And then we take… Japan


We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Global BIM and KAJIMA Corporation in Japan and Singapore.


Together with One Eighty in UK and the Kajima branch in UK and Ireland, MainManager are working in some exciting projects in Japan and Singapore such as Yokohama Gate Tower, Hakata station in Japan and BIM developments in JTC project in Singapore. We are really happy – and very proud – about this unique collaboration!

MainManager recently signed a contract with GlobalBIM in Japan, a subsidiary company of Kajima Corporation. This means that MainManager FM software will be distributed in the Japanese and Singaporean market, which is really exciting for us in MainManager.

GlobalBIM is – through Kajima Corporation – already engaged in using MainManager in big projects, such as the JTC joint research project in Singapore, Yokohama Gate Tower and Hakata Station 4-chome in Japan and few others.

This is the result of a very good cooperation between MainManager and our partners. By taking this step together, Global BIM and Kajima Corporation are taking a lead in the Asian market, in using BIM in Facility Management.


Yokohama Gate Tower. 84000m2 building in Yokohama, Japan.


As our contact Bata Tamas in Global BIM says:

Global BIM Inc. initially selected MainManager as partner and IWMS software solution for the Kajima Group, a leading AEC company in Japan. Our group now believes that this software offers unique value to all our external customers and is currently working with leading AEC and Facilities Management companies in customizing the delivery of products and services to meet the highest quality and the most challenging needs of customers in Japan and Singapore. In the future, considering the latest technological trends such as IoT, AR/VR, and AI, we will promote integration with public databases and development. In addition, global BIM Inc. is also looking ahead to the future of the built environment and envisions a fully integrated digital twin supported by an ecosystem of diverse solutions centered on MainManager

バタ タマーシュ (Tamas, Global BIM)

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View Software Acquires MainManager


New chapter for MainManager

The MainManager team is looking forward to being part of View Software and the Viking Venture family. We have found a perfect match for our vision and ambition to be a leading company within Facility Management in the Nordic region and other countries. We are experiencing a major shift in the construction industry. Professional building owners are gaining much more focus on how to efficiently managing their building portfolio. Using FM tools enables them to make even better decisions about new facilities and more sustainable solutions.

Who is View Software?

View Software is a Norwegian company with a dominant position in the development of software to support all forms of digital maintenance and energy follow-up. The company was founded in 1990 and has its headquarter in Trondheim. Their current activities are based in Scandinavia, but they have a clear strategy and goal of expanding in other parts of the world.

In recent years, View Software has acquired a number of software companies that support the maintenance of production equipment, aquaculture and properties. Read more about viewsoftware.

With the acquisition of MainManager, we have gained access to a modern software platform that will quickly strengthen our competitiveness in Scandinavia. When we look across our portfolio, we will be able to put together unique industry-specific solutions. Solutions that will enable our customers to realize even greater gains with View MainManager in the future.

Sten-Roger Karlsen, CEO View Software

View Software Acquires MainManager

Why selling MainManager?

At MainManager, we have always had ambitions to distribute the solution to the whole world. After 30 years in the Nordic region, we have learned that it requires in-depth market understanding and capital to gain a foothold in new markets. The owners of MainManager see the transfer as an important part of being able to realize the company’s full potential. We believe that View Software can meet this long-term strategic challenge. View works professionally with sales. Customer Success and User Experience Design are among the company’s core competencies. We have no doubt that it will benefit our current and new customers.

Will the sale lead to any major changes?

The founders of MainManager, Gunnlaugur B. Hjartarson and Gudmundur Ludvigsson, will remain in the company. They will become investors in View Software in connection with the transfer. All other employees remain in the company after the takeover. Our Icelandic team continues to work tirelessly from Reykjavik, and daily tasks will still be solved from our offices in Oslo and Copenhagen. MainManager’s brand and interface, lives on. We look forward to welcoming you and a lot of new users to View MainManager.

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Best regards

Guðrún Rós Jónsdóttir, CEO MainManager

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Hattrick for MainManager!


MainManager – ‘Excellent in Iceland’ – three years in a row

In September 2020, MainManager Facility Management once again received the Fyrirmyndarfyrirtæki í Rekstri (Excellent in Iceland) recognition by Viðskiptablaðið and Keldan. MainManager is among the 3% of companies in the country to receive this award. Now we have received it three years in a row – and we are pretty happy about the hattrick!


