In 2008, before Cloud-based systems were mainstream, we pioneered the use of SharePoint for collaborative construction project management.
Integration and customization are the keys to our work. Leveraging the secure, flexible Microsoft 365 platform, we don’t just refine what’s now; we create what’s next.
We thrive on tackling–and crushing–creative challenges. As skilled and experienced consultants, we tailor each customer’s VPO solution for their needs and their success.
Administration & Support
We’re a full-service solution and we take pride in our personal touch. Count on us to anticipate needs, and respond quickly, accurately, and thoroughly to any issues.
How We Began
Since 1984 we’ve worked with clients from a variety of industries, whose businesses are project-intensive. We’ve enjoyed demonstrating that improving the way they manage their projects can dramatically improve their bottom line. Some of our current customers have been consulting with us for over ten years, benefiting from our experience and expertise with both Microsoft and Oracle Primavera solutions.
We came to realize that our clients’ project information was not being organized or routed successfully for collaborative use. Many project team members were storing vital documents in disparate places–on a file server, their desktop, an FTP site, in email. . . on cocktail napkins!
And the challenge we found even more interesting was that project information didn’t only need to be shared logically among people on a customer’s internal project team. It was often external collaborators whose project information required the most re-organization. Our approach in creating VPO in 2008? Make it simple. In keeping with our company name, Simplex, we simplify the complex.
What We’ve Become
We deliver a customized, secure, easy-to-use, Web-based workspace that project stakeholders use for viewing, privately publishing, and logically routing up-to-date information, and for measuring progress—while streamlining cumbersome processes that commonly diminish success on projects.
By combining SharePoint and the Microsoft 365 Cloud with our project management expertise and IP, we’ve packaged a flexible construction management solution that works for small, fast-paced projects as well as for large, complex projects–and for a combination of both. VPO deploys quickly because we use proven content that we customize for the client team and enhance over time, to develop a solution that is truly built for the customer.
And we take a hands-on approach throughout, to set up our clients and the people they invite into their systems for success, through training and support. We want our customers to be able to focus on what they do best–managing their projects–and leave the administration to us.
Meet the Team
We’re individuals who are dedicated to the success of our VPO clients, as well as to the success of our fellow team members. We pride ourselves on understanding each client’s requirements and delivering innovative solutions in support of them. With VPO, you get an account team who’s with you all along the way. Together, we work to ensure that your goals are being met with VPO, that your team is comfortable using VPO, and that whenever you have questions or issues, you have an easy way of getting help with VPO.
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Laura M. Nee
President and CEO
As our company’s visionary, Laura manages solution development and partner relations while overseeing marketing, sales, and operations.
Beth L. Anderson
Director of VPO Operations
Beth transitions our clients from sales to implementation, and ensures that VPO exceeds expectations. Having been a team leader from the start, she’s our resident VPO expert! Beth continues to develop VPO while managing and mentoring her staff.
Application Development Manager
Melissa oversees complex projects that require application development and integration with line-of-business systems like SAP, Sage, and Oracle. She customizes VPO, develops Power BI reports, and assists our Support team with satisfying client requests.
As one of our strategic planners, Bob reviews, analyzes, and improves our financial forecasts and reporting, and helps us develop a sound set of expense assumptions for managing our growth. His advice and oversight on accounting, record-keeping, and tax compliance assist our team in establishing performance metrics and keys to financial success.
A technology-industry veteran and former CEO, Audrey shares her experience and expertise by mentoring the VPO team. She guides us on growth strategies, and gives us recommendations on operational models.
Client Relations Manager
Daisy has helped our clients determine that VPO is the right solution for them. She creates sales and marketing materials, issues our customers’ invoices, manages relationship records, and serves as our primary communicator. She also assists the VPO team with a variety of other needs, from onboarding new hires to planning events.
Travis provides timely and accurate user assistance, helps set up new project sites, and invites our clients’ external users to VPO. Through his experience as an IT Manager, he has developed a strong skill set with Windows Server, Exchange, and SharePoint administration (on-premise and Microsoft 365), Citrix Access Essentials and XenApp, in addition to PC repairs and troubleshooting Windows OS software.
Customer Support Manager
Chris administers VPO for our clients by creating new projects, configuring security, and inviting external users on our customers’ behalf. A creative and resourceful thinker, she’s always ready to respond to any requests or issues that our users raise.
Connor’s experience includes providing information technology consulting and support for a wide variety of organizations. He aims to deliver quick and friendly assistance in anticipating and resolving client needs. An enthusiast in cloud technologies, he carries certifications in both Microsoft 365 and Azure Administration.
Dedicated to optimizing VPO’s look and feel, Kelly customizes the VPO user experience by creating dashboards, charts, graphs, and printable PDF reports. She enjoys conquering the challenge of re-creating reports whenever our clients (or their clients!) require specific paperwork. Our customers love being able to run tailored reports directly from VPO.
A multi-disciplinary consultant with over 20 years of professional experience designing and implementing technology and data solutions, Jeremy advises the VPO team on topics as diverse as leveraging lean/agile methods like Kanban to prioritize and oversee product-development initiatives, how to define and execute proof-of-technology or -concept exercises to inform our VPO solution architecture and roadmap, and pricing models for subscriptions and services.
Jen contributes to the development, design, and customization of VPO. She plays an integral part in determining our solution roadmap, and works with our team to continuously improve and streamline VPO. Additionally, she assists our Support Team with satisfying client requests.