Mobile App | Building Engines
Building Engines Blog | Mobile App
Completing work on the go from a phone or tablet should improve your productivity and tenant service delivery – not waste time waiting for screens to load, dragging and resizing, and pushing buttons too small for fingers.
“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.
Most Property Management teams view their property management platform as their single source into what is happening at any given time within their portfolio. Every work order, preventative maintenance task, inspection, and incident passes through the system, yet for some reason vendors are rarely incorporated into it.
Like most people, I use quite a few software products in the course of a normal work day. (I’ve used eight different software products so far today, but who’s counting?)
I hate this question and that’s probably why the marketing folks here asked me to write about it. They’re a cruel bunch at times. It’s not the premise of determining ROI that I take issue with, it’s the generic nature of ‘so what’s the payback for your software?’ It bothers me because the honest (and appropriate) answer really depends on you and your company’s current situation.
The undead have overtaken cities in frenzied masses. Does your property management team have what it takes to stay alive?
As our use of smartphones and tablets – and the business apps we use on them – continues to increase, our need for those apps to be available and functioning is becoming more and more “mission critical.”
This holiday season, we asked our clients, “What are you thankful for?” Results ranged from ease of use to mobile capabilities to best practice knowledge. See what topped their lists below, and if their five faves aren’t part of your current package, it may be time to make a change. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.