CEO update: Business continues to perform well
Following this year’s Customer Conference – which proved a huge success – and recent publication of our Annual Report, it seemed like a good time to jot down a few thoughts on where we currently stand as a business and where we think we’re headed.
The past year has been another exciting one for Qube Global Software and we’ve made a number of steps forward, both large and small. Staff numbers have risen to more than 250 with the acquisition of Vision Software Ltd, the leading property management software provider in Australia and New Zealand (I'm pictured speaking to Vision Software's MD Mike Dennehy at this year's Customer Conference on the right). This is a very exciting development for our company, expanding our global presence and providing local support at all points of the compass.
Our customer base continues to grow and a range of businesses across the world became new users of our software. We were also proud to be named best service provider at the 2013-14 Property Management Awards – a leading set of awards judged by an independent panel. It was particularly pleasing that the strength of the testimonials and endorsements offered by our customers was cited as a key reason for our success.
Following our acquisition of SPA Microsystems and its Aspasia product last year, we have renamed the solution Qube Sales, Lettings and Management (or Qube SLM for short) to bring it under its overarching brand. This new identity is in line with the rest of our business and is in keeping with our aspirations to offer a full range of solutions across each specific area of the property sector.
In terms of where we stand as a business right now, I think our main strengths can be summed up in four key points: the breadth and strength of our software solutions, which is paramount; the knowledge of our staff, many of whom have been involved with the development of our products over the past 30 years; the experience and skill of our delivery teams in implementing our software; and the continuing ability to meet the changing needs of the market.
Going forward, we want to continue doing what we do best. We’ve spent 40 years growing as a business and we want to carry on developing. Our ultimate objective – and what we’re primarily striving for – is to become the best supplier of property-related software solutions in the market.
Due to increasing property prices and the continuing rise of Generation Rent, there are more opportunities for property investors to earn a steady and long-term rental income stream.
Workplace and facility managers are under increasing pressure to provide a workplace that attracts top performers and improves staff motivation, effectiveness and retention. Balancing this with the need to continually add value to your corporation and reduce costs is the ultimate goal.