3i Studio

3i Studio Estate Suite - Estates Property and Facilities Management Software

3i Studio’s suite of Estates, Property and Facilities Management Software (EPFMS) is probably the best value Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) available. Use it to securely collect, manage and analyse your estates data. Choose individual modules from; PPM, Helpdesk, Terrier, Asset Management, Risk Management, Environment, Energy Management, or Contractor Management.


  • Complete asset and facilities management (CAFM) software solution
  • Track running costs in real time again budgeted expenditure
  • Fault reporting and PPM; easily manage from anywhere with Helpdesk
  • Hold stock condition appraisal alongside backlog and budget costs
  • Store detailed space utilisation and occupancy information
  • Report on your entire estate; single site or enterprise
  • Secure cloud hosting meeting the most demanding Government requirements
  • Data upload tools for your survey partners
  • Remote access for your engineers and contractors with live feedback
  • Centralise and manage core estates information easily and securely


  • Easy to install and use; doesn't require IT experience
  • Instant access to your data with no tie in
  • Ongoing in-house development; ensuring up-to-date products and support
  • Unlimited calls to our knowledgeable experts for supported clients
  • Training the way you need it; single, group, online, manuals
  • Best value modular CAFM with low lifetime cost
  • Secure access however it suits you; computer, tablet, smartphone
  • Developed and supported by techie's who are also property experts
  • Automatic free upgrades to latest version for supported clients
  • Compliant with HSG264 and HSG227


£1,535 a licence

Service documents


G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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3i Studio Tim Andrew
Telephone: 0345 675 5051
Email: sales@3istudio.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
System requirements
Access to a web browser

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Email support, and support via our Helpdesk system, are available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Urgent requests are normally responded to within 2 working hours.
Non-urgent requests are normally responded to within 1 working day.
Unless out of standard working hours support has been arranged, (for example during set-up), requests submitted over the weekend will be responded to on Monday.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
3i Studio’s software modules each come with annual support, which gives you all you need to maintain your estate data and helps you make the most of all the features and services.

We allow all users (from basic users to those with advanced access rights) to access our support systems as our support often includes user guidance. However, for change requests etc. we limit access to nominated key users.

Our support includes unlimited access to our knowledgeable and helpful Client Support Team via our helpdesk (which is accessible via the telephone, email or web portal).

Support clients also benefit from a dedicated Account Manager and free upgrades to the latest software versions so you can keep up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
We are with our clients every step of the way during implementation and operation, and this includes training. 3i Studio deliver in-depth to basic user role specific training for all our modules and are also happy to ‘train the trainers’ so that you can continue to train your teams in-house.

Whether you are a new client, would like some refresher training, or you have new team members, we will deliver training for you or your team in a friendly and accessible way to meet your specific needs. This speeds up implementation across your organisation and maximises your operational benefits.

Our in-depth training equips users with the skills to make the most of your software; and your knowledge can be added to as you become more familiar with our software, enabling you to use it for more and more useful functions.
Service documentation
End-of-contract data extraction
Users can extract their own data by running reports to export to MS Excel. We can also provide SQL Database backups or extracts from specific data tables. Furthermore, we can provide a database backup containing all the data or, at extra cost (quoted at our standard day rates), to provide specific outputs of required information.
End-of-contract process
When contracts come to an end, we can provide a database backup containing all the data at no extra cost, or at extra cost provide specific outputs of required information. Any extra costs are charged for fairly at our standard day rates and will be quoted for in advance. We treat exiting clients with the same care as existing clients and do not seek to make offboarding difficult.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Because our software is cloud based, it is accessible via standard smart phones / mobile phones like any other web enabled page. Further mobile modules are also available to enable mobile phones to be used for data collection services. These are particularly useful for locations with poor mobile signal; where the data collected during a survey or risk assessment can be uploaded once the mobile returns to an area with reception.
With other modules, Engineers and Contractors can also access building or machinery documentation or sign off work requests or raise queries via their mobiles whilst out in the field.
Service interface
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Our software modules run out of the box but are fully customisable either by us, as part of the setup process, or by the end user as the system is populated.

Customisation includes:

1) Customisable screen views and content (for individuals or the whole organisation).
2) Customisation of fields (e.g. re-naming).
3) Making fields advisory or mandatory.
4) Customisation of pick-lists and lookup items.
5) Specifying what data can be seen by what priority.
6) Setting filters, groupings and sorting.
7) Menu customisation.
8) Setting up bespoke reports.
9) Creating questionnaires.
10) Creating risk assessments.
11) Selecting the graphs, images and updates to appear on your Live Dashboard.

Customisation permissions vary depending upon the access and security rights of the user.


Independence of resources
We regularly review our server systems to make sure they are meeting the demands of the systems installed on them. We do extensive software testing including testing various import and export processes.


Service usage metrics


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Users can run reports to export to Excel. We can provide SQL Database backup or extracts from specific data tables. Furthermore, we can provide a database backup containing all the data or, at extra cost (quoted at our standard day rates), also provide specific outputs of required information.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • SQL
  • Excel
  • PDF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • XLS
  • XLSX
  • CAD

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
With our dedicated 9am to 5pm helpdesk and fast response times you can be assured of the smooth operation of your systems and a friendly voice at the end of the phone. With regular software updates you can be sure your system will be up-to-date and in touch with the latest changes as they occur.

Our load balanced servers deliver a reliable up-time of 95%+ and along with server redundancies, regular system backups, and multiple physical server location, should the worst happen interruption to your service will be minimal.
Approach to resilience
We regularly review our server systems to ensure they are suitably designed and configured to provide a system with optimum protection. As part of this process we will identify potential threats and weak points in the system and resolve them. Load balancing and server redundancy also aid in the resilience of our systems.
Outage reporting
Should the worst happen and something does go wrong at our end that impacts any of our systems, email alerts will be sent to key users within each client organisation. Our website will be updated to include details of the issue and expected resolution time, but most importantly we will contact key users by telephone to notify them directly should any critical issues arise.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
Logins can be restricted to UK only IP address ranges by default, and client specific access can be further restricted to a limited IP range.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Server management interfaces are restricted to 3i Studio staff only. In-software management interfaces are restricted by only being accessible to users with advanced access rights (Super-User or Administrator). Only users approved by the client's management team are given advanced access.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Description of management access authentication
Management logins are also restricted to UK only IP address ranges by default and can be further restricted to a limited IP range.

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance approach
We base our approach to security governance on various standards such as ISO 27001, Cyber Essential, and other best practice guidance, and whilst we are not specifically certified we do keep abreast of changes to Government guidance and regulation and wherever possible run our systems in line with these requirements.
Information security policies and processes
With many years of experience hosting for our clients we have developed internal policies and management systems to deal with security and system accessibility covering areas including data at rest, data in transit, physical storage security, and data disposal. When combined with the security built into our software, we are confident that our security meets the needs and requirements of even our clients with the most demanding security requirements.

As part of our security management process, we regularly review our server systems to ensure they are suitably designed and configured to provide the system with optimum protection. As part of this process we will identify potential threats and weak points in the system and solve any issues that arise.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Our change management follows a standard pattern; each system is delivered with a test and live environment and changes are rolled out to test environments for user acceptance testing before being moved to the live system. Server updates are carefully managed in the same fashion with a test environment being used to access any security or functionality updates before these are rolled out to our client environments.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
We work closely with our service providers to monitor security threats, as well as monitoring new information and security updates from Microsoft. Further still, we carry out regular penetration testing on our systems to confirm the robustness and identify any potential security threats / issues which need to be resolved either by update or by monitoring and management.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
To enable us to focus on delivering best service we employ a third party specialist to monitor the performance and security of our systems. This gives us the best possible view of our systems and enables us to better manage outcomes to any potential issues. This process also allows us to use competent specialist who are best qualified to access this type of information.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Users can report incidents to us via email, telephone or web portal at which point an incident number will be generated and the issue logged on our internal helpdesk system. Issues are then accessed for severity and priority and any system changes undertaken as required. Clients are informed of the outcome of any changes / investigations and software updates that may be applied. Issues that arise around software usage and guidance can also be resolved in this way with email updates being sent as any work moves forward, and on completion.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£1,535 a licence
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Request a login to a free demo system via email or our website Contact Page.
This will be provided with sample data and guidance on how to use it, which will enable you to go through all the functionality of our software. There is no time limit for testing this.
Link to free trial

Service documents