VPO Features

VPO

Construction management software delivered in Microsoft 365

4.17/5 (47 reviews)

VPO Feature Summary

  • Centralisation of project documentation and sharing
  • Content available
  • Effective meetings
  • Familiar Office tools
  • Management of your portfolio of projects
  • Pay-as-you-need subscription
  • Security and privacy
  • Streamline project approvals

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Most popular features of all Construction apps

API (34 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (46 other apps)
Activity Tracking (43 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (34 other apps)
Bid Management (40 other apps)
Change Order Management (47 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (48 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (35 other apps)
Data Import/Export (43 other apps)
Document Management (43 other apps)
Document Storage (42 other apps)
Estimating (52 other apps)
Job Costing (32 other apps)
Progress Tracking (34 other apps)
Project Management (53 other apps)
Project Tracking (34 other apps)
Projections (92 other apps)
Real Time Updates (36 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (38 other apps)
Subcontractor Management (34 other apps)

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VPO Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about VPO's features:

Marina Young-Meyers

Valuable Cloud-Based Management Solution

2019-11-14

Being able to track submittals, RFIs, proposals, changes and much more on one simple interface takes the guesswork out of messy e-mail correspondence!

Pros

VPO effectively reduces many risks associated with document control in the construction management field.

Cons

Those that are "tech-savvy" will have a much easier time adapting to the system than those who are not.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sean Sheffler

The Right-Sized Project Management Software

2019-11-15

The VPO interface was intuitive and easy to use, and the support was very helpful.

Pros

Many other project management platforms are enormously complex in order to cover every eventuality or project condition.

Cons

We barely scratched the surface in terms of its functionality, which had more to do with the users and the situation than it did the software itself.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicholas Bakic

VPO Works

2019-10-29

Nice to have all project documentation available in one spot.

Pros

Having everything on your screen at a glance allows for easy access to all project data when you need it.

Cons

Like all project management software, you have to input / upload everything you do if you want it to work best - this means someone has to input everything.......

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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John Paris

Great for Organizing Data and Tracking Progress

2019-10-29

It allows the team to see a variety of data with a few clicks as well as keep track of who has the Ball in Court in the work order process

Pros

Extremely helpful in keeping track of work orders and other necessary data tied to the work orders

Cons

Simplification of report creating would be helpful

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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greg saul

overall an excellent product

2019-11-11

Pros

Its strength is that its very much a focused product on the administration of CM products. we have used other similar products and we prefer VPO.

Cons

Not sure its as ideal for program management (which is why I like it but we have other clients who have chosen other software because they needed a more complicated management tool)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brian Mecham

Construction Management Made for the end user

2019-06-21

This automation helped to get through the processes of data management that can be time consuming.

Pros

It was one place for all the project documents, submittals, RFI, changes, finance, and project scheduling.

Cons

There was not a trial basis for using the system. The system was worth the risk.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Dominick DeSalvo

VPO provides the user with the ability to have all the project information located in one place with access 24/7

2018-05-04

If you are running projects today without a Collaborative Project Management System, you are wasting valuable human resources.

Pros

The biggest pro is the ability of VPO to be customized to work with a company's internal project management and accounting systems, VPO also allows a very good level of security so that people outside the company can only see select information.

Cons

I have found working with the Simplex Team that there are not any Cons regarding the use of VPO. VPO can be as productive as the end user wants it to be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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JASVIN GAJERA

Cloud based Exclusive Project management software

2018-07-28

Pros

Access of Drawings and Project information for accountable time record and from remote workers to field supervisor, easy to upload work order, customization and track of it, making it life easy.

Cons

Reduce flexibility while using in Different OS, and system itself has repot-making feature which is some of the most redious process to follow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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annie ranttila

good experience with VPO!

2019-10-29

I'd be happy to be a part of another team where VPO was the chosen document control method.

Pros

Simplified document tracking, central repository accessible everyone on the team, easy tracking of to-dos and completed work, email integration

Cons

Mobile access was not as simple as the desktop app.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Zach Bellows

Good at some things

2019-11-07

My experience with VPO has been great. They always are looking to make things better and make sure we are happy as a customer

Pros

Having software that is customized for us as a company to track our projects with only needed information from our point of view is great!

Cons

User interface can be clunky and not inuitive

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sharon Gates

VPO is great--just not on Windows 10

2017-09-12

I haven't gone through a project close-out using VPO and I'm curious how all of this documentation will be transmitted to us (the client) for our records.

Pros

The ball-in-court features are helpful, as are the notifications when something is posted or changes.

