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Case Study: VDA

Elevator consulting firm reaches new levels of productivity with M-Files streamlined workflows and metadata-driven searchability

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As the leading elevator and escalator consulting firm in the world, VDA is in the business of lifting people up. Since opening in 1980 and over the course of more than 43,000 projects, they've made sure that every vertical transportation system they help construct or inspect is running safely and up to code.  Today, they employ 200 experts in the field and have nearly 40 offices across North America.


  • More than $75,000 worth of man-hour savings in the first year and hundreds of thousands since
  • 50% reduction in survey to report issue turnaround time
  • Streamlined dataflows have led to a 30-50% reduction in 1st survey data capture time