Insights

Yardi Automated Property Onboarding

Why is this even a thing? If your asset management organization is like many, properties are acquired and disposed of regularly. If your organization is among the majority, it also uses Yardi Voyager as a property management software. Further, asset management (single...

Identifying and Testing Your Users

Any great user experience practitioner will tell you that you need to define who your users are (Personas/User Profiles) and identify their behaviors (Usability testing/ Ethnography) before designing can begin or should continue. And if you do not have any users yet,...

Gamification for Training

While most of us can immediately recognize the benefit of training at a job, I doubt most of us would call this activity fun. But there are things that can be done to make it fun and engaging or at least less tedious than it traditionally is. And that in turn will...

Real Estate Analytics

The Real Estate industry contributes close to three trillion dollars to the total US GDP. That share continues to grow each year as is indicated by the graph below. While real estate investments can range from low risk/low return to high risk/high return, investors...

What Stops Analytics Success?

Analytics/Business Intelligence was the original siren song of the non-technical business user. It was one of those technologies where business demand came well before—years before in many organizations—IT was even aware of it, much less providing it as a solution....

UX Strategy: What’s Your Altitude?

What is User Experience Strategy? It’s an interesting combination of words you may have heard for the first time recently: user experience strategy. For many folks, it’s a hot, new topic! Not only is UX strategy becoming a more popular subject, it’s also a matter of...

Getting your Data from Yardi

Analyze your data in Yardi Voyager With the landscape of Single family home companies growing, many are turning to Yardi’s expansive Application Stack and infrastructure to manage their business. As such, there is a growing need to get your data out of Yardi and into...

Life of the Asset

2015 is on track to be another great year for those of us in the real estate investment industry. An influx of international and domestic capital in recent years has breathed new life into the market. If the trend of financially viable deals continues, it presents a...