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Welcome to the latest edition of the Tabs FM Newsletter.

March is already proving to be an exciting month for Tabs FM. With new developments already in progress and many more on the horizon, we have reinforced our development and support teams ‘six-fold’ to manage the influx of new business and new opportunities. Keep an eye on our future newsletters and social media accounts for regular updates on the latest offerings from Tabs FM.

We would like to quickly take this opportunity to say a special thank you to those clients who supported Tabs last month. Namely, Andy Cook and Sarah Tams for their kind hospitality at the Sage Forum, Andrew Pryjmachuk for his guidance on the new Workstation Assessment module and Bonnie Butel for allocating time in her busy schedule to read this newsletter!

Enjoy your read and please let us know if you have any Tabs related articles to include in our next edition.


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The last edition of our newsletter sparked some interested debates. In response to this, we have created our very first blog to share our thoughts, recommendations and suggestions. Here’s a sneak preview of a few editorials that might be of particular interest:

Implementing a New Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) Solution

Implementing a new Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) software solution can seem like both a daunting and exciting challenge. Major changes are expected as users transfer to a new system and a new way of working. Such changes have a ripple effect throughout an organisation, affecting end-users, colleagues, managers and IT departments. To help facilitate implementation CAFM vendors assign Project Managers to oversee and ‘handhold’ through this vital transitional period. Read more...

CAFM Technology

Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) evolved in the late 1980s and has become an essential business tool, relied on by many facilities and estates departments. CAFM Solutions offer distinct benefits in the management of day-to-day operations and performance monitoring. With its reach now extending to Hospitality, IT departments and beyond, the role of CAFM becomes a much more prominent business solution and raises the profile and value of Facilities and Estates departments. Read more...


System Developments

Workstation Assessment

As part of our ongoing drive the deliver an intelligent and efficient managed solution, our development team have re-engineered our existing workstation assessments module, integrating it firmly within our existing suite of Health and Safety modules. Tabs FM Sofwtare - CAFM Work station Assessment Module - Health and Safety

The latest incarnation is driven and configured solely via our powerful Intranet/Internet system. Through a collection of user-friendly pages, the new completely web-based system provides an excellent and professional service to your client or colleagues. A flexible array of features includes:

  • Create your own Workstation Assessment categories, adhering to statutory or local polices
  • Custom build your own questions
  • Define individual drop-down answers for question
  • Upload supporting documentation and images to clarify category subjects
  • Prioritise questions and answers
  • Review results

We realise that the new ‘off the shelf’ Workstation Assessment module offers great potential for further enhancements. To help us along this path, we are inviting all clients the opportunity to get involved and discuss your requirements in these early stages. We welcome any feedback, thoughts or suggestions and look forward to hearing from you. Contact tabsteam@tabsfm.com to register your interest.


Tabs 2 Accounts – SAGE integration

You may recall in our last newsletter we featured a forum event focusing on SAGE Integration. Kindly hosted by Phosters on the 24th of February, we are pleased to announce that we received a positive response on the development achieved to date. Two briefly summarise, there were two primary objectives to meet within the ‘Tabs 2 Accounts’ integration project. These were identified as exporting Sales and exporting Purchase invoices from Tabs Systems into SAGE accounts. To achieve this we are in the throes of developing the following three new bolt-on products.

  • Tabs Sync-IT   – Directly sync invoices raised by Tabs, straight into SAGE
  • Tabs Workflow – Monitor, amend and manage each invoice before importing to SAGE
  • Tabs Search-IT – Search and review invoices already posted to SAGE

The flexibility of the new development stimulated interesting debates amongst existing Tabs users. As a result, we have already road-mapped the future development of this facility and will keep you posted in due course. For further information regarding this product, please contact sales@tabsfm.com or view a brief demonstration hosted with You Tube - Tabs Facilities Management CAFM Software with Sage Integration video


Other Developments

Our development teams have been busy over the past month adding new functionality to our existing systems. A brief summary of these include:

  • Reactive and Planned Maintenance – A new report has been added to our maintenance systems called ‘List of incomplete Job in and out of Priority’
  • Planned Maintenance – There has been a new field added to the PPM Simple mode to select ‘Location Area’ when creating maintenance schedules
  • Permit to Work – New reports available on the Tabs Web Based Permit to work system
  • Cost Code and Budgeting – Two new reports added to the cost code and budgeting system
  • Data Import Utility – Day specific schedule creation
  • Room Booking Event setup  – Additional fields added to support Domain, Level, Cost Code and Bi-Lingual event names via the web based system
  • Room Booking – New field against room bookings to store number of car park spaces required

For more information, please contact tabsteam@tabsfm.com


Tabs Introduce

Phosters provide a wide range of planned and reactive Building Maintenance Services as well as Technical Expertise. Our technical services include mechanical, electrical, lift maintenance and air conditioning services.

Phosters facility services provide a spectrum of
Maintenance and Support Services
to Private and Public Sector clients across the UK

Phoster Facilities Management - Tabs FM CAFM System User

Hard Services                                              
Planned Preventative Maintenance
Mechanical and Electrical Services
Fabric Maintenance
Project Works
Lifts / Escalators
Management Service
FM Management
Helpdesk Services
Environmental / Waste Control
Energy Management
Disaster Recovery

Soft Services
Landscape Gardening
Porterage / Mail & Messenger Services
Car Parking
Pest Control
Strategic Services
Project Management
Asset Management
Space Planning / Accommodation Services

Our business model is based on process and service delivery excellence.

By utilising bespoke systems and strategically assessing our client’s needs and objectives we focus on removing the bottlenecks that traditionally hamper Facility Service deliverables.

We support our clients by making strategic investments in a support infrastructure which flows and transcends traditional strategic functions.

Results orientated, with a strong commitment to continuous improvement, through the development of our processes, knowledge and systems; we ensure reliability is delivered as Standard

Our Project Team welcome all enquiries from friends of Tabs FM Limited…

Sarah Tams, Phosters FS, Black Country House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, B69 2DG
Email: s.tams@phosters.co.uk | Tel: 0845 004 8028

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