How a Universal Source of Truth Brings Greater Success, Predictability and Profitability to Telecom Network Construction

Posted by Bryan McIver on Jun 20, 2019 10:30:00 AM

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Zouheir Mansourati Takes New Role As Vitruvi™ Software’s New CGO

Posted by James LaRiviere on Jun 14, 2019 10:43:55 AM

Vitruvi™ Software has announced Zouheir Mansourati, former Vice President of Broadband Implementation with Telus, will 2-zouheir_mansourati_0009_2016_resized-v2serve as Vitruvi’s new Chief Growth Officer.  

Mansourati had been instrumental in advising Vitruvi™ as a member of its Board of Directors over the past 2 years. He will now assume a more prominent role in guiding the Canadian-based SaaS company’s ongoing growth and expansion as it continues to bring greater efficiency to complex, multi-site construction projects.

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Great Opportunities Ahead for Our QA Partner

Posted by Brock Brown on Jun 6, 2019 12:02:10 PM

Vitruvi™ would like to congratulate our Quality Assurance partner, Meticulon, which has just been acquired by auticon – an international development firm backed by Sir Richard Branson. It is exciting news for Meticulon, and our good friend (Meticulon President) Garth Johnson, who is auticon’s new Canadian President.

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April Feature Updates

Posted by James LaRiviere on May 1, 2019 2:32:21 PM

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The latest release of Vitruvi™ covers a number of key features, including a new Permissions module, a new Pay Item type, and many other great capabilities.
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Improving Communications Within Construction Teams

Posted by Brock Brown on Apr 17, 2019 1:26:04 PM

Improving Communications Within Construction Teams

Just because it’s right there in the industry name, doesn’t mean that companies responsible for building telecommunication infrastructure are immune to basic communication challenges that can set a project back.

According to a study by the Project Management Institute (PMI), 55% of project managers surveyed agreed, “the most crucial success factor in project management is effective communications to all stakeholders.”

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Profitability in the Age of 5G

Posted by Justin Reid on Mar 6, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Offset Increased Infrastructure Costs

4 Strategies for Network Providers Seeking to Offset Increased Infrastructure Costs

With each new generation of telecommunication technology comes a promise of increased speed, bandwidth and connectivity – all of which open the door to game-changing innovation. According to a 2018 report by Deloitte, 5G: the chance to lead for a decade:

5G is not simply an extension of 4G, nor is it merely a faster wireless capability. 5G makes possible the connection and interaction of billions of devices of almost any kind and collection of data from those devices. Indeed, 5G connectivity promises to lead consumers, industries, and governments to new frontiers of productivity and innovation.

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Vitruvi™ Software Welcomes Allan Schaefer as New Director of Finance

Posted by James LaRiviere on Feb 20, 2019 11:40:15 AM

Vitruvi™ Software is pleased to welcome Allan Schaefer as Director of Finance.

Allan Schaefer

Allan started his career in the pharmaceutical industry before transitioning to energy services, where he has spent the last 12 years. Allan is a designated CPA with over 5 years in various leadership roles and is experienced in operational finance, budgeting, internal audits, working capital management, and financial reporting. Allan has a proven track record in driving organizational optimization and process improvements within large teams to manage working capital and enhance customer service.

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Vitruvi™ Software Announces Partnership with Keywork Labs Inc.

Posted by Bryan McIver on Feb 12, 2019 2:47:03 PM

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Keywork Labs Inc. to bring Vitruvi™ to a global audience 

Vitruvi is pleased to announce a new partnership with Keyworks. This partnership will allow Keyworks to deliver the Vitruvi software to an international audience as a 3rd party vendor, in addition to providing broader access to the Vitruvi software for the technological, construction, and telecommunications industries.

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Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget – and How to Prevent It

Posted by Brody Todd on Feb 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Where Construction Projects Go Over Budget

According to research conducted by McKinsey & Company, “Cost overruns are the norm in the construction sector.” The report authors found that on average large capital projects take 20% longer to finish than planned and come in up to 80% over budget.

There are a number of reasons why construction projects go over budget: many of which could be mitigated if the industry was more proactive in embracing modern process and technology innovations, according to the study.

We have shared 10 of the most common reasons why construction projects go over budget – and how new technology can help change this.

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How to Transform Your Team's Mindset in the Modern Construction Management World

Posted by Brock Brown on Dec 18, 2018 3:10:33 PM

Construction Management

The world is changing, and thanks to new technologies and new ways of thinking around productivity, workforces have more opportunity to connect and collaborate than ever before. Companies involved in the design and construction of large, complex construction management projects are becoming more efficient and more effective as a result.

Yet, for companies making the transition to this new way of doing business, it’s only natural for long-time staff members (even senior management) to want to stick with the way things have always been done. The status quo is comfortable. Change, on the other hand, can create fear, worry, stress and unease.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

As a result, it can be challenging to convince your team to embrace change. To learn how to transform a 1980’s mindset into a 21st-century attitude I’ve looked to three authors who specialize in change and provided my own advice as a seasoned consultant in the change management realm.

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