GUILFORD, Conn., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, has rolled out a new version of its Member Portal, delivering greater access to their facilities data and more robust tools with which to guide their campus investments.
The new portal, which is a secure online platform accessible only to Sightlines members, enables campus facilities executives to access a wide range of data regarding their operational and capital performance, to compare that data versus other peer institutions, and to use new predictive tools that identify capital investment risk, operational opportunities and the impacts of the changing campus on facility costs.
"For more than a decade, our Sightlines.com Member Portal has provided our higher education members with convenient access to their facilities data," said Mark Schiff, president and chief executive officer of Sightlines. "Now drawing on input from institutions across the country, we've developed an all-new Member Portal that includes a number of new features to give higher ed decision-makers richer and more actionable insight regarding their campus investments."
The new Sightlines portal allows members to have one-click access to their facilities data with the ability to create customized dashboards featuring the metrics of greatest importance to their unique institutions. This data can then be benchmarked against comparable metrics from more than 400 other college and university campuses.
"Our Member Portal also goes beyond benchmarking with a unique 'My Story' feature, which presents the member's key facilities data as an easy-to-understand narrative and displays insightful charts that can be easily shared across the campus in order to enhance collaboration," said Schiff. "Moreover, the new portal gives users seamless access to the Sightlines member support team for real-time collaboration."
The Member Portal, accessible at www.sightlines.com, is designed to help facilities executives at colleges, universities and other educational institutions gain a deeper understanding of how they can bridge the operational requirements of financial management and facilities management.
Founded in 2000, Sightlines works with more than 500 college and university campuses each year. Their ROPASM (Return-on-Physical-Assets) service provides a holistic approach to defining capital needs and provides an independent view of campus performance, reliably benchmarked against peer institutions. Academic institutions use ROPASM to defend budgets, secure additional funds, evaluate new construction, rebalance budgets, assess maintenance backlogs, determine proper staffing and service levels, and successfully present budgets to boards. Sightlines was named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, an annual report from Inc. Magazine of the fastest growing privately owned businesses in the U.S., for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please call 203.682.4952, go to http://www.sightlines.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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