Who We Are
GFD Management AG, the owner of Best CMMS, was founded in 1999 as a consulting firm for Information Technology.
Driven by its customer needs, we soon specialized in Facility Management and related software and acquired the distribution rights of the US-based MicroMain CMMS Facility Management Software for Europe & Middle East.
To promote our business in the European Market, MicroMain Europe LLC was founded in 2003 as a sub-company of GFD Management AG and we started to add a translation tool and replaced MicroMain FM (CAFM) with our own CAFM (CAD Aided Facility Management) module.
With the increasing number of international customers, the application was translated into 6 different languages, including German, Russian, Georgian and Farsi. The translation tool is now an integral part of the application and allows the translation of additional languges “on the fly”.
In 2006, we extended MicroMain XM (CMMS) to xmMobile Pilot, the first mobile application for a portable hand-held computer (PDA’s).
In 2008, we developed fmWEB, a completely web-based CAFM module, with PrimaVista as the tool to create the mark-ups for the AutoCAD .dwf drawings, and Internet Explorer 11 as the web frontend.
In 2010, GFD Management launched “fmWEB” as the first completely web-based CMMS/CAFM application on the market utilizing the Microsoft SQL platform and implemented it successfully in different laboratories in Eastern Europe starting in early 2013. This was the final separation from our association with MicroMain US, and their CMMS client/server based platform.
Other milestones of the “fmWEB” application included the implementation of an embedded Electronic Document Management System (EDMS), the integration of an international calendar, a 3D Model Viewer for CAFM, an “Essentials” application to connect to any kind of Mobile Devices, and last but not least to enable the application to run on different operating system platforms such as Linux and MacOS, and database platforms such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or ORACLE on the other hand.
In 2014, our application was awarded the European Innovation Award of “Best of Cross-Industry Internet Solution”, a certification and proof of concept, for the software our customers were already utilizing
In 2018 we signed a software distribution contract with Best CMMS LLC, our partner company in North America whom we had worked with previously as co-consultants with the MicroMain platform and who worked with us on developing specialty aspects of the fmWEB platform for healthcare, to complete our expansion to a global facility management software provider. We entered this cooperation mainly because of their expertise in CMMS, their knowledge of the US market for CMMS, and their unlimited resources to US sales and state-of-the-art implementation of our software. This was also part of our effort to rebrand our product name to the Best CMMS name as another US based company was using the fmWEB name for a software application in the US. Best CMMS LLC’s responsibilities include handling all marketing and distribution for the Western Hemisphere, including developing and maintaining and international reseller program.