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August 02, 2010

IBM Validates PeopleCube's Resource Scheduler for Lotus Notes

By Raja Singh Chaudhary, TMCnet Contributor

PeopleCube, a provider of intelligent workplace, resource, and energy management technology that helps customers in cutting real estate, meeting services, travel, and energy costs, has announced that its integrated flagship on-demand scheduling solution, Resource Scheduler for Lotus Notes has been validated by IBM (News - Alert), a provider of advanced computing solutions for meeting the compatibility and integration standards set forth in IBM’s ‘Ready for IBM Lotus Software’ program.

A number of informational webinars have been developed by PeopleCube to commemorate the validation, and also to spread awareness among the Notes users about the capabilities offered by Resource Scheduler, some of which are available uniquely in the Notes environment.

In the words of John T. Anderson, President and CEO of PeopleCube, the company is proud that Resource Scheduler for Lotus Notes has been designated ‘Ready for IBM Lotus software.’ Anderson continued that the company works hard to ensure that its solutions make use of the unique characteristics inherent in the various environments it supports. IBM’s validation of the Lotus Notes implementation of Resource Scheduler, which is the first for any solution in the workspace management market, also assures that the Notes users who wish to leverage the scheduling power of Resource Scheduler have chosen a proven solution that will match their high expectations for performance and functionality.

Leveraging Resource Scheduler for Lotus Notes, enterprises can schedule resources directly from within the Notes environment, and can search for and reserve rooms based on selected criteria. The solution offers wide range resource information to the users, such as pictures, location maps, and room amenities such as projectors and video conferencing equipment to the Lotus Notes users.

It features rich reporting capabilities, which help the Notes users in understanding how their facilities are being utilized and also checking what resources are used at what point of time. Further, the users can review invitation-to-occupancy ratios to determine if resources are being used optimally, and are also able to view individual people and available resources on the very same screen, which makes the process of scheduling people and resources for a particular meeting quite simple.

Additionally, the Resource Scheduler for Lotus Notes reservation functionality enables the users to deploy the efficient room-sort capability in selecting the best room based on the number of meeting guests, so that the space can be put to best use.

In July 2010, PeopleCube announced that it took a number of Fortune 1000 companies as global installation customers into its fold and completed a successful first half of the year 2010.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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