Cityscape Dubai 2009

Cityscape Dubai 2009 launched today and I was in attendance. Numbers are vastly down on last year – I would guess about 75% down. Having said that it was still busy, which says a lot about how crazily busy it used to be!

This is the first time in 4 years that we have not had a booth at Cityscape Dubai, primarily because we choose the exhibit at Cityscape Abu Dhabi earlier in the year.

It will no doubt be a more subdued year in terms of visitor numbers and deals done, but I am sure it will come back stronger next year, and we will be there again.

Even though we are not exhibiting at Cityscape this year we are running some great Cityscape specials, so if you are looking to purchase a new software solution for your business, I encourage you to contact us asap.

Version 6.5 of market leading foxEnterprise Software to be launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

The latest evolution in Brightfox’s flagship product line, foxEnterprise is about to received a major upgrade and is packed with new features design to help property firms succeed in the current tough market.

foxEnterprise is the software of choice for the region’s leading Developers, Real Estate Agencies and Property Managers. Combining CRM, Sales, Leasing, Property and Contract Administration, it is the most powerful software available and is ideal for market leading companies wanting to implement world best practice systems and processes.

In version 6.5, to be released at Cityscape Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 21st April, a broad range of new features have been added designed to simultaneously reduce operating costs whilst maximising sales and marketing opportunities.

Here are just a few of the features that are getting property professionals so excited about foxEnterprise 6.5:

– significantly reduced administrative costs through automation of key tasks

– increased sales through automation of marketing activities

– expanded leasing functionality, helping our clients to grow an essential division of their business

– a broad range of new features design to make administration easier and faster, further reducing costs whilst driving excellence in customer service.

– automatic uploading to more real estate portals, offering far wider marketing opportunities

– expanded webservices api enabling even easier integration with accounting and document management software, as well as your own corporate website

If you would like to know more about Version 6.5 of foxEnterprise and how it can benefit your business, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Come and visit us at Cityscape Abu Dhabi

We are exhibiting once again at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The exhibition runs from this Sunday April 19th through to Wednesday April 22nd.

Due to the ongoing financial crisis and the impact it has had on the property market some firms have pulled out of the Cityscape exhibition and some have even closed completely. We remain 100% committed however to the region and continue to see a bright future for Brightfox in the GCC. Exhibiting at signficiant exhibitions such as Cityscape Abu Dhabi is a great way to meet new prospects, reconnect with our existing clients and demonstrate our commitment to the industry.

You can find us at booth 8G29.

Cityscape 2008 – over 81,000 people attend – now that is busy!

Phew! That is about all I can say really. We exhibited at Cityscape Dubai for the 3rd year running and it was as busy as ever – well far more busy really. Over 81,000 people attended according to the organisers, and I must say I can’t disagree. The crowds were quite extraordinary.

It was a big and outrageous as ever, with amazing stands from the large GCC developers. Nakhel stand was a stand out as it normally is. I heard mentiion that it cost 8 million dirhams and I can believe that. The scale of the models and integrated audio visual is by far the bext I have seen.

It was great to catch up with so many of our customers and to have the chance to overview much of the new functionality we have been building into foxEnterprise over the past 6 months.

Just two of the most exciting for our GCC customers was the full unicode support that is being released shortly (enabling Arabic to be used within the software – not to mention other languages in the region) and of course our automated payment plan reminders – including automated emails.

I also have to welcome a new staff member for our Dubai office, Jasmine Malhotra. Welcome aboard. We are all looking forward to working with you and to continue making a difference for our clients.