One of the nicest features of modern property management software is that it offers the ability for residents to handle many of their own actions electronically, without the need for assistance from a human agent. Through the self-service portal, people can process online payments, access details about their rental contract, submit maintenance requests and more. Not only is this more convenient for them, but it’s also good for your busy staff. Of course, not everyone will be willing to jump onboard right off the bat. Here are four things you can do to gently persuade them to give the portal a try.
Being in property management involves a good deal of record keeping, including the sensitive data of your employees and clients. What would happen if a hacker were to gain access to your network? Could your organization survive the monetary and reputational impact of a security breach? If you are operating under any of the following cybersecurity myths, you may have to learn this the hard way. Here’s what you need to know to keep your data safe from falling into the wrong hands.
These days, when someone is looking for information about a business, they’ll do so almost exclusively on the internet. You’ve probably already invested in a quality website, but is it really enough to make your firm stand out amidst all the other property management companies in the area?
These days no business is safe from falling victim to a cyber-attack. With growing threats of things like ransomware and other activities of malicious intent, there’s never been a more critical time to invest in keeping your data and network secure. Not only could a successful security breach cost your property management company financially, but it could also do irreparable damage to your hard-earned reputation.Are you taking the right steps to prevent a potential breach? Here are a few things you can implement today to help fortify your defense.
What does it take to run a successful property management company? While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there are certain similarities that can be drawn from those firms that have established themselves as industry leaders. If you want to know the secrets to achieving the same degree of success for your own business, here are a few areas where you may want to focus your efforts.
Whether you are just starting out in the property management industry or you’ve been in the business for decades, there are plenty of ways to get up to speed on how to successfully run a company in today’s digital age. Thanks to the many available tools and ever-improving technology, optimizing your organization so that it runs like a well-oiled machine and remains as competitive as possible has never been easier. It’s really just about knowing how to approach things and which direction to focus your efforts.
As part of your planning and preparation for the year ahead, it can be helpful to get an idea of what things are expected to occur over the coming months. We’ve done some digging and come up with four specific trends that we believe will come to pass over the next year. So, without further ado, here’s what we can expect on the property management front in 2017.
With buzzwords like IoT, Mobility, Business Intelligence, End-to-End Integration, Sustainability and Proactive Management flying around almost every industry these days — including property management — it’s getting a whole lot easier to argue the case for why you need property management software.
You might think that you misread the title of this blog post OR that we must be completely off our rockers. Because it’s pretty much a universal truth that no one in any industry enjoys filling out time sheets. However, we believe that the majority of workers loathe documenting their time spent on various jobs because historically it has been a tremendously daunting paper-based task. Imagine at the end of a busy day (or week) trying to accurately recall where you spent your time, what you did there, how long it took and what items were used from inventory.
Web-ready INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ makes it easy for your property maintenance staff to document time spent, materials used and any issues encountered as they complete each work order. Not only is it a lot less painful for them, but it gives you a more accurate view of the real-time status of each work order, how much resources are required for various jobs and the performance of individual maintenance employees.
It’s important to note that INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ is more than just a tool for your staff to submit their time sheets remotely. It’s a complete Work Order management system that organizes the scheduling and completion of jobs, provides relevant job details, sends alerts for urgent tasks and keeps property managers up to date on the current status of all work orders.
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Here are 5 specific ways that this time sheet completion and work order management system can help boost the morale of your property maintenance staff.
In most cases the phrase “building walls” has a negative association of putting up barriers and blocking things (or people) out. However, as is happening with many industries, building design and construction is currently undergoing a revolution of sorts, as revolutionary ideas are being introduced to solve problems related to population growth and urban density and the corresponding stresses that these create on our existing energy infrastructure and our environment.