Emerson Climate Technologies Introduces Smart Dispatch Service

Emerson Climate Technologies Introduces Smart Dispatch Service

Service Reduces Facility Maintenance Expense by Reducing Dispatch Events

ST. LOUIS, August 9, 2011– Today Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), released a new service called Smart Dispatch, which drives maintenance savings by reducing unnecessary dispatch events through root cause analysis and remote resolution. 

When an equipment alarm or maintenance notice occurs, dispatch decisions are typically based on simple event categorization or contractor terms rather than substantive insights confirming the necessity and severity of the dispatch.  Retailers can incur a cost each time a contractor is sent to the site regardless of whether a repair needs to be performed, and the expense can increase when dispatches occur outside service agreement terms.  Smart Dispatch reduces maintenance spend by systematically filtering, triaging and remotely managing alarms through a proprietary process developed by Emerson’s industry experts.  The service combines Emerson’s best practices for alarm management with customized processing rules to fit the business needs of each retailer.  

When an alarm or notification occurs, Emerson’s ProAct® Service Center technicians remotely investigate site and equipment conditions and determine the best course of action based upon the customer’s business practices.  Based on alarm legitimacy and urgency, technicians can remotely resolve, temporarily override, or delay dispatching a contractor.  Unique preferences in store comfort as well as energy and maintenance spend influence the way alarm events are handled for each enterprise or division.

Web-based reports documenting repeat alarms allow retailers to view equipment performance indicators such as alarm and dispatch data and take action before operations are affected.  Retailers can also view total monthly savings from dispatch cost avoidance, making it easy to understand quantify the service’s value.

Smart Dispatch can also track contractor reaction time in conjunction with alarm severity and repeat visits to help retailers ensure contractors adhere to the terms outlined in the service level agreement.  This data provides retailers the ability to understand the performance quality of service they receive and to adjust contract terms when necessary.

“Smart Dispatch metrics and reporting provide easy access to facility data and key performance indicators,” said Mark Dunson, president of Retail Solutions. “The ability to make informed decisions facilitates the achievement of operational savings.” 

Smart Dispatch is the latest addition to Emerson’s portfolio of remote monitoring services offered through its ProAct® Service Center, a state-of-the-art facility staffed 24/7 with trained technicians and facility experts.  To request more information on Emerson’s Smart Dispatch service or any of the ProAct service offerings, email RetailSolutionsMarketing@Emerson.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division 
Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division is the leading provider of comprehensive facility management systems & services for the retail industry. Retail Solutions is made up of Computer Process Controls, Oaksmere Refrigeration Design, Dixell, Control Products and Consultancy Ltd, Clive Samuels and Associates and Retail Solutions’ Design Services. Emerson has been at the forefront of developing new technologies and trends in refrigeration and HVAC systems, lighting controls, third party interoperability, field services, remote monitoring services, and building engineering for decades. Retail Solutions is a part of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com.

For more information, contact:
Holly Michael, Fahlgren Mortine