Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. Initiates Facility Scheduling and Resource Utilization Benchmarking Process

Data to Be Collected From 3,700-Organization Customer Base and Prospective Customers

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (, makers of the EMS line of facility scheduling and web calendar products, today announced that work is underway on an ambitious benchmarking process that will involve members of its 3,700-organization customer base as well as a number of prospective customers. The project, believed to be the first cross-industry survey of its kind, will involve querying participants on a number of facility scheduling, meeting services and resource utilization issues.

"The availability of benchmarking data will give decision makers in the many industries we serve a solid foundation from which to issue directives on everything from hiring to resource acquisition to process improvements," says Kevin Raasch, executive vice president of Dean Evans & Associates. "Too often these executives are asked to make difficult facility-related decisions with little, if any, supporting data. Our goal is to give them details on how their real estate and resource utilization stacks up to that of other organizations so that they are well-informed and can plot a course to higher productivity and greater profitability."

The benchmarking process will be ongoing, with complete results and analysis made available free to participants. "We feel that providing information that is cross-industry will allow participants to see how their scheduling operations compare to other similar venues as well as to facilities of all types," says Raasch. "And the fact that the data will be updated continually gives them both a snapshot view and the ability to assess evolving trends in facility management."

About Dean Evans & Associates

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates offers a line of sophisticated software systems for meeting and event scheduling, resource management, academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office "hoteling") 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. More than 3,700 organizations, including over 900 higher education campuses, four of the six largest U.S. banks, more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of other corporations, conference centers, religious organizations, law firms, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities rely on EMS software. Detailed product information is available at Or contact the company at 800-440-3994 ext. 863, or

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