants.

Facts: SEM owns property around 2.000 m2 in total.

Release 10.8.1

MainManager, edition 10.8.1 was released on the 6th of May 2013.

Release additions and changes have been sorted into 4 categories in the Release Document.

1. General alterations which apply to all users.
2. Add-ons to features and modules, available to all customers who have access to these modules, subject to service fee only.
3. New features obtainable upon payment/licence fee and service fee.
4. Special solutions to meet the needs of certain customers which can be developed further for other customers subject to payment.

EFMC 2013

Again this year MainManager attended the European Facility Management Conference in Prague. More than700 hundred FM-professionals from over Europe, Asia, Middle-East and USA visited Prague to share knowledge and Ideas on Facility Management. MainManager sponsored the conference and we had a booth at the event. Our team of 5 MainManagers had the pleasure of meeting many of our existing client, but also enjoyed having the opportunity to extend our international network with in the facility management industry. We are looking forward to next years conference in Berlin.

MainManager‘s success leads to second place in Fastest Growing Company Award

On 3rd of May the minister of education, science and culture handed ICEconsult the the Federation of Icelandic Industries award „Vaxtasprotinn 2012“ (e. The startup 2012) for being the second fastest growing company in its size catecory in Iceland.

The main milestone on the path to getting this award is the release of MainManager Version 10, which enabled MainManager to be full-fledged, fully web based FM software. Things are now moving fast in Denmark, Norway and UK and we expect to add Sweden and Australia soon. The MainManager team is growing slowly but surely, and the count is now close to 40.

We are now working on many extremely exiting new features. Among those is new workflow oriented user-interface that will increase visibility and productivity. This addition is planned to be included in the release this fall. MainManager will be present on EuroFM 2013. Be sure to visit our booth to get a sneak and peek of the exiting new features.

Links to further information about the award(in Icelandic):

www.si.is
www.vb.is
www.visir.is
www.mbl.is
www.nmi.is
http://rannis.is

Akranes municipality

The municipality of Akranes has decided to use MainManager as their main CAFM system. Akranes will be utilizing the systems core processes, which gives them overview over their facilities and the proper functions to support building maintenance and renovation projects. Included are options for project planning, service contracts, work orders, incident handling and connection to accounting system.

Akranes has indicated that they are looking at implementing other key processes from MainManager, like energy optimization, asset registration and CityDirect.

Facts: Akranes has 6.600 citizens and owns property around 33.800 m2 in total.

Statsbygg Energy module

As some readers may know, the Norwegian state facility operator, Statsbygg, awarded ICEconsult with a multiyear contract for the implementation of the facility management system MainManager.

Shortly after the contract had been signed, Statsbygg‘s energy department requested a meeting and a presentation to see if MainManager could be used for registering, monitoring and analysing it‘s energy expenditures. The data for the energy usage would also need to be presented in an accessible and user-friendly interface (as lists, graphs or reports).

Because Statsbygg is a very eco friendly company, it monitors it’s energy expenditures carefully and is also adamant about reducing energy usage and waste whenever possible. For this reason Statsbygg chose to launch a pilot where the energy consumption of 50 facilities will be monitored, registered and analysed through graphs, lists and reports in the MainManager. The next step will then be to monitor the energy consumption for the rest of Statsbygg‘s facilities portfolio.

Statsbygg required some additional features which have now been implemented in the energy module. The changes made will benefit our current customers and simplify the energy module as well as adding to it. One example of this is the new energy consumption analysis interface where the user can analyse energy usage any way he chooses.