July 2022 — Property Management Quarterly — Page 17 Tech B usiness leaders want three things in 2022: growth, digi- talization and efficiency. Cloud software increases productivity and helps improve cash flow. It also offers addi- tional benefits, such as the ability to access data from anywhere, anytime and on any device, and it brings all the daily activities into one central- ized workspace for easy collabora- tion. Cloud software is designed to enhance the user experience, so it can provide tenants with value-add- ed service. Additionally, with auto- matic data backups, which can be set to run daily, it eliminates the risk of a system failure, while providing lead- ing-edge data security measures to keep data safe. With a pay-for-what- you-need model, it lowers the total cost of ownership and allows manag- ers to scale to meet their needs now and into the future. n Where are leading commercial property businesses focusing their attention? Property management and accounting are two mission- critical areas of a business. But are they operating in sync or in separate silos? What would it mean for your commercial real estate business if you could completely integrate prop- erty management tasks with your accounting function – in real time? It sounds great in theory but often is hampered by a disconnect between departments due to teams working from different information. Commercial landlords and property managers are now picking the pro- grams that best meet the needs of each of their teams and connecting them in a specialized, fully integrated ecosystem – essen- tially creating one super platform. This Swiss Army knife approach maintains data accuracy and integrity across all departments while being flexible and scalable. n What is the con- nected cloud? The connected cloud, otherwise called an integrated best-in- class ecosystem, is a network of SaaS products, chosen by the user, that meet the needs of a business. You are able to start small and expand your software as your busi- ness grows, change out services that aren’t working for you and choose software tools that are designed spe- cifically for different team require- ments. This eliminates the need to commit to over-engineered “all- in-one” solutions that may need to change in the future. The connected cloud meets you where you are, and delivers specifically to your require- ments. When it comes to property man- agement, if you try to be everything to everyone you undoubtedly will end up not serving one part of the party correctly. Accounting is complex, with regional differences and over 100 different types of reporting stan- dards. It needs specific tools, as does property management. An all-in-one approach is like using a lawnmower to cut your hair; it will work, but it will be rough. By using an integrated ecosystem, you are able to select the best prop- erty management platform, the best accounting software and the best email platform, and then connect them to work as one. The benefits of this include: 1. Visibility into business perfor- mance. An integrated ecosystem provides complete visibility into your business. Input data once, and it’s immediately available across each system and accessible remotely. 2. Grow and scale. An integrated property management ecosystem lays the foundation for uncovering critical insights about your busi- ness and developing more innova- tive ways to operate. Your team can access accurate information and make well-informed decisions, fast. 3. Save time and money. By main- taining your essential data in a single source of truth, you can be confident that the information is up to date and accurate across all systems. Automating everyday functions also critically frees up staff time to work on high-value, revenue-driving activi- ties like evaluating and purchasing properties. 4. Keep your accounting system and choose the best software. Your Connected cloud can supercharge asset operations ...and much more! CAM Services is Proud to Offer the Following Quality Services Multiple Service Discounts Available Power Sweeping Parking Lot Sweeping Snow Removal Day Porter Services Tenant Finish/Improvements Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance Power Washing Power Scrubbing Fence Repair Stormwater & Erosion Control Signage Repair Curb & Sidewalk Repair Parking Blocks Construction Clean-up Water Damage Clean-up Property Security Temporary Fencing Barricades Rubber Removal Airport Services Event Services Silt Fence Fully Bonded Phone: 303.295.2424 • Fax: 303.295.2436 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week State-of-the-art equipment, with GPS tracking for your convenience Jacob Kozanecki Business development manager, North America, Re-Leased Re-Leased Commercial property managers are picking the programs that best meet the needs of each of their teams and connecting them in a specialized, fully integrated ecosystem – essentially creating one super platform. Please see Kozanecki, Page 26