Steps to successfully implement property management software in your company


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Steps to successfully implement property management software in your company.

25 July 2023  |  Condo, Copropriété, Gestion Immobilière, Logiciel de gestion, Property Management, PropertyManager, software  |  Condo, Manager, Rental

Implementing new property management software is a crucial step in improving your company’s efficiency and productivity. However, this transition can sometimes seem daunting. In this article, we present the key steps to a successful implementation, to facilitate this transition and get the most out of your new management tool.

  1. Define your goals and needs:

Before you begin implementation, clearly identify your goals and the specific needs of your company: now and for the future. Determine what you want to accomplish with property management software: whether it is automating processes, improving communication with the Board of Directors, co-owners, and residents, or optimizing your employees’ workflows, etc. – or all of the above. This clear understanding of your goals will help you choose the right software and plan the implementation efficiently.

  1. Perform an in-depth search:

Thoroughly research different property management software options available on the market that you believe will meet your needs. Compare features, prices, customers testimonials, the reputation of the platform, etc. Also take a look at the history of the company behind the technology platform. Ask: how long has the company been on the market? Is the software stable? Is the product integrated or is it a base product with lots of add-ons? As an example: UpperBee was founded in 2007 by a team of property management professionals, accountants, and software engineers, so it is a well-established management platform, here to stay!

Feel free to ask for demos, ask questions to make sure the software meets your specific needs. UpperBee also offers free trials of our platform to allow you to judge for yourself all the features available. It is essential to take the time to study the right software before taking the next step.

  1. Plan for implementation:

Planning is essential for a successful implementation. Establish a detailed timeline by identifying the different phases of implementation, the resources needed, and the responsibilities of each member of your team. Ensure that your selected software provider is there to support you with training and client success personnel. Make sure you allow enough time for user training, testing, and data migration. Involve all relevant stakeholders and communicate clearly about goals, deadlines, and expectations. You will put all the chances on your side for a successful adoption of your new work tool.

  1. User training:

Training is crucial to ensure proper daily use of the software and to maximize the use of all its features. Organize training sessions for your employees to teach them the features of the software and best practices for its use. Ensure training is tailored to each role and level of expertise. Also encourage your employees to ask questions and share their experiences to support a smooth transition to the new system.

Note: it is also important to ensure the ongoing training of your teams. For example, UpperBee offers regular webinars, online and video training, to present new features or regular updates related to changing regulations.

  1. Data migration:

If you are transferring data from an existing system, carefully prepare for its migration to your new software. Ensure that the data is clean, structured, organized, and conforms to the formats required by the new system. Perform tests to verify the integrity of the migrated data and ensure that all important information is transferred correctly. The UpperBee team provides, upon request, assistance with the integration of your data into our system, this greatly facilitates the transition and minimizes the stress of your teams. A good way to save time and focus on the essential missions of your daily life.

  1. Monitoring and evaluation:

Once the property management software is fully set up and running, follow up regularly to assess its effectiveness and resolve potential issues. Gather feedback from your team and end users to continuously improve the use of the software. Stay in touch with the software vendor for updates, bug fixes, and new features to get the most out of your investment. Does your software provider allow you to provide feedback or suggestions about future features of the software. UpperBee also offers a collaborative platform to collect suggestions and needs for changes from its customers. A real advantage of choosing a technological platform that remains attentive to its customers in order to offer them an improved experience.

Implementing property management software requires careful planning and thoughtful execution. The UpperBee team has accompanied many property management companies in this process and is dedicated to there success.

By following these key steps, you can successfully complete this important transition and maximize the benefits and use of your new property management tool. Remember, engaging and communicating with your team throughout the process is critical to successful adoption. With the right software, from a supplier that is committed to your success, and well-planned implementation, you can optimize your property management operations and improve your company’s productivity.

Contact us, we can show you how the team is proud to support the most important management companies in their development on a daily basis.



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