MainManager Facility Management - 'Excellent in Iceland' three years in a row
We are really happy to have accomplished this, three years in a row now.

In order to get listed, companies need to live up to various conditions;

The companies must have delivered a positive return in the 2019 fiscal year. Revenues must have exceeded 30 million IS krónur, assets over 80 million, and the equity ratio must have exceeded 20%. In addition, other factors, like the results from previous year are taken into account.

But that’s not all

In addition to receiving the ‘Excellent in Iceland’ recognition, we are really excited about the development of our future MainManager FM version. We have learnt a lot within Facility Management for the last few years, and we are still learning. We have a great team, that consists of a diverse group of talented individuals that are passionate about delivering an outstanding product and service. That’s how we move forward in such a good way.

Big shoutout to MainManager Facility Management offices in Denmark and Norway, we all pull together! Hopefully we get to hang out together again – both customers and MainManager teams – across the different countries, when the world opens up again. In the meantime – stay safe out there.


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Kristians visit to Aalesund

Kristian visited Aalesund last weekThe new Aalesund municipality is the result of a merger of five municipalities on…

Posted by MainManager on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Fantastic experience at The port of Aarhus


A customer visit to remember!

The port of Aarhus have been our customers for almost ten years, and will now expand the use of MainManager to all of their buildings around the harbor. The port is Denmark’s largest commercial port, with the country’s largest container terminal and the largest public bulk turnover. This means that a significant part of the consumer goods that are imported and exported to and from Denmark are handled via The port of Aarhus.

Last Friday Gudmundur and I visited The port. We were very lucky to get a guided tour to see the biggest container cranes.

Gudmundur enjoying the spectacular view from the top!
Nerve wrecking view through the glass floor – especially when you’re scared of heights!
But I’m doing my part, as the crane operator.

A few facts about the cranes:

  • These big cranes handle approximately 550.000 20 feet container in one year – more than 1 pr. minute
  • They are more than 50 meters high
  • The steel wire that lifts the containers weighs 3600 kg – only the wire itself
  • The power supply for a crane is 10.000 volt
  • They can lift cargo weighing up to 100 ton
Standing there at the top of a crane, we were so lucky to see the 40 year anniversary flight of the Danish F-16 fighter jets when they passed by Aarhus in formation.

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Happy news from MainManager Norway!


Beautiful Ålesund – and it’s scenic views!

MainManager to deliver FM solutions in Ålesund

Following the decision to merge the five municipalities; Ålesund, Haram, Sandøy, Skodje and Ørskog on the west coast of Norway, the new municipality decided to tender for a new Facility Management system. MainManagers offer was rewarded with high scores in the evaluation, and a contract was signed last week. We are really looking forward to work with our new partners in Norway!

The municipalities implement the building information system, property management and asset management system, apartment rental system, project management system for construction of new buildings, help desk for property users, cleaning planning, equipment registration, etc. MainManager will be integrating to the new municipality’s financial system to monitor the progress of projects, maintenance and new construction costs.

With this contract the new municipality of Ålesund intend to digitize a property portfolio of approximately 500,000 m2. They will implement digital work processes and utilize new technologies used in the construction industry, BIM, 2D interactive drawings, QR codes, APP, digital contract agreements, sensors etc.

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Excellent in Iceland 2019


Happy staff here at the Icelandic office
We are generally a pretty happy crowd here at the Icelandic office, but today is extra special!
Big shoutout to our offices in Denmark and Norway too, we all pull together!

FEELING A LITTLE PROUD TODAY

In September 2019, MainManager received the Fyrirmyndarfyrirtæki í Rekstri (Excellent in Iceland) recognition by Viðskiptablaðið and Keldan. MainManager is among the 3% of companies in the country to receive this award. That is kind of cool!

In order to get listed, companies need to live up to various conditions;
The companies must have delivered a positive return in the 2018 fiscal year. Revenues must have exceeded 30 million IS krónur, assets over 80 million, and the equity ratio must have exceeded 20%. In addition, other factors, like the results from previous year are taken into account.

