[Video] Automatic collection of your property data: what for?

Jeanne Laporte
DateAugust 3, 2021

Collecting property data is an essential first step in your real estate management approach – whether you’re seeking easier access to information or a global view of your property portfolio, setting up an energy management strategy or starting contract management. But what kind of data are we talking about? This video has the answers!

Keep in mind:

  • Data generally comes in widely varied formats, from a variety of sources. Collecting a broad set of complementary information will help you understand things like the energy consumption of your building portfolio, for example.
  • Automating the collection process removes the risk of data entry errors, providing much more reliable information that facilitates decision-making.
  • The data collected is checked for quality and made more reliable in the process. Information can then be centralized on a single platform, simplifying its use while saving you time and energy.
  • Data collection gives you a better picture of your property portfolio thanks to data mapping, an IT process that cross-references several databases and ultimately optimizes their management.

So you’ve collected your data: now what?

Not only is data collection essential for compliance with certain regulations, it’s also invaluable for other purposes:

  • Facilitating information access for your company’s stakeholders by centralizing data from different departments, suppliers, service providers, etc.
  • Getting a global view of your properties, to better understand and manage your portfolio
  • Data mapping, for a clearer grasp of each building’s consumption as well as the links between meters and buildings. 
  • Detecting consumption anomalies related to leaks, inefficient equipment, regulatory issues, etc., allowing you to react quickly and save energy
  • Improving management of your property portfolio’s energy performance 
  • Checking invoices to detect billing errors, including orphan contracts (invoices without a delivery point) or clandestine contracts (those that should have been terminated)
  • Optimizing prices and paying the right amount for your actual energy consumption

With smart property data collection, your portfolio’s energy consumption becomes an open book!