• 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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  • Concerto exhibit at Government Property and Estates Conference

    Concerto will be again be exhibiting with One CPD on Thursday 17th April at Old Trafford, Manchester.
    The focus of this Government Property and Estates conference is the transformation of service delivery across public estates. Experts in this field will be presenting at this conference to explain how the initiative could help your organisation make significant savings over the next four years. Learn how engaging with the One Public Estate programme can improve services, boost capital receipts and generate economic growth.

    We will be showcasing the Concerto estates management solution alongside Bellrock FM, our parent company, who offer the full range of complimentary FM services.

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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

    Wirral Borough Council logo

    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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