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.
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
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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.
Last Friday we held a Facility Management conference in Iceland. The goal was to talk about the different uses of MainManager in Denmark and Norway. We also wanted to share what we have learnt within Facility Management for the last few years.
This was one of the hottest days until now in the Icelandic summer (around 10 degrees). That did not stop the enthusiastic crowd of Facility Managers from attending our conference. We would like to thank them all, because we know how hard it is for an Icelander to stay inside, when there is sunshine outside : )
After a nice introduction from our CEO Guðrún Rós Jónsdóttir, Gulli B. Hjartarson, the Manager of MainManager Norway, honoured us with the first talk of the day. He told us everything (and more!) about Facility Management and the effects of the digital revolution on Facility Management as an industry. He was followed by our Norwegian based employee Einar, who told us about Statsbygg (The Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property), and how MainManager has become one of the critical systems within their organisation.
THE DANISH MARKET
After a 15 minute break where attendants were able to stretch their legs and consume some fuel in the form of mini burgers, it was time to talk about our Danish market.
Our Danish Branch Manager, Guðmundur, kicked it off by talking about how Danish municipalities are using MainManager, focusing on the Danish municipalitie Slagelse. He then moved on to talking about Region Midt (Central Denmark Region), and how they are using BIM within MainManager. Our Iceland based employee, Þorgerður, then concluded the Danish part of the conference, by talking about Copenhagen University, and how they use MainManager within Space Management.
Our energy specialist in Iceland, Sævar, then proceeded to talk about how MainManager can be used within energy consulting.
SNEAK PEAK TO MAINMANAGERS NEW SOLUTION
Then it was time to give participants the opportunity to stretch their legs again before the last talk of the day. Elísabet, Guðjón and Hilmar gave participants a glimpse into the new version of MainManager that is on its way later this year.
Overall the conference was a big success. We hope that all the participants went home a little wiser about Facility Management as an industry, and with more knowledge on how MainManager can be used to optimize success, within that industry. We noticed that people were very excited about the development of our future MainManager FM version.
This will defenitely not be the last conference MainManager will hold. We are already looking forward to the next one!
Just before Easter, MainManager arranged this years ERFA meeting.
We were 43 participants from Denmark, Norway and Iceland. And like last year, with speaks from some of our customers – and as something new – a speaker from outside our business circuit; Esmir Maslesa.
Ronni Egebjerg Petersen from Danmarks Nationalbank talked about how their solutions have developed over the years, and how the Bank has solved and structured their solutions for Contract Management.
Esmir Maslesa talked about his findings in his Phd.: “Improving Real Estate Management and Environmental Building Performance through systems and dynamic data”
Kenneth Løkslett from Trondheim Kommune gave us insight on how to place buildings in public maps. Finding ways to identify your property portfolio is fundamental for Property Management.
Heidi Hardis from Københavns Universitet gave us examples on how they work with MainManagers Space Management. She also talked about the experience they have gathered since implementing the Space Management solution in 2018.
To you guys: We are very grateful for how you were sharing your experiences. Not only to us, but to fellow users of our solutions! These meetings are of great value to us – and to other customers – as we always get a little bit further in our quest for making our Facility Management solutions as good as they get. The combination of great speaks with various different takes on Facility Management, and what we got from all our participants during our workshop – both the TOP 5 list of what is the most important for our users, but also all from other more informal input from you – we are definitely ready to continue the work from our part!
Benificial for all
There was representation from all kinds of MainManager users. Some have very different needs, others learned that they are very similar, and that further contact could be beneficial. We have a variety of customers, from those with thousands of m2 property mass, to smaller customers that might just need one module for the time being. We all learn from each other! It was really nice to see the many interactions across the room during the day.
On a more social note, we are also feeling changes are coming. Many of our customers have met a few times now, and I know plans are already shaping for next years meeting. Maybe a meet-up the evening before the ERFA meeting, just to chat over a drink or something. Sounds good to me!
Moving on with our solutions
From different groups within MainManager, I know there has been a lot of eager, to show off bits and pieces from our new and improved web-solution. We really believe in it and we were very happy to feel your enthusiasm! We look forward to sharing further development with you all!
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