If your operation has recently invested in HOA software or is thinking about making an upgrade, you’ll be getting a software system with the potential to revolutionize how your HOA operates. However, the key to changing that potentiality into reality lies with you. How you operate your HOA software and integrate it into your business plans, will be what truly determines the return you get on your software investment.
Here are some tips to ensure your new software improves your management and pays for itself in the years to come.
Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Your HOA Software
1 – Don’t rush rollout and implementation
This will vary depending on how many modules your HOA applications cover, but basically, it’s better to migrate modules one at a time rather than trying to do everything at once. In other words, transfer over your billing, and get billing systems working right. Then transfer your records and ensure they can be accessed properly. Then implement the resident-facing portal features, and so forth.
It might take a few months to roll out the software bit by bit, but you’ll end up with a much more stable and well-integrated system. If you try to roll out too much at once, you’ll probably get overwhelmed.
2 – Spend time reading the manuals
Yes, manuals are boring and no fun. However, it’s virtually guaranteed your new software will include features you didn’t know about – many of which would be useful! Going through the documentation is the best way to ensure you understand everything the software suite does, and you’re using all the features which are relevant to your needs.
3 – Don’t overlook training
Be certain your staff members are on the same page with you when it comes to the new software systems. Have some training sessions, once you’ve figured out how everything works. This will be particularly vital if you’re replacing a previous software suite. Some workers almost always have a hard time adjusting to the change and will need time to get used to it.
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Contact us today to learn more about Asyst6!Posted by Angie Jimenez Posted on 20 Apr