by Shane Henson — February 3, 2012—VFA Inc. had a banner year in 2011, as the provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management added 36 new customers before closing out the year.
According to the company, there are now more than 500 organizations across the United States, Canada and the U.K. in the corporate, education, government, and healthcare sectors using VFA’s software solutions to manage their facility capital assets. New clients gained in 2011 include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the City of Buffalo, Florida International University, and the University of Rochester.
Just as noteworthy, 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. And 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 VFA.auditor, a Web-based guided self-assessment tool.
In 2011, VFA announced that VFA.auditor now supports a range of mobile devices, including the iPad. VFA.auditor provides facilities 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 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.