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ARCHIBUS Next-Wave Technologies Featured at IFMA's World Workplace 2011

ARCHIBUS Enterprise Solution Raises Environmental Profile, Increases Collaboration, Reduces Costs

October 25, 2011 — Boston, Massachusetts

October 25, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts - ARCHIBUS, Inc. (www.archibus.com), the #1 developer worldwide of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management software, will introduce next-wave technologies at IFMA's World Workplace Conference and Expo, October 26-28, taking place in the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

ARCHIBUS President/ CEO Bruce K. Forbes, an IFMA Fellow and architect, will present a series of educational sessions that include:

Also on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:00 p.m., in the Solutions Arena, is ARCHIBUS Vice President of Business Development Greg Alevras presenting on Strengthening and Expanding FM Competencies. Alevras examines how facilities managers are required to become proficient in an expanding list of techniques and technologies that produce measurable results, explaining how ARCHIBUS can help those managers achieve their organizational goals.

Visitors to the ARCHIBUS Booth #2121, will be able to use the latest ARCHIBUS software on a tablet.

New and Enhanced Applications Increase Convenience, Savings

The latest ARCHIBUS applications give organizations the tools to help improve their environmental stewardship as well as their bottom lines, and they include:

Energy Management: Provides the means to easily aggregate, evaluate, and optimize energy and utility spending decisions to reduce unnecessary consumption and costs, typically by about 5% annually.

Environmental Sustainability Assessment: Helps prioritize environmental remediation actions through a truly objective and systematic method of identifying and prioritizing facility replacements, upgrades, and renovations, based on environmental sustainability criteria.

Hoteling: Enables organizations to utilize existing workspace more efficiently. It makes implementation of increasingly popular telework initiatives possible, thereby decreasing emissions associated with commuting as well as workspace operating costs.

Asset Portal: Increases data accuracy of the asset registry, improves asset utilization, and optimizes asset acquisition and disposal decisions within an overall capital plan. Improvement in these practices helps reduce unnecessary consumption of resources, which is both harmful to the environment and to an organization's financial results.

Advantages for Users Across the Enterprise

ARCHIBUS opens up an entire range of new opportunities, which enable organizations to:

  • • Reduce duplication and errors by connecting remote offices, work sites, and outsourced providers to centralized servers - even for high-end functions like Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • • Improve visualization and interaction capabilities for all users by using the built-in enterprise graphics and Flash-based charts/dashboards, without the need for extra plug-ins or protocols
  • • Use Cloud-based servers for ARCHIBUS Web deployments and still use workstation products such as AutoCAD and Revit
  • • Centralize security, user management, and software updates for all users - even "power users" on workstations, users at remote offices, off-site contractors, and outsourced vendors
  • • Reduce training costs by using Web-based interfaces for applications and Microsoft fluent-style interfaces for high-performance back-office tools
  • • Speed commissioning by allowing architects to interact directly with the rich lifecycle data needed to operate buildings efficiently

ARCHIBUS architecture and its associated applications take advantage of Web Services, helping organizations to raise operational efficiency, improve environmental stewardship, while reducing their total cost of ownership.

About ARCHIBUS, Inc.

ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management solutions with the total annual expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services valued at over $2.0 Billion (USD) annually. Through effective innovation and business transformation, ARCHIBUS users save their organizations over $100 billion annually. With ARCHIBUS, organizations can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on-investment, lower asset lifecycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability. ARCHIBUS is the world-wide proponent for the creation of ubiquitous environmental sustainability.

More than 4,000,000 ARCHIBUS enterprise and Web users collectively manage over 5,000,000 properties, with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners, local and regional support worldwide is available in over 130 countries and in more than two dozen languages. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered computer-aided infrastructure and facilities management technologies since 1982. For more information, visit archibus.com.

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