VFA Introduces Innovative Mobile Data Collection For Guided Self-Assessments

March 14, 2011

VFA.auditor® v2.3 Enables Rapid, Accurate Condition Data Gathering

BOSTON – March 14, 2011 – VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced the release of version 2.3 of its guided self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor with mobile/offline survey support.

VFA.auditor is a Web-based guided self-assessment solution that provides facility and building managers with surveys to rapidly collect data about the condition of facilities and major building systems. With over 600 professionally engineered and designed systems included in the survey library, VFA.auditor leverages VFA’s building condition domain expertise to guide and standardize the collection of facility condition data. The surveys can be as wide-ranging or system-centric as needed. Additionally, guided self-assessments enable organizations to easily reassess condition and maintain existing data. Consistent data collection leads to less “stale” data, as well as the validation that previously captured deficiencies have been addressed.

This latest release of VFA.auditor supports the flexibility and versatility of condition data collection using mobile tablets. Mobile surveys speed data collection by providing a secure, offline means of data collection. Facility managers can create surveys and assign them to facility staff and property maintenance personnel who can check-out the surveys to a mobile tablet and walk the facility easily collecting data. For data maintenance purposes, existing building condition data is included in the mobile survey providing a quick and cost-effective method of assessing buildings that may have been deferred for budgetary reasons. Surveys and collected data can then be uploaded to the VFA.facility® database for review and analysis.

“The VFA.auditor support for mobile data collection is a natural extension of the content-driven survey solution that streamlines and expedites the overall management of the data collection process,” states Bill Olsen, VFA Senior Vice President of Development. “Real-time data collection in the field will minimize the overall effort, while also improving the accuracy of the data collected.”

VFA.auditor with mobile support continues to transform how facility managers and capital planners can utilize technology and software solutions to optimize the management of capital investments. Employing a guided self-assessment process, whether it’s a complement to a professional assessment or an alternative approach to capturing asset data, provides organizations with efficient and cost-effective options to best address facility condition assessments.

To schedule a demonstration of VFA.auditor v2.3 with mobile support, please visit the Demo Request page.

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