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Sep 16, 2021


 Selamat Menyambut Hari Malaysia kepada semua rakyat Malaysia di mana jua anda berada.

Wish all Malaysian a Happy Malaysia Day, all the best and stay safe!

Selamat Hari Merdeka 2021

Aug 30, 2021

May we all be courageous enough to take Malaysia to greater heights,
​Happy Independence Day to my fellow Malaysian!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

May 12, 2021


Kucing kenyang lalu tidur,
Gajah pitam lantas terjatuh,
Andai tak sampai tangan menghulur,
Ku pohon keampunan dari jauh.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin!

International Women's Day!

Mar 8, 2021
A celebration to uphold achievements, to raise visibility, to showcase the work of all women around the globe, and most importantly, to give a perspective of a gender-equal world, where breakthroughs and triumphs are made possible by women. On this very special day, we hold the utmost privilege to honor women. Before we scale to the entire world, we look upon ourselves and what we have achieved in our journey. Our Executive Director, Christie Yap sharing her journey and the hardships she had faced to achieve her goal, including guidance for anyone that is in a similar position.
Back in 1991, Christie was working in a software house, positioned as a System Analyst for 3 years. Whilst her brother, Mr. Yap Yun Fatt as a Computer Engineer, had proposed to form a company of their own with great vision ahead. Despite all challenges and obstacles, Christie and Mr. Yap founded Advelsoft at the age of 25 and 28 respectively.
Advelsoft started as a home-based company with a team of 3 members, which primarily works towards developing a turnkey accounting software. Two years after founding the company, Christie conceived her first child, Vince Yong, whom is currently part of Advelsoft as the Chief Technical Officer. And two years later, conceived her second child, Yannru Yong, whom is currently an Account Supervisor in Advelsoft Solutions. Being a career woman with children, it was never easy to find balance between work and family as handling all on-site support requires lots of traveling that took up a lot of the time she could have spent nurturing her children. 
“Being pregnant while working to handle all on-site support and marketing required a lot of traveling, it was really tough compared with the modern days, where pre-maternity and post-maternity leaves are part of the modern privileges that we could not afford back in the days. The only maternity leaves that I had were on the day of giving birth.” she said.
Christie added, “My children find the office as their playground, and computers were for them to play and explore with. They had spent more time in the office instead of being at home growing up. We would not prefer sending them to daycare centers, because I do have my responsibility as a mother to look after them, guide them on their homework, talk to them, or prepare food for them. So instead, they were always playing, eating, or napping around the office till I got off work at 7 or 8 pm”, she said.
Christie holds these values close to her heart, Perseverance and Integrity
Advelsoft went through 2 financial crisis throughout the years, the first was in 1997, where the company was forced to lay off some of the employees. Christie refers to it as the toughest period of the business, there were days where it was struggling to release salaries. It took 5 years to recover from this setback. In 2002, Advelsoft had its first property management project, Sunrise, and from then on, solely focused on this niche market.
The financial crisis in 2007 had Advelsoft in another tight bond which led to the company moving from Subang Jaya to their hometown, Kampung Subang, for minimizing the cost of the rental. Mr. Yong, Christie’s husband whom had joined her in this journey in 2008, conducted a major restructuring to the company in 2009.
“To persevere is easier said than done, but if I were to throw in the towel during the economic crisis year, Advelsoft wouldn’t be here today at our 30th Anniversary this year. Some people would question me, that I’m a woman with three children. I should’ve just given up and become a housewife while taking care of my children instead since my husband had his own business anyway. But I made a promise to my clients, they’ve already invested in my services and put trust in us. I want people to know that we are trustable, reliable, and accountable. I held onto the integrity that pushed me to persevere.” she said.
Perseverance has been key to the foundation of Advelsoft. For years, Christie #ChooseToChallenge, working tirelessly with a goal in mind, to make Advelsoft thrive as it does today. We, as part of the company, have so much to thank her for. Perseverance, Integrity, and Resilience stood strong with Christie in the starting years, and now we stand strong alongside her morals. With it, we strive to serve our customers with the highest of determination and passion.
On International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating women like Christie Yap, Executive Director of Advelsoft, who #ChooseToChallenge and carved out paths for themselves in the industry that so often requires sacrifice to grow a successful business.
 

Advelsoft (M) Sdn Bhd has earned yet another JomPay Top Acquirer Award for the year 2019.

Feb 18, 2021
Advelsoft (M) Sdn Bhd has earned yet another JomPay Top Acquirer Award for the year 2019.
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The prestigious Top Acquirer award, recognizes Advelsoft’s methods and subsequent impact on the property management industry. Revolutionising payment methods at the comfort of their own homes.