You can read the special edition of Viðskiptablaðið here.


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MainManager í fremstu röð í nýsköpun í fasteignarekstri

Bylting á sér nú stað í stafrænni upplýsingatækni í byggingariðnaði sem smám saman skilar sér í mikilli hagræðingu í rekstri mannvirkja. MainManager hefur tekið þátt í byltingunni síðustu 30 ár í gegnum innlenda og erlenda viðskiptavini sem margir eru fremstir á þessu sviði í heiminum. Skrefunum sem viðskiptavinir MainManager hafa tekið er hægt að lýsa í nokkrum þrepum. Í fyrsta lagi hafa þeir komið gögnum um mannvirkin á stafrænt form. Í öðru lagi hafa þeir innleitt rafræna verkferla fyrir rekstur mannvirkjanna með beintengingu við bókhaldskerfi. Má þar nefna verkferla fyrir viðhald og rekstur, hjálparborð, ræstingar, orkuvöktun og leigusamninga. Að hafa þetta allt á einum stað auðveldar umsjónarmönnun fasteigna að hafa yfirsýn yfir þau verk sem þarf að vinna í mannvirkjunum sem og kostnaðarstöðu. Í þriðja lagi hafa þeir tekið í notkun IoT skynjara til að innleiða sjálfvirkni í reksturinn. „Skynjararnir geta mælt mörg ólík atriði. Þeir geta til dæmis sent skilaboð til að láta vita að það þurfi að tæma ruslagáminn, að gluggi sé opinn eða að ljós séu kveikt einhvers staðar eða hreyfing í einhverju húsi. Möguleikarnir eru óendanlegir,“ segir Guðrún Rós Jónsdóttir, framkvæmdastjóri MainManager. „Þessir skynjarar eru orðnir mun ódýrari en áður og hægt er að nota þessa tækni til að spara sér heilmikla eftirlitsvinnu.“ Þeir sem lengst eru komnir eru byrjaðir að notast við gervigreind (machine learning) til að aðstoða við að taka réttar ákvarðanir byggðar á reynslu og þekkingu sem safnast hefur saman í þekkingargrunn rekstraraðilans.

Nýsköpun MainManager, samþætting tæknilausna

Guðmundur og Guðrún Rós

Guðrún segir fyrirtækið hafa haft öfluga viðskiptavini og spennandi verkefni í Fasteignastjórnun á síðustu árum. „Norska ríkið – Statsbygg – er stór viðskiptavinur MainManager, sveitarfélög bæði íslensk sem erlend, má hér nefna Aarhus kommune í Danmörku sem var að koma inn sem nýr viðskiptavinur á þessu ári. Stærsti spítali Norðurlanda sem staðsettur er á Jótlandi og Kaupmannahafnarháskóli eru einnig á meðal okkar viðskiptavina,“ segir hún. „Þetta eru viðskiptavinir sem eiga og reka milljónir fermetra af húsnæði. Margir viðskiptavinir okkar hafa verið óhræddir við að prófa sig áfram með nýjustu tækni. Lausnir MainManager hafa ekki farið varhluta af þessu og byggja nú í ríkum mæli á stafrænum kortum, þrívíddarlíkönum af mannvirkjum (BIM), gagnvirkum hæðarteikningum og þeim möguleikum sem snjallsímatæknin býður upp á svo sem skönnun á QR-kóðum og GPS-staðsetningu. Með því að sýna viðskiptavinum fram á skynsamlega notkun á þessu hefur MainManager náð að skipa sér í fremstu röð á sínum mörkuðum.“

