NOAA Engages VISTA for Real Property Facilities Management: VISTA to Automate and Streamline Facilities Asset Planning and Management using ARCHIBUS Enterprise Solution

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VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) will provide ARCHIBUS Planning and Implementation Services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The implementation of an enterprise automated facility management system solution (also referred to as Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system) will support real property facilities management functions for three NOAA regional centers.

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA), a recognized leader in facility management and computer-aided decision support systems, announced today that it will provide ARCHIBUS Planning and Implementation Services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"VISTA has a wide range of experience in real property transformation activities for civilian and military federal agencies," commented VISTA President and CEO David Baxa. "We understand that facility management requires both excellent tools and proven processes. VISTA's solution provides NOAA with both."

The implementation of an enterprise automated facility management system solution (also referred to as Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system) will support real property facilities management functions for three NOAA regional centers. NOAA selected ARCHIBUS as the preferred solution based on its usability, performance and overall ability to meet the agency's functional requirements.

"VISTA's strategic partnership with ARCHIBUS provides NOAA a 'best in class' solution for implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)," explained David Baker, VISTA's National Director for Asset Management Solutions. "VISTA's experience with computerized maintenance and facilities management tools, data analysis, and work prioritization and management processes, allows us to recommend best value strategies, business processes, and options to improve annual savings and costs."

As an ARCHIBUS AAS Partner, VISTA regularly participates with ARCHIBUS personnel in fielding their technology. In addition, VISTA is an ARCHIBUS Geospatial Partner and one of the few companies that have direct experience with BIM/REVIT and ARCHIBUS integration. VISTA has implemented ARCHIBUS in locations across the United States for other government agencies.

The VISTA-ARCHIBUS model gives clients the ability to optimize their utilization of facilities and real property through Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. This is typically done with three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction.

"We have direct experience using BIM technology," Baker said. "However, our BIM participation goes beyond software tools. We participate in industry events such as BIMStorm to help make BIM a living industry standard."

BIMstorm™ is a formal collaboration of facility planners, architects and builders to promote information integrity for the built environment. VISTA was a sponsor and active participant for the recent BIMstorm™ Alexandria, Federal Friendly Zones™ event.

"Our experience in deploying and supporting computerized maintenance and management solutions will provide NOAA with a cost-effective maintenance management tool," explained Baxa, "While, at the same time, benefiting from VISTA's thought leadership in best practices and industry standards."

Work will be conducted in three phases: Solution Design and Planning; Implementation; and Technical Support Services. The contract has a performance period of one year, with four consecutive option years.

About VISTA:
VISTA is a leader in decision support analytics for government and business.

Government executives use VISTA for information technology, management consulting, decision support systems and services. Our focus on real property helps our clients gain the greatest value from money they spend on buildings, land and infrastructure.

VISTA's services and solutions help collect and analyze massive volumes of data. The result is high quality financial performance information that makes it easier to plan and implement effective policy, management, resource stewardship, and budget choices.

In short - VISTA builds better decision support. We help customers evolve best practices, consistent reporting and performance measures, all related to the best use of assets while managing costs.

For more than 20 years, VISTA's solutions have helped government run better - cutting costs, eliminating waste and improving performance. To learn more, visit http://www.vistatsi.com.

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