Press Release

Division of Administration and Finance
Plant Operations
Press Release
Cynthia Ramos
Programs Manager
[email protected]
Houston, March 19, 2012 – In an effort to communicate project updates and customer impact,
an update regarding FAMIS (Facilities Asset Management Information System) will be made
available every 2 months. The communication will serve as a method of informing the university
community of the current schedule, changes or decisions that have been made, and how the
implementation will impact users.
As the initial message in this series, it is appropriate to provide an impact analysis of how FAMIS
Phase 2 software will affect Plant Operations staff as well as the university community outside
Plant Operations..
FAMIS is designed to streamline the process for initiating work requests, processing work orders,
and reporting/billing functions. FAMIS will provide a GUI (Graphical User Interface) that will allow
customers to input work requests. This method will be similar to the current interface found on the
Plant Ops website. The Facilities Service Center will still process serviceable work requests via
phone and walk-up. This service will be available to most UH affiliated staff and faculty.
The FAMIS software adds the most value for Facilities Management by efficient work order
processing, and as a result, customers should experience quicker response times, error reduction
and enhanced financial control.
Reporting capabilities will be provided to the Department Business Administrators and Certifying
Signatures across campus, as approved by each department. The technicality of cost center
billing will be designed to mirror what is currently in place; however cycle times should be
For more technical project updates, please refer to
The current project schedule calls for work orders to begin processing through FAMIS by late
Summer 2012, however roll-out to campus will not take place until Fall 2012.
For information regarding the FAMIS project implementation, please contact, Adam Horn, Project
Manager at 713-743-5919 or [email protected]
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