VPO and FedRAMP Certification

VPO and FedRAMP Certification

Looking for a FedRAMP project management system for your next construction project? VPO runs in Microsoft’s Cloud environment, Office 365, which is FedRAMP-certified.

VPO is a construction-based project management system that allows companies to reduce turnaround time on project approvals, centralize project documents, and collaborate as a team made up of both internal and external members.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, (FedRAMP) is the Cloud-computing approval authority. The FedRAMP website states that “FedRAMP simplifies security for the digital age by providing a standardized approach to security for the Cloud,” and “FedRAMP facilitates the shift from insecure, tethered, tedious IT to secure, mobile, nimble, and quick IT.”

Our clients who perform work on federal government contracts are required to run a project management system that is supported in a FedRAMP-certified, Cloud-based environment. Your data is safe when you use VPO for all of your project and program needs.

If you’d like to find out how VPO can improve the way you and your team manage projects, please reach out to Lorraine Marks at lmarks@simplexgroup.com.

What’s New for VPO and Simplex in 2019

What’s New for VPO and Simplex in 2019

The year is off to a great start! Here at Simplex, 2018 was full of growth and excitement. We’re happy to continue supporting your success with Oracle Primavera and Microsoft solutions, and we’re also glad to show you what’s new for 2019. VPO, our construction project management software, is really taking off. We’ve recently welcomed a bunch of new clients, along with three new team members. And we’re looking for more!

We’re pleased to introduce you to the newest members of the VPO family. Just click on a company name to learn more.



Lorraine Marks

Lorraine Marks

Business Development Manager

Lorraine has helped our clients determine that VPO is the right solution for them. She presents customized demonstrations, leads informative and investigative discussions, manages sales, and maintains successful relationships. Our customers’ satisfaction is Lorraine’s top priority!

Christine Pacyna

Christine Pacyna

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 issues our users raise.

Melissa Berkebile

Melissa Berkebile

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 on client requests.

And are you the next new member of our team? We're looking for a full-time SharePoint Developer.

On the horizon for 2019, we’re thrilled to announce, are the following VPO initiatives:

  • New customer support system
  • New Project Archive feature
  • New Budget Management app
  • New Progress Report option, incorporating photos with narrative reporting from your mobile device

And that’s not all. We’ll keep you posted! If you’d like to find out how VPO can improve the way you and your team manage projects, please reach out to Lorraine Marks at lmarks@simplexgroup.com.

Are you our next SharePoint Developer?

Are you our next SharePoint Developer?

UPDATE: We’ve hired a wonderful new SharePoint Developer. Meet Jennifer Zezza!

As a software development company working hand-in-hand with organizations of all sizes on the selection and implementation of project management solutions which conquer the challenges they face, we develop custom business applications that meet the unique needs of our customers–like VPO. VPO is construction project management software that reduces turnaround time on review processes, eliminates rework and chaos, and provides real-time updates to people working in the field. It’s easy to use, quick to deploy, and accessible from any device. Our customers benefit from our 30+ years of project management expertise combined with a reliable Cloud platform, Microsoft Office 365.

Apply for this full-time position if you’re a dedicated individual with experience and/or interest in technology, great communication and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail–and you’re ready to join a team working in a fast-paced environment. The position available is entry-level, with potential for growth within our organization.


We’re looking for an entry-level SharePoint developer with strengths in the following areas:

Experience in Azure and Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
MS development technologies including Visual Studio, .NET, C#, SharePoint API, PowerShell
Experience with Web Services / Web APIs: SOAP, REST, XML, JSON
Familiarity with Web Application Architecture (HTTP, Client/Server, HTML, JavaScript)

The successful candidate will be comfortable across a wide variety of technical disciplines, and show a willingness to embrace different technologies. Our new team member must have strong communication and code-documentation skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred.


We offer compensation commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a 401k plan.

Work Environment:

While we’re headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Simplex employees telecommute, from home offices. Little to no travel is required. We provide each team member with a computer workstation and a virtual phone extension for use during their employment. We utilize workgroup technology like Skype for instant messaging and video conferencing. The successful job candidate must be comfortable with working independently.

Email us at hr@vpocloud.com or apply here.



VPO is taking off. . .and so is the VPO team!

CEO Laura Nee, and Business Consultant Lorraine Marks are heading to La Jolla this week for COAA 2018. Be sure to visit them at Booth 15. You might even win an Odyssey White Hot RX #9 Putter, just for stopping by to register.

Easy to use, and customizable, with fast deployment, and a dedicated account team, VPO gives you a secure single platform and portfolio-wide views. Book a 15-minute appointment, or view a demo now, if you’d like!



See you at CMAA!

Laura Nee and Lorraine Marks look forward to introducing CMAA attendees to VPO this Sunday through Tuesday. If you’re going to the conference too, then be sure to visit them at Booth 610. You might even win an Odyssey White Hot RX #9 Putter!

Easy to use, and customizable, with fast deployment, and a dedicated account team, VPO gives you a secure single platform and portfolio-wide views.

Book a 15-minute appointment, or just stop by Booth 610. Or view a short video now, if you’d like!

Microsoft Resolving VPO Issue

We’ve recently been made aware of an issue affecting some VPO users.

Microsoft has reported that some external users of SharePoint Online sites could receive unusual or unnecessary credential prompts, or other access errors. Even longtime external users of SharePoint Online and VPO have reported encountering this issue. Sometimes these prompts or errors resolve themselves within a few hours. Microsoft also suggests closing the credential prompt, as a workaround. However, we’ve received reports that some external users have continued to experience this issue for more than 24 hours.

Microsoft tells us they’re currently deploying a fix within their internal production environment, and within the week, they’ll deploy this repair to all affected customers. We wanted to make you aware of this issue in case you’re experiencing difficulty with accessing your project sites.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@simplexgroup.com with any questions or concerns. On behalf of Microsoft and VPO, we thank you for your patience and understanding.