VFA Conference to Examine Trends, Best Practices in Facilities Capital Planning

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Key Topics Include Leveraging Facility Data to Obtain Needed Funding, Communicating with Stakeholders and Disaster Recovery

VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be hosting VFA Connections from April 21-23, 2013 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The ninth annual conference brings together VFA customers from the corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors across North America to share insights and trends in facilities capital planning, discuss product directions, and participate in interactive workshops and roundtables.

In keeping with the Boston setting, this year’s conference theme is “Trailblazing.” At the forefront of innovation and development, VFA has blazed a trail that has led facility management solutions into the cloud, to patented technology, to integration of related tools and to mobility.

The keynote will be presented by Dr. Jeffery Campbell, chairman of the facility and property management program at Brigham Young University. Dr. Campbell, a respected facilities management authority and dynamic educator, will discuss leadership, innovation and creativity in 21st century facilities management.

Case studies from a variety of VFA’s leading clients will include topics such as informing and educating building users with an interactive dashboard, understanding the extent of deferred maintenance and recovering from disaster, moving an organization towards change, and successful funding requests based on current data. VFA will also moderate a panel discussion with four clients to examine how organizations can take a self-sufficiency approach, leveraging internal resources to obtain and maintain current facility condition data.

VFA will provide an update on its software platform, including the latest functionality and a preview of upcoming enhancements. A demo room will feature VFA experts answering questions and providing hands-on demonstrations of facility capital planning and management software VFA.facility®, facility self-assessment solution VFA.auditor Mobile™ and capital spend management software VFA.spendManager®.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers to VFA Connections,” said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO, VFA, Inc. “Whether a first-time attendee or regular participant, VFA Connections offers a valuable opportunity to learn how to enhance the value of facilities capital planning programs and to share experiences with fellow facility management colleagues.”

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

About VFA
Headquartered in Boston, VFA is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and sustainability. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle—from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 600 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than 4 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.

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