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Dipping a Toe in the Data Lake

Posted by Brendan Canny in: industry news, Real Estate, innovation, Emerging Technology, COVID-19, ERP, microsoft platform

Data is constantly produced by every organization, but the question we all face is how to convert that data into actionable information. A popular analogy likens data to crude oil, in that the true value is only realized once it’s mined and refined.

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2020 Reconciliations: The Perfect Storm

Posted by Michelle Millar in: industry news, innovation, robotic process automation, Automation, Emerging Technology, COVID-19, ERP

Around the world, every week seems to bring a new headline declaring the latest stats on rent non-payment and deferrals, and the impact to the real estate industry from COVID-19. Rent revenue is obviously the most pressing issue right now, but once the dust settles and we’re all back in our offices and the retail stores are open and the payment schedules are agreed, a second more insidious problem is going to become apparent: service charges and recoveries.

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Visualizing Your Revenue At Risk With Power BI

Posted by Michelle Millar in: industry news, business intelligence, Real Estate, data visualization, Integration, Data, Custom Software, Power BI, COVID-19

Many of our clients are currently facing an increased and urgent need to have all the data on revenue, risk and cashflow at their fingertips – quite literally in the case of those limited to mobile devices while working from home.

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Bridging the Gap with E-Signing

Posted by Lauren Tee in: industry news, Real Estate, Productivity, Work from home, DocuSign, COVID-19

Right now CRE individuals and teams are needing alternative solutions to patch the chasms that have been created from the rather abrupt work-from-home call to action.  Some solutions may be turned into a long-term fit, others will be temporary.

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Working From Anywhere… the Open Box Way

Posted by Michelle Millar in: open box, industry news, COVID-19

When the first cases of the novel coronavirus were reported late last year, few could have foreseen how quickly things would progress and how little time we would have to prepare for sudden and radical changes to our way of life. But when the signs started to point to serious times ahead, Open Box began calmly moving things into place to ensure we were prepared to continue supporting our clients as they faced their own challenges.

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

Posted by Lunda Wright 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 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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Ditching the Spreadsheet and other Emerging Markets CRETech Trends

Posted by Dustin Strydom 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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Open Box and LEVERTON Whitepaper: How Intelligent Processing Automation Can Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Brendan Canny in: industry news, robotic process automation, Automation, IPA, Intelligent Process Automation, LEVERTON

Open Box and LEVERTON explore the world of IPA and detail how you can start using it to benefit your real estate organization.

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MRI IUC: Atlanta Was A Buzz With Festivities

Posted by Brendan Canny in: industry news, ERP performance, MRI, robotic process automation, MRI Software, Integration

October 14th through 17th saw around 1,400 people descending on the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta for the 2018 MRI User Conference. The IUC combined with the Atlanta Pride Parade,the Falcons game and the Oktoberfest Beer festival meant that Atlanta was a buzz with energy!

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