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New Clients

A busy time ahead for our implementation team!

William Booth College
Le Pain Quotidien
Lancaster Council
Lowestoft College
Newham College
Healy Refrigeration
The Forum at Greenwich

Thanks and welcome to our new clients

Tip of the Month

Worried that your entire database is not being backed-up?

To resolve simply click ‘Tabs’ on the toolbar > ‘Utilities’ > ‘Perform Manual Backup’. This will create a backup copy of your data onto your server. All you’ll need to do now is backup your server.

For practical advice on disaster recovery, why not contact us to discuss how we can help

Tabs FM Ltd
Unit 9, The io Centre
The Royal Arsenal
Skeffington Street
SE18 6SR

T: +44 (0) 844 556 0488
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Tabs News...

It's November already, and still so much to do before the end of the year.

We hope this Newsletter finds you all well and in rude health. The pace of events never seems to slow down in The Tabs office and we are flat out with new implementation projects, tender submissions and the little matter of testing our new .NET version.

We had an opportunity to meet many clients at Olympia last month (more below). There is certainly a new dynamic when meeting people in different locations and often these sessions prove very productive both for our team and clients alike.

Thank you for your continued support.

On the subject of support, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our own Help Desk offering. We feel things are working well here and will always value your comments and suggestions on the level of service we give as a company.

Please contact Ken Frankis, Tabs Client Liaison Manager to air your


New Development

In anticipation of the new .Net platform expected to be released next year, our development doctors have continued to operate on our current application. All the 'nips' and 'tucks' applied to our current platform will automatically be included as part of our .Net reconstructive surgery.

A few new features system wide, include:pda maps

  • New configuration options have been applied to our maintenance system, which allows the system to automatically update a job’s status when a user selects cancelled or acknowledged.
  • Intelligent filters have been applied to the works diary to support building filtering once a client has been selected.
  • We’ve updated the job actions report to record all job changes, recording both the original setting and the new.
  • Visitor Types dropdown menu has been converted to a fixed list to support user configuration
  • Visitors can now be marked as inducted / by / date in the room booking system.
  • We’ve also added new reports to the room booking system.
  • By integrating with Microsoft Bing Maps API, you can now view property location and satellite maps direct from Tabs Mobile System
  • Soon to be released...Tabs Mobile System will support the ability to download PDF documents attached to properties/clients, for instance site-specific schematics, risk assessment and method statements.


TWM Review

The Total Workplace Management Expo at Olympia attracts visitors from around the UK, as suppliers and service providers converge to present their latest innovations to the FM industry.

Whilst the general consensus this year was that the event was perhaps quieter than normal, due, in some part, to lack of train service between Earls Court and Olympia, we encountered a steady flow of visitors to the Tabs FM stand. Amazing what a tin of chocolates will do!

Very often, attendees at trade events are looking for ideas, inspiration and potential future partners. To this end, we introduce the scope of Tabs Systems with a view to further contact in the coming weeks and months. Valuable seeds are sown. 

We also had an opportunity to show modules from the new .NET version of Tabs, prior to internal testing. This was extremely well received and bodes well for all in 2011.

Our hardware suppliers were most helpful in loaning us some of the very latest hand held devices for the show...thank you.


Hanbury Manor

Tabs FM attended the FM & Property event at Hanbury Manor during October.

This high profile event, arranged on a pre-booked networking model, gave us the opportunity to meet with many of the industry’s decision makers within the superb setting of Hanbury Manor.

We were flattered by the amount of interest in Tabs systems and have initiated contact with several companies with a view to future collaboration. One of the key attributes of Tabs FM is our manpower resource to develop new solutions in house. This gives us great flexibility to provide solutions which are bespoke in addition to our standard modules.

In today’s marketplace it is vital for our clients to offer differentiators to stay ahead of their competition.


Tabs Consultancy

Having been directly involved with FM professionals since 1998, we have encountered some resourceful and inspirational characters along the way. Many of the latter turn their attentions to the world of self employment, working as business consultants in their chosen fields.

As a natural extension to Tabs Systems, we have extended our offering with a unique consultancy based service. Our new service is designed to encompass and support organisation's operational goals, rather than focusing purely on our software.

Our new service include:Facility

  • FM Process Re-engineering
  • FM Operation Diagnostics
  • FM Strategy
  • Health & Safety
  • Compliance Audits
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Space Planning
  • AutoCAD Service
  • Asset Management
  • Change Management

It’s not uncommon for organisations to be blinded by their internal operations. We aim to help by offering a detached, independent perspective to raise awareness of your current operational functions and suggest potential options.

Supported by 15 years experience in this arena, our new service is a tried, tested and highly recommended solution. We will work with you to achieve your desired outcomes.

Just contact The Tabs office to arrange an initial consultation.