Common Areas Now Offers “Company” Edition of Software
Common Areas Now Offers “Company” Edition of Software
Common Areas, a developer of maintenance management software, has launched its new Company edition, which is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses track and schedule maintenance teams. The software company has combined maintenance management and field service management program features to create a more affordable method to increase operational efficiency. “Maintaining properties and facilities … Continued
3 Ways Communication Is Key to Your Property Management Company’s ROI
3 Ways Communication Is Key to Your Property Management Company’s ROI
It’s common for companies with effective communication practices to have better financial performance. And those with high effectiveness in communication are three and a half times more likely to significantly outperform their industry peers than firms that are not effective in these areas. Those words come from a 2014 study from Willis Towers Watson, a … Continued
Common Areas Connects Worldwide Workforce With Launch of New, Affordable “Company” Edition
Cloud-based software increases operational efficiency between managers of properties and facilities and the service businesses that repair and maintain them   TUSTIN, CA (August 9, 2017) Common Areas today announced the launch of its new Company edition—an affordable cloud-based software for businesses to organize, schedule and track maintenance and repair teams and tasks online. The … Continued
Online Work Orders: The Secret to Doing More with Less
Online Work Orders: The Secret to Doing More with Less
The tenant in unit 101 (we’ll call him Oscar) has a problem with his plumbing. His kitchen sink is backed up, so Oscar calls management and leaves a message on Saturday evening. It’s now Monday, and management has been in and out of the office, has been listening to many other messages from the call … Continued
7 Tech Trends Every Property Manager Should Know
7 Tech Trends Every Property Manager Should Know
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” While there is no evidence that Albert Einstein made that statement, the quote is often attributed to him and it has always been a favorite. (Einstein did make a statement in 1946 cautioning mankind about the dangers of the nuclear age). But one … Continued
How to Overcome Challenges of Managing Multiple Sites
How to Overcome Challenges of Managing Multiple Sites
Do you have trouble effectively setting quality control measures? Do you struggle with juggling spreadsheets or have trouble keeping maintenance employees on the same page? Are you a newly hired manager and have trouble finding essential project information and lose time trying to play catch up? Do you have trouble scheduling resources or managing maintenance … Continued
Waiting to Implement Collaborative Operations Software?
Waiting to Implement Collaborative Operations Software?
“Time is of the essence.” That common phrase can be applied to pretty much anything in life, especially in today’s digital age. And sometimes the cost associated with ignoring the phrase can be difficult to calculate. In property management, time is of the essence if you wait too long to implement a  collaborative operations software. … Continued
How to Win Commercial Landscape Contracts
How to Win Commercial Landscape Contracts
What’s on your wish list? If your list includes snagging a commercial contract with the office park up the road, you aren’t alone. With the right business tools and technology, along with a little preparation, you can make commercial accounts a profitable part of your landscaping company. Below are a few tips to help you … Continued
Landscaping Industry’s Future is GREEN
Landscaping Industry’s Future is GREEN
Last year, Dvorak, the Czech-based manufacturer of the Spider, a range of remote-controlled slope mowers, launched its first global social media campaign. It featured a giant version of the Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait, mown on a hillside in the Czech Republic. While the massive portrait—which measured 200 meters by 200 meters with … Continued
3 Technologies That Increase Landscape Company Margins
3 Technologies That Increase Landscape Company Margins
Technologies That Increase Landscape Company Margins One of the first things you learn when running your own business is that companies live and die by profit margins and that growing that margin is what ultimately indicates a company’s success. One common way to increase a profit margin is to lower your costs (while revenue stays … Continued