April 4, 2017 - Three-Day Customer Event for Capital Planning and Facilities Professionals
Austin, Texas, April 4, 2017 – Accruent, the world’s leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to shape, drive, manage and control their physical assets, kicks off its 2017 User Forum for capital planning and facilities professionals tomorrow in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from April 5-7, the 2017 user conference will provide a variety of training, networking, and learning opportunities to facilities professionals using or considering the VFA capital planning software and FAMIS Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The agenda includes eight customer-presented case studies, a half day of product training, product roadmap presentations, a general session about leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for facilities management, as well as roundtable discussions about capital planning and facilities maintenance synergies, space management, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The opening keynote address by Accruent CEO John Borgerding will focus on how the Accruent mission and vision align with the evolving needs of facilities owners across a wide range of industries, including Education, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Commercial Real Estate. With a full suite of software and services, Accruent is uniquely positioned to help facilities owners better align their asset portfolios with the organization’s overall mission.
“Our team at LSU took a systematic, strategic approach to integrating FAMIS with our ERP system”, said Tony Lombardo, AVP for Facility & Property Oversight, Louisiana State University. “By showcasing best practices with the Accruent user community, we hope to contribute to this larger conversation about business process improvement and data management on campuses.”
“We have a multi-year approach to improving our asset inventory,” said Tom Breglia, Corporate Director Infrastructure, New York Presbyterian Hospital. “At the User Forum, we will show what we’ve gained in terms of reliability, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and capital investment planning.”
In addition, the user forum is an excellent venue to exchange ideas: a place where Accruent listens to customer feedback and customers can help guide the future direction of Accruent software products and services.
“What Accruent customers like best about these user meetings is learning from the experiences of others,” said Jason Beem, SVP, Corporate, Education, Public, Accruent. “This event helps our customers learn about best practices, which can have a significant positive impact on how they build their capital budgets and manage facilities maintenance.”
Accruent provides software and services that enable organizations to shape, drive, manage and control their physical assets. Accruent’s solutions are at work in more than 5,800 leading organizations worldwide, including 40 of the top 100 retailers, 25 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of leading universities, all 4 of the top U.S. wireless carriers, 55 percent of U.S. hospitals as well as leading service providers managing more than 15 billion square feet of property. Founded in 1995, Accruent is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations across the U.S. and in Canada, China, India, Israel, Germany and the United Kingdom.