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Jul 14, 2021

Lead the commercial real estate pack in 2022 with intelligent automation

Although last year had some negative effects on all classes of commercial real estate (CRE), it has provided possibilities for innovative CRE companies to utilize technology to get ahead of the curve.

A national consulting company recently published an outlook for CRE, where it mentions how intelligent automation technology can help CRE companies improve their margins. Companies adding intelligent automation technology for operations, transformation and data automation will position themselves as leaders in the customer experience.

Jun 24, 2021

Minimize risk and reduce cost with intelligent automation

Today’s businesses increasingly rely on intelligent automation. Many companies are achieving their goals by turning to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for help.

While both have received a lot of attention in the past, recent advances in processing technology are helping businesses show their work to customers in new and exciting ways.

Jun 22, 2021

Digital property management: the future of rent payments

The convenience of setting up an automatic payment for an account online has been commonplace in various industries for several years. Paying utilities, phone/internet, mortgage and insurance bills every month automatically with a debit or credit card eliminates the possibility of paying late and incurring a late fee. As cutting-edge technology continues to advance, making transactions faster and more secure, payments with personal checks are becoming obsolete. In addition to being environmentally friendly and saving trees, electronic payments save more time for both parties to the transaction.

Jun 15, 2021

Paperless property management: automated AP and digital invoicing

Going paperless can benefit a company in many areas, from customer-facing interactions to internal processes. One of these processes is paying vendors, and while invoice approvals and payment automation are still fairly new to the real estate management industry, they have recently been gaining momentum. There is no shortage of time-consuming, manual and paper-heavy processes for a property manager. Firms that have adopted new technology solutions to help get the job done faster, more accurately and more efficiently have an advantage. E-lease signing and online rent payments are two paperless solutions widely used by commercial real estate companies, so it’s inevitable that accounts payable automation will soon be utilized more broadly as the benefits are very similar.   

Jun 11, 2021

Managing energy risk in the new normal post-COVID-19

The energy sector is as complex as the different forms of energy required to power our modern lives. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA),  “The May Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty because responses to COVID-19 continue to evolve. Economic activity has increased significantly after reaching multi-year lows in the second quarter of 2020. The increase in economic activity and easing of COVID-19-related restrictions have contributed to rising energy use.”

May 24, 2021

Remote and paperless: The convenience of virtual leasing

Automating your operation and going paperless reduces costs, saves time, minimizes errors and provides greater transparency than manual, paper-heavy processes. Not to mention, it’s healthier for the environment. Despite the numerous benefits, some property management firms have been slow to transition, while others have outright avoided it. Various factors contribute such as poor change management, legal concerns, old school policies and overall lack of awareness. COVID-19 changed the conditions pretty quickly this past year, and landlords were compelled to operate in a more digital environment, accelerated by the spread of the pandemic.  

Nov 12, 2020

SS&C Leading Fund Administrator in Asia-Pacific-Focused for Private Capital Funds

Preqin has named SS&C GlobeOp the #1 fund administrator by number of known Asia-Pacific-focused private capital funds serviced. In the wake of continued growth in the region over the past three years, the rankings recognize the most active service providers supporting the private capital industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Oct 21, 2020

Hold my data, please! Managing your Real Assets data in the age of COVID-19

This summer, I attended the 2020 NCREIF Virtual Summer Conference, and aside from COVID-19, the second most popular topic raised in every session was data management.  Panelists from some of the largest investment firms in the Real Assets industry were lamenting how their jobs had shifted in recent months, almost completely away from investment management and towards data management. 

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