PICA signs agreement with Urbanise to manage strata portfolio via cloud

PICA signs agreement with Urbanise to manage strata portfolio via cloud
PICA signs agreement with Urbanise to manage strata portfolio via cloud

Technology firm Urbanise.com and Prudential Investment Company of Australia have signed a 10-year agreement worth $16 million to develop cloud-based solutions for managing its property portfolio of more than 200,000 lots.

The agreement also includes plans to set up a shared platform to provide outsourced IT services to the Australian strata industry, which incorporates more than two million lots nationwide. The platform will help strata management professionals to outsource back office work.

PICA Group, Australia’s largest strata management company, operates 15 well-known brands including Body Corporate Services (BCS), Mason and Brophy, NSW Strata, Dynamic Property Services, GK Strata, and Strata 3 across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Urbanise’s global head of Strata David Bugden said, “Urbanise is implementing the entire product suite for PICA – Strata, MyCommunity, CRM, service delivery, mobile workforce, e-services and facilities management."

The partnership will offer facilities management, repair and maintenance services to PICA’s more than 350,000 tenants. Property owners can benefit through self-service web portals and mobile apps. PICA Group is also piloting Urbanise’s remote asset monitoring sensor technology at a 5,000-lot community in Sydney.

Greg Nash, managing director and Group CEO, PICA said, “The platform’s scalability and technology roadmap aligns with our vision for the broader strata industry. Cloud-based solutions will become fundamental to professionalising strata service delivery in the future. PICA and Urbanise are at the forefront of driving this industry change.”

 

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