Property management companies initiated Lease File Audits by manually looking at each lease and comparing it to the information they have with their PM software. This process took a lot of time and effort that required multiple employees. User errors were common when lease file audits were done manually.
Instead of manually looking at each lease and comparing it to the information they have, our users were looking for a solution that allows our system to automate this process. They wanted to be able to compare anything and everything, along with the ability to be able to see an overall view of how each property was doing
I planned and facilitated a design sprint with Developers, sales, support, and upper management. We started the day by asking questions we wanted to solve. We keep these questions in mind to answer during the sprint.
We were looking for a solution to simplify the process. Instead of assigning manual file reviews that took days, we wanted Lease File Audits to do the heavy lifting. As a team, we decide that the core functionality would be to compare existing data within the Property Management System to the data within Blue Moon lease documents, finding discrepancies in everything from simple name misspellings to security deposits, rent amounts and more.
After setting our long term goals, success and failures, we started a brainstorming session with a how might we? challenge. This puts us on the same page and prepares us for solutions in the next step.
We mapped out the workflow on how Lease File Audits would work. This prepares us for sketch sessions that we turn into a storyboard.
The team sketched out ideas of dashboard and workflow to be presented to team. We placed stickers on ideas we thought were best.
Once we finished choosing which idea was best, we decided to storyboard the idea to prototype and test with clients
I prototyped the feature and we brought in potential clients to test and gather feedback. We wrote down notes and stuck them on each prototype screen. This allowed the team to silently review and identify patterns. After our discussion, we ended up reiterated, tested, and launched Lease File Audits.
Snapshots of each audit that showed number of errors, how well it performed vs previous audit, and how much the category counted toward the amount of overall errors
Graphs of the 5 most popular audits and the history of each audit
Data table highlighting non matches, along with the ability to sort, search and scroll