Cons

Sometimes directories of documents get truncated to just what will fit on a single page, leaving no way to access later documents.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brian Vallor

Internet Based - New Product

2017-09-12

It's an extra step we have to add - and update when schedules slip.

Pros

Could have been linked to my previously created Microsoft account - but for my coworkers and I - a completely different user name was created - simplification is key.

Cons

The updated procedure makes it easier to update project data - but selecting cells and moving the window around on the screen are tedious.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mark Sharamitaro

Life Altering without undue pain and suffering

2019-11-04

we needed a system that houses all of the pertinent information, tracks issues, tasks, and change orders, actively notifies the team of changes and communicates clearly and concisely.

Pros

While we are all trying to do the same thing ( execute projects and make money), we all have a different way of getting that done.

Cons

Also learning curve, its hard to learn to do things the easy way when you have had to do them the hard way for so long.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Richard Panos

It is not a difficult software to learn.

2017-09-18

Overall this is a great value for the costs and the system much more manageable than the larger systems of this type.

Pros

It is relatively easy to learn and get around in the system.

Cons

The methods for reporting or creating a report is a challenge, but it isn't insurmountable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jed Cohen

VPO Review

2019-10-29

Pros

I liked the workflow for RFI's and Submittals.

Cons

Hub would have pre-set locations and responsible subcontractors that are selected when downloading the photo.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Bhupinder Singh

VPO review

2017-09-18

Pros

VPO gives us information about progress in construction that we did not have earlier.

Cons

.), change orders so that we can discard JOBS.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stephen Reifenstein

New support ticket - very user-friendly and fast

2019-10-29

VPO has proved to be a great team with my Project Controls team.

Pros

I liked that I could easily figure out the next step without confusion.

Cons

When it recognizes me, it should auto-fill all the data so I don't have to do it again and again.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brian Vallor

Constantly Changing

2019-10-15

I'm not sure i'm solving any problems with it.

Pros

It's constantly reminding me to update passwords when i skip or forget.

Cons

End user, required to use it - It's constantly changing, lacking change notifications (to anticipate or expect variations with each new visit - just guess what's different).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Mitch Carmody

User review

2019-10-29

Pros

seems to work fine... not sure what else to say..

Cons

Only Con would be a bit slow some days on updating , when i write a PO or change order

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Steven Tringali

VPO Review

2019-11-04

Pros

The software is very user friendly, and makes tracking submittals or making logs very easy.

Cons

Occasionally the RFI's would be generated out of sequence, but VPO customer service did correct the issue.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brian Cimler

VPO for Highway Construction Team

2019-10-16

It has also saved us time by using the customized forms VPO has tailored for us to meet our clients needs.

Pros

The software is built to be very user friendly and is customizable to fit your company and/or client needs.

Cons

Using the SharePoint app on an iPhone can sometimes be slow but eventually all of the data you need is at your fingertips.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Greg Martin

WSA VPO REview

2019-10-29

Everything can be handled in one location and we could set it up like our current file structure.

Pros

That everything can be contained within one area and can be access by many with limits access for others.

Cons

Currently I am a user via someone elses project and also a user for our projects, so i have two different logins.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Stevan Mracna

Good concept but needs improvement

2019-11-07

The system is fairly easy to use and seems to be relatively easily adaptable to scale to larger or smaller scale projects. Multiple "templates" can be developed for projects with different requirements such as building construction vs. horizontal work (roads, bridges, etc.) that have significantly different needs which is a big bonus.

Pros

Flexibility and relative familiarity is a bonus. As this system is Sharepoint based most users can navigate it with relative ease. It allows for modification to meet individual company requirements and is not as rigidly structured as other CM software. Modifications can be made by the administrator if your company has someone with Sharepoint skills that can perform this.

Cons

The product does not receive any updated or expanded features after purchase.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Yvonne Firczak

Great tool for construction projects

2019-11-05

Pros

All involved in a project can see the progression of the work, where there were problems, questions, etc.

Cons

Logging into it without having a "ball in your court" is a little tricky at times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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shawn strickland

Right for use

2019-10-29

I was on the front end of this implementation with my company so its evolution over the last 2+ years has been very good in my opinion. Customer service when gremlins show themselves has been on point and the adaptation to or needs for use has been good thus far.

Pros

flexibility in structure and customization, ease of incorporating transfer vehicles such as Harmon.ie, One Note in use is nice.

Cons

file structure and initial setup for specific projects can be a bit cumbersome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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