Software provides campus academic scheduling tool.

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EMS Campus v1.0 combines functionality of EMS facility and resource scheduling products as well as EMS Master Calendar system. To facilitate collaboration between registrar and academic departments, academic scheduling module contains functions for pulling course schedule information from Student Information System, editing records, creating and running multiple space optimization scenarios, creating bookings for courses, and posting room assignments.



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'EMS Campus' Academic Scheduling and Classroom Optimization Tool for Higher Education Hits the Market



New Product Provides 'Complete Campus Scheduling,' Encompassing Academic Scheduling, Meeting and Event Management, and Campus Calendaring

DENVER, Nov. 7 -- Dean Evans & Associates (www.dea.com) today announced the release of EMS Campus Version 1.0. The new product includes all of the functionality of their industry-leading EMS facility and resource scheduling products and EMS Master Calendar system, but also provides a powerful academic scheduling component to simplify collaboration between the registrar and academic departments. The academic scheduling module contains functions for pulling course schedule information from a Student Information System (SIS), editing records, creating and running multiple space optimization scenarios, automatically creating bookings for the courses within EMS and posting room assignments back to the SIS.

"We believe that EMS Campus is truly the first product to provide what we refer to as 'complete campus scheduling,'" says Kevin Raasch, executive vice president of Dean Evans & Associates. "There are many products on the market for meeting and event scheduling, several for academic scheduling, and a handful of campus calendaring options, but this is the first system specifically designed to manage all three of these unique but intertwined scheduling and calendaring disciplines."

Scheduling coordinators and registrars from dozens of colleges and universities provided input on how EMS Campus could best meet the needs of the higher education community. "Requirements gathering" took place over many months, with weekly conference calls between the company's development staff and contributors to fine tune the design.

"It's been interesting to learn more about how registrars and academic departments collaborate to produce the academic schedule, how that course schedule affects meeting and event space users, and how information on gatherings is shared online," says Ed Nowak, the company's director of product development. "The process is much more complicated than you might expect, and obviously mission-critical in a time of growing enrollment and shrinking budgets. Not only will EMS Campus' functionality provide significant savings in time and effort, the fact that entities all over campus can now 'speak the same scheduling language' will pay huge communication dividends."

About Dean Evans & Associates

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates offers a line of sophisticated software systems for online calendaring, meeting and event management, academic scheduling and office "hoteling." 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.

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Contact: Tom Schek
Dean Evans & Assoc.
Communications Dept.
800-440-3994 ext. 830
tom@dea.com

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