There was no award ceremony in respect to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the little trophy has been collected and placed right next to the JomPay Top 10 Acquirer Award 2018 in Advelsoft’s office.
 
Adapting to the digital age through making payments with Jompay has significantly improved the efficiency and decreased the chances of mistakes. A closer step to achieving our vision to provide a solution with convenience for property managers all over the nation.
 
We are humbled to have this award as an encouragement for all the works we have done here at Advelsoft.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Feb 10, 2021

   

Amidst the covid-19 pandemic, let us keep calm and carry ONG!

Here at Advelsoft we want to wish you immense prosperity and good health! Let’s welcome the new year with love, joy and peace. Have a Happy Lunar New Year!

 

Do take note that our office will be closed from Thursday, 11th February and resume operations as usual on the Monday, 15th February.


Advelsoft 30th Anniversary!

Jan 16, 2021

Join us and celebrate our 30th Anniversary Milestone! 

We are Hiring!

Jan 4, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Dec 31, 2020
Despite 2020 being a challenging year, we showed our strength throughout the difficulties. Stories of resilient give us hope that the coming year will be better. May everyone have a wonderful New Year ahead!



Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2020

Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with warmth, comfort, and good cheer. Merry Christmas from Advelsoft & WooYoo!


 

How Do You Choose A Property Management Company?

Dec 22, 2020

There are a lot of property management companies to pick in the industry, but how do you identify which is the best to pick so that your property is well maintained and produces a healthy ROI?


Here is our guideline:

1. Good Track Record


“Success leaves clues”, a well-managed property management company will have a track record of properties it’s managed well, and you will be able to audit their list.


2. Reviews


Get in touch with the residents and owners of the properties of the property management company you’re considering to share their experience with the company to do your due diligence.


3. Organised


How well organised are they? Do they have systems in place to have proper documented standard operating procedures? Managing a property has plenty of moving parts. So it’s essential that things are well organised to not miss out on anything important.


4. Timely Reporting


Do they have a reporting schedule? Reports are essential to keep track of what’s going on in your property and how it is performing. So it’s essential they have proper reporting and delivery of the reports.


5. Tech-Savvy


Does the property management company leverage off technology or do they just work manually? This is a key indicator of efficiency. Good property management companies use property management softwares like Advelsoft to maintain a cohesive operation.


So keep these in mind before picking your next property management company. Your investment is worth the due diligence.

What Do Property Managers Do?

Dec 22, 2020

The roles and responsibilities of a property manager can be wide and far-reaching, so what exactly does a property manager do?


1. Organise


Property managers have to organise day to day tasks to ensure the smooth running of the entire property. The amount of tasks is not something to underestimate, from managing facilities, rental collections, reports, accounting, managing complaints, and more. So all of these has to be organised and managed by property managers.


2. Maintainance


Specifically ensuring that the facilities, buildings, and units are all well maintained. Ensuring that regular maintenance is scheduled and properly executed to ensure every thing is well kept.


3. Payment Collections


Of course one of the central roles of a property manager is to ensure timely collections and reminders of payments from tenants to maintain a healthy revenue stream for the property’s cashflow.


4. Budgeting and Costs Management


As much as it’s important for property managers to collect funds, an important function property managers do is to manage the other side of the cashflow equation – managing expenses to keep a positive cashflow.


5. Financial Accounts Management


With regular volumes of transactions happening, a property manager also ensures that it’s recorded and all accounts are in order.


6. Reports


Reports on the finances and important indicators of a property is essential to keep track of how well the property is performing and being maintained so that any potential challenges can be spotted and tended to. That’s another area that property managers are responsible for.


7. Leveraging Off Technology


With all of these responsibilities and more a good property manager will know how to leverage off integrated property management systems like Advelsoft to ensure everything is in order.


There are certainly plenty of tasks that a property manager has to deal with and it’s not an easy feat.


What do you think of our list? Did we miss anything out?

Features Of An Ideal Property Management Software

Dec 22, 2020
Picking the right property management software is important if you want your property to be well run, efficient, and provide a good ROI.

Here’s what you’ll need to consider:

1. Annual Subscription or One-Time Payment?


You can gain significant savings if you choose a property management software provider that only takes a one-time fee instead of an annual subscription. Your property is here to stay for the long term, the same goes for your software.


