SOURCE: Dean Evans & Associates, Inc.

June 17, 2008 09:52 ET

Enhanced Functionality, New Name Mark the Release of EMS Workplace 5.0 Office Hoteling Software

Some of Country's Largest Corporations Drive Development of Shared Workspace Management System and Others in Product Line

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Dean Evans & Associates (www.dea.com) today announced the release of EMS Workplace Version 5.0 (www.dea.com/workplace/workplace.aspx). Formerly called "EMS Hoteling," the product is used to schedule not only shared workspaces for the practice referred to as "hoteling" or "hot-desking," but also the rooms and resources (audio/visual equipment, catering, etc.) managed by an organization's meeting services staff. New versions of the company's EMS Enterprise, EMS Professional and EMS Lite facility scheduling and resource management products are now available as well.

Enhancements in EMS Workplace Version 5.0 include:

--  Interactive floor plan capability for searching for available space or
    finding colleagues' work sites
--  Redesigned EMS Kiosk software with enhanced hoteling functionality and
    new tools for meeting and event space booking
--  More comprehensive Check-In Status utility, which now includes No Show
    resolution tools
--  Additional visitor management capability
--  Multi-point access to hoteling data, including historical check-in
    information
--  New features in all scheduling tools (Reservation Wizard, Navigator,
    Reservation Book)
--  Powerful web process templates for customizing the web-based room
    request process
    

In all, more than 300 development items were completed for the new release. Some of the country's most experienced users of facility scheduling and office hoteling software -- a Big Four accounting firm, four of the largest U.S. banks, leading law firms and other major corporations -- provided input that was included in the product development plan.

"Office hoteling is an important feature of the software, but we realized that using that name to refer to the system implied that it had a somewhat narrow focus," says Kevin Raasch, executive vice president of Dean Evans & Associates. "EMS Workplace is also used to manage meeting rooms, special event spaces, resources and services, reservation-related accounting and much more. We think the new name speaks to its broad role in helping organizations optimize the use of their space and other assets."

About Dean Evans & Associates

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates offers a line of sophisticated software systems for shared workspace management (office "hoteling"), facility scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling 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. Thousands of organizations, including four of the six largest U.S. banks, more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of higher education institutions, 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

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