SMARTfolio is the suite of tools that our customers use to capture asset data, conduct baseline assessments, run scenarios and temporal analyses, and develop optimization strategies. Our customers benefit from the simplicity of an interactive, visualization interface with a complex underpinning that houses an analytical engine that sits atop a virtual data warehouse. The underlying master data may come from a variety of sources, including integration with external business application systems and manual user inputs. The proprietary business logic diagnoses the health of the physical asset portfolio, and prescribes actions that help our customers realize 10 to 20 percent of recurring real estate costs.

We are working to enhance functionality with point solutions that improve interoperability with external systems, and enhance the customer experience. These modules include a) integration protocols to enterprise business applications and third-party analytic tools, b) scenario-based simulation engine to model capital investments and asset service life; and c) mobile-device applications that improve data collection and reporting functionality.

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Authorrobert coulson

We face a market crowded with transactional systems. Many vendors deliver Integrated Work Management Systems (IWMS), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERPs), general Business Intelligence (BI), and multipurpose geospatial applications. However, these systems are geared more towards process automation and data aggregation. Moreover, current BI tools focus on data aggregation around legacy information models and don't address customer needs around providing advanced analytics. Most of these platforms require deployment of a “thick” business process transactional layer to yield meaningful data for analytical consumption; however, problems with organizational change and technical deployment challenges reduce the fidelity of this data set. SMARTfolio circumvents this specific challenge by avoiding the traditional route of IWMS and ERPs implementations to achieve cost reduction and real estate operational flexibility, regardless of the technology in place.

Other BI tools try to assert relevance in this arena by utilizing macro-level, or models. These outputs become detached from reality. Embedded assumptions and inherent bias drive users towards decisions that influence executives to make real estate transactions that may not be beneficial for shareholders. SMARTfolio creates an enduring performance management platform neutral of these biases and provides customers with enterprise performance enhancements that drive benefits directly to the bottom line.

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Authorrobert coulson