July 26, 2016
Facilities Management
Mike Berthelsen


Mike's Memo: EAM

Dear FM,

All of us in FM on the Twin Cities campus use the software tool Compass in some way. It is our primary way to track and schedule our work. Originally installed in the early 90’s, it is quite old (think of what cell phones were like in 1993!) and ready to be replaced with something much better. For the last several years we have been preparing, researching and planning through our Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) program.

Last month we reviewed bids by 10 different companies to install a new system for us and asked 4 of them to come to campus in July to demonstrate their tools. We are in the midst of evaluating each of the vendors. Our current plan is to select one of these to recommend the University purchase and install – with final approval coming from the Board of Regents later this fall. If all goes according to plan – you will hear much more about this effort. Our selection will become the software tool not just for FM on the Twin Cities, but also for Real Estate, Space Planning, Capital Planning, and of course FM on all University of Minnesota campuses across the State.

Updates will continue to be provided. If you would like to check out what was released to the vendors about our needs, click below.

Please feel free to reach out to Kris Adelmann or Adam Fink.

Have a great week.


Mike Berthelsen - FM's AVP
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Mike Berthelsen created 'Mike's Memo' for the purpose of communicating important information to FM staff. Several times each month he will address current issues that affect the way FM does business.