2. Integrated Accounting Systems


There are many property management systems out there, but not many have integrated accounting systems in them. With an integrated accounting system it will be able to save you the costs of acquiring a separate accounting system, and you do not have to do double the work with the transfer of data integrated between applications.


3. Modules to Meet Your Specific Needs


Sometimes you need extra systems to meet your specific property needs. Modular property management systems allow you to pick add-on modules to be able to tailor it to your needs.


4. Automation


Having everything organised and systemised is great, what’s even better is having tasks like payment collections or reminders automated. Never again will you miss sending out an announcement to your tenants when you’ve got an automated system.


5. Easy of Use


We want adoption of property management systems to be as seamless as possible, otherwise, it can disincentivise the user(s) from using it. Ensuring you have an intuitive property management system allows you to cut the learning curve and maximise its efficiency.


6. Good Support


Make sure there is a good support team to guide you through the process especially the beginning, which is also reflective of the potential support they will provide you in the future if you ever encounter any problems.


Property managers, did we miss anything out from this list? What features would your ideal property management software have?


With these key points in mind, we here in Advelsoft have crafted our PMS system for over 2 decades to deliver the ideal system for property managers. If you’re interested in learning more about our systems, do get in touch with us here.

What Is A Property Management Software? What Does It Do?

Dec 22, 2020

Everybody talks about digitising when it comes to managing a property. So inevitably a property management software comes up, but what exactly does a property management software do?


Here are the key areas:

1. Automate Mundane Tasks


Accounting, collection reminders, maintenance reminders, and more. All of these tasks can be automated by a comprehensive property management software.


2. Systemise and Organise Tasks


Make sure you don’t miss a thing, a good property management software is able to ensure that all the tasks that a property manager needs to do to ensure the smooth and profitable running of a property is done in an organised and systematic manner to ensure nothing is overlooked that could cause bigger problems in the future.


3. Produce Automated Reports


Get the reports that you want at a click of the button. It’s important to keep an eye on your key metrics to keep track of your property’s community, assets, and finances to ensure it’s all running well.


4. Send Out Timely Notifications and Messages To Tenants


Need to get your announcements and reminders to your tenants fast and right in their hands? A property management software is able to send SMS or Email messages direct to your tenants, ensuring deliverability, while cutting down on the time lag and paperwork.


If you’d like to learn more about how a property management software can help you grow your business, get in touch with the Advelsoft team with over 2 decades of experience in the industry with their property management system.

 

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How To Save Costs Managing Your Property

Dec 22, 2020

To have a comfortable cash flow it’s important to manage our margins to have a healthy margin. Here are the key areas you can save costs in managing your property:


1. One-Time Payment for Your PMS System


Are you still paying annual fees for your property management system? You could get better value and cost savings by going for systems that offer a one-time payment that allows you lifetime use for the property management system software.


2. Automate Property Management Tasks


There are dozens of manual tasks that a property manager has to go through every day, a lot of it is mundane and can be automated. The easiest way to automate these tasks is through a comprehensive property management system, you’ll be able to save time and cut down the headcount needed to run your property management.


3. Cut Down on Paperwork


If your property is still predominantly relying on paperwork, it’s time to modernise and digitise especially when it comes to forms, reports, accounting, and more. Not only is it good for the environment, but it’s also good for your bottom line as well.


4. Operate and Manage Digitally


What if you could keep up with what’s going on in your property remotely? How much time would it save you? A good property management system collects data efficiently from your property manager and is able to present it to you in an accessible manner without you needing to go onsite unnecessarily.


If you would like to learn more about how a good property management software can further help you save costs, do get in touch with us here in Advelsoft. We will share with you from over two decades of experience in the market.

Digitising Your Property Management System

Dec 22, 2020

If your property is still running on manual work, then you’re certainly not maximising its potential. Your property is not maximising the time and money invested in it!


Here’s a quick guide on the areas you could be digitising in your property management system


1. Communication


If you’re still using bulletin boards only to keep your tenants updated on the latest updates on the property, then you certainly need to look into modern property management systems that allow you to directly and automatically get in touch with your tenants via either SMS or email.


2. Rent Collection


The cash flow of a property is important and maintaining a consistent and good rent collection is key. This builds upon the importance of communication. It’s important to send reminders and follow-up with your tenants consistently to increase the likelihood of rent being paid on time and delayed rent to be collected. An automated messaging and follow-up system via SMS or email helps with this task that’s available with good PMS systems.


3. Accounting


Keeping the books in order is essential to maintain an accurate view on the financial health of a property it can be mundane to do manually. On one level you can adopt an independent accounting system to make it more efficient, on a higher level you can find a PMS system like Advelsoft’s that has their own accounting systems integrated to provide a seamless flow of information.


