Emory University Implements $2 Million Facilities Information Management System Using AEC Data Systems and WorkPlace.CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 3, 1998--WorkPlace System Solutions, a Bentley Strategic Affiliate, announced today that Emory University Emory University (ĕm`ərē), near Atlanta, Ga.; coeducational; United Methodist; chartered as Emory College 1836, opened 1837 at Oxford. It became Emory Univ. in 1915 and in 1919 moved to Atlanta. in Atlanta, Georgia is implementing its ActiveAsset solution in conjunction with FM Enterprise from AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission
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Atomic Energy Commission Data Systems, Inc. as part of a $2 million campus-wide solution for collecting, maintaining, managing, and disseminating dis·sem·i·nate
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1. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
2. information about Emory's space assets. The solution, which Emory calls FIMS FIMS - Form Interface Management System (facilities information management system), will enable the university to efficiently manage more than seven million square feet of space. It will also integrate with existing applications and introduce a visual representation of space assets in the form of floor plans, campus maps, and photographs.
The integrated solution provided by AEC Data and WorkPlace provides Emory a commercial solution that unifies space management, engineering information management, and work order management - aspects of facilities management The management of a user's computer installation by an outside organization. All operations including systems, programming and the datacenter can be performed by the facilities management organization on the user's premises. that are usually maintained separately - in a single, integrated model. The single database allows Emory to combine its investment in engineering information with a system that addresses both maintenance and space planning, avoiding the problems of maintaining duplicate data in separate systems.
"At Emory, we believe well-designed, attractive, and efficiently operated facilities are essential to world-class teaching, research, and service," says Charles Norris, FIMS project manager. "FIMS will ensure the availability of accurate and up-to-date facility data such as building and room locations, occupants, sizes, and functions to departments in need of information. The system will link various operations and databases, establishing a "best authoritative source" of information and support to the business processes of various departments. Emory cites seven key benefits to the FIMS:
-- Cost-effective executive decisions -- Productivity savings -- Cost avoidance Cost avoidance is a management accounting term referring to an expense one has avoided incurring. It is commonly used in the field of energy management to describe the energy costs you avoided due to energy management initiatives. -- Consolidation of information, eliminating mistakes and redundancies
-- Better managed building and site information -- Improved planning capabilities o Improved practices and procedures
FIMS will allow multiple users to draw from a common information repository An information repository is an easy to deploy secondary tier of data storage that can comprise multiple, networked data storage technologies running on diverse operating systems, where data that no longer needs to be in primary storage is protected, classified according to captured for maintenance management, space planning and analysis, and engineering information, seeing information as both text and graphics. It will be possible to automatically calculate square footage from the architectural floor plans and relate this information to space occupied by a department or research funds generated by a given member of the faculty. This approach also makes it possible to store information from a variety of sources such as maintenance work requests, capital assets capital assets n. equipment, property, and funds owned by a business. (See: capital, capital account) , and floor location, and to leverage this information throughout the life cycle of the facility.
"We are pleased to see Emory playing a leadership role in advancing the integration of space management with engineering information and facility maintenance," says Gary Lerner, vice president of Integrated Workplace Solutions at WorkPlace. "We applaud Emory's vision and conviction to make graphics just another representation of the corporate database." "Emory is one of the many universities we work with whose facility budget represents a significant portion of their overall operating budget Noun 1. operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
budget items, operating cost, operating expense, overhead - the expense of maintaining property (e.g. ," says Mike Stuart Mike Stuart (August 31, 1980) in Rochester, Minnesota is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays defense for the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 5th round, 137th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft , president of AEC. "When a university can use FM Enterprise to save even a small percentage of their budget, it can mean millions of dollars in savings."
By implementing FIMS, Emory is working towards a system that is as paperless as possible. For fast communications with the field, messages are sent digitally to the mechanic's alphanumeric alphanumeric (ăl'fənmĕr`ĭk) or alphameric (ăl'fəmĕr`ĭk), the set of letters and numbers. pager.
About WorkPlace System Solutions, A Bentley Strategic Affiliate
WorkPlace System Solutions, a Bentley Strategic Affiliate, is a leading provider of engineering information management systems for a variety of applications, including facilities and asset management, engineering and design document management, and project information management using the Internet and extranets. WorkPlace System Solution also offers solutions that connect MicroStation(R)-based engineering organizations with enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. systems, such as SAP. WorkPlace has worldwide operations with international offices in Europe, Asia, and Africa. WorkPlace can be reached
-- by telephone at 978-952-2559 -- by FAX at 978-952-0181 -- by e-mail at email@example.com -- on the Web at www.workplacesystems.com
About AEC Data Systems
AEC Data Systems provides comprehensive, expert solutions for facility and real estate management professionals to more effectively use their organization's physical assets (including people, facilities, space, equipment and materials). AEC's software and facilities expertise enables organizations to achieve substantial and measurable cost savings, and at the same time provide improved service to their customers. Thousands of facility and real estate professionals in many of the world's most successful organizations rely on AEC's solutions to increase profitability by improving their ability to manage the physical assets of their organization. AEC Data can be reached
-- by telephone at 210-308-9001 -- by FAX at 210-308-9015 -- on the Web at www.aecdata.com
About Bentley and Bentley Strategic Affiliates
Bentley Systems Bentley Systems, Incorporated, provides software for the "Design, construction and operation of the world's infrastructure". The company’s software serves the building, plant, civil, and geospatial vertical markets in the areas of architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) , Incorporated, is a worldwide leader in engineering software and user services. The Bentley Continuum is the company's comprehensive engineering IT strategy comprising products, services, and strategic affiliations. The company now serves over a quarter million professionals in building/plant engineering, geoengineering, and mechanical engineering. With revenues now over $150M annually, Bentley was listed as the largest privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. on the 1998 Softletter 100 and named to the 1998 Upside Upside
The potential dollar amount by which the market or a stock could rise.
This is basically an educated guess on how high a stock could go in the near future.
See also: Bull, Downside Hot 100. Bentley's MicroStation desktop and ModelServer Internet/intranet/extranet-based products are used at over 70% of the largest U.S. engineering firms. They form the software foundation of well-known buildings, roadways, machines, and industrial plants around the world. The Bentley SELECT(SM) technology and service subscription program now reaches over 150,000 users. Bentley Strategic Affiliates provide project services and the world's best and most interoperable The ability for one system to communicate or work with another. See interoperability. engineering applications to Bentley users. Bentley's Strategic Affiliate program involves an intense technical and business collaboration with, as well as corporate investment in, a select number of focused, luminary developers.
Bentley Strategic Affiliates include GEOPAK, providing civil engineering software, advanced traffic management systems for worldwide transportation projects; HMR HMR Hazardous Materials Regulations
HMR Human Resources
HMR Home Meal Replacement
HMR Hamrun (postal locality, Malta)
HMR Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (Montréal, Canada) , developing advanced imaging for engineering and geoengineering; Jacobus Technology, offering products and services for plant engineering and design; NetSpace Systems, providing solutions to utility and telecommunications companies See telecom company. managing distributed engineered assets and municipal geoengineering solutions; and WorkPlace System Solutions, providing asset-centric engineering information management. More information about Bentley and Bentley Strategic Affiliates is available at www.bentley.com. -0-
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