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6 Ways Technology Can Boost Property Management Productivity

By Sandra Zimmerman

6 Ways Technology Can Boost Property Management ProductivityIn this hectic industry, doing more with less is essential to both today’s bottom line and the success of tomorrow. Specifically, the right technological tools, such as software that is specific to the industry, can help create a more efficient and productive workforce and develop your firm into something extraordinary.


Productivity Begets Productivity

The theory that “an object in motion stays in motion” can be similarly applied to the concept of property management productivity. If you take away the redundant and menial work by automating time-consuming processes — AND eliminate the frustration of not being able to access information, or having to wait for other people to provide it, people can flow through their day with greater ease and get more done. This naturally leads to a more productive and happier work environment in which employees will be able to do their jobs better, feel good about what they’ve accomplished, and feel motivated to do even more.

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As an added bonus, the more productive the workforce, the more time they’ll have to focus on other business-critical tasks. Management can then use their leadership skills to help guide employees toward spending their available time in a way that makes them more effective and will ultimately have a greater impact on the success of the company.

Property Management organizations can use technology and automation to boost productivity in the following ways:

Arm employees with the information they need.

Software that is easy to use, quick to train on and provides workers secure access to whatever information they need, whenever it’s needed, will improve employee happiness and boost customer satisfaction.

Support mobility.

In today’s digital world, businesses must be agile — and that includes enabling employees to access tools like your company’s CRM system from anywhere, at anytime. Remote access to your property management system allows employees to be productive and responsive, even while they’re off-site or on the go.

Create more streamlined, efficient business processes.

When you can completely automate processes that typically take hours or even days, and perform them with the click of one button and 100% accuracy, you will free up your workforce to focus their energy on other critical business matters — like more attentive customer service, proactive management, strategic goals and overall growth.

Facilitate and enhance collaboration.

The right technology — like fully integrated Community Web Portals for example, can make it easy for employees, customers and suppliers to connect, communicate and conveniently work together. This boosts productivity, cuts costs and increases satisfaction.

Increase output without increasing staff.

By shifting manual work to fully automated processes, your staff will be able to take on more tasks and get more done, without the need to increase resources and expenditure. However, many companies do not realize just how many processes can be automated or the degree to which the right technology can quickly and accurately perform backend work like searches, matches and calculations.

Obtain competitive advantage.

What can your property management firm do that others cannot? With the right technology in place, plenty! Your prospects will be attracted to your brand and your existing customers will want to stay on board for the long haul.

Simply put, when you allow technology to do the heavy lifting, you’ll naturally boost productivity for your organization, which will, in turn, lead to more profitability over the long run. As an added benefit, arming your workers with the tools they need to do their jobs better can significantly increase employee engagement, which leads to higher levels of productivity and retention.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer
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