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2 pm ET
In this webinar, you’ll learn how VFA.facility can help you analyze facilities data, prioritize projects, build capital budgets that objectively align with business objectives, evaluate different funding scenarios and report on the key performance indicators.
Assessments and Long-Term Facility Planning Initiatives from VFA Allow for Consistent Cost Models, Benchmarks and Reporting Capabilities
BOSTON—October 18, 2010—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, owner and operator of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, garden, grounds and plantation, has implemented VFA.facility® software to help maintain this historical property. VFA will provide a detailed facility condition assessment of the buildings and structures—compiling the information in a central repository of information about capital assets.
Thomas Jefferson began construction on Monticello in 1769 and it was largely completed in 1809. The only house in the U.S. designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Monticello is a destination for about 450,000 visitors every year. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation owns and operates Monticello, as well as a state-of-the-art Visitor Center, which opened in April 2009, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies and the Jefferson Library, among others. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was the recipient this year of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America’s 2010 Arthur Ross Award for Stewardship, recognizing preservation, upkeep and maintenance of an existing entity over time.
“The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is dedicated to our mission of education and preservation,” said Ken Mitchell, director of buildings at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. “The VFA software solution is a 21st century way for us to maintain our standard of care.”
The newly implemented software provides the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with tools and data helpful to managing its many facilities and building systems. VFA is collecting important information about the condition of these facilities and building systems to help advance its restoration project goals and optimize facility investments over the long-term.
VFA was the first in the industry to deploy a Web-based Capital Planning & Asset Management System (CPMS™) with facility assessment services and software that are used to manage more than three billion square feet of real estate. VFA’s experience with historic facilities in Virginia and many other states is significant and includes: James Madison University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Department of General Services, and virtually all agencies in Virginia required (by Appropriation Act C-194.10) to use VFA software for capital planning. Other client portfolios include state capital complexes in Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, and numerous historic facilities for the City of New York.
“Accurate information regarding the condition of facilities and building systems is the foundation for ensuring smooth operations today, and planning for future requirements,” said Jerry Kokos, CEO at VFA, Inc. “By using VFA.facility software, Monticello will have the technology for improved capital planning via consistent cost models, benchmarks and reporting capabilities.”
Provider of Facilities Capital Planning Software Recognized as One of the World’s Most Successful Software Companies for Eighth Consecutive Year
BOSTON, Mass.— October 12, 2010 – For the eighth consecutive year, VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management, has been named to the Software 500, Software Magazine’s annual listing of the largest software companies and service suppliers in the world. Profitable growth of 20 percent in 2009, as well as the addition of 37 new customers across the corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors, helped to secure VFA’s ranking as number 298 on the list—up 39 spots from last year.
“VFA’s inclusion in this year’s Software 500 list reflects our increased investment in new software and services,” said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO of VFA, Inc. “There was strong demand across all market sectors for a facilities capital planning and management solution that empowers customers with strategic data and a lifecycle capital planning process. VFA’s inclusion in Software Magazine’s list for the eighth consecutive year acknowledges our innovation in facilities capital planning and management.”
In 2010, VFA released version 2.0 of VFA.auditor®, its content-driven facility self-assessment solution, as well as VFA.facility® version 9.5, which makes it easier for facility managers to identify new opportunities for increasing energy efficiency and water conservation within their building portfolios. VFA also introduced 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.
The results of this year’s Software 500 list are available online at www.softwaremag.com.
About Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com
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11 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Join the VFA Capital Spend Management team for an overview of current capital planning and management challenges, changing market trends and a glimpse of the VFA solutions in use at the Department of Defense, Catholic Health Partners and more.
RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 8, 2010
7:30 am – 11:00 am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
With the current focus on Executive Orders 13514 & 13423, mandating reductions in carbon emissions and energy usage, those responsible for federal property management are challenged with how to address these requirements in a comprehensive capital plan. Hear case studies from your peers in federal government on the various approaches government agencies are currently using to integrating sustainability and energy into their capital plans.
Online Webinar via WebEx
11 am ET, 16:00 GMT
During this live webinar we will explore the strategies, practices and processes that have set high-performance real estate organizations apart. You’ll learn how facility management, projects and estate planning teams – whether they are within the organization or serving it as outsourcers – have tied their real estate approaches to strategic business priorities in a decisive and disciplined fashion.