Earthquakes, floods, fires, bomb threats … New Zealanders have experienced some extreme, life threatening situations over the years, both in city and rural areas. In all these events, buildings are directly under threat – which means so are the people inside them.
Whatever the circumstances, property managers should be prepared for the eventuality of one day having to evacuate their people from a threatened building. While we hope that such an event will never happen, it’s still important to have every available tool at your fingertips to be able to contact your people if such a situation ever arises.
So, as noted in last month’s update, Forsite has now established a new ‘EVACUATION’ feature in Forsite’s property management software toolbox, which recently went live…
It goes without saying that technology is all pervasive in the world today. It’s more reliable than it’s ever been, but at the same time it’s become more complex too.
As the capabilities of technology increase, so too do the number of moving pieces that have to fit and work together – and with expectations growing around what AI and machine learning will be able to do in future, companies are going to face increasing challenges around ensuring that the tech they employ to do business is understandable and usable by their customers.
Health and Safety matters are at the heart of Forsite’s reason for being. As we state upfront on our website, Forsite exists to enable “contractor health and safety management for people responsible for property.”
With laws and guidelines around health and safety matters always evolving, it’s important that we stay ahead of the curve to ensure that our software is always current and satisfying the demands of the law and global best practice.
To do this, we utilise the services of a company called Salus, run by director Sean McBride. Sean will be familiar to you because he is listed and pictured on the Forsite website staff page as our Health & Safety Consultant.
We spoke with Sean recently about the work he’s been doing and sought his view on the top three things property managers should always keep in mind when it comes to health and safety.
It’s been another busy quarter for Forsite’s development team. As we shared in the last update, we’ve had our foot on the accelerator for most of the year and released several key new features that have expanded the Forsite toolbox and improved its usability for our ever-growing user base.
Of course, just like a car, you sometimes need to take it in for a service and tune-up to ensure everything keeps running smoothly. This has been the team’s focus for the last quarter – listening to your feedback and doing some robust testing to ensure stability and consistent delivery of services.
We’ve been very busy at Forsite this last quarter, preparing some great new features for the app which are going to solve some key issues we’ve been hearing about, and make managing your teams much easier and more efficient.
Can Forsite’s software help take a business to the next level? It sure can! Just ask Bhuvan Chander, General Manager of Total Plan Cleaning.
Three years ago, Bhuvan took over the commercial cleaning company after it had been in business for 11 years. At that time, it had just one branch and a system for overseeing its workforce that was time-consuming and far from cost-effective.
As technology changes and evolves around the world, it affects each and every industry and how they do business. As companies hone their efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of customers, sectors that don’t keep up with these changes risk being left behind their more agile competition.
This month signals the start of the new financial year for many Kiwi businesses, Forsite included. The new year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s been working well and what companies could be doing better or more of.