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VFA will be at IFMA’s World Workplace in NOLA!

IFMA World Workplace
 

VFA 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 [read more...]

September 12, 2014

FM Scorecard for Corporate Real Estate

FM Scorecard for Corporate Real Estate
 

      Evaluate your facilities capital program against the following set of questions. Evaluation Criteria Best Practices/Next Steps   How good are your data and analytical tools to make recommendations that will move the needle? Review existing data and tools Assess condition where necessary Analyze the data looking for opportunities, risks How well is [read more...]

September 9, 2014

Working CapEx and OpEx Together

Capital Expenses versus Operating Expenses
 

Capital expenses and operating expenses can be deployed to more effectively use your organization’s budget. Find out how! DEPLOYING CAPEX TO REDUCE OPEX Replace aging assets with more efficient alternatives prior to end of useful life Replace chillers or boilers with more efficient models to reduce energy spend Replace traditional roofs with new roofing alternatives [read more...]

September 2, 2014

The Power of the Funding Module – Part 1: Filtering by Geography and System

FM Software Funding Module
 

Funding Module Selection Screen allows you to set the scope of your funding analysis from portfolio wide to a specific building or system, or even by priority or the category of each capital need. The Power of the Funding Module – Hierarchy and Systems You don’t manage all your buildings the same way, and you [read more...]

August 27, 2014

Evaluating FM Tools for Your CRE Toolbox

Evaluating FM Tools for Your CRE Toolbox
 

What FM Tools are you using to manage your corporate real estate? Consider the points below.   Spreadsheets Simple to do basic tasks, low cost No integrated source or cost data, manual population only Not scalable; large or complex tasks quickly becomes unmanageable Low-End Tools Typically database products; better than spreadsheets Limited analytics or what-if [read more...]

August 26, 2014

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