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7 Reasons to Go Digital for Property Maintenance

2/11/2016


As a property manager, you're familiar with the stress and complexity of maintenance-related challenges. It's 2016. The world is digitized, and yet you're still on the phone trying to get a good price on your maintenance repairs and dealing with stacks of paper invoices. Maybe you've tried other property maintenance tools, and you're not convinced. Take another look. If you're still on the fence about going digital or haven't even considered it yet, here's what you need to know about property maintenance software.

  1. Access to contractors and equipment providers
    Good property maintenance software will make your life easier. Joining a program that gives you access to a network of trusted contractors and equipment providers will save you time and money because you won't have to spend time researching the best options — your software will do it for you.
  2. Financial savings
    It might seem counterintuitive that investing in software saves you money, but believe it or not, it does. You can be sure that you're getting the best deal because you'll get factory-direct pricing on equipment, and you'll know how much your job costs before it even begins.
  3. High quality of work
    Forget the uncertainty of whether or not your contractor's quality of work will be up to your standards. The goal of property maintenance software is to offer you only the finest contractors to get the job done. How do you know that you're getting the best there is? Contractors are screened and approved and are rated on their professionalism and quality of work.
  4. Single point of contact
    Wouldn't it be nice if all of your maintenance-related documents were in one place that you could access quickly from any location? Going digital will allow you to store all of your invoices and order details on a secure server and eliminate the frustration associated with searching through stacks of old papers looking for just the right one. Receive a single invoice for each job. Labor, equipment, and any additional work will be combined into one invoice, one transaction, further reducing the amount of time you'll spend looking for specific details.
  5. Analytics and insights
    Managing every location with property maintenance software ensures data tracking is consistent and thorough. View performance metrics and trends at a glance, and dig into ready-to-go reports for deeper insights. Access to this data will allow you to stay ahead of the curve and forecast capital expenses, plan for preventive maintenance, and reduce your overall costs.
  6. Continuous improvement
    Technology is ever-changing, and successful service providers actively listen to their users to make sure they're offering the best possible product based on the feedback they receive. By continuously improving the platform, the process is streamlined to be more efficient and reliable. The service providers continue to refine the technology and find new ways to add value to you, the customer.
  7. Support
    Have peace of mind by letting someone else help you out with property maintenance. Don't know much about equipment or don't have time to resolve a conflict with your contractor? No problem. By investing in a digital solution, you'll get assistance from a support team that will vigilantly manage your projects, big and small.

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