Sunflower Interviewed in "Managing Research Property in Universities: Best Practices for Compliance" Webinar

Sunflower Systems®, the leader in enterprise asset management software and solutions will participate in a complementary webinar to discuss compliance best practices for universities managing research property.

On December 5, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. EST Ascot Associates is hosting this complimentary 30-minute briefing, "Managing Research Property in Universities: Best Practices in the Changing Landscape of Compliance". While Grants and Contracts management is a top priority for Research Administration organizations, an often overlooked component in the overall compliance picture is the accurate tracking, management, and reporting of property and equipment associated with the particular grant or contract. In this information packed 30 minute webinar, you will learn from industry experts as they discuss some of the Best Practices that research institutions can utilize to improve their processes for managing property and mitigate the risks associated with non-compliance. Join Ascot series moderator Robert Kaehler as he interviews Ivonne Bachar, Director, Property Management Office at Stanford University, and Brian Thompson, VP of Solutions at Sunflower Systems, to uncover how leading research organizations benefit from applying these best practices within their institution. Both Ms. Bachar and Mr. Thompson hold executive board positions with the National Property Management Association, and participate in the University Special Interest Group. A live Q&A session will enable participants to interact directly with the panel and get answers to their most pressing issues.

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About Ascot Associates
Ascot Associates provides management solutions and expert services in the broad area of asset management. In addition to business process engineering and documentation, Ascot Associates performs compliance consulting, training and workshops, systems integration, software implementation, and technology assessment and integration services. With over 50 years of experience represented on staff, Ascot Associates are well respected in many markets, including Federal Government, Higher Education, Government Contractors, Manufacturing, and High Technology. For more information, visit our website at

About Sunflower Systems
Sunflower Systems is an enterprise asset management solutions company specializing in the deployment of software tools and business processes to simplify asset management tasks. Sunflower's portfolio of solutions enables organizations to improve decision-making, accountability and regulatory compliance for all types of assets including personal property, real property, IT assets, materials, vehicles and more. Sunflower Systems offers a wide range of services including software implementation, training, consulting and operational support. Sunflower Systems has been serving the property management needs of federal government agencies, universities, government contractors and national laboratories since 1997. The company has offices in San Ramon, California and Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please call 866-209-3516 or visit our website at

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