archifm.net – Facilities Management goes into the cloud

Tokyo, Budapest, March 12, 2013 – vintoCON® and its Japanese distributor partner, Sherpa today announced the Japanese version of archifm.net, the entirely redesigned cloud version of its renowned BIM based ArchiFM product portfolio including all CAFM/CMMS related functionalities, working in seamless integration with ArchiCAD.

With the introduction of archifm.net, vintoCON is now offering its proven BIM based CAFM/CMMS software solutions in the cloud, thus making them available on a subscription-based service. With this web service vintoCON makes its robust software solutions available for those who’re not willing to deploy local IT infrastructure and want to use high-end CAFM/CMMS services without making major upfront investments. archifm.net includes all usual CAFM/CMMS related functionalities such as area/asset/rental management, planned/breakdown maintenance management and reporting. Working in seamless integration with ArchiCAD, archifm.net creates its FM database directly from ArchiCAD’s BIM file and vice versa: all changes in the FM database are reflected in ArchiCAD’s 3D model automatically. vintoCON offers its services in a very flexible way: users can subscribe for different product configurations required for managing different types of CAFM/CMMS related tasks, such as Asset Management, Maintenance and Reporting. In addition to the hosted version, archifm.net will also be available as a locally deployed standalone solution, either in rented or in purchased form. Complementing the web services vintoCON is also introducing its new archifm mobile version for on-site work using Android devices.

‘We decided to enter the cloud with our renowned ArchiFM product group to fulfill the increasing demand received from our clients and new prospects who wanted access to our services in more flexible ways offered by new, modern technologies. The success of the first implementations at large organizations (National Bank of Hungary, Hörmann…) is now encouraging us to enter a new market size dimension and to offer the fully localized version of archifm.net for Japanese clients.’ said Mr Ádám Korbuly, CEO of VintoCON.

‘With the introduction of archifm.net VintoCON is now making available not just the first and only genuine BIM based Facilities Management software in Japan but is also satisfying the strong demand for Building/MEP Maintenance solutions. This is a long awaited service and we look forward to offering the only real BIM based CAFM/CMMS product available in Japan.’ said Toshikazu Takamatsu, Managing Director of Sherpa.

About vintoCON: Established by the former management of Graphisoft’s ArchiFM Business Division, vintoCON is continuing the development of Graphisoft’s renowned CAFM/CMMS product portfolio and various listing/reporting/document and maintenance management add-ons for ArchiCAD. The proven BIM-based solutions of vintoCON, in seamless integration with ArchiCAD, open new dimensions for construction professionals throughout the entire building lifecycle ­- from the design process through the construction stages all the way to facility operation and maintenance management.

About Sherpa: With its offices in Nagoya and Tokyo, Sherpa’s professional building engineering team has successfully been supporting leading Japanese general contractors (Zenekons) over years to fully exploit the benefits of advanced BIM systems in their business practices. Not only as a Graphisoft “OPEN BIM” partner but based on ‘BIM/FM in practice’ know-how gained through wide experience of large-scale projects, Sherpa supports building owners, general constructors and design offices to apply vintoCON’s FM solutions successfully.

www.vintocon.com; www.archifm.net