SOURCE: Dean Evans & Associates Inc.

Dean Evans & Associates Inc.

November 19, 2013 12:00 ET

Dean Evans & Associates Inc. Completes Statewide Implementation of EMS Software Throughout All Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Choose EMS Software to Handle All Facility and Academic Scheduling

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Dean Evans & Associates Inc. (www.dea.com), a leader in the development of sophisticated room scheduling, web calendaring and event management software, announced today that their software, Event Management Systems (EMS), has been successfully rolled out to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, comprised of 37 accredited institutions with 54 campuses in 47 communities throughout Minnesota.

The statewide rollout kicked off in May 2012 as a four phase process:

  • Pilot/Phase 1: Initiated in May 2012 with five schools
  • Phase 2: Started in November 2012 with an additional eight schools
  • Phase 3: Started in February 2013, securing 15 additional schools
  • Phase 4: Final phase of the project began in June 2013, brought on the remaining nine accredited institutions

As of October 2013, all institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are utilizing EMS Campus™ to schedule courses and events across all campuses. 

For an infographic detailing the statewide configuration, please visit:
 http://www.dea.com/images/infographics/MnScu.jpg

"We went through a vigorous RFP process with MnSCU and in the end what I believe set us apart from our competitors is that we truly offer an all-encompassing solution: scheduling software, web calendaring and online event registration," said Mindy Bainbridge, professional services manager, Dean Evans & Associates. "We've been working with colleges and universities for over two decades. It's that experience that provides us with a strong understanding of the scheduling complexities higher education facilities face. And that experience couldn't have been put to better use than the statewide rollout with MnSCU."

Throughout Minnesota, EMS Campus is now supporting 37 accredited institutions with over 27.9 million square feet and over 500,000 events annually.

"From the beginning MnSCU had a very clear vision for the use of our scheduling software. I credit that with the success of this rollout," added Bainbridge. "The timeline was aggressive but their clear vision allowed us to tailor the implementation quickly and efficiently. Coupled with our outstanding consulting and technical staff made this rollout stand out as one of the most successful." 

Dean Evans & Associates' EMS series of room scheduling and event management software is used at more than 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and in more than 75 countries. For more information on EMS, visit www.dea.com.

About Dean Evans & Associates Inc.

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates Inc. is a leader in the development of sophisticated software systems for a wide variety of tasks including: meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office "hoteling"), web calendaring and online registration and surveys. More than 4,000 organizations including many Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of other corporations, over 1,000 higher education campuses, five of the six largest U.S. banks and thousands of conference centers, religious organizations, law firms, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities rely on EMS software. The company's products are used in over 75 countries and are backed by an award winning Customer Support team. In 2012, Dean Evans & Associates Inc. was named a "Top Workplace" by the Denver Post. For more information visit www.dea.com and follow Dean Evans & Associates Inc. on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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