IWMS Solution Facilitates Management of Nationwide’s Enterprise-Wide Portfolio of Owned and Leased Properties
MENLO PARK, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 9, 2012 — Skire, Inc. ( www.skire.com), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital construction projects, facilities and real estate, today announced that it is partnering with Nationwide Mutual Insurance for managing its corporate real estate portfolio lifecycle. Nationwide has deployed Skire’s Unifier solution as an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) for a comprehensive set of business processes, including lease management, portfolio planning, transaction management, and capital project management. Skire’s product suite replaced a variety of acquired and internally developed solutions.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide is consistently on the Fortune 200 list and is one of the largest and strongest diversified and financial services organizations in the United States. With over $20 billion in annual revenue, the company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including vehicle, property, life and specialty insurance, administrative services, mortgages, investments and savings plans.
Nationwide manages a large and diverse property portfolio, with approximately 400 locations, including offices, data centers and retail space, totaling more than 8 million square feet. The company sought a fully integrated system to manage its entire construction, facilities and real estate lifecycle. It was imperative that the new software package support the company’s “Big 5” corporate real estate directives:
1) Lower occupancy costs
2) Increase agility and decision making
3) Commit to excellence in execution
4) Ensure quality information by centralizing all corporate real estate data
5) Create innovative and competitive work environments
“We are thrilled to partner with Nationwide to facilitate the management of its owned and leased properties,” said Steve Apfelberg, chief marketing officer at Skire. “Our Unifier solution provides comprehensive and fully integrated capabilities for managing the entire lifecycle from capital projects to facilities and real estate. The scope of deployment included over 50 business processes, 20 different migrations and 10 integrations, including Oracle PeopleSoft Financials. Skire is pleased to collaborate with Nationwide and to support the company’s successful execution of its ‘Big 5’ directives.”
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Skire is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate. Skire’s Unifier system has helped manage over $300 billion in capital projects and over three billion square feet of facilities and real estate. From Global Fortune 1000 companies, including five of the Fortune 10, to universities, local municipalities and small businesses, organizations of all sizes utilize our best-in-class system to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery. Skire’s solutions are purpose-built, flexible, and simple to deploy and use, and range from a full lifecycle IWMS approach to targeted solutions such as Project Controls, Document Management, Bid Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Work Order Management, Lease Management, Space Management and more. For more information, visit http://www.skire.com
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