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Coronavirus - Open Box Business Continuity Plan

Posted by Abu Bakr Brey on 9 March 2020 in: open box, COVID-19

As Covid-19, aka Coronavirus spreads globally, South Africa has just reported on its first positive case. This obviously raises concerns for both our employees’ wellbeing as well as our ability to service our clients should an outbreak occur in our immediate area.

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BI Solutions Without The Prohibitive Cost?

Posted by Uwe Fuchs on 4 February 2020 in: business intelligence, Real Estate, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, data-driven insights, analytics

With over 50 Commercial Real Estate clients, we often get asked “How can my business leverage our data to make better decisions?

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How To Effectively Derive Data-Driven Insights From Real Estate Data

Posted by Lunda Wright on 7 November 2019 in: industry news, business intelligence, Real Estate, data-driven insights, analytics

“Identifying patterns, anticipating outcomes and proactively optimizing a response will be the basis for competition in the future. In the next 10 years, the companies that don’t have analytics deeply embedded in their business model will most likely cease to exist.” – Gartner, Horizon Watch Trend Report in 2015

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Introducing the Open Box Academy

Posted by Abu Bakr Brey on 23 October 2019 in: leadership, industry news, Open Box Academy, Learning

Cape Town is a hub of IT activity, and competition for talent is intense. Finding the right people to join our problem solving, creative thinking entity has been a constant challenge over the years.

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Taking The Work Out Of WorkFlows

Posted by Catherine van Rooyen on 26 September 2019 in: Real Estate, ERP performance, MRI Software, MRI Workflows

In any environment where you have humans capturing data, you have a need for quality control. In the accounting world, this is often done using a second set of eyes double checking all the data; but off-the-shelf software seldom meets the exact requirements of your business process.

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Open Box and Cushman & Wakefield win the EG Tech Award in the Productivity Category

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 18 July 2019 in: robotic process automation, Automation, Intelligent Process Automation, RPA, Awards

Last week was the second year of the EG Tech Awards and what a great event it was. Held at the Brewery on Chiswell Street, it felt a little bit more like going into a night club than a tech event but was full of the good and the great from the world of PropTech.

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Bringing Spreadsheets Back In From The Cold

Posted by Brendan Canny on 21 May 2019 in: robotic process automation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, RPA

We all love to hate spreadsheets, but they really are a victim of their own success. They are just so useful, and packed with features and programming ability. A recent report from the Altus Group, entitled The Innovation Opportunity in Commercial Real Estate: A Shift in PropTech Adoption and Investment shows that they are still an important tool for our industry, despite the emergence of newer technology.

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Automated Valuations Lead to Business Value Amplification

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 9 May 2019 in: robotic process automation, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, valuations

Our client, a company that provides CRE property valuation services to large real estate funds, was excited about the possibilities process automation offered in terms of laying a solid foundation for their longer-term digitalization ambitions.

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Getting Out of The Starting Gates With Robots-as-a-Service

Posted by Brendan Canny on 29 April 2019 in: Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation

Despite uncertainty over the impact of rapidly emerging technologies and technology-enabled innovation, an increasing proportion of the CRE industry is testing emerging technologies and embracing an active role in innovating.

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Ditching the Spreadsheet and other Emerging Markets CRETech Trends

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 4 March 2019 in: industry news, Automation, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, Emerging Technology

The poor spreadsheet has become shorthand for a situation where data is stored in inaccessible silos, living in different departments, in different platforms and in different formats. Sometimes even in hard copy. In 2019! And, with spreadsheets it’s easy for human error to creep in, but mistakes are difficult to spot, as are seeing trends and gaining a single view of the truth.

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