Yardi announced today that diversified real estate owner and developer GID and its management affiliate Windsor Property Management Company have selected Yardi Voyager™ as their core property management and accounting platform. GID expects additional operational efficiencies in resident screening, lead management and tracking, and business intelligence by expanding Yardi Voyager with Yardi Resident Screening™, Yardi PopCard™ and Yardi Orion™ for SharePoint®.
GID is seizing the opportunity to reduce logins and streamline access to key performance indicators across the organization. “Using multiple point solutions for our back office functions became overwhelming,” said Shawn Mahoney, chief information officer for GID. “The integrated Voyager platform will reduce both our database systems and our logins by more than half. This will make life simpler for our site personnel by letting them focus on serving customers and renting property rather than searching for or manually entering data which then has to be transferred into the core platform.”
“We also anticipate that Orion will make key performance indicators easily available for senior management, including regional operations, acquisitions, development and asset management,” said Jeffrey A. Harris, GID executive vice president and president of Windsor Property Management, GID’s multifamily property management company.
Orion is a business intelligenceplatform that will combine GID’s operational and financial data in Yardi Voyager with the ancillary data from Yardi Resident Screening and Yardi PopCard for unprecedented business intelligence on GID’s business performance trending. This information can provide the basis for unique insights and quick action, such as the adoption of more cost-effective marketing approaches. As another example, Orion can combine applicant screening results with resident history data to illustrate skip, eviction and delinquency trends, allowing GID to adjust screening criteria accordingly to select higher quality residents.
“Everybody at Yardi looks forward to working with the GID team to help them realize the productivity gains they are seeking with Voyager,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi.
Boston-based GID (gid.com) is a privately held, globally diversified, and fully integrated real estate organization founded in 1960 that employs more than 650 real estate professionals in multiple offices throughout the United States. The company has acquired or developed more than 54,000 residential units and in excess of 13 million square feet of commercial space. As of Sept. 30, 2012, GID controlled a real estate portfolio consisting of 93 properties located in 17 states, and totaling more than 35 million square feet consisting of more than 19,000 residential units (including 466,315 square feet of commercial and retail space) and more than 3.9 million square feet of commercial space. In addition, GID has more than 12 million square feet of fully entitled properties in its development pipeline.
Yardi (yardi.com) has been committed to the design, development and support of real estate investment management and property management softwarefor 30 years. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™, and Yardi Orion™ for SharePoint®, Yardi Voyager™ is a full business real estate management platform that includes marketing, leasing, CRM, operations, accounting, ancillary services and investment management with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.