R3 Business Solutions helps Federal Government Contractors (“GovCon”) improve results in Winning, Delivering and Managing their business. We accomplish this by providing a suite of pre-integrated, off-the-shelf software solutions. They run on top of Microsoft SharePoint and are available in the R3 Cloud, your Private Cloud or On Premise. Our solutions all run on the R3 Work Management platform. It is an open, flexible environment empowering customers to modify, enhance and extend their solutions to create a customized GovCon workplace. So, you get the best of both worlds: commercial-off-the-shelf, purpose-built software and the flexibility to change your solution to meet your evolving needs.
We've been providing solutions to GovCon customers since 2009. We serve primarily small to mid-sized GovCon businesses between 100 and 1,000 people. Our customers typically start with us when they are at the point where they want to move from doing things manually and in silo's and want to move to a formalized system in order to scale their business, increase efficiency, and, optimize their effectiveness. We do not provide products or services directly to the Federal Government.
Brief History of R3
Every company has a story. Here is ours.
2003 – Beginning of Application Platform on SharePoint
Michael Friedenberg (President) and William Rogers (Vice President) were co-founders of CorasWorks Corporation in 2003. CorasWorks became the leading provider of an application platform on SharePoint with more than 1,000 customers on all 7 continents. The core value proposition of the platform was and is the ability to design and build custom business solutions without requiring custom code development. This approach vastly reduces the time, cost and risk of delivering business solutions. This platform, the CorasWorks Workplace Suite, evolved through all releases of SharePoint since 2003 and is now in version 11 and being readied for the SharePoint 2016 release.
2009 – R3 Services for GovCon
Michael Friedenberg founded R3 Business Solutions to focus on delivering services and custom business solutions to Federal Government Contractors (“GovCon”) leveraging the CorasWorks platform on SharePoint. These work management solutions ranged from Proposal Management to Program Management and a broad range of business processes. By leveraging the CorasWorks application platform, R3 was able to deliver custom solutions in half the time and at half the cost of custom-coded solutions by developers using SharePoint.
2012 – R3 COTS Software Solutions for GovCon
Based upon repeating customer needs, R3 partnered with customers and GovCon industry participants to create its first off-the-shelf business solutions for GovCon. The initial solutions were for IDIQ Task Order Management and Capture and Proposal management helping GovCon organizations to Win business. Through off-the-shelf, flexible solutions R3 was able to dramatically decrease the cost and risk of these solutions and increase the time to value and business value. This was accomplished while also enabling customers the flexibility to have it their way.
2014 – Expansion of R3 Solution Set
The success of initial GovCon customers with R3’s platform-based solution approach for Winning business drove demand for solutions for Delivering and Managing GovCon operations. In 2014, R3 began its expansion as a software solution company. William Rogers joined R3 to build the team and organization to deliver the broader solution set for the GovCon market. Fernando Vargas joined R3 as Chief Technology Officer. R3 began to create additional off-the-shelf solutions for GovCon business processes based upon its standardized, open work management platform.
2015 – R3 GovCon Suite
The culmination of R3’s expansion was the release of the first version of the R3 GovCon Suite in August of 2015. This initial release of the Suite consisted of 8 individually GovCon solutions. They are off-the-shelf, pre-integrated, and flexible. They all are built on and run on a single work management platform on SharePoint. They provide GovCon organizations with the ability to improve results in Winning, Delivering and Managing their business. Customers can start with one solution and build out their workplace from there.
2018 – R3 Cloud Offering
In 2018, R3 began to provide a Software as a Services (Saas) offering of the R3 solutions via the cloud. We run on Amazon Web Services East which is Fedramp compliant. Our premier offering enables customers to support multi-factor authentication as required by NIST 800-171. Our cloud offering allows our customers to get started more quickly and easily and at run their R3 GovCon workplace at less cost and effort than bringing it up on premise or in a private cloud.
2019 - Enhancing and Extending Core Offerings
Up until 2019, we were very focused on making sure that each of our solutions were fit to purpose and solved the business problems of our customers. In 2019, we invested considerably to just make our solutions better, such as easier to use vs. adding features. We also invested to extend our platform. We came out with new versions of each of our core solutions: WinCenter, Task Order Factory, Contract Management, and Program Management. These solutions were all upgraded to the new R3 Work Management platform that emphasizes ease of use and role-based permissions. We extended our offerings with enhancements to our platform by 1) adding a high DOD compliance level R3 GovCloud offering running on AWS GovCloud, 2) adding integration with Microsoft Office 365 including our new Email Intake capability, 3) releasing all upgrading configuration wizards to empower customers to customize their system.
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