When it comes to running a business, managing a building, or surveying a construction site, “back-office” products can help streamline and improve your residents’ experience, as well as your own workflow.

Here are five such technologies now on the market to consider:

TransUnion’s ResidentID

As rental applications move online and more potential residents apply by smart phone, online fraud and identity theft are becoming bigger concerns than ever among property managers. That's where TransUnion’s applicant screening service comes in.

The company's ResidentID software integrates into existing lease-application processes and analyzes the applications for information accuracy and reports of fraud conducted by identical or similar identities. The program then compiles a “risk rating” for each applicant. The user can also choose to verify the security of the applicant’s device, or even examine the applicant’s online presence.

Happy Inspector, Happy Manage, and Happy BI

HappyCo’s three business-operations management apps provide a network of your company’s data at your fingertips, as well as a means to analyze that data and a platform by which to share data across an operation.

Happy Inspector provides a platform for inspectors to document their findings and manage their forms. Happy Manage empowers field managers to examine all inspection data and provide assignments to individual inspectors across multiple properties. And Happy BI allows operators to monitor the status and condition of their properties in real time.

Aptexx Resident Anywhere

Aptexx's Resident Anywhere isn’t designed for just property managers—it’s also geared toward the needs and convenience of “young, tech-savvy” millennial tenants. With the Resident Anywhere app and a smart phone, residents can contact their property manager at any time, receive and respond to resident surveys, make rent payments, and report maintenance concerns. On the property management end, the program's executive dashboard is optimized for parsing and analyzing all the data and information residents provide.

Yardi Genesis2 for Affordable Housing

This variant of Yardi’s Genesis2 property management software is built on the same features as the market-rate version, with the added benefit of compliance management tools for LIHTC, HUD 50059, HOME, and USDA/Rural Housing Service Sec. 515 subsidies, among other affordable housing policies. Your organization can track your properties’ compliance data, produce reports, and quickly file reports using Genesis2’s full online integration with HUD’s TRACS and the USDA’s MINC reporting systems.

The Affordable Housing software offers a general ledger for account payables and receivables, comprehensive property and resident reports, as well as optional online payment choices, resident screening, and insurance plans.

Skycatch Precision 3D Data Package

Skycatch's chief software suite is tailored for use with DJI drones, but the company also offers the Precision 3D Data Package as a full software and hardware alternative for use on construction jobsites.

The package bundles pro-level service for the Skycatch Flight App and Skycatch Viewer into the maker's Evo3x quadcopter drone, which operates on RTK service without the need for ground-control points or base stations. The Flight App provides a means for planning flights and capturing footage, while the Skycatch Viewer allows the user to create digital maps, take measurements, make forecasts, and parse his or her drone-capture data in collaboration with all team members.