G-REX SOLUTION DELIVERS “SMART LEASING” INTELLIGENCE, EFFICIENCY AND MOBILITY
Reston, Va.— November 12, 2013 – Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, today announced that the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service (GSA PBS), has deployed the Appian-based GSA Real Estate Exchange (G-REX) solution to modernize Federal lease procurement through “Smart Leasing.” The transformative solution was developed and deployed in less than 18 months, on-time and on-budget.
“Smart Leasing is predicated on increasing efficiency and consistency while utilizing enterprise data for better business decisions,” said Phil Klokis, CIO of GSA PBS. “G-REX leverages an agile modern IT platform that unites continuous process improvement, mobility, social collaboration and data integration to optimize and accelerate our agency’s performance.”
GSA PBS, the landlord for the civilian Federal Government, owns or leases about 92,000 assets, and has an inventory of 375 million square feet of workspace. Over 1 million federal employees work in spaces that are part of the PBS inventory. The G-REX solution is pioneering GSA’s transformation from siloed and separated divisions to a more inter-connected organization that better-understands the impact of the work performed, and how that work aligns to agency goals. The solution streamlines, simplifies, and monitors the government leasing process for both GSA leasing specialists and employees of other agencies who have been delegated to administrate the leasing process.
The system features many innovative integrated components, including:
G-REX includes more than 60 process models, 1,300 task activities, and extensible web services integrations with enterprise document management, Single Sign-On (SSO) & identity management, SOA framework, and building inventory systems. It supports team roles, task assignments, and task ownership, guiding users through lease model specifications to accelerate work completion and response time to policy changes. It capitalizes on existing GSA PBS IT assets for seamless data exchange, reducing data input, and increasing data accuracy. It also automates document generation for items such as project schedules, acquisition plans, lease file checklists, RLP/Lease, and more, while supporting electronic file management and digital routing and approvals.
"G-REX is a perfect example of the transformative value that is possible when forward-thinking Federal IT leaders leverage the integrated process, mobility, collaboration and data capabilities of the Appian BPM Suite,” said Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian.
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