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Concerto works with Manchester City Council on NRM3 Compliancy

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RICS nrm3

Concerto is working together with Manchester City Council on an exciting project of development to align Concerto software with the RICS NRM3 taxonomy.

This development, championed by Manchester City Council means the Concerto Property Asset Management solution will be compliant with the RICS new rules of measurement at the project handover and operational phases. This will have huge implications on the efficiency of how buildings are handed over for use.

The RICS NRM3 standards are firmly linked to the BIM Level 2 outcomes – to gather and use project information data in a 3D environment and in the correct format in order to enable faster, greener and leaner construction projects.

Concerto has, in the past, championed work alongside Manchester City Council to align the Concerto solution with BIM Level 2. The software supports the common BIM data environment from initial inception, design and build right through to operational management. This project to align Concerto with the NRM3 standards further adds to our work to provide an effective and recognised common data environment to support disparate property teams.

“Our work with Manchester means they are capturing the data through a condition survey and asset capture programme. The data will then be used to inform the management team on projected spend and condition of assets by priority. So for example, how much do I need to spend on roof repairs, where the work is critical, within a specific timeframe? Added to this, the NRM3 taxonomy also links with SFG20, so the asset classification related to a physical asset can relate back to the required SFG20 maintenance codes. This will allow the Council to understand the maintenance regimes and costs across the estate, and have a consistent well-governed approach to maintenance.”

Greg Davies, Operations Director, Concerto

The RICS ‘standards’ refer to new rules of measurement that offer a common data classification for maintenance and life cycle asset replacement works. This simplifies how lifecycle costing can be carried out in new, collaborative digital environments so that quantity surveyors can do so as the norm.

Adopting the common data classification provides a practical basis for supporting the data interfaces between project teams; cost managers and facilities management operators during design development and handover.

“Concerto’s work with Manchester focuses on the handover phase. By adopting the common data environment, it allows data transfer at handover, when creating or updating asset registers and when undertaking condition surveys for in-use phases.”

For more information, contact Concerto at info@concerto.co.uk

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Welcome back James!

James Heysmond, Business Development Director

James Heysmond, Business Development Director

We are delighted to welcome James back into the Concerto team.

James has worked for Concerto for 4 years as a senior Project Manager helping on board many of our users such as States of Jersey Vinci Mouchel (Lincolnshire) and retail giant Poundland / Dealz amongst many others. Prior to this James worked as information officer at Nottinghamshire County Council.

After a short sabbatical, James returns as our new Business Development Director. He brings to this role a wealth of experience and unrivaled knowledge of both Concerto and the unique requirements of our customers.

I am delighted to be taking on this role . The culture here at Concerto is fantastic; members of staff at all levels are unified by the vision to truly make the Concerto product the best it can possibly be. Lateral thinking is encouraged, collegiality is promoted, high spirits are commonplace!”

 

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NEWSFLASH: Concerto works with Wirral Borough Council on Timesheets Interface

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Wirral Borough Council logo

Wirral Borough Council are a longstanding Concerto user group member.

Our latest development alongside the Council is the implementation of a timesheet interface from the Concerto Property Asset Management solution to Wirral’s ERP system.

This development will allow the transfer of time recorded against a project in Concerto over to the finance system for re billing. The benefits are that it ensures that project managers can forecast predicted time and report on time expended. In addition, finance colleagues will have the ability to journal funds.

 

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States of Jersey project phase 2 greenlighted

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Concerto is delighted to announce the next phase of implementation of the concerto Asset Management suite Jersey Property Holdings, States of Jersey.

Since being awarded this contract, Concerto has been working alongside States of Jersey on a number of bespoke developments. This has included two-way financial interfaces between the Concerto property asset management software solution and Jersey’s internal finance system. This interface will now give the department a 360 degree consolidated view of financial performance.

  • The States of Jersey went live with Concerto last year with the following elements:
  • Managing core asset data
  • Automated bi-directional finance interface with the states ERP system
  • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Reactive helpdesk
  • Revenue projects
  • Supplier’s portal

 

Concerto and JPH have also worked closely together to align the solution with Jersey’s colloquial terms, many of which are not used in the UK.

Phase 2 of the implementation project has now been green lighted and is underway. This is to include managing the rent roll and interfaces to the states of Jersey finance system.

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Updates from Bermuda

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Government of Bermuda logo

To kick off our recent contract win with the Government of Bermuda, our Senior Project Manager Sally arrived on the island last Friday to run a series of workshops and oversee implementation.

“Day two is complete and it was an all systems go day with the Helpdesk team. By the end of the session we were well on the way to an agreed Helpdesk structure and everyone was very enthusiastic about their new system. I met with the Minister of Public Works who has requested a presentation of the system on Friday and the focus tomorrow is on PPM and projects”. Sally.

