DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Dean Evans & Associates ( has released Version 2.0 of their EMS Campus ( academic scheduling and meeting/event management software. The system, in use at a growing number of higher education sites, provides complete campus scheduling, from course schedule coordination to meeting space management and special event planning and execution.

Enhancements in EMS Campus Version 2.0 include:

--  Final exam scheduling, including common and special exam options
--  Classroom optimization by department, allowing the course schedule to
    be built in stages
--  Ability to pre-assign courses to rooms prior to optimization
--  Eight new reports, including Classroom Utilization, Department
    Statistics, Unmet Preferences and Course Type Analysis
--  User Defined Fields for soliciting additional information from
--  New features in all scheduling tools (Reservation Wizard, Navigator,
    Reservation Book)

In all, more than 300 development items -- from academic scheduling enhancements to new meeting and event management functionality -- were completed for the latest release. Many of the new features were suggested by early adopters of EMS Campus. Customer feedback, the company says, has been instrumental in their ability to provide a system that is more user-friendly and feature-rich with each release.

"Effectively managing resources is always important for colleges and universities," says Kevin Raasch, executive vice president of Dean Evans & Associates. "But the current economic situation makes it critical that they be able to optimize the use of their facilities, and do so efficiently. EMS Campus Version 2.0 gives higher education even better tools for keeping costs down and productivity up."

About Dean Evans & Associates

Founded in 1986 and based in Denver, Dean Evans & Associates offers a line of sophisticated software systems for academic scheduling, shared workspace management (office "hoteling"), facility scheduling, resource management 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 3,500 organizations, including over 900 higher education institutions, dozens of Fortune 100 companies and other corporations, and hundreds of government facilities, hospitals, sports and cultural venues, religious organizations and K-12 schools rely on EMS software. Detailed product information is available at Or contact the company at 800-440-3994 ext. 863, or

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