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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
In a recent blog post, I wrote a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek introduction to your new colleague, the one that was always up for the boring, mundane and repetitive work, because, at Open Box, we’ve always believed that machines will add most value when they work alongside humans.Read more
Simply put RaaS stands for “Robots as a Service”. Great, but what does that mean and why should you care?
It is swings and roundabouts as the business world shifts between horizontal specialization and vertical integration and back again.Read more
Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, has tapped into the power of Open Box’s Real Estate Automation Engine to automate the entry of manual billing information from its work order platform into its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.Read more