In 1981, Doug Christensen was responsible for facility management and operations for one of the largest private universities in the
world. Doug spent nearly 30 years developing processes and technologies to help manage the facilities effectively. His focus, was on the
total cost of ownership of the entire portfolio and he recognized that it was impossible to do without tracking costs and maintenance down
to the asset level. So that's how he did it.
Nearly 30 years later, Doug is considered one of the most knowledgeable facility management experts in the U.S. and Canada. Doug has been
recognized for his facility management expertise by the Federal Facilities Council (FFC), the General Accounting Office (GAO), APPA: The
Association of Higher Education Facilities, and NCCI: National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education.
Doug was asked by many other organizations to teach them how to manage their facilities effectively. Understanding that proper facility
management is the right mix of technology and philosophy, Doug realized that his in-house, homegrown software would benefit other
organizations, but it was owned by the private university.
In 2000, Doug founded Asset Evolution, and began developing software that incorporated all the best practices and proprietary processes
he developed over the years. In 2007, Asset Evolution was acquired and the product name was changed to AxisFM.
Today, AxisFM is changing the rules of facility management by combining the core functions of capital asset management, space
management, and work management into a single, web-based, on-demand software system.