Your Most Important Software Investment
Because an owner relies on BOS to process the business efficiently and
provide information on what and who is providing profit (and not), it is
the most important software investment. While agents, internet systems,
marketing programs, come and go, BOS remains to help owners and managers
compete, grow, and be profitable. In fact, REAL/Easy's BOS can help
owners analyze the value of agents, internet systems, and marketing
programs as they are adjusted and changed to keep the company
What does BOS do?
The purpose of BOS is to help you run a smarter company.
First, you need internal company resource information organized in one central program. This is a smart thing to do because it is more efficient to organize, maintain, lookup and use key "resource" information when in one program. In BOS you maintain key information about your company, and all resources including branches, staff, sales agents, clients, and outside companies/vendors that you do business with.
Second, to help your operate the business the same system, BOS, is used to record and help process the business your resources generate including the listing agreements, buyer representation contracts, referrals - inbound and outbound, accepted and backup offers, and, of course, closings. Doing this BOS is smart because the resource information is readily available to help your staff efficiently assign and track who is doing what. BOS helps your staff efficiently process the business by providing the programs necessary to store all personnel and staff HR and commission plan information, calculate commission splits, print checks or send direct deposits, maintain all agent account, contract agreement, referral, and closing details including commissions, demographics, broker held trust, notes, documents, and service and coordination tasks.
Third, BOS helps you step back and analyze what is helping the business and what is not. The smart BOS capability of treating each sales associate as a "profit" center is key to helping you do this. Branches are also treated as profit centers as transaction revenue (and expense) can be allocated to unlimited branches and agents within the transaction. With these capabilities in the hands of your staff and the availability of many operating and analysis programs, owners and managers can quickly learn who and what is successful or needs help and change.
Fourth, BOS helps your data sharing "smartness" by offering the ability to pull information such as listings and offers from online/internet systems. Further, if you are using a commercial / third party accounting system (e.g. QuickBooks, Sage, Dynamics, PeachTree, any other) and not BOS's financial AP and GL system, BOS can share accounting data with them. BOS's pulling from internet and sending to accounting are beneficial not only because it eliminates data entry, but because if you would switch to a better online/internet program and/or accounting program, that's OK, because BOS can interface and share with anyone.