by Shane Henson — March 19, 2012—VFA, Inc., a Boston-based provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, recently released version 10 of its flagship software product, VFA.facility.
VFA.facility software enables organizations to both manage information about facility assets and leverage that information in the creation of capital projects, plans and budgets. Building construction cost data from RSMeans, a major supplier of construction cost information, is embedded in VFA.facility, ensuring reliable cost projections for deferred maintenance.
According the company, version 10 also lets users estimate the cost of capital renewal and repair based on multiple cost sources, in addition to RSMeans, including those specific to a geography, vertical market or specialized building type. Customers and partners now have the flexibility of choosing the most appropriate cost estimation sources within the software for the specific requirements of a project or facility, employing third-party cost sources as well as proprietary cost estimation data.
As an added benefit, for organizations with facilities in North America and the U.K., Building Cost Information Service, a U.K.-based source for building construction data, is also embedded in VFA.facility, enabling the use of best-in-class data across regions.