About Us

CAFM Explorer is in use by corporate, commercial, public sector organizations and service providers in 45 countries.

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McLaren Software are a leading provider and one of the original pioneers of CAFM or Computer Aided Facilities Management software following the acquisition of FMx Ltd in 2012.

Available either as an on-premise or cloud-based privately hosted solution CAFM Explorer is designed for ease of use by Windows, web and mobile users.  CAFM Explorer supports building maintenance, property management, help desk, space management, room, resource scheduling and cost control within a single integrated package.

CAFM Explorer is backed by a highly regarded customer support, training and consultancy services team to ensure ease of migration, installation, integration and a rapid return on investment.  Product innovations and developments are supported by an active and independent CAFM Explorer User Group formed in the 1985.

Following the recent acquisition of FMx by the Idox Group (click for press release) CAFM Explorer and CAFM Explorer OnAir forms part of the McLaren Software portfolio of solutions designed to support the life cycle of a building or operational facility from construction to operations.

CAFMTM is a trademark of McLaren Software.



About McLaren Software

McLaren Software is a fully owned subsidiary of Idox plc (www. idoxgroup.com).

Financial Stability and Profitability

The Idox Group acquired McLaren Software in October 2010 adding and merging CTSpace with McLaren a year later as part of the group’s strategic diversification and growth strategy. In the first year since the acquisition McLaren revenues grew by 30% contributing significant profits to the Idox group.

Industry Experience and Leadership

Over 20 years industry specialization, engineering document management, control and engineering project collaboration experience sets McLaren apart from general document management vendors.

McLaren solution support over 200,000 users across 15,000 capital project and asset operations in over 50 countries. With development centres in UK, USA, India and Belarus McLaren is now an established international leader in the Engineering Document Management, Control and Collaboration market.

Supporting Safe, Efficient and Compliant Plants and Facilities

McLaren is unique in providing solutions to support the entire life cycle of an operational asset from design to operations & maintenance with solutions available in the Cloud, Hosted or On-Premise.

Whichever choice of system or configuration options McLaren is dedicated to help Owner Operators, EPC Contractors and companies within the AEC industry design, build and operate, safe efficient and compliant plants and facilities.

Full Solution and Service Delivery

McLaren Professional Services provide consultancy, training, implementation and support offerings to ensure customers obtain the maximum benefit from their investment in McLaren Software.

McLaren Training Services enable customers to choose between configuring solutions to meet specific requirements themselves or in partnership with the McLaren Professional Services Teams.

Key Partnerships

Partnering with industry technology leaders including EMC (EMC – Documentum), IBM (IBM – FileNet P8). Microsoft (Windows, SharePoint, Microsoft Office), Autodesk (AutoCAD), Bentley Systems (MicroStation) all McLaren solutions are accredited through partner programs to ensure continued product and roadmap compatibility.


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