SOURCE: Dean Evans & Associates, Inc.

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc.

January 18, 2011 11:00 ET

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. Releases New Generation of Facility Scheduling Software

New Functionality and Look Take EMS to a "Whole New Level" of Connectivity and Convenience

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (www.dea.com) today announced the newest generation of EMS facility scheduling, resource utilization and web calendaring software solutions.

The customer-driven enhancements to this latest release of EMS software make it even more convenient to communicate scheduling information with colleagues and end users in real time.

"EMS' new look and enhanced functionality take it to a whole new level," said Bryan Peck, an EMS sales manager. "This release will definitely be a crowd pleaser. It includes many enhancements that our customers have requested like the ability to divide charges across billing reference numbers, greater web browser access and email notifications with links that make it easy for end users to cancel or reconfirm their event."

EMS Campus customers will also be excited to utilize the new auto-synchronization feature, which automatically syncs and processes course updates from student information systems, Peck added.

Some of the additional new features* include:

  • First production version of the EMS Web Client, giving users online access to reports, the Reservation Wizard, Reservation Book, Browser and more
  • Post-meeting notifications for convenient meeting follow ups
  • Enhanced reporting, room editing, facilities viewing and search options
  • Visual enhancements to the Virtual EMS user interface
  • Additional catering functionality with automated warning if servings exceed the service order count

An AddThis option also has been incorporated into Virtual EMS, giving users the ability to easily share content on various social networks.

"Organizations today have to be committed to finding ways to operate more efficiently and manage their space and resources more effectively. It's an absolute necessity if they're going to succeed in the face of ever-changing operational challenges and high customer expectations," said Kevin Raasch, vice president of Dean Evans & Associates. "We share that commitment and have rolled out a new release that provides an unprecedented level of collaboration between meeting hosts, facility schedulers, service providers and more."

Customer input was collected in a variety of ways, including EMS Users Conference surveys, discussions at the EMS Corporate Summit, as well as emails and online feedback throughout the year.

Customers with current annual service agreements can download the new version of their product in the Online Support Center area of www.dea.com. If an organization's ASA has lapsed, its representatives can contact their account executive (or sales@dea.com) for information on resuming coverage and receiving this update.

* Functionality varies by product. Visit our website's "What's New" page for your product for more product details.

ABOUT DEAN EVANS & ASSOCIATES
Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates 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, four 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. Detailed product information is available at www.dea.com or by contacting the company at 800-440-3994 ext. 863.

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