ManageEngine Enhances FacilitiesDesk Software; Offers Greater Customization and Building Maintenance Capabilities

AUSTIN, TX, September 22, 2010ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, security, applications and facilities management software solutions, today announced a new version of its integrated facilities management software, ManageEngine FacilitiesDesk. This latest edition provides greater flexibility through extensive customization capabilities and adds the ability to manage the physical infrastructure, from individual offices to entire buildings.

The new FacilitiesDesk software allows facilities professionals to ensure the physical infrastructure for which they are responsible is properly maintained. Using the application’s calendar function, preventative maintenance and recurring housekeeping activities - such as electrical wiring checks, safety inspections, carpet cleaning and wall painting - can be scheduled in advance to ensure they are performed on-time. And because the software is easy-to-use, employees too can use FacilitiesDesk to quickly notify the facilities team in the event a problem, a water leak for example, should occur.

New customization capabilities make the job of facilities professionals easier. Working with the templates that are part of FacilitiesDesk, in only a minute or two administrators may customize request forms by choosing to auto-populate some values, hide fields that aren’t needed in certain situations, rearrange fields to display information in a specific order, and other options. The result of such extensive customization is a form that is tailored specifically to the needs of that environment.

"We've been on the lookout for a suitable facilities, admin and maintenance management solution for quite some time now and FacilitiesDesk quickly became our tool of choice for several of our facilities, admin and maintenance related tasks," said Ragid Kader, infrastructure & facilities administrator at Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) QSC. "Now when users call with a problem, we are able to address the problem faster as we have the best facilities and maintenance management software. With FacilitiesDesk we are able to gain complete control of facilities, asset and maintenance operations."

"Facilities professionals are faced with a growing list of responsibilities and management's expectation that they are controlling operating costs while maintaining the infrastructure," said Ananda Raman Krishnan, product manager, ManageEngine FacilitiesDesk. "We've designed FacilitiesDesk to help these professionals stay ahead of the game through proper planning, and quickly address incidents when they do occur. We know what keeps facilities professionals awake at night!"

The new features found in FacilitiesDesk join an already extensive list of capabilities designed to allow facilities professionals to take complete control of maintenance management for both facilities and assets. FacilitiesDesk is available in two versions - Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM). While each version provides specific benefits, the two are designed to easily integrate, offering a robust feature set, including tracking and management of assets, work orders, and maintenance requests; as well as portfolio and move management.

Pricing and Availability

ManageEngine FacilitiesDesk is available as a downloadable file for both Windows and Linux platforms. A 30-day fully functional trial edition is freely available for evaluation from the website. Pricing starts at $275 for the CMMS Standard Edition; the Enterprise CAFM Edition starts at $995 (annual subscription). Perpetual licensing models are also available.

For more information please visit the product web page at

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leading provider of low-cost enterprise IT management software and the only one making the 90-10 promise – to provide 90 percent of the capabilities offered by the Big 4 at just 10 percent of the price. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 40,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit

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