Facilities Management Acronyms

Mar 05 2016

People and organizations dealing with different aspects of the Facilities Management functions and developers of Facilities Management software and systems need to deal with many acronyms. Axxerion as integrated software for facilities management in multiple markets, has to deal with the facilities management acronyms in different languages. Below is a partial list of facilities management acronyms in the US market. Please give me your feedback and let me know of those that I might have left out.

MMS (Maintenance Management System)

CMMS (Computerized maintenance management system)

MRO (Maintenance, Repairs & Operations)

CLM (contract lifecycle management)

PM (Project Manager) 
PM (also Preventive Maintenance)

PPM (Project portfolio management)

IWMS (Integrated workplace management system)

CFM – Computerized facilities management

CAFM – Computer Aided Facilities Management

BIM - Building Information Management or Building In Motion (for 3D modeling)

CAD - Computer Aided Design
DWG and DWF - CAD drawing file formats for regular and web-based files

EAM - Enterprise Asset Management system

IFMS – Integrated Facilities Management System

FMIS - Facilities Management Information System

ERP - Enterperise Resource Planning

CMS - Content Management System

Please send me your feedback and comments at info@axxerionusa.com

About the author

, Ph.D. is the president of Axxerion USA. Axxerion's CMMS module  addresses corrective, preventive and predicative maintenance as well as asset management.  Please send your feedback, thoughts and comments to mehdi@axxerionusa.com.

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