We came from a system where we used only one quarter of its functionality because we didn’t need everything it offered –but we still had to pay for it. VPO’s flexibility allowed us to create our own project templates including only the features we needed. This also helped lessen the learning curve for our end users.Bob B.
Most other construction management systems are developed with specific features and functionality that aren’t customizable. They develop the same application(s) and distribute them to their end users. If you want to request a change or a new module they won’t add it unless the majority of other customers has requested that same function. This method forces you – the customer – to fit your processes and procedures into the way the software company thinks you should manage things.
Modify Existing Features
Any module or feature in VPO can be tailored to fit your processes –and don’t worry this doesn’t take months. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for many of our customers. So often we find ourselves tailoring the system to fit the processes of our customers. Or perhaps certain projects you manage require specific functionality that others don’t. Regardless of the reason, our system is easily customizable even if you just want to rename terminology or drop-down values in a form.
Add New Features
We have developed a series of modules that are common to most construction projects and are proven because they are in use by our customers. By giving you a starting point, we’re able to quickly deploy VPO on your next project. However, once our customers see how these common modules work, they often think of new areas that we can help them in managing other aspects of their projects. With the flexibility of VPO, we’re able to develop new areas quickly and roll them out to the project team in no time.
Make it Your Own
By working with a vendor who understands that software should support your process not force you to change your process to fit the software, you’re able to start quickly with proven best practices and grow into a more useful and valuable construction management system that really becomes your company’s standard practice in managing projects.
The Simplex Group, Inc.
811 Boyd Avenue, Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15238