• Concerto’s Senior Trainer heads to Bermuda

    Our second lucky member of staff is on the plane to Bermuda today to deliver a 5 day training program to the staff at the Government of Bermuda.

    The government of Bermuda recently went live with Concerto, having selected to solution to manage their property portfolio and bring together all property related functionality under one roof. these functions include

    • 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.

    Concerto’s senior Trainer, Stuart will be delivering a 5 day training program to cover a number of aspects of the Concerto solution including

     

    • project management
    • states management
    • sites
    • condition surveys
    • estates management
    • help desk

    The Help Desk will be going live on the 15th May.

     

     

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  • Concerto wins place on the G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace

    Concerto is pleased to announce its continued presence on the G-Cloud Framework. The latest round, G Cloud 9, is part of the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace where public sector organisations can access suppliers and procure products and services without the need for a lengthy tender process.

    Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a contract (or ‘call-off contract’) for each service bought through a framework.

    The G Cloud Framework is an agreement between the Government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services and the Concerto Asset Management suite of web based software can be found within the Software as a Service (SaaS) category.

    We have a number of clients who have bought the Concerto solution via G-Cloud, most recently Stirling Council. The process is more efficient and direct, cutting out a lot of red tape!”
    James Heysmond, Business Development Director, Concerto

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  • Concerto works with Manchester City Council on NRM3 Compliancy

    RICS nrm3

    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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