4. Reports


It’s important to have timely reports on demand to check on the key figures for your property. Manual work slows down this process, a PMS system automates this process for you, by automatically generating reports as your property manager records and uses the system.


5. Complaints


Keeping track of complaints is important, it’s easy for a property manager to get overwhelmed with complaints and tasks that they overlook. If this is done manually or in a poor system, it’s very easy for complaints to get lost, forgotten, and neglected which will lead to very nasty problems in the future or even lawsuits. So it’s important to find a PMS system that is able to keep track effectively the progress of complaints from the beginning until the end.


You can have a turnkey solution to transform your property management system from manual to digital already. Get in touch with Advelsoft to find out how you can digitise your property management system today.

 

By addressing these key areas you will be able to see significant cost savings and time saved, providing a better ROI to your property.


If you’d like an experienced and professional team to guide you through this process, you can get in touch with the Advelsoft team. Malaysia’s leading property management system provider.

Property Management In The COVID Era

Dec 22, 2020

The COVID era has certainly provided unique challenges in the property management industry. Here are the key challenges.


1. Social Distancing and Capacity Rules


With stringent SOPs introduced by the government, property managers have to ensure that social distancing and capacity rules are applied and communicated to tenants. Even more importantly it has to be enforced effectively.


2. Contact Tracing


To cut the chain of COVID we all have to play our part in keeping up with contact tracing guidelines provided by the authorities setting up any temperature check equipment, code scanning, and visitor logs.

 

3. Property Cleanliness and Disinfection


People are now more wary of a property’s cleanliness and feel more assured when they see cleaning and disinfection regimes increased. Although it does come at a cost, it’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind of tenants.


4. Property Viewing Requests


As the world goes digital and people wanting to stay safe prospective tenants are starting to open up to the idea of virtual property viewings. Property managers thus have to ensure that they have good internet connections and a decent smartphone on hand to showcase the property to prospects. For more advanced tech, some have even opted for 360 VR capturing of the properties.


5. Renewal Policies


As economies shrink, businesses struggle to stay afloat, and employees facing pay cuts or retrenchment property managers have been reviewing their renewal policies to keep their tenants under the roof during these challenging times and some have even revised down their rents.


6. Delinquency Policies


Property managers are also reviewing their delinquency policies, some relaxing their policies during these challenging times. This fosters goodwill and loyalty in tenants who appreciate the due consideration.


7. Digital Communication


As face to face meetings are on the decrease, it’s important to maintain a good line of digital communication especially when it comes to important announcements or reminders for payment collections. So it’s essential to ensure that property managers are equipped with good property management systems who have SMS or Email capabilities to reach their tenants directly.


COVID has definitely shaken the industry, there will be changes in people’s habits that will be here to stay, like interactions going digital where people access and receive the information that they need digitally.


Is your property ready for the digital world? You can learn more about digitising and adapting your property in the new norm with Advelsoft.

Qualities Of A Good Property Manager

Dec 22, 2020

The quality of the property is only as good as the property manager that’s managing it. That is why it’s essential to identify the key qualities and characteristics of a good property manager. Here’s our list:


1. Organised


With so many moving parts in a property, it’s essential for a property manager to be organised. Any disorganisation will lead to overlooked tasks and possibly important items that could lead to bigger problems in the future.


2. Proactive


Rather than just reacting to problems, a good property manager anticipates problems and prevents the preventable actively by applying the proper systems and conducting the necessary maintenance on the property.


3. Experienced


Knowledge about property management is one thing, but nothing beats hands on experience. A good property manager is one who is experienced with various scenarios, understanding the different unique challenges that different properties present.


4. Tech Savvy


Efficiency and productivity is essential for a property manager with so many tasks to deal with and unexpected challenges that may come up. So a good property manager will know how to leverage off powerful property management systems like the ones provided by Advelsoft to help them do their work in an organised and efficient manner.


5. Good Communicator


Dealing with tenants is not an easy task, tenants can come from various backgrounds and have different temperaments. So it’s essential for property managers to communicate effectively with them and also use PMS systems to transmit essential information to their tenants. It’s also important for property managers to communicate with the property owners on a regular manner as well.


6. Adaptable


Being a property manager long enough will tell you that it’s not a matter of “if” something goes wrong, it’s a matter of “when”. So it’s important for property managers to be on their feet and adapt when unique challenges arises.


What are other qualities of a good property manager that you would add to the list?



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