Systemates and VLK Architects Celebrate 10 years of Partnership



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Richardson, TX — February 07, 2014 — Systemates Inc. is pleased to announce the ten year anniversary of partnership with VLK Architects. Since its conception in 1995, the makers of Projectmates have stayed continuously ahead of the curve when it comes to web-based construction project management software.

With more than 25 years' experience, it's no wonder why VLK Architects has a distinct presence throughout Texas and the surrounding area, particularly within the Education market. Dedication to meeting their clients' needs is one of their top objectives, and they employ Projectmates for that very reason. Projectmates provides a way for VLK to manage their ongoing projects in the region, as well as showcase those statuses to the owners.

Since implementing the construction project management software, VLK has managed over 400 projects within Projectmates. For VLK, Projectmates has become a must-use tool from design phase to the close-out of the projects. One feature of Projectmates that VLK has found especially useful in terms of collaboration is the Discussion forums. Says John Klein, AIA, Senior Associate at VLK, "Instead of having multiple emails on subjects, you can have the discussion threads where you send it to your consultant, copy your owner, and everyone can weigh in on a subject and come to a consensus. Definitely something that is beneficial."

Projectmates' Change Order and Contingency Management modules have proved invaluable to VLK Architects. Contract changes are streamlined with improved transparency and approval processes.

I think that when owners are using Projectmates to its potential they are able to see what goes on in the project and how decisions were made and keep the owners up to date on every issue be it design or construction," said Klein.

Overall, VLK feels they have had a very beneficial and positive relationship with Projectmates and plans to continue building on that in the future.

Projectmates is proud to be the construction project management software of choice for over 44,000 users! The software currently offers over 40 different modules for managing the lifecycle of your construction project, from site selection to facilities maintenance. Built from four pillars — simplicity, transparency, accountability and security — Projectmates provides construction professionals with a top-down view of their current projects. See for yourself why Projectmates' online construction management software suite is the standard by which all others are measured—no other software for construction integrates more features in such an easy to use format.

About Systemates, Inc.

Founded in 1995 by leading architects and software engineers, Systemates developed Projectmates to equip owners and owners' representatives with a secure, sophisticated project management construction software solution. Projectmates' collaborative platform dramatically improves project execution, cuts costs and delays, increases accountability, and reduces risks. With its cutting edge technology, Projectmates creates one seamless platform for managing the complete lifecycle of a building, from planning, bidding, and building to maintaining the facilities. Over 44,000 users from organizations such as Retailers, Real Estate developers, Educational and Government agencies rely on Projectmates to manage billions of dollars in capital construction programs. Systemates is privately held and headquartered in Richardson, Texas. To learn more about Projectmates by Systemates visit www.projectmates.com, follow us on Facebook/Projectmates, or visit Projectmates Blog.

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