The digital bulletin board – now with better and more effective functions for editing your posts
What exactly is a digital bulletin board?
The digital bulletin board is a popular service for conveying information to tenants quickly and directly. It is based on the conventional bulletin board in a building’s entrance hall. The administrator’s portal can be used to provide tenants with information in the form of digital bulletin board posts in the tenant app. In this way, the tenants are informed without delay, for example, of any planned building work or changes – even when they are on holiday. You have the choice here of conveying the information to all tenants across the entire tenant app or just to selected accounting entities and/or buildings.
But that’s not all! Thanks to the generic development approach for the easysquare app tool kit, the digital bulletin board is not just restricted to a single app. The generic bulletin board is already used successfully in all other easysquare applications too. In the craftsmen portal, for instance, the app provides a brilliant service, providing administrators with a convenient means of informing craftsmen about a maintenance time frame, the obligation to wear a mask or other points to keep in mind – in a quick, user-friendly and targeted manner.
Figure 1: Has new lighting been installed in the courtyard? You can communicate this to tenants at top speed – just take a photo and submit the post.
What are the advantages of the update?
Before now, it was only possible to maintain the digital bulletin board using an SAP®-based ERP. This entailed generating a transaction in SAP®, entering the appropriate company code and finally entering the correct accounting entity manually. Aiming to optimise the usability of this module, we have decided to give the bulletin board a generic structure.
Quite like a content management system, the new structure enables administrators to create and maintain posts in a user-friendly way and independently of the ERP – directly from their tablet. In the process, a selection catalogue greatly facilitates and accelerates the task of choosing the right accounting entity. This new feature enables employees to create new posts when passing by and link photos of what is happening.
In addition, users benefit from new options allowing them to send push notifications, sort posts using a scale of relevance or graphically adapt posts. For example, the last update delivered 25 different attributes for individualising the posts. Moreover, the new copy function makes it possible to duplicate existing posts and direct them to another community of tenants with a different time frame. This enables you to inform entire streets about the next maintenance dates at top speed – saving yourself time and costs.
Figure 2: Using the generic bulletin board, it is now possible to manage bulletin board posts quite simply using a web portal, such as to announce a mask requirement on the easysquare craftsmen portal.
More potential tenants thanks to SAP®-independent solution
The conversion of the digital bulletin board is rapidly expanding the range of potential tenants too. Whereas an SAP®-based ERP was previously required, customers can now benefit from the advantages of this function no matter what software they use in their company.
We would be happy to advise you on how to implement the digital bulletin board in your company. Just get in touch with us if you're interested!