VFA User Forum to Examine Best Practices in Strategic Facilities Capital Planning

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VFA Clients and Staff Will Share Insights and Discuss Trends in Facilities Capital Planning

VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be hosting its sixth VFA User Forum from September 23-25, 2014 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, Canada. The conference brings together VFA clients 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.

The theme of this year’s forum is “Take Charge!” Sessions and roundtables will focus on how to think strategically about facilities, be proactive in planning and preparing for the future, build relationships across the organization, elevate the facilities function to reflect the crucial role that buildings play in any organization’s success, and participate in organizational decisions.

By popular demand, the VFA User Forum has been extended to a second day to allow for increased face time with VFA product and service experts and executives. Attendees will have access to a demonstration room as well as one-on-one time with VFA staff. VFA will provide an update on its software platform, including the latest functionality and a preview of upcoming enhancements. The demo room will feature VFA experts answering questions and providing hands-on demonstrations of VFA.facility®, including the new Site Linear module, VFA FacilityView™, VFA.auditor® and VFA.spendManager®.

The VFA User Forum will feature topics including developing the role of Chief Facilities Officer, changing the role that facilities capital planning plays within an organization, decision-making beyond condition data, and achieving organizational goals and community objectives.

“We are pleased to welcome our clients to our VFA User Forum for the sixth time,” said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO, VFA, Inc. “This year’s forum will offer attendees valuable opportunities to learn how to take their facilities teams and careers to the next level by taking a strategic approach to facilities capital planning.”

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 management. Over the past 15 years, VFA has shown more than 800 organizations around the world how to ensure that their facilities optimally support their strategic business objectives. Partnering with VFA, our clients have been recognized for delivering programs that impact the bottom line by aligning facilities capital plans with organizational objectives to reduce risk, lower costs, improve service quality and client satisfaction, and satisfy compliance requirements. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is 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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