VFA Clients and Staff Will Share Insights and Discuss Trends in Facilities Capital Planning

BOSTON—September 23, 2014—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be hosting its sixth VFA User Forum from September 23-25, 2014 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, Canada. The conference brings together VFA clients from the corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors across North America to share insights and trends in facilities capital planning, discuss product directions, and participate in interactive workshops and roundtables.

The theme of this year’s forum is “Take Charge!” Sessions and roundtables will focus on how to think strategically about facilities, be proactive in planning and preparing for the future, build relationships across the organization, elevate the facilities function to reflect the crucial role that buildings play in any organization’s success, and participate in organizational decisions.

By popular demand, the VFA User Forum has been extended to a second day to allow for increased face time with VFA product and service experts and executives. Attendees will have access to a demonstration room as well as one-on-one time with VFA staff. VFA will provide an update on its software platform, including the latest functionality and a preview of upcoming enhancements. The demo room will feature VFA experts answering questions and providing hands-on demonstrations of VFA.facility®, including the new Site Linear module, VFA FacilityView™, VFA.auditor® and VFA.spendManager®.

The VFA User Forum will feature topics including developing the role of Chief Facilities Officer, changing the role that facilities capital planning plays within an organization, decision-making beyond condition data, and achieving organizational goals and community objectives.

“We are pleased to welcome our clients to our VFA User Forum for the sixth time,” said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO, VFA, Inc. “This year’s forum will offer attendees valuable opportunities to learn how to take their facilities teams and careers to the next level by taking a strategic approach to facilities capital planning.”

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

Facility Self-Assessment Programs Help Educational Facilities to Keep Facility Condition Data Current, Identify Trouble Areas, Prioritize Projects

BOSTON—September 19, 2014—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it is featuring solutions that enable organizations to manage their facilities strategically at the Eastern Region APPA (ERAPPA) Annual Meeting taking place September 21-23, 2014 in Atlantic City. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth 110 and showcasing its facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®.

VFA helps higher educational institutions, from state university systems to private colleges, and K-12 schools to maximize their current investment in facilities and infrastructure while effectively planning for future needs. Schools need to demonstrate the need for funding to address deferred maintenance and create capital budgets based on accurate, objective data. VFA.auditor offers facility managers in the education space an efficient and cost-effective way to gather reliable facility condition data across campus facilities and prioritize identified issues.

Combining the power of mobile technologies, including the iPad® and Android™ tablet, with the company’s extensive facilities assessment experience, VFA.auditor enables schools to utilize in-house resources to quickly and cost-effectively conduct assessments. VFA.auditor provides users with an extensive collection of intelligent surveys to rapidly and consistently collect data about the condition of facilities and major building systems. Integration with VFA.facility® capital planning and management software lets schools take advantage of robust prioritization, business intelligence and what-if scenario tools to develop a defensible capital plan.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

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VFA Helps Organizations to Ensure their Facilities Support Strategic Business Objectives

BOSTON—September 16, 2014—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it is featuring solutions that enable organizations to manage their facilities strategically at the International Facility Management Associate (IFMA) World Workplace, September 17-18, 2014 in New Orleans. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth 725 and featuring “Model My Building™,” a new free web tool that provides facility and corporate real estate managers with a simple, rapid way to preview their facilities’ potential capital spending needs over the next 20 years.

VFA has shown hundreds of organizations in the corporate, education, healthcare and government sectors how to maximize their current investment in facilities and infrastructure while effectively planning for future needs. Facility condition data, gathered by expert assessors, coupled with the analytical tools in VFA.facility® capital planning and management software provides organizations with the ability to create effective long-term capital plans, projects and budgets.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

American School and University

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IFMA World WorkplaceVFA is excited to attend IFMA’s annual conference, World Workplace 2014. The conference will be held September 17 – 19, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. VFA will be at booth 725. Stop by and get a free capital funding preview and enter our Apple TV raffle. Also, keep an eye out for tweets from the show via the VFA Twitter account, @VFAINC and look for the hashtag #IFMAWW14.

Date: September 30, 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Venue:  InterContinental Hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75001

Date: September 23, 2014
Location: Boston, MA
Venue:  The Westin Waltham Boston, 70 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451

Dates: November 18-20, 2014
Venue: Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Booth: 21