Creating Lasting Value
Leveraging a PMIS/CMIS that suits your needs can transform your business, your team, and your bottom line. Let us show you what you'd gain with VPO, and what the typical engagement looks like--from discovery to implementation, and beyond.
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VPO is priced with the requirements of the architecture, engineering and construction industry in mind, creating value on a project-by-project and user-by-user basis. Unlike Big Software, we're not concerned with the amount of capital you manage, but the way in which you manage it.
Check out the pricing factors below to get a sense of both our model, and the return that a VPO investment can generate for you and your team. When you're ready, request a live demo to learn more and discuss a custom quote.
Pricing for VPO is based on usage, not construction value.
We're a full-service solution, meaning that our team handles onboarding, administration, support, and account management for all internal and external users.
Pricing factors include:
- Number of users
- Volume of projects
You'll be up and running within weeks - not months - with QuickStart.
Our speedy and thorough onboarding program includes:
- Installation of our standard Best Practices template
- Customer branding to make the platform yours
- Sandbox project to start exploring right away
- Training - recorded live, and accessible for future users
- Account setup, plus administration of invitations and updates for all users
Our standard template is your starting point. Add value by making VPO yours - tailored to your processes, your team, and your way of doing business.
We work with you on a range of solutions to see, solve, serve, and strengthen around your challenges and needs, including:
- Form customization
- Tailor-made workflows
- Power BI dashboards
- Bespoke reports
- User playbooks & videos
- Integration with LOB applications
What can you expect in return?
Want to see the impact that VPO could make on your bottom line?
Head over to our ROI Calculator, and get a customized view of what VPO can do for you, based on the specifics of your organization and team.
What does a "standard" engagement look like with VPO?
Because you're getting a partner with VPO, and not just a product, your engagement is unique to your needs and processes--right now, and as those requirements change. That said, there are some common checkpoints along the way that we've found will create the best opportunities for success.
Before you sign on the dotted line, we want to make sure VPO is the right fit for you. An experienced member of our team will meet with you to discuss your business, processes, team, and goals.
These calls usually last about 30 minutes and only require one or two members of your team who are gathering information.
After we've had some time to get to know you, we'll present a live demo of our platform with your needs in mind--no time wasted on features or capabilities that aren't in your best interest.
This session usually lasts about 1 hour and is a good fit for the key stakeholders and/or power users on your team.
Pricing & Recommendations
Based on what we've learned from our discovery and demo sessions, we'll provide you with pricing developed to suit your needs and create the best return on your investment.
Reviewing the proposal can be done independently or with a member of our team. These calls usually last about 30 minutes and are a good fit for your core team members who are making the final decision.
Our team is ready to get you working with VPO's standard template in just a few weeks. Through a series of calls and trainings, you'll be ready to derive value shortly after signing on--not months or even years down the road.
Depending on the volume of projects in your portfolio, QuickStart usually constitutes 3 or 4 one-hour meetings with your core executive, administrative, and project teams.
Continuously Adding Value
Our standard Best Practices template is just the beginning. Through our proven process, we continuously strive to see your unique goals and needs, solve your toughest puzzles, serve you with administration and support for all users, and strengthen your work--supercharging your whole team's construction project management practice.
Find out how getting a partner, and not just a product, gives your team the rapid implementation, training, and user support you need.
VPO employees, customers, and users work as partners, to complete projects on budget, on time, and on good terms.
Get everything you'd expect, and a few things you wouldn't.
VPO becomes the primary source of truth for all of our consultants. It’s the site of record for any drawing and document, for any project, for real-time reference anywhere, anytime. Everyone was setting up their own project sites in SharePoint. The lack of consistency was a major problem. We didn’t have one central place where we can look at the entire portfolio of projects. It was a much more decentralized delivery process.
Everything is within the realm of implementation with VPO. If I’m out of the office and if somebody wants to know about a bid on a project, that information is available right there on my phone. I’m not going to have to chase down a project manager who may be unavailable. The ability to run what-if reports on how many projects we have bidding next week, for example, really helps. We will then be able to translate that data into a more robust way to tackle workload management.
The VPO platform enables us to work as if we are all in the same room when, in reality, we’re dispersed across the country or overseas, instead of having project communications and interactions become fragmented by relying on email, everyone involved in the project can access the platform to stay on the same page. Working with our customers becomes more of a collaborative, interdependent effort, which ultimately facilitates change management. We are saving time, controlling costs, maximizing resource utilization, increasing throughput, and making fewer mistakes--which were our goals when we implemented the VPO solution.
We are not a construction firm. We are a steel-making company that is growing rapidly with several large construction projects going on at the same time. Previously, each division had its own approach to managing its construction projects, and the construction group was searching to find common practices to track ongoing projects. . .We realized we needed a single, cloud-based platform with heightened security protocols to bring consistency, standardization, repeatability, and greater efficiency to the way that we manage our internal construction projects.
Because many of our clients are public entities such as schools and authorities, their projects carry more stringent documentation management and records archiving requirements to maintain transparency into a project’s execution. Many people don’t realize just how much paper and documentation are involved with public construction projects, and streamlining the flow of documents and automating, managing, and archiving communications are an important part of the services that we provide.
Our clients hire us to keep projects on schedule and under budget without sacrificing quality or cutting corners. VPO is a great tool for helping us consistently achieve those goals while maximizing resource utilization. Documents are located and questions are answered a lot faster, and the system saves us a ton of time, and money because there’s no extraneous effort to locate information or documentation. Everything is so easy to access or update, and everything is tracked. There’s no need to do things by hand or make manual updates.
As our construction management business continued to grow—and we had more projects to manage concurrently—we began looking for a better, more organized, single-platform solution. While all of the vendors could handle the basics of processing submittals and change orders, we wanted a solution that was more customizable. With VPO, we’ve streamlined our workflows, improved communications with clients and contractors, and have realized an effective quality control function in the process.
With VPO, SIMPLUS [since acquired by Anser Advisory] is more productive. We do more with less people, take on more work, and make more money. It’s also been a tool that our clients have embraced, making them more productive. VPO is so easy to use and implement that we’ve found that we don’t need to add additional staff on larger projects. VPO helps reduce that need, adds value, and makes us more competitive. We’re doing much more with less people, resulting in higher revenue.
VPO is compartmentalized very well and provides the access control tools that we need to automate information flows as well as workflows. By managing user access and tying that access into workflows, we are realizing additional efficiencies as well as the heightened transparency required of a governmental entity. And, at the end of the project, everything is archived, preserving a public record on every project.