With their site development application in Quickbase, Henley was able to create a single source-of-truth for each of their stores. By centralizing all their data, they could make more informed decisions about next steps or whether renovations were necessary.
Quickbase ensures all stakeholders are aware of the current status of any project and that workflows continue as intended. “Order of operations is very important,” explained Kelly-Ann. “It’s crucial to give different departments notice to kick off their role in the process and give everyone enough lead time so everything is ready when a store opens.”
The process for opening a store has now greatly improved and Henley has seen positive results. “We are able to open stores quicker, which saves us money during the development phase and also starts driving revenue faster,” she continued.
Thanks to the initial success Henley saw with their real estate development application, Kelly-Ann has since built four separate processes into Quickbase. These processes help Henley track construction progress, site selection and development details, corporate governance of their multiple entities, and their overall property portfolio.
According to Kelly-Ann, the benefits of using Quickbase include:
- Ease-of-use and ability to update processes and workflows on the fly
- The ability to create in-depth reports
- Automatic notifications
- Acting as a central source-of-truth for documentation
- Integrating with multiple platforms
Kelly-Ann is now the owner and main developer of Quickbase at Henley. She sees huge potential in the solution and has plans to further the company’s use of the platform in the future.
She wants to build multiple applications for each of her processes so there’s more oversight and control of each area. Additionally, as the company continues to expand and purchase more property, they need a solution to track the properties with third-party operators included in their real estate portfolio.
An innate ability — and desire — to tackle any challenges that come her way makes Kelly-Ann the ideal Quickbase user. She can easily create applications to solve multi-faceted problems and readily adapt to an ever-changing landscape.