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The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

Purchasing a property management platform is a lot like building a relationship. It takes dedication, effort, and the desire and ability to achieve common goals.

A Property Manager's Guide to Setting the Right KPIs

A Property Manager’s Guide to Setting the Right KPIs

So, you’re dedicated to tracking and quantifying your team’s performance. Congratulations, you’ve made it to level 2! Next challenge: deciding what that means, aka what you need to measure. Here are the four places you need to look (and people you need to involve) for data before setting your KPIs.

7 Reasons Why I Need Property Management Software

7 Reasons Why I Need Property Management Software

Have you felt it? That buzz sweeping through CRE? Tech, tech, TECH! Everywhere I turn, I see articles like CRE Tech Trends for 2015; events like CRE // Tech Intersect, DisruptCRE and Realcomm (dedicated solely to emerging and established technologies); and new resources for CRE tech News.

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Data technology and analysis is necessary now more than ever because of the changing demands of decision makers and the increasing amount of data available. But property data is meaningless unless it empowers your team to take action, make operational improvements, or improve service delivery. So what can you do to ensure your team is able to manage by exception?

Building Engines’ Benefits Touted in BOMA Magazine

Building Engines’ Benefits Touted in BOMA Magazine

“The ability to view and analyze data in the field is only the beginning of better building operations,” CRE industry expert Phil Mobley wrote in his latest cover article for BOMA Magazine, Big Data, Big Rewards.

4 Common Deployment Data Questions (and Answers!)

4 Common Deployment Data Questions (and Answers!)

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject: data. There’s a saying out there which goes, “Stuff in, stuff out.” Well, maybe it doesn’t go exactly like that, but you get the idea.

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

Your business, like your life, is surrounded by legions of data of varying shapes, sizes, values and heritage. Finding your dream data requires the same skills you use in a courtship. Okay, so the impetus and methods may be different, but the identical instincts and judgments apply. Here are 9 secrets to success: Finding your […]

"What Should Our Performance Benchmarks Be?"

“What Should Our Performance Benchmarks Be?”

Benchmarking is the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry best practices from other similar companies. The metrics that are typically analyzed are those that focus on efficiency, reducing costs, and improving performance.

Dude, Where's my Data?

Dude, Where’s my Data?

Transitioning to a new property management system involves a lot of moving pieces. The most important of those pieces is data – the lifeblood of your business. So naturally, when making the switch to a new property management system, you want to know everything: Where will it be stored? Who “owns” it? Will it be secure?

How to Know When the Price is Right

How to Know When the Price is Right

So you’ve been evaluating property management platforms and you’re thisclose to making a decision. Next up on your to-do list: getting a firm price proposal.

How Much Cloud Do You Really Need?

How Much Cloud Do You Really Need?

“We want to reduce the number of applications we support internally and the associated overhead/infrastructure costs by pushing more of our enterprise applications to the Cloud.” This was a commonly heard refrain from CIO’s and Directors of IT for commercial real estate enterprises and across corporate America over the past couple of years and is only expected to increase.

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5 Tips Building Owners Can Steal From MLB to Improve Performance

Effective building owners and managers often look for best practice tools and leadership advice from other industries, and Major League Baseball is no exception. In honor of tonight’s World Series Playoff game (Go Sox!), here are five tips to success that property management teams can take from America’s favorite pastime.

Does Size Really Matter?

Does Size Really Matter?

When it comes to deciding if your organization is a good fit for a Property and Tenant Management System, it’s less about size and more about your business goals. The first step is asking yourself what you are looking to achieve beyond streamlining your work orders.

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Inside An Offline Mobile App

Now that mobile technology is allowing property management teams to be productive away from their desks, the last thing you want to deal with is connectivity issues. Whether there’s a glitch with your mobile WiFi or you’re in a dead zone, the ability to use property and tenant management apps when not connected to the Internet is essential.

Building Engines and Other CRE Professionals Talk "Data" at BOMA

Building Engines and Other CRE Professionals Talk “Data” at BOMA

As a provider of property management and tenant services software, we live and breathe data. We thrive on helping  property management teams get a grasp of what to do with “all that information”. So we are very excited for the opportunity to educate the masses about how to turn all that information into useful data. […]