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Building Engines Blog | Efficiency
In building management there is no problem more pressing than the one occurring at that instant. Every tenant feels that the smallest hiccup to their operations will dramatically impact their performance. As soon as maintenance finished one service request, they are onto another one. Having a flexible and agile staff is imperative to maintaining high […]
A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management tools. Rather than view these tools only of concern to property managers, savvy owners recognize that operations management platforms can help them boost the value of their assets.
Monitoring work orders and repair requests allows building managers to allocate their resources more effectively, which can help reduce overall maintenance costs
Here’s some commons reasons why people delay investing in a property & tenant management system, and how you can overcome them.
It’s almost 2013 and you’re getting your ugly sweater and annual planning on. As you prepare your business for the future, one plan you can’t leave out is your mobile strategy. 2012 taught us that workers, tenants and prospects all operate with the expectation that information can be accessed in real-time. The solution is a mobile strategy aimed towards increasing efficiency and communication.
Peek “under the hood” at the industry’s leading Property Operations Software! Learn how Building Engines clients use the platform’s web-based (and mobile!) tools to improve service delivery, maintenance, and ultimately, NOI.
Working for a private company, it is easy to become narrowly focused – focused on the people who buy and use your product. It’s kind of like election goggles. You become focused on solving specific and immediate problems, cutting costs and applying technology to real world situations – things with tangible and foreseeable results. I was lucky enough that James decided to incorporate the product that I support (Building Engines) into the curriculum, giving me the opportunity to watch people interact and learn about my product from a purely educational standpoint.
Mobile property management is a new business reality. Real estate operations that provide property managers and field personnel with mobile access to applications and data are more productive, deliver better customer service, are better informed, and can respond more nimbly to changes in their operating environment.
In our recent webinar, Preparing for the (Not So Distant) Mobile Future, three panelists discussed what the mobile future holds and how businesses should move forward in light of the changing environment. My main takeaway from the discussion was how mobile strategies are becoming such a pivotal part of organizations, but are often daunting with so many important factors to consider as part of its planning and implementation. We decided to compile the panelists’ insights to create a Quick-Start Guide to implementing a mobile strategy. Check out the highlights below.
Building Engines today announced the expansion of its platform throughout the growing Urban Renaissance Group portfolio. Using its unique tools and techniques, a coordinated set of best practice activities, system checks, and a skilled deployment team, Building Engines orchestrated deployment of its operations management system throughout Urban Renaissance’s 2.8 million square foot expansion within fifteen business day.
While many of us use our mobile devices to stay upstream of the latest viral news and videos, the idea of mobility itself is becoming a viral concept. With the latest technology that mobile providers and mobile engineers are now bringing to the table, or perhaps tablet, the definition of “empowered” is being redefined for workers on the move. Standard mobility is not without its limitations however. In order to create true unity between a mobile device and an organization’s workflow, the technology must support it – at all times. The key? Seamless data synchronization.
Work today is much more an action as opposed to a place – you’re not chained to a desk anymore. You don’t have to go to your desktop computer in order to complete work that you do. Instead, you’re out working with your constituents, customers or tenants. Questions come up in real time, issues come up in real time, and you deal with them in real time – without a stack of paper or through a tethered computer.
There’s more on 2012’s calendar than the Mayan Apocalypse – it less morbidly marks the Franklin Part Zoo’s 100th year of providing laughs, tapir calves and giraffes to the public. A cool century ago in October 2012, the Franklin Park Zoo opened in Boston and has since grown to include several exhibits (hedgehogs, prairie dogs, cockatoos and kangaroos!) featuring over 220 species of animals. Throughout the years the zoo has survived changes in management as well as difficult economic times, yet has always been able to evolve with the times in order to keep themselves on top.
Technology providers understand that often the single biggest obstacle to making significant improvements in a clients business is the fear and inherent resistance to change. And it’s completely understandable. It’s human nature. We all get comfortable and like our routine processes and ways of doing things that we’ve grown accustomed to. It’s the fear of the unknown, and in the case of business and technology, most often the “where will I find the time to learn and implement something new?” fear that keeps us from getting better.
With Apple stock hovering around $700 and already the most valuable company in the world, they probably don’t need much additional help from the real estate industry. But I think they’re going to get it anyway.