Multifamily real estate development and management firm Simpson Housing LLLP® has streamlined its employee training by making Yardi eLearning™ the gateway to hundreds of company-sponsored online training classes.
Simpson Housing uses Yardi eLearning to deliver webinars, in-person classes and on-demand self-study courses on various aspects of property management directly to employees.
“We present about 400 classes at our property sites every year, and eLearning makes it very easy for the trainers to register attendees, track attendance and completion, and distribute course material beforehand,” said Cindy Sheahan, national trainer for Simpson Housing. “We also use it to create specialized tracks that give management, maintenance employees, consultants and others the advanced knowledge they need to progress in their careers.”
Yardi eLearning, which is accessible from any Web browser and mobile device, includes assessment tools, certification, post-training follow-up, and retraining activities. Its multimedia format allows for a variety of content including HTML, documents, images, videos and podcasts.
Yardi eLearning’s automated notification feature reduces manual labor for Simpson Housing’s training staff. “Calling every person who’s attending every class would be too much for the staff, so it’s very helpful that every participant receives an Outlook calendar appointment for each class,” Sheahan said. “There’s also a signup sheet function that helps the trainers determine how much material to bring when we visit the communities.
“In addition to our own courses, we used eLearning to present a number of Yardi-designed modules to the entire company after we selected Yardi Voyager® as our property management and accounting platform in 2012. Our employees become familiar with the dashboards, terms and everything else in Voyager, and this gave them a step up on the system even before the trainers arrived at the offices for advanced training.”
“Having an organization’s entire training program in the Yardi eLearning platform is convenient for property management employees to select and carry out their training, and it’s just as easy for trainers to maintain the training courses and monitor employee progress,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi.
About Simpson Housing LLLP
Denver-based Simpson Housing LLLP (simpsonhousing.com), established in 1948, is a fully integrated real estate firm. Simpson builds and operates high-quality residential communities throughout the United States. As one of the largest privately held residential developers and managers in the nation, it is organized to deliver a comprehensive range of real estate services including development, property management, construction, acquisition, marketing and financing.
Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® (yardi.com) is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™ and Yardi Orion™ Business Intelligence, the Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes operations, accounting and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.