SOURCE: VFA, Inc.

VFA, Inc.

September 08, 2010 09:00 ET

VFA SmartStart Solution Combines Assessment and Consulting Services With Industry-Leading Technology

Packaged Service From VFA Helps Facility Managers to Customize Their Approach to Strategic Asset Planning and Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) - VFA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced VFA SmartStart™, a powerful combination of VFA software, services and consulting that gives facility managers immediate insight into the condition and requirements of their facility portfolio.

Rapid portfolio expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and new regulatory mandates make it critical for facility managers and capital planners to quickly implement a capital planning solution so that they may understand the condition of their asset portfolio and build defensible plans and budgets. Time and budget constraints also demand that organizations be able to leverage existing facility data without requiring portfolio-wide facility condition assessments to get started. VFA SmartStart leverages VFA's extensive domain knowledge, services and technology to provide organizations in the education, government, healthcare and corporate sectors with a cost-effective and rapid implementation of a facility capital planning solution. 

"Creating an effective capital management program starts with compiling facility and infrastructure condition data and interpreting this data to create long-term capital plans in line with organizational goals and objectives," said Scott Cormier, director, VFA.auditor®, VFA, Inc. "VFA SmartStart is ideal for customers looking to rapidly and efficiently customize their approach to strategic asset planning and management with VFA's guidance. VFA SmartStart allows them to quickly implement a successful capital planning program."

VFA SmartStart provides facility managers with a rapid implementation process that gives them the ability to easily model facilities and create metrics such as Facility Condition Index (FCI) and System Condition Index (SCI). The streamlined process has three phases:

  • Establish a baseline -- VFA Services can work with facility managers to quickly import existing asset data into VFA.facility®, VFA's capital planning and asset management solution, and apply asset models based on VFA's extensive library of templates. 

  • Analyze -- Facility managers can leverage a host of VFA.facility analytical tools to analyze their asset portfolio and create reports to understand what is in their portfolio, the conditions of each asset, remediation costs and funding priorities.

  • Act -- Based on their analysis, facility managers can then prioritize action. They can target which assets require a detailed facility condition assessment, or use VFA.auditor, VFA's self-assessment solution, to create self-assessment surveys to validate data, refine high level modeled estimates and capture additional asset data.

VFA SmartStart is available now. For further information, including pricing and availability, please contact VFA at 800-693-3132 or info@vfa.com.

About VFA
Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 450 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA's flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than three billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.

Contact Information

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