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VFA Reports 36 New Customers and Profitable Growth in 2011Corporate, Education, Government and Healthcare Customers Benefit From Strategic Facilities Capital Planning and Management Solutions (January 24, 2012)
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced profitable growth and the addition of 36 new customers in 2011, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the City of Buffalo, Florida International University and the University of Rochester. There are now more than 500 organizations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in the corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors using VFA's software solutions to manage their facility capital assets.
Two of VFA's customers were recognized for best-in-class facilities capital planning. Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in British Columbia was named a winner of the Real Property Institute of Canada's Real Property Award for best practices in comprehensive planning by implementing a Capital Planning and Management Solution (CPMS) based on offerings from VFA Canada. The University of Texas at Austin received an Achievement Award from Maintenance Solutions for its prioritization of facilities projects to maximize efficient use of funds, using an approach that combined facility condition assessments, VFA.facility®, VFA's facilities capital planning and management software solution, and the VFA.auditor® web-based guided self-assessment tool.
In 2011, VFA most notably announced that VFA.auditor now supports a range of mobile devices, including the iPad®. VFA.auditor provides facility managers with web-based surveys to rapidly collect data about the condition of facilities and major building systems. With more than 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 efficient collection of facility condition data.
"VFA continues to strengthen our leadership in facilities capital planning and management, enhancing our product and service offerings to provide a wider range of assessment approaches to meet our customers' specific needs," said Jerry Kokos, CEO of VFA. "VFA has a history of providing our customers with innovative solutions and will continue that legacy in the years ahead."
VFA was named to the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's top software and service providers, for the ninth consecutive year, and was profiled in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in IT Asset Management 2011" report.
To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which is aimed at providing information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent capital spending and facilities capital planning and management.
Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 500 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA's flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than 4 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.
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