SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Feb. 26, 2015 – Adoption of Yardi Voyager® 7S has reached more than 1,650 clients and reports of enhanced security, efficiency and cost benefits with Yardi’s most advanced property management and accounting software continue rolling in.
“The mobility of Voyager 7S makes being out of the office a lot easier,” said Matt Evert, chief financial officer for Versa Development. “If I have to look up something for one of our owners, I can pull up my phone and respond within minutes. It’s definitely more efficient than having to go back to my computer.”
For Rachel Garrett, director of community operations for master-planned community Issaquah Highlands, upgrading to Yardi Voyager 7S allowed her staff to focus on their core business and innovation; not on system maintenance, data security, and hardware. “We run a large, complex community with a relatively small team. Voyager 7S is so intuitive that it’s easy to train users,” she said, adding, “It has also been a cost savings tool for us. There are the obvious savings in not having to purchase, protect and replace hardware, but what we’ve really recognized is the opportunity cost—what our staff is able to do and accomplish because they’re not having to manage those other pieces.”
“Our staff no longer has to contact information systems to find reports or reverse charge functions. They simply type the word ‘charge,’ and every function pops up. Being able to use Voyager 7S across browsers is also really nice,” said Leslie Dabi, business systems director for nonprofit housing development and management organization EAH Housing.
About Versa Development
Versa Development, based in Southfield, Mich., is a national real estate firm that acquires and develops retail, industrial, office and medical office properties throughout the United States. The company manages all aspects of project preparation, deal flow and construction. For more information, visit www.versacos.com.
About EAH Housing
EAH Housing, California-Hawaii, is a nonprofit corporation that combines quality design with award winning management to create sustainable healthy communities. EAH is one of the most respected affordable housing organizations in the western U.S. with developments in 50 municipalities, managing 111 properties and playing a leadership role in local, regional and national advocacy efforts. For more information, visit www.eahhousing.org.
About Issaquah Highlands
Issaquah Highlands, Wash., is a master-planned community consisting of approximately 4,000 homes, 750 in rental communities, an elementary school, a shopping district and medical facilities. For more information, visit www.issaquahhighlands.com.
Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Multifamily 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. For more information, visit www.yardi.com.