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News from dezrez - September 2012


Welcome to the September Edition of the Dezrez newsletter. It’s supposed to be Summer but if anyone knows where the Sun is, send it our way please!

This month brings us a sneak peak at the design for dezrezPM and Richard gives a progress update on all things lettings. Also, find out which employee struck gold at the Olympics.

The roll out of the new functionality is going well and will be complete within the next week or so, if you haven’t had the new features yet, you will very shortly.

We also blow our own trumpet a little this month and take the opportunity to introduce a few members of our support team and a snippet of the nice things you have said about them.

Finally, are you our Website of the Month or have you made it into our top ten agents? Read on to find out....


A Message from our MD - The Evolving Purpose of Software

People’s expectations of software have changed; the way people interact with Software is very different. We call this the "1980's or 2012 test” it is a question our developers test against all the time. It’s something called the “evolving purpose of software”!

Individuals have moved away from expecting their software to simply provide information via manipulation. Users now expect to get feedback, receive relevant information and also communicate with their team and others that matter through a stream of consciousness. They want the info that relates to them and their job as well as peripheral information that might be relevant to them, all this alongside and included in functionality “letting them do their job”. People want to “fall in love" with the software they use. Apple has proved that people can fall in love with their devices and the software that sits on them. Ask any IPhone user why they don’t want a Samsung smart phone? Apple has taken a product and made it easy to use. They have thought about the user every step of the way not just focused on the job at hand.

The dezrez team have made a conscious effort and changed our approach with the development of dezrez PM Product. Because we are designing the product from scratch we are able to make this one of our key considerations. We are at the stage with PM now where these considerations are bearing fruit. The software is really starting to look good and is intuitive at every stage. Our efforts are paying off. We look forward to showing you these efforts. Clients that have seen it have been seriously impressed. Check out the PM section of our site. We are updating it with new snippets regularly.



DezrezPM Update (with images!)

DezrezPM has had a chance to put design at the centre of its creation process. Putting the emphasis on design.

Heading our new direction is Lee Crosby, or rather “Bing” for those that know him. We hope his creative skills are more artistic than melodic but to be honest you’ll be the ones to make that decision when you get to use the new product in January.

 
We plan to show more of our designs over the next few months and would love your feedback, but for now here are two small tasters (they literally are small)! 



What does the new upgrade include?

The current roll out is a mixture of bug fixes as well as new functionality, including:

- Fully Integrated Document "Cloud" Storage
- Open Multiple Cards and Wizards
- Email PDF Generator
- Bug Fixes
Click here to read What does the new upgrade include?.



Top Ten Agents for August

All of these estate agents have achieved this status by consistently using 90% or more of the entire dezrez system. We can monitor your usage of dezrez from our specially designed software, making it possible for us to tailor training specifically for your estate agency. We can also offer you advice on how to improve efficiency in your estate agency.



A few nice things you said about our "newbies" in support this month



Website of the Month

Every month we nominate a web site that is considered to be of the highest standard to be our estate agent website of the month. Have a look to see who made it to the top this month.
Click here to read Website of the Month.



Head of Sales Nick, Strikes Gold at the Olympics

Clearly working for dezrez I am at the pinnacle of my career. I would have to say though it falls short of being the highlight of my middle aged life. That honour falls to being picked to volunteer at this year’s London Olympics. Read about my 2 week adventure here...
Click here to read Head of Sales Nick, Strikes Gold at the Olympics.




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