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Vico Office Release 3.3 Is Here!

Posted by Holly Allison on Wed, Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:46 AM

Vico Office 3.3 is available for download.


Each point release we offer is production-ready software that you can trust your business on. And we are defining Release 3.3 as a mandatory upgrade for our customers as a result of all the customer enhancements (over 80 to be exact) and the dramatically improved multi-user environment. Vico Office is continuously improved because of your feedback. Thank you!


Here are several of the new features:


Multi-User Environment: As many customers deploy Vico Office on larger and larger projects, it is inevitable that their team sizes increase as well.  So instead of few Estimators working on a bid or deadline for a cost plan, there are now larger teams divvying up the workload.  The teams can log into the same project and progress in parallel with the various tasks that need to be completed.  One team can focus on reviewing the takeoff quantities; another group can work simultaneously on a different section of the cost plan; and still start work on the required set of tasks for the project schedule.


The result is continuously updated data for the entire team, better communication, and estimates created much faster with better detail.


Localization: Now when system administrators first install Vico Office, the question they will be asked is “In which language would you like to use Vico Office?”  Version R3.3 introduces our support for the standard default of American English, but now offers UK English, Finnish, and Swedish.  This means that all the database field names, field values, and navigation is in the user’s native language.


Cost and Quantity per Location Report: As everyone knows, the Reporting Engine in Vico Office is absurdly powerful and capable of drawing in data from every field in the database structure.  One new report, specifically requested by customers working on staged projects like high-tech campuses, office parks, and even very large single building projects, is the Cost and Quantities per Location Report.  This report powers the critical cash flow per stage analysis and helps Owners AND GCs organize their projects.


Location Based Cost and Quantity Report

Caption: This report template, along with all the others,  are ready for you to use – just check the installation folder; in most cases the structure is C:\Program Files\Vico Software\Vico Office (x64)\Report Templates.


If you need any assistance with the download link, just let us know – we are more than happy to help your team. You do not need a new license file – just the download link which was delivered to your license administrator – the Vico Office R3.0 license remains valid for all R3.x releases. 


Enjoy your new version of Vico Office!



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