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ACAD-Plus and Accruent Extends Partnership

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ACAD-Plus and Accruent Extends Partnership

Houston, Texas – January 8, 2009 - Accruent/FAMIS Software is a strategic CAFM partner for ACAD-Plus. The initial partnership commenced (Prism followed by FAMIS) over 15 years ago and has continued throughout the years. In 2008, Accruent acquired FAMIS Software. The extension and strengthening of the existing partnership has been reaffirmed between Accruent and ACAD-Plus.

ACAD-Plus has enabled its FMG-Plus OEM software to be used with the FAMIS suite of products. The FMG-Plus software is an incredibly flexible and configurable platform. It is already in use by multiple CAFM systems in the Facilities Management market to integrate the facilities CAD drawings with the CAFM system database. The result is a beneficial two-way link allowing quick and visually confirmed spatial data to be sent to the database, as well as stunning graphic reporting directly on the client floor plan drawings.

Customers today expect Integrated Workforce Management Systems (IWMS) and Engineering Document Management (EDM) systems to integrate seamlessly. The strategic partnership with ACAD-Plus allows us to deliver on that expectation and turn integration into an advantage for our mutual customers.” states Michael Ellis; CEO of FAMIS Software.

About Accruent

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

About ACAD-Plus, Inc.

ACAD-Plus is a full-service firm specializing in best-of-class Document Management, Engineering Content Management, and Integrated Workplace Management Systems software and services in the Facilities Management industry. ACAD-Plus is a premier Solutions Partner for BlueCielo ECM Solutions, focusing on the unique document management challenges in the Higher Education Facilities Management environment. ACAD‑Plus developed IntelliModules to enhance BlueCielo's Meridian software to match the integration requirements of our Higher Education Facilities Management customers. This solution integrates Meridian with existing Project Management, Maintenance Management, and Space Management systems. ACAD-Plus also developed FMG‑Plus and the FAMIS AutoCAD Interface, the most powerful and flexible solution for linking AutoCAD drawings to facilities management data. To round-off our full-service approach we provide "as-built" field verification and drafting services, having documented more than 400 million square feet of facilities worldwide.

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