Gentoo

Using Viewpoint For Projects

From start to finish of management processes, Gentoo relies on Viewpoint For Projects™ for document control.

“We don’t have any problems with ensuring we have the right revision or face delays in making sure everyone is working with new revisions.”

Billy Fairly, Architectural Technologist

Gentoo is a property business based in Sunderland that’s dedicated to delivering high quality social housing stock for the Wearside area. Gentoo Sunderland is responsible for delivering core housing management services and maintenance to approximately 70,000 customers in 30,000 homes.  In its first five years of operation Gentoo invested over £400 million into the community and property to improve the area’s housing stock.

The company believes passionately in the benefits of collaboration for its customers, partners, and employees. To deal with such large and varied housing stock, the company is required to manage many different teams with varying skill sets, whilst remaining flexible enough to meet the needs and expectations of customers and partners as part of a planned scheme of improvements as well as on an ad-hoc basis.

After successfully utilising the Viewpoint For Projects™ platform to manage maintenance of its portfolio, Gentoo extended the agreement to include utilising the solution to run the management processes of its design and build department. So now Viewpoint For Projects  is used throughout the whole process from start to finish.

“We use Viewpoint For Projects heavily for document and revision control, including mark-up. The solution allows the design team to work in a quick and efficient manner on a consistently changing project, yet we don’t have any problems with ensuring we have the right revision or face delays in making sure everyone is working with new revisions. The mark-up feature is also excellent and we can all collaborate on one document so we are not repeating each other’s work. Overall, Viewpoint For Projects gives us greater document control and drastically reduces our printing costs.”

Billy Fairly, Architectural Technologist at Gentoo
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