Concerto roll out software with Government of  Bermuda

Concerto’s Project manager Sally delivers a series of workshops

Concerto roll out software with Government of Bermuda

The Government of Bermuda Helpdesk team

With a property portfolio managed in very much the same way as here on the British mainland, the government of Bermuda selected Concerto to manage their property portfolio and bring together all property related functionality under one roof, including

  • maintaining and implementing a property asset management plan;
  • providing property and land related management services to all ministries;
  • landlord management for all Government owned properties;
  • licenses and lease management for the foreshore and seabed;
  • ensuring all properties are adequately insured;
  • providing facilities management for all buildings;
  • providing maintenance, repairs and minor renovations for all buildings.

About Concerto

Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof. It links your finance system, your project environment and you asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select the functionality they require from an array of components, which are configurable to internal processes.

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Concerto heads to Bermuda!

Government of Bermuda logo

Government of Bermuda logo

Concerto is delighted to announce a new contract with the Government of Bermuda to implement its property asset management solution.

Bermuda is a British Island Territory located in the North Atlantic. It has a large and diverse property portfolio, which is managed by the public Land and Buildings department within the Central Government.

With a property portfolio managed in very much the same way as here on the British mainland, the government of Bermuda selected Concerto to manage their property portfolio and bring together all property related functionality under one roof, including

  • maintaining and implementing a property asset management plan;
  • providing property and land related management services to all ministries;
  • landlord management for all Government owned properties;
  • licenses and lease management for the foreshore and seabed;
  • ensuring all properties are adequately insured;
  • providing facilities management for all buildings;
  • providing maintenance, repairs and minor renovations for all buildings.

“We are very much looking forward to working with the Government of Bermuda. The system will be set up in Bermuda Dollars and is a great fit for their requirements. We are looking forward to our first visit!”

– Project Manager, Concerto

About Concerto

Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof. It links your finance system, your project environment and you asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select the functionality they require from an array of components, which are configurable to internal processes.

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Concerto Welcomes The Disability Trust

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Concerto is delighted to welcome The Disabilities Trust Group (DT) to its user group.

The Disabilities Trust was founded over 30 years ago and today is one of the UK’s leading national charities providing residential and day services across the UK to meet the needs of individuals with Autism and Learning Disability, Brain Injury and Physical Disability. They also provide care and support to enable living in the community and support at home.

With properties across the UK, The Trust identified the need for a Property Management System to enable The Estates & Property team to centralise all property management, including building works, maintenance, and emergency repairs ensuring statutory compliance.
As the successful supplier, Concerto will be implemented across the organisation to manage all property related activities including repairs, building works and statutory requirements.

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Stirling Council selects Concerto via G Cloud

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We are delighted to welcome Stirling Council to our user group and to our growing group of Scottish Authorities using the Concerto integrated asset management solution.

After purchasing Concerto via the Government’s Digital marketplace – G-Cloud, the team at Stirling is working together with Concerto to implement the solution across their property department

The G Cloud Digital Marketplace is proving a success for public sector organisations that wish to buy directly, speeding up their procurement by bypassing the tender process. Concerto has welcomed a number of new public sector clients who have purchased via G-Cloud in 2016, including Wiltshire Council and Stirling Council.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stirling Council to our Scottish user group and look forward to working together. Our G-Cloud listing has proven a success for both ourselves and our Public Sector clients”
Kevan Davey, Managing Directo, Concerto

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Concerto Scottish Networking Day

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Our Scottish networking day yesterday marked the end of our User Group meetings for 2016.

Everyone enjoyed a relaxed but productive day at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling, spent looking at current and future developments in the Concerto solution along with sharing experiences and valuable ideas for future projects and developments.

My assessment of our networking day is that Concerto via on-line software have
demonstrated improved module functionality and software performance for Asset, Estates
Maintenance and Project Management software modules that are efficient, lean and flexible

Senior Project Manager, Renfrewshire Council

We are looking forward to another round of Networking days in 2017.

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G Cloud reaps rewards for Concerto

Concerto has recently been accepted onto the new G Cloud 7 Framework and is now available via both the existing UK G Cloud 6 and the new G-Cloud 7 Government Digital Marketplace portal. Our comprehensive listing is categorised under the SaaS category.

With inclusion onto the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, Concerto has been able to extend its offerings within the public sector. With all necessary information available, perspective public sector clients can purchase any or all of the comprehensive Concerto software solutions directly from the Marketplace and bypass the tender process altogether.

“We are delighted with the results of our inclusion on G Cloud. We have been awarded a number of new public sector contracts over the past 12 months, and some existing clients have chosen to renew their contracts with us via the Marketplace too. This shows that it really works for both the client and supplier.”

Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto

Find us on G Cloud here

CONCERTO SOLUTIONS
Concerto is an integrated, highly configurable, web based software suite, which offers much more than expected from a standard Property Management and CAFM system. Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof, that can link your finance system, your project environment and your asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select from an array of components, which are easily configurable to their own internal practices. The advanced Concerto mobile technology is fully integrated allowing all authorised stakeholders, FM teams and contractors direct access wherever they are at no extra cost. The solution offers excellent value for money.

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