Founded over a decade ago by professionals in the Facility Management industry, faciliCAD was designed to be a user-friendly, cost-effective Computer-Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system. Their latest release, Version 5, combines faciliCAD's most advanced features for facilities looking to monitor and manage space, employees, and assets while producing a greater ROI.
The faciliCAD package delivers space, asset, and move management, along with tools for lease administration and a real estate portfolio. Their users fall across multiple markets, from aviation and real estate, to government and pharmaceuticals and from small to large facilities.
Though the faciliCAD program is deployed on-premise, part of their offering includes the faciliCAD Web Manager, an add-on web-based application that allows for users to access and share data and reports through any web-browser on computers, mobile devices and tablets. Their main application faciliCAD is linked directly to the database, so any changes made to drawings will be updated immediately and vice versa, giving users a real time look at the space they are operating in.
We like faciliCAD because they offer three different levels of assistance to aid in implementation. The first, Basic, provides software, training, and support, and the second, Turnkey, takes it a step further. The support team at faciliCAD creates your drawings and builds your database of information.
The third, Outsource, provides for a seamless transition as they build everything you need into the system and grant you access to their private cloud server around the clock.
If you are in the market for a complete facilities management solution to better track, analyze, and oversee space, moves, assets, and employees, faciliCAD should be included in your shortlist of systems to review.
Dan from Berners-Schober Associates, Inc.
faciliCAD is just the right amount of program. It has a simple interface but can do some complex things. We use it to track rooms' areas, organizational space chargeback, BOMA lease information, and assets. The program also tracks people and moves, which is something we don't currently utilize but might be a selling point for others.
The company provides excellent support and product updates. They listen to their customers and implement software requests they feel will benefit their clients.
They are working on a better graphical interface for the web portion. In the past, it was a separate product which was not ideal.
The sample database is a simple example. We use it for much more complex campuses. Keep that in mind when you look at it.
Lou from Vishay Siliconix - removed at Lou's request
We needed a facilities management software to better handle building space allocation. FaciliCAD allows us to provide up-to-date reports. Before faciliCAD, we used to manually calculate assigned cost center areas (from AutoCAD) and generate reports (with Excel spreadsheets). On the other hand, faciliCAD uses AutoCAD coupled with a SQL database to generate reports.
With guidance from faciliCAD, we were able to implement in a short period of time. Additional help was always available via e-mail, online meetings (WebEx), or simple phone calls. Overall, this product provides the functionality that we need.
Valerie from Southwest Research Institute
I work with a Facilities group that coordinates new construction, as well as renovations of existing facilities, for a research campus with multiple types of buildings.
We implemented FaciliCAD beginning with Version 1 and continue to use the software - now Version 5 - today. The software is cost effective and enables our group to easily access facility information and manage space.
FaciliCAD is not complicated; if you know basic AutoCAD commands, FaciliCAD is easy to learn and use.
The FaciliCAD technical support team has always been ready to help solve issues in a timely manner and has also worked closely with our in house ITC to set up the database.
Overall a great product!
Theresa from Vistakon
I work for one of J&J Manufacturing Facilities in Jacksonville, Florida in the Facility Planning Department. I was fortunate to work with a person who did his research for a user friendly, affordable space planning program to manage space and provide space allocation reports to our Finance Department. Upon his departure in 2009, it became my sole responsibility to manage this 4 building site.
As time went on, I discovered FaciliCAD is an awesome program that offers numerous functions to manage our site. The FaciliCAD team was always there to provide support, training, and moral support - as I am not that computer savvy! We currently use V5 and each and every time I use this program I learn something new.
If you are looking for an affordable, user friendly, well supported space management system, you can’t go wrong with FaciliCAD and its staff. I personally recommend this program.
Thanks faciliCAD and special thanks to one of its developers, Bill Kilp, for 8 years of support.
Tammie from State Government
My organization has been using faciliCAD successfully for several years. We maintain just under seven million square feet of office space occupied by various state agencies. Applying BOMA standards, we utilize faciliCAD for space management and tracking..
We are able to quickly generate easy-to-read reports with information regarding building names, building numbers, agency assignments and rentable square footage amounts. In addition, we are able to extract this information from faciliCAD & import directly into Quickbase to populate our Inter-Governmental Agreements.
In addition to all of this, the faciliCAD software meets all our space management requirements, and the customer service we have been provided with along the way has been exceptional.
Libby from Berners-Schober Associates, Inc.
We are an A/E firm using FaciliCAD to assist our clients in space tracking and utilization. We use the software in-house to provide BOMA calculations and corresponding plans to aid our clients in lease management. Our clients use FaciliCAD Data and Web managers to keep track of area costs, ownership and usage of spaces and assets.
We implemented FaciliCAD in it's early stages and continue to use it today. The program provides a robust interface for a fraction of the cost of similar systems.