SOURCE: Asure Software

April 24, 2008 12:18 ET

Asure Software Inks Deal With 500th Education Customer

University of California Among Leading Educational Institutions Adopting Meeting Room Manager Scheduling Software

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, today announced a significant milestone in the company's history by signing the University of California, San Diego, as its 500th Education customer of NetSimplicity's Meeting Room Manager scheduling software.

This strong momentum within the Education sector is based on the proven success of Meeting Room Manager in consistently delivering return on investment results to educational institutions. Demand for Meeting Room Manager is driven by the urgent need within the industry for greater efficiencies and enhanced productivity in the scheduling of meeting rooms, classrooms and other shared resources via web-based scheduling software.

NetSimplicity's Meeting Room Manager is one of the most widely used meeting room scheduling software solutions in the Education sector and is being used by school districts, colleges and universities worldwide. These educational institutions use Meeting Room Manager to schedule lecture rooms, meeting rooms, classrooms, or other ancillary facilities, to provide faculty and staff the capabilities of seamlessly booking rooms while scheduling additional resources such as AV equipment or catering. This automation helps education institutions to reduce their administrative costs while increasing staff productivity associated with the planning of meetings.

"This software provides us the flexibility we need to offer a higher level of service to researchers by providing the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing demands on scheduling and tracking of resources," said Dane Lotspeich, Coordinator of Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Meeting Room Manager is able to import curriculum data directly from student information systems such as SunGard Higher Education software. This expands the viewing capabilities of the academic course schedules and integrates these with classes via the web. By integrating curricular and extracurricular scheduling systems, institutions of higher education can unlock the potential to optimally use their facilities.

"This is an exciting time for the company," said Nancy Harris, Chief Operating Officer at Asure Software. "This milestone is a major achievement of which we are proud, and we are thrilled to be working with leading educational institutions to help maximize their available resources and positively impact their efficiency and productivity. These institutions rely on NetSimplicity to dramatically improve their scheduling of meetings, conferences and additional resources."

About Asure

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Asure Software (ASUR), (a d/b/a of Forgent Networks, Inc.), empowers small to mid-size organizations and divisions of large enterprises to operate more efficiently, increase worker productivity and reduce costs through a comprehensive suite of on-demand workforce management software and services. Asure's market-leading suite includes products that optimize workforce time and attendance tracking, benefits enrollment and tracking, pay stubs and W2 documentation, expense management, meeting and event management, and asset tracking and reservations. With additional offices in Seekonk, Mass., Vancouver, British Columbia, and Mumbai, India, Asure serves 3,500 customers around the world. For more information, please visit

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