ShareFile Helps Virginia Architects
Geier Brown Renfrow (GBR) is an architecture firm, focusing on historic preservation and conservation, and also educational institutions. Before ShareFile, the firm experimented with various methods of transferring files, including several products within the AEC marketplace. Joe McCoy, AIA Associate and Project Manager at GBR, explains, “Standard FTP was basically useless because it didn’t work half of the time and there was no way to control who had access to what documents.” After trying a few other products on the market, the company was frustrated with “cumbersome interfaces” and the “prohibitively expensive” price tag that came along with those products.
The company now uses ShareFile to streamline its business process. Employees at the firm use ShareFile’s Outlook Plug-in to easily send links to their clients and consultants. The firm’s design team also finds it helpful to post drawing sets on their ShareFile “plan room” to eliminate printing and delivery costs, while having the ability to track when those files have been downloaded and reviewed. The firm even uses ShareFile during the bidding process and saves roughly $2,000 on printing and delivery fees for small to medium sized projects.
Today, Geier Brown Renfrow relies on its ShareFile account every day to help provide the exceptional service that has made the firm an enduring part of the northern Virginia community for over 30 years.