Mikilvægi fasteignastjórnunar stöðugt að aukast

Fasteignastjórnun (Facility Management) er um 30 ára faggrein í Evrópu. Mikilvægasta hlutverk fagsins er að sjá um viðhald og rekstur á mannvirkjum sem eins og dæmin sanna af innlendum fréttum undanfarið má oft betur fara. Það vinnur einnig að því að samþætta innra skipulag og þjónustuferla fasteigna með það markmið að styðja kjarnastarfsemina sem fram fer í byggingunni og tryggja þægindi og heilsu fólksins. Innra skipulag aðstöðunnar og framkvæmd stoðferla hefur meiri áhrif á fólk og afköst en menn hafa gert sér grein fyrir. Þetta þýðir að faghópurinn sem sinnir fasteignastjórnun er farinn að hafa áhrif á allar ákvarðanir um byggingu, skipulag og þjónustu við hönnun nýrra mannvirkja. Stærri fasteignaeigendur hafa reyndar gengið svo langt að krefjast nákvæms stafræns líkans áður en til framkvæmda við byggingu fasteignar kemur. Þá er hægt að gera ýmsar greiningar á aðstöðunni eins og líftímagreiningar, ferlagreiningar, reikna út umhverfisáhrif út frá efnisvali, orkunotkun og fleira. Þessir aðilar hafa margir hverjir safnað saman verðmætum upplýsingum frá rekstri stærri eignasafna. Til að þetta sé mögulegt þarf öflugt fasteignaumsjónarkerfi.

Starfsmenn MainManager á Íslandi

Ávinningur fasteignaeigenda

Guðrún segir flesta vera sammála um að notkun öflugra stafrænna verkferla við rekstur fasteigna gefi mikla hagræðingu hjá rekstraraðilanum. „Það sem hins vegar hefur vafist fyrir fasteignaeigandanum er fjárfestingin við að umbreyta gögnum á stafrænt form. Það er forsenda þess að þessir verkferlar skili almennilegum árangri. Þar sem þetta hefur verið mælt sýnir það svart á hvítu að fjárfestingin skilar sér strax á tveimur til þremur árum. Þá á enn eftir að reka mannvirkið í 40 til 60 ár.“ Almennt er kostnaður fyrirtækja í stoðþjónustu um 10-20% af rekstrarkostnaði þeirra. Með vel skilgreindum rafrænum verkferlum er hægt að ná fram ögun og hagræðingu sem skilar um 10-30% sparnaði á þessum þáttum. Stjórnendum er gert kleift að byggja ákvarðanir á tölulegum staðreyndum um leið og þeir byggja upp þekkingu á eignamassa og þjónustu sinni. Guðrún nefnir sem dæmi að einfalt er að reikna út ávinning af skilvirkri flatarmálsstjórnun. Hagræðing hjá stórum fasteignaeiganda í notkun á flatarmáli getur leitt til tugmilljóna króna sparnaðar. Ef yfirsýnin er til staðar þá auðveldar það að sjá hvort húsnæði sé nýtt til fulls. Í skólahúsnæði eru sem dæmi stofur oft ekki nýttar á kvöldin og þá væri hægt að leigja þær út til annarrar starfsemi til að ná betri nýtingu.“

Stuðningur við heimsmarkmið Sameinuðu þjóðanna

Guðmundur Ludvigsson, framkvæmdastjóri MainManager í Danmörku, segir að hugbúnaðurinn dragi fram hvaða verkefni styðja við heimsmarkmið Sameinuðu þjóðanna og hvetji notendur til að hafa þessa þætti í huga við markmiðasetningu sína. Sem dæmi hafa byggingar og byggingaframkvæmdir gríðarleg áhrif á umhverfið og leggja til:

  • 36% af orkunotkun heimsins
  • 40% af kolefnisfótspori
  • 33% af vatnsnotkun
  • 33% af úrgangi

„Það má rökstyðja að tíu af sautján heimsmarkmiðum Sameinuðu þjóðanna tengjast byggingum og rekstri þeirra á einn eða annan hátt. Í gegnum kerfið reynum við í auknum mæli að stuðla að betri orkunýtingu og minna kolefnisfótspori tengdu mannvirkjum. Kerfið veitir yfirsýn sem hjálpar til við að ná heimsmarkmiðunum,“ segir Guðmundur.

Ný tækifæri fyrir ráðgjafa í byggingariðnaðinum

„Verkfræðingar og arkitektar hafa verið leiðandi í notkun þrívíddarlíkana sem innihalda allar helstu tæknilegar upplýsingar um mannvirkið (BIM) í hönnun og byggingu á mannvirkjum. Þó vantar töluvert upp á að þeir sjái heildarmyndina og vinni að því að mannvirkjaeigandinn fái sem mesta hagræðingu og not af þessum líkönum,“ segir Guðmundur. „Hér vantar sameiginlegt átak aðila í byggingariðnaðinum til að lyfta þessu á hærra plan. Með því að vinna þessi líkön með því markmiði að þau lifi með mannvirkinu allan líftíma þess þá er miklum áfanga náð. Líkanið verður þá lykillinn fyrir upplýsingar fyrir allan rekstur og þjónustu á líftíma mannvirkisins.“

Spennandi verkefni í Singapúr

MainManager vinnur nú að spennandi verkefni í samvinnu við samstarfsaðila fyrirtækisins á Englandi og Kajima í Japan. Kajima er stórt verktakafyrirtæki sem á að afhenda fullkomið rekstrarhæft BIMlíkan til viðskiptavinar í Singapúr. „MainManager hugbúnaðurinn verður notaður í rekstrinum með öflugum tengingum við fjölda nema (IoT) sem taka púlsinn á rekstrinum. Kerfið verður notað til flatarmálsstjórnunar, útreiknings á umhverfisáhrifum og stýringar á orkunotkun,“ segir Guðrún. „Leigutakar munu nota kerfið við sinn eigin rekstur, uppsetningu á innbúi o.fl. Einnig er ráðgerð notkun og innleiðing á gervigreind (big data analysis) þegar fram í sækir.“

Ný MainManager FM lausn

Í lok árs kemur ný MainManager FM lausn á markað sem leggur enn ríkari áherslu á notendavænleika og grafíska framsetningu gagna. Hún er skalanleg og aðlagast skjástærð, hvort sem um ræðir snjallsíma, spjaldtölvu eða borðtölvu.

SKI 02.19 Cloud – KMD Opus MainManager got listed

In late 2018 we started the initial talks about developing a joint ERP and FM-solution to municipalities, with KMD in Denmark. We shared a mutual understanding of the market – and the need for a KMD Opus MainManager was recognized by both parties. Our Proof of Concept was the joint application to participate in the Facility Management software tender process in Aarhus.

In July 2019 we were proud to announce that KDM Opus MainManager had won the competition in Aarhus, the second largest municipality in Denmark – and the 15thmunicipality in the Nordic market using MainManager.

SKI 02.19 Cloud

Now we have taken the cooperation with KMD to the next level, having our Facility Management software offer accepted and approved by SKI.

SKI negotiates contract terms for public organizations, so neither the national, regional or local ones, need to invest resources in the long and often complicated process involved in carrying out a tender. As of august 31st KMD Opus MainManager is approved for contracting public institutions directly through the SKI 02.19 agreement covering cloud applications.

OUR JOINT EFFORT HAS PAID OFF

The first two important milestones – Aarhus and SKI 02.19 – have been reached. This fall, sales and marketing at KMD will go to market, launching KMD Opus MainManager to all municipalities in Denmark.

You can read more about SKI in this link. https://www.ski.dk/Viden/Sider/Facts-about-SKI.aspx.

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The secret is out!

Hi there!

My name is Kristian. For 3 weeks I have carried around a very “spectacular secret”, which I am really happy to share with you today; On Tuesday the 28th of May, MainManager officially “ignited” the collaboration with two very important future business partners in Denmark – the Municipality of Aarhus and KMD.

In the foto below you find me – the “happy knight”, in the upper right hand corner – surrounded by decision-makers from the Municipality of Aarhus and KMD – all gathered to sign an important contract.

Great new collaboration

The Municipality of Aarhus is the second largest Municipality in Denmark. They have decided to implement KMD Opus MainManager as a result of an extensive competition process. KMD Opus MainManager is our joint FM-offer to the Municipalities in Denmark, and we feel very proud of this new collaboration.

KMD is the leading distributor of ERP applications to municipalities in Denmark, with a market share of around 70% in the segment. The municipality of Aarhus has a portfolio of more than 2,2 million square meters – and will very soon be the largest client in Denmark, using MainManager. KMD Opus and MainManager has a huge potential in creating outstanding synergies by integrating ERP and Facility Management processes in a joint value proposition to the public market in Denmark.

Scandinavian readers can find more information in this press release from KMD Opus.

Finally a warm thank you to KMD and all my colleagues for their extensive contribution to make this dream come true!

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