Wed 08 Nov, 2017
3 minute read
Technology has transformed the way we do business and will continue to do so at a rapid rate. The advent of software and integrated systems has provided organisations with the advantages of streamlining operations, enhancing visibility, and eradicating significant amounts of time off day-to-day tasks. The rise of property development technology within the real estate and development industry is no exception with a lot of property development companies looking to technology as a means of competitive advantage, cost reduction and improved operations.
The benefit of property development software and technology provide several advantages that are transforming the way property projects are conducted. At a high level, some of these benefits are outlined below.
Improved productivity and efficiency
Every successful business, irrespective of what industry they belong to, aspires to shed inefficiencies and enhance their overall productivity. Property developers are no different, which is why many are moving away from the traditionally manual and unsophisticated methods and adopting technologies that allow them to distribute information instantly to their departments and personnel. The result of doing so means that these companies are able to free up significant amounts of time, which can then be reallocated to focus on other areas, like growing the business, venturing into new segments, acquiring new customers, and nurturing/improving relationships with existing clients.
Improved visibility and streamlined management operations
Managing growth from a central point of view can be incredibly difficult. Property development projects experience great difficulty when it comes to managing, reviewing and evaluating both internal staff and contractors.
Unnecessary cost and inefficiencies are ripe across each and every project without a comprehensive end-to-end system. Key decision makers can only drive effective outcomes if they’re able to rely on data and insights to understand how each project is performing.
It is for this reason that many managers and owners rely on systems to provide them with valuable insights that provide them with a crisp view of what the situation on the ground is. With the right system in place, managers and owners will be able to track, control, and respond to their businesses’ and projects’ needs instantly.
Improved collaboration and communication
Communicating via email, SMS, phone, mail, and fax are are not always conducive to the modern business environment. Decisions need to be made instantaneously and the ability for all parties to have visibility into critical project-related information is very important. Businesses can no longer afford to have project partners and employees operating in silos - a synchronised and integrated project team is what will drive success.
Therefore, many property developers are turning to systems that better facilitate internal multi-party collaboration that results in instant, clear, and concise communication - ensuring that the business is like a well-oiled and coordinated machine and that can execute tasks precisely and easily.
As many businesses deal with entities outside of their organisations - project lawyers or sales teams, for example - comprehensive platforms that can facilitate collaboration with these entities are also becoming increasingly sought after. With potentially hundreds of individuals operating within one project, achieving success without a formidable system in place can make operations almost impossible and, undoubtedly, highly inefficient. One of the reasons many businesses approach us is to leverage platforms and software solutions that foster teamwork and collaboration.
Elimination of errors and insight-driven decision-making
One of the core issues with manual processes and decentralised operations is the risk of errors and compromised data that hinder a projects’ ability to make the right decisions. With the dawn of the big data revolution, more businesses are adopting technologies that leverage the infinite amounts of data available to drive powerful and sustainable business decisions. Companies that refrain from doing so are usually left behind.
By employing an automated system that captures insights across the various segments of a business, managers, owners, and ordinary users have access to an automated system that requires minimal manual data entry. Modern systems leverage data validation rules and automated checks that verify and authenticate the data being entered into the system, as opposed to the manual alternative that almost always leads to mistakes where data entries are invalid.
For more valuable insights on how property development software is transforming the development landscape, click here. In the meantime, stay tuned to our blog series for more on how technology is shaping the real estate and property development segments. If you are in need of software services to drive and manage your property business’ sales, properties, and client relationships, connect with us!