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Dipping a Toe in the Data Lake

Posted by Brendan Canny on 24 June 2020 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 on 17 June 2020 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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Microsoft Build 2020 Reveals Exciting Times Ahead for Power Platform

Posted by Denzil Morrison on 4 June 2020 in: innovation, Automation, Customization, microsoft build, microsoft platform

Microsoft Build 2020, one of the key events in the technology calendar, was held as an all-virtual event for the first time this year. Open Box was in attendance, and I was interested to see the increased number of sessions for Microsoft’s growing productivity suite, Power Platform.

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Argus Connect 2018: What Did We Learn?

Posted by Malcolm Hall on 7 May 2018 in: industry news, Real Estate, innovation, Automation

We learned that Miami in late April is a pretty nice place to be.

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BitcoinCRE Event: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brendan Canny on 9 March 2018 in: industry news, Real Estate, innovation, Bitcoin

I'm taking a rain check on answering my next Automation FAQ, as I attended the very thought-provoking BitcoinCRE event and so I thought I would share some of the insights I picked up.

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The Digitalization Jungle: Evolution or Revolution?

Posted by Matthew Burnham on 29 January 2018 in: Insider, Real Estate, innovation, robotic process automation, Automation, Digitalization, RPA

It’s a digital jungle out there. And like moving through a jungle, navigating to your digital future is tricky. You start off thinking you’re headed in one direction, only to discover you’ve been turned around and are suddenly facing a completely different direction with a whole new set of challenges.

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How To Get Your Real Estate Organization RPA Fit

Posted by Dustin Strydom on 24 July 2017 in: business, Real Estate, innovation, robotic process automation

You’ve watched our Rob Sparke introduction video and you’re hooked. You get it and you want to introduce Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to your Real Estate organization today. You’re standing by to reap the benefits of automating those repetitive, manual, laborious tasks with a software robot, freeing up your team to build the future of your business.

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Open Box Rocks at Realcomm 2017

Posted by Brendan Canny on 28 June 2017 in: Real Estate, innovation, robotic process automation, Realcomm

As a team, Open Box recently made its presence felt at Realcomm in San Diego by successfully exhibiting, as well as contributing a panel discussion. A two-day event, Realcomm focuses on the intersection of commercial and corporate Real Estate, technology, automation and innovation.

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The Real Estate Innovator's Dilemma

Posted by Ian Saunder on 23 May 2016 in: innovation

Various people, least of which is Henry Ford, are attributed with saying if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. How many companies have tried to apply the same thinking in addressing new challenges and failed - the unsuspecting victims of innovation’s relentless advance who now serve only as a warning to others who might not understand that change is the only constant.

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Starting with Why – Implementing an Innovation Strategy for your Real Estate Organization

Posted by Ian Saunder on 18 January 2016 in: leadership, business, Real Estate, innovation

Perform a search on Google Images for Innovation and you’ll soon find your screen ablaze with colourful variations of shining electric light bulbs. How the incandescent light bulb came to be the universal symbol for innovation can be attributed to the transformational impact it had on society.

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