Zuuse grows FM service with acquisition of software business
Australian software company Zuuse has acquired the BEIMS Facilities Management (FM) software business as part of its strategy to lead consolidation of the market.
BEIMS provides FM software to 120 customers and is used in over 15,000 buildings, including hospitals, universities, airports and commercial buildings throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Customers that BEIMS serve include Australian Red Cross, Mater Health, Monash University, Wellington Airport and Sky City Casino.
According to Zuuse chief executive officer Jason Lilienstein, the landscape in the FM industry is rapidly changing.
“There is a large, growing market that is traditionally under-invested. However, that is changing. Total IT spend on facilities management worldwide is forecast to grow from $24.6 billion in 2014 to $43.7 billion in 2019,” Lilienstein explains.
“There is enormous opportunity in the existing, fragmented, market. Asset owners are demanding new and innovative ways to manage their buildings and infrastructure.
“There is currently no product in the market that spans the complete asset lifecycle. It’s populated by a myriad of fragmented products, producing silos of information that, whilst useful, do not deliver the building owner, as the ultimate client, what they need.”
To bring these elements together Melbourne-based Zuuse has developed a suite of modules and mobile device apps that can provide standalone or fully integrated functionality.
In particular, Zuuse has taken 3D BIM (Business Information Modeling) into FM and developed mobile apps that allow FM teams to perform everyday tasks in the field.