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Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation & Technology Taps ThirdWave for Major Integrated Workplace Asset Management Project


August 4, 2014

The City of Brotherly Love awarded ThirdWave a project to carry out a comprehensive technical assessment for purchasing an off-the-shelf, cloud-based Integrated Workplace Asset Management System (IWAMS). This is a follow-up to a Mayor’s Task Force that spent two years evaluating four major areas of City facility management: space allocation, leasing, maintenance and facility management, and utility payments / energy efficiencies. ThirdWave will collaborate with stakeholders from several major departments including Public Property, Streets Department, Water Department, Parks and Recreation, Health, Energy Office and the Free Library. Several isolated systems currently used will be assessed including: Performo Work Order, Cityworks, Maximo and numerous custom Order Systems, and how they might be consolidated and/or interfaced to a cloud-based solution. The overriding goal: provide a City-wide solution for the optimal allocation of funding for the maintenance, repair and capital investment in City facilities. 
Of particular importance will be metrics identifying the cost of operations / maintenance by facility and industry standard reports for Capital project planning. Vital functionality includes: Capital project planning, real estate / lease management, maintenance/work order management, and energy / sustainability tracking. 
ThirdWave looks forward to lending our 27 years of experience with municipal / utility asset management systems in assisting the City of Philadelphia design a solution that can realize an estimated $40,000,000 – $80,000,000* per year potential hard dollar savings in preventive maintenance and improved space utilization. 
(* Source: City of Philadelphia AMP Scoping Process Summary, October 15, 2013)

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