Frequently Asked Questions
How much does VPO cost?
Our VPO minimum monthly fee is $1000 and includes UNLIMITED:
- External Users
There are no huge upfront costs to get started. With VPO, we offer a predictable fee structure that only changes if your use changes. We offer optional applications like our mobile app and scheduling app so that you can decide who needs to have specific applications.
With VPO, you get our prebuilt content which is ready to be used on your project immediately. Many of our customers like to tailor our prebuilt content, making VPO their own project management system. Whether you need a custom report developed for a specific client or project, or to integrate VPO with your financial system or ERP System, we can accommodate your request. For these requests, we charge a one-time hourly fee ranging from $95-$185 per hour depending on the requirements.
Who owns my data?
Visit the Office 365 Trust Center to find detailed and up-to-date information directly from Microsoft.
What if my company has Office 365?
If your company is using Office 365, we can simply install our VPO application within your company’s Office 365 environment. By using the same environment, it will allow your users to sign-in to VPO using the same credentials that they access their email.
With VPO, we provide a subscription of Office 365 for each end user. If you already subscribe to an Office 365 plan that includes Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Skype, we will discount our monthly fee.
Is there a free trial of VPO?
We recommend using VPO on an actual project because your time is valuable. In our experience, we have learned that it takes some investment of your time and training to determine if a project management system is going to work for you.
With VPO, there is no large upfront fees or the need to invest in expensive hardware or software licenses. Therefore, it is easy to try it out on pilot project.
I want to use VPO on my next project. How long does it take to start using it?
You will have a single point of contact who is responsible for setting up and configuring your project site. We turn over the new project to you to review and deliver training to the project team. The training is role-based training and very focused on how your team will use VPO.
We deliver our training in an online meeting which is recorded and usually takes about an hour. We may deliver multiple training sessions to groups of users like the Owner, Architect, and Contractors. This way, we can teach each group how to use VPO from their aspect. You can watch the training at any time –and it is especially helpful for when you start using VPO for the first time.
What if I want a feature that you don’t offer?
What is the Architecture of VPO?
Does VPO work on a Mac?
Is VPO used by an Owner or a General Contractor?
What if my company does not have Office 365?
If your company does not have Office 365, that is fine; we provide it as part of VPO. If your company is considering moving to Office 365, you will be one step ahead because we will set up Office 365 when we set up VPO.
Does VPO have a mobile app?
Which Microsoft apps do you use in VPO?
SharePoint, OneDrive, Project Online, Project Professional, Skype for Business, Power BI, Office Online, Office Mobile App, Office Pro–which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. Some third-party apps are used as needed also.
As new Microsoft apps become available, we will add them to our VPO solution if they enhance our customer’s ability to manage projects more effectively.
What is Office 365? Is it Word, Excel, and PowerPoint?
With Office 365, Microsoft provides the servers, software, and monitoring services to making sure that your applications are always accessible. They offer a 99.9% guaranteed uptime which is financially backed.
Office Professional is the desktop version of Office that is offered as a subscription through Office 365, always giving you the latest version of Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and others.
What is Project Online?