February 07, 2011 09:09 ET

Bentley University Exceeds Energy Reduction Goals With Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition

University Reports 200 Percent Return on Investment and 10 Percent Reduction in Electricity Consumption

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) -   Bentley University of Waltham, Mass. significantly reduced campus electrical consumption and carbon emissions with Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition (ASE). By integrating energy management with traditional asset management, Infor EAM ASE helps commercial, industrial and other organizations monitor for and repair underperforming equipment. Bentley University chose Infor EAM ASE with the goal to automate maintenance workflow across the campus's 46 facilities and bring it further towards its goal of climate neutrality. Since initial implementation, Bentley has far exceeded energy and emissions targets, tracking a 200 percent return on investment (ROI).


  • Bentley University set a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by reducing carbon footprint by 50% by 2015 and 100% by 2030 and chose Infor EAM ASE to help meet those goals.
  • Infor EAM ASE tracks the consumption of individual assets in real-time, providing a more complete understanding of the true costs to operate and maintain an asset.
  • Bentley University reports that in the first 11 months of using Infor EAM, it reduced campus-wide electrical consumption by 10 percent -- the equivalent of turning off all electricity on campus for approximately 30 days.
  • Infor EAM has helped Bentley University achieve a 25 percent time savings on responses to 35,000 work orders processed, and reduced equipment failures through predictive maintenance.
  • With the help of Infor EAM, four buildings at Bentley University have been Energy Star certified for prudent energy management strategies and proven technologies.

What Bentley University Says

"We discovered a tool to help us meet our energy and emissions goals, while also saving money," said Tom Kane, director of facilities, Bentley University. "Infor EAM ASE supplies real-time insight with a smooth implementation so that large enterprise initiatives, like the ones we've set forth, can be achieved on even aggressive timelines. We've already seen major reductions in our electrical consumption and carbon footprint, and are well on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2030."

What We Say

"Many traditional asset management systems operate on set inspection and maintenance schedules, which can lead to underperforming equipment consuming excess energy until scheduled inspection. This is harmful not only to the environment, but also the bottom line," said Rod Ellsworth, vice president of global asset management, Infor. "Infor EAM Asset Sustainability Edition enables organizations, such as Bentley University, to monitor assets so that a work order is automatically issued when a piece of equipment is operating at above predetermined levels of energy consumption, reducing energy and related expenditures by as much as 20 percent."

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About Infor

Infor is a leading provider of business applications, with over 8,000 employees serving over 70,000 customers in 125 countries. Infor focuses on two core beliefs: the importance of constant innovation and the value of laser focus on its customers. Infor delivers software that is simple to buy, easy to deploy, and convenient to manage.

Infor's focus on automating key business processes and integrating over 70 acquisitions of proven and widely deployed application products has served its customers well. These customers include:

  • 8 of the top 10 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 80 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 35 retailers
  • 9 of the top 20 electrical distributors
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers 
  • Over 1,100 apparel and footwear companies
  • Over 1,100 state and local government agencies
  • Over 3,000 financial services companies
  • Over 7,000 machinery manufacturers

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