June 17, 2010 - Accruent, the leading provider of Enterprise Location Management (ELM) solutions, announced that Saint Louis University has selected its FAMIS solution to help the institution manage its campus facilities.
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is a premier research institution and one of the nation's preeminent Catholic universities. Over the past twenty years, under the leadership of its President Lawrence Biondi, Saint Louis University has modernized existing facilities and constructed new buildings, including an $82M biomedical research facility and an $81M on-campus arena. Saint Louis University's growth and progress has spurred a significant revitalization of surrounding Midtown St. Louis.
“Saint Louis University has invested significantly in enhancing and expanding its campus, and to support this initiative we were looking for a solution to help us better manage our facilities,” said Kathleen Brady, Saint Louis University’s vice president for facilities services. “After conducting an extensive evaluation we concluded that Accruent’s solution had the functional depth we required to meet our requirements, including leading indirect cost recovery capabilities.”
Ms. Brady continued, “We also wanted to partner with a company that has proven implementation success, and a proven track record of guiding higher education institutions through business process transformations. With Accruent we are confident that we will benefit from the best practices and lessons learned from over 100 higher education implementations.”
Accruent‘s FAMIS solution creates an environment where all stakeholders and users – staff, administrators, suppliers and contractors – work toward shared operational and strategic objectives. FAMIS helps provide the clarity and control required to maintain high standards while driving operating cost reductions.
“Leading research institutions, like Saint Louis University, recognize the strategic value of their campus facilities,” said Mark Friedman, Accruent’s chief executive officer. “Accruent’s integrated approach to facility management helps our customers maintain their high standards, thereby enabling them to attract the best students, faculty and research programs.
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University has provided one-of-a-kind education, leadership and service for nearly two centuries.
Founded in 1995, Accruent is leading the industry with Enterprise Location Management solutions designed to fully leverage real estate and facilities as a performance advantage. Accruent’s FAMIS solutions for higher education institutions have been implemented by many of the largest public and private universities in North America to optimize space management, manage maintenance activities and enable indirect cost recovery. Accruent is a recognized leader in real estate and facilities management software with over 400 customers including more than 100 top universities and colleges, 20 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of the Top 100 Retailers and public sector entities. Another Accruent customer goes live every 10 days. For more information, visit www.accruent.com.