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Planet FM Enterprise Proving a Success for FDS | 15 June 2006

Planet FM Enterprise, the next generation of facilities management software, is proving a success for FDS. Find out who has implemented the latest Planet software solution.

Formed in 1982, FDS Advanced Systems has established itself firmly as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of facilities management software. Well known for its Planet suite of facilities management software, FDS has implemented systems in over 700 organisations across industry, commerce and the public sector. The company, based in Woking, Surrey, has undergone an exciting period of change over the last 12 months with the launch of a new product and a change in ownership.

Comprehensive functionality
Planet FM Enterprise, the next generation of Planet software, was launched at the 2005 Facilities Show and is already proving to be a real success story. Designed specifically for Facilities Managers and FM contractors, it has been implemented by a diverse range of customers. Planet FM Enterprise enables users to streamline processes, manage planned and reactive maintenance and monitor budgetary expenditure. The system’s comprehensive functionality appeals to a wider market and includes a multi-discipline FM help desk, mobile data solutions, projects, health and safety elements including tools to manage asbestos and COSHH hazards and much more.

For Facilities Managers
Planet FM Enterprise is the ideal CAFM solution for in-house Facilities Managers with tools to manage an FM help desk, planned and reactive maintenance and labour resource management. Customers including Girls Day School Trust, Parkview International (Battersea Power Station) and the University of East London have all implemented Planet FM Enterprise.

For NHS Estates and Facilities Managers
Over 55 hospitals and healthcare trusts already use Planet software to manage their facilities and estates. Planet FM Enterprise has been designed to reflect the requirements of today’s NHS Estates and includes a capital charges module, multi-discipline help desk, an enhanced condition survey module to manage backlog maintenance and an audits module. Healthcare customers using Planet FM Enterprise include Poole Hospital NHS Trust, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust and Whittington NHS Trust.

For FM contractors
Planet FM Enterprise is a mission-critical system that helps contractors to provide an A-Z service to clients. The Contracts and billing module features a fully customisable billing facility as well as the ability to create separate datasets for each operational or geographical division within a group. Rollright Facilities, Kellogg Brown and Root and Serco Transport Technology Services are just some of the FM service contractors using Planet FM Enterprise.

The ECS Group
FDS Advanced Systems is part of the ECS Group of Companies, which comprises ECS, Fraser Williams Commercial Systems and Fraser Williams Americas, leading suppliers of property management software. The ECS Group of Companies is arguably the largest software company dedicated to software for the property related industry in the world.

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