SMART_EAM History

1992 - U of MN, in response to a 1989 State Audit launches the first Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for the Twin Cities FM department
1999 - FM at the Twin Cities upgrades to a new CMMS provided by FAMIS to manage work orders, purchases, inventory management and capital projects. A naming a contest is held and the decision is made to label the new FAMIS system COMPASS.
2001 - Department of Central Security joins COMPASS when the Key module is installed
2005 - UMD decides to implement FAMIS however they do not join as additional users to the FM TC system. They launch their own version of FAMIS.
2008 - Newly separate Capital Planning and Projects Management team decides to separate from FAMIS and installs a separate Capital Project application called Unifier.
2009 - Office of Classroom Management installs a FAMIS application to manage the space for the U of MN system. This is the third install of FAMIS at the U of MN.
2010 - UMM and UMC join the FM TC COMPASS system.
2011 - FAMIS announced they will discontinue support to the software version in use at the U of MN.
2012 - An evaluation was conducted to determine effort to upgrade to the new version of FAMIS. The effort and expense is deemed to be nearly equivalent to launching a new system. FM begins discussing potential for implementing one system for all Facility functions at the U of MN and the Enterprise Asset Management concept is initiated.

Recent Entries

VISIONING UPDATE: Phase 1 - Interviews
Below are the key updates for the time period Jan 2nd through Jan 14th An Executive Steering Committee has been…
Project Schedule for Visioning
The visioning phase will officially kickoff with a Functional Steering Committee meeting tentatively scheduled for Jan 8th. The visioning phase…
Visioning is underway!
On December 17th, Deloitte representatives Steve Dahl, Tim David, Rana Lahiri, and Eric Joehl began work on the visioning phase…