HappyCo’s Mobile, Real-time Inspection Solution to Integrate with MRI’s Multifamily Property Management Platform for Smarter Apartment Rental Operations
Solon, Ohio (June 21, 2017) – MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, today announced a partnership with HappyCo, the leading mobile software platform to inspect, monitor and analyze the performance of enterprise business assets in real time, to create MRI Inspections, Powered by HappyCo. MRI Inspections is a mobile inspections solution that provides real-time intelligence to reduce costs, optimize turn, and drive quality assurance across multifamily real estate portfolios. Through integration of HappyCo’s Happy Inspector solution into MRI’s Version X property management platform, MRI Inspections enables clients to improve operations by digitizing a traditionally paper-based process and automating inspection scheduling as a normal course of property operations.
“This integrated solution demonstrates MRI’s commitment to providing clients maximum flexibility and choice through an open and connected partner ecosystem,” said Mirriam Livingstone, VP, Operations Services for Village Green, one of the nation’s largest apartment property management companies and a long-time MRI client. “MRI Inspections, Powered by HappyCo, will be a massive upgrade to our inspection processes by eliminating physical paperwork and standardizing data collection, which we anticipate will minimize disputes and improve our ability to collect damage charges. We are looking forward to participating in the working group, and I fully expect our participation to yield even more efficiency and better results.”
MRI Inspections, Powered by HappyCo, will offer a simple, user-friendly experience for property owners and managers centered around a mobile app. With forms that are configurable to meet the needs and standards of each client, the app prompts users to enter the required data and to attach and annotate associated photos. Users may upload the information in real time if the device is connected to the internet, or via sync if the device is offline during an inspection. The end result is a single source for accurate inspections information that minimizes resident disputes and increases payments for property damages. Through the integration of Happy Inspector into MRI Software’s Residential Management solution, MRI clients gain the capability to automatically schedule inspections based on event triggers such as move-ins and move-outs or resident inquiries.
“Revenue loss, wasted time and unhappy tenants are unacceptable to any multifamily owner or property manager, but that is often the result of paper-based, old-school inspections processes,” said Brian Zrimsek, Industry Principal for Multifamily at MRI Software. “MRI Inspections, Powered by HappyCo, fixes that problem by tying the benefits of HappyCo’s inspections software into our MRI Version X property management offering to create an end-to-end, automated solution. This partnership and integration is yet another example of MRI’s commitment to delivering true enterprise software interoperability.”
“A multifamily solutions provider with both a large installed base of clients and a commitment to growing through partnerships is extraordinarily rare, but that’s what we found in MRI,” said Jindou Lee, CEO and co-founder of HappyCo. “Each side went into this integration process with the same goal in mind: creating the best solution for our clients. Together we’ve developed an offering that ties the best of our products together in a single, unified experience.”
MRI Inspections, Powered by HappyCo, is scheduled for general availability in September. MRI Software and HappyCo are currently accepting client signups to join Village Green in a working group that will provide input on features and user experience before the offering is finalized.