As a unique software-and-services solution, VPO brings all your project participants together in one “place” to perform their roles. Advising your project team is our team of experts in both construction project management and Microsoft 365, and we’re with you from project inception through closeout. For the project’s Owners, Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, Vendors, Suppliers, and Contractors, VPO can serve as the single point of record in the case of a claim or a dispute. What we’ve created goes way beyond document storage. Streamlining, integrating, and automating processes–that’s what will help your multi-firm project team collaborate to stay on track and on budget.
The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t really work on all projects, or for all project teams, so instead we get to know each customer and give them options that suit their specific needs and preferences. The difference between VPO and off-the-shelf applications? It’s our people. The same PM experience and tech expertise that drove us to master SharePoint and mold it for workflow and process management will now work for you, tailoring VPO to your specifications. We give you a starting point so that you can use it right out of the gate, and then we work with you on making custom modifications and enhancements.
It’s critical to establish security rights when project participants in various roles are collaborating in a shared space. You must ensure that each team member can get all the information they should have–and none of the information they shouldn’t.
We work with you to determine role-based permissions for each VPO capability. We can even set up item-level permissions so that people can only see details involving their company or their user ID. This is particularly important, of course, for confidential information like Change Orders, Applications for Payment, and Bid documents.
Ease of Use
VPO is simple and easy to learn. Because we build your solution in the Microsoft 365 Cloud, on SharePoint technology, the interface and usability feel just like the Microsoft applications that your team members already know. You won’t have to spend time and effort adjusting to a proprietary system that demands a steep learning curve.
And we’re the Administration and Support team for all of your users–both internal and external.
With a cloud-based solution, there’s no additional hardware or expensive perpetual software license that you’ll need to buy up front. You also won’t need to get your IT professionals involved to install and support the software.
Microsoft takes every precaution to make sure that your environment is up and running 99.9% of the time.
Your data is yours. You own it. You control it. We invite you to learn more about Microsoft’s commitments, and read information about security, privacy, and compliance, at the Microsoft Trust Center.
With a single construction management collaboration platform for all project participants to use, you’ll increase productivity and effectiveness while reducing costs. Process creation and enforcement eliminates re-work and chaos, saving you time and money. Just imagine the savings on printing and shipping alone! There’s also the amount of administration time that it takes to prepare construction documents, distribute information to team members, and stay on top of potential delay issues–when using a traditional method. There’s really no comparison.
Nowadays, everyone is on the move. Whether you’re working from a job site, your office, or your home, you need access to your project information. With VPO you’ll have access to the online environment of your project using a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone–at any time, from virtually anywhere. You can even sync documents locally and then work with them offline. Manage documents, photos, videos, field reports, and more. Since you can take any document offline you’ll still be able to access these files regardless of whether or not you’re connected to the internet.