One of the highlights of the Facilities industry calendar is the Facilities Show at Excel held in June.

At the show CAFM Explorer, Idox's facilities management software solution, led the way in demonstrating the benefits that can be achieved from implementing an all-in-one software solution that is constantly evolving through industry feedback and input from an active user group.

'Simplicity' was something we heard repeatedly throughout the show. Many visitors we spoke to were looking for a simpler solution, to move away from their existing systems that they felt were either 'too clunky' or didn't provide an integrated solution.

One of the trends of 2016 was an increased interest in space planning, possibly born out of the BIM level 2 deadline passing in April. Our space planning functionality and integration with Autodesk was well received as well as our BIM & Cobie integration.

Alongside visitors looking to move supplier, we saw an increased number of people who were looking to implement a CAFM solution for the first time. Many appreciated how we highlighted pain points and benefits on our stand, with workforce efficiency, risk mitigation, easy access to key data (and no more lost data!), critical event alerts and compliance management all being topics of conversation throughout the week.

In addition, there was a very positive response to our on-stand product demos with many attendees expressing their preference for CAFM Explorer's 'single solution', as opposed to several modules of software being bolted together

Claire Visser, CAFM Director, comments, "It has been a great week for us; we've had interesting conversations with customers, prospects and industry partners we are working with such as SFG20. It was also great to be able to offer a record number of live demo's on our stand, many of which were booked before the show opened. Being part of the facilities show ensures we can showcase our leading software solution, open new opportunities and network with interesting 3rd parties that can add value to our offerings.