SOURCE: Dean Evans & Associates, Inc.

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc.

November 05, 2009 10:54 ET

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. Rolls Out Free Web-Based Interface for Their EMS Facility Scheduling and Resource Management Products

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (www.dea.com) today announced the beta release of a new web-based interface for their meeting and event scheduling and resource management products. The interface, which is available for their EMS Professional™ and EMS Enterprise™-level products, is free to existing customers with current Annual Service Agreements and can be downloaded from the company's website. The EMS line of products is used by more than 3,700 organizations across all industries and facility types to simplify meeting and event scheduling, facilitate office "hoteling," maximize resource utilization, streamline communications and reduce operating costs.

"In the same way that our Virtual EMS™ web-based tool is optimized for a particular group -- users wanting to submit space requests or check on existing events -- the new web interface is designed for administrative users such as facility managers, schedulers and service providers," says Kevin Raasch, executive vice president at Dean Evans & Associates. "The web interface will give those users convenient 'anytime, anywhere' access to EMS that is specifically geared to their needs, allowing them to be highly productive wherever they are."

"The advantage of releasing the interface in 'beta' is that it will create great synergy between our development team and the user community," says Ed Nowak, director of product development. "It's free, easy to install, and selectively focused on reporting capabilities in the first pass, so users can dive right in and begin giving us feedback. And over the next 12-18 months, we will be migrating most of the functionality of the traditional desktop client to the web interface in roughly-monthly updates that will give customers time to assimilate new functionality as it's delivered."

The interface is expected to be in beta release until the middle of 2010. The company will be encouraging feedback from early adopters and will provide a number of avenues for them to submit input.

About Dean Evans & Associates

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates offers a line of sophisticated software systems for meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office "hoteling") and online calendaring. Their Event Management System (EMS) products are ideal for booking the space, services and resources needed for events as well as for maintaining a web-based master calendar. More than 3,700 organizations, including over 900 higher education campuses, four of the six largest U.S. banks, more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of religious organizations, hospitals, conference centers, cultural venues and sports facilities rely on EMS software. Detailed product information is available at www.dea.com. Or contact the company at 800-440-3994 ext. 863, or sales@dea.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tom Schek
    Dean Evans & Assoc.
    Communications Dept.
    800-440-3994 ext. 830
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