We always enjoy hosting local Users’ Groups – they afford us an opportunity to meet with our clients, allow our clients to network with each other, and give us a chance to discuss new BRG and industry happenings in a fun setting.

Recently, BRG’s Workplace Technology Solutions (WTS) team hosted a local ARCHIBUS Users’ Group in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, November 20th at Coca-Cola’s newly-renovated Headquarters in downtown Atlanta. Following the Users’ Group, attendees toured the 621,000 square foot, 29-floor facility.

Several members of BRG’s ARCHIBUS team, including Reeves Davis, our ARCHIBUS Practice VP, joined client representatives from Coca-Cola, Fulton County, Georgia State University, Turner, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Greg Alevras, Manager of Business Development at ARCHIBUS, also joined the Users’ Group remotely from the ARCHIBUS office in Boston.

“Our local Users’ Groups provide a great value to us and our clients. It gives us an opportunity to meet face to face, facilitate discussions between our clients, and help share best practices,” said Davis. “It’s really nice to see ARCHIBUS users from different organizations learn and share with each other.”

The Users’ Group started off with an ARCHIBUS v22.1 demo from Alevras, which highlighted new features of the newest version, which was released in October. This newest version features many updates with an emphasis on comprehensive asset management that extends existing applications for asset management and introduces new apps.

Following this, Michael Shearin, BRG Account Director, facilitated a discussion around problems, best practices, and needs for managing neighborhood/team space, for which ARCHIBUS is working on a solution. The group also discussed general challenges and best practices around floorplans, connectors, and training.

Looking forward, BRG will be facilitating a quarterly local Users’ Group in Atlanta. Georgia State University has offered to host the next UG, which will be in Q1 of 2016. Stay tuned for dates and more information.