Abel Solutions to Implement Microsoft Office SharePoint Solution for Lane Company

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Abel Solutions, a leading Microsoft SharePoint solution provider, has been selected by Lane Company, the full-service multifamily real estate firm, to deliver its Microsoft Office SharePoint Solution. Abel Solutions will use the document management and information collaboration functionality behind SharePoint standardize Lane Company's due diligence process for development and acquisition.

Abel Solutions, a leading Microsoft SharePoint solution provider, announced today that it has been selected by Lane Company, the full-service multifamily real estate firm, to deliver its Microsoft Office SharePoint Solution. The document management and information collaboration functionality behind SharePoint will be used to standardize Lane Company's due diligence process.

At a time when Atlanta-based Lane Company is undergoing rapid growth, standardization of processes and centralization of information has become critical to its success.

"Abel Solutions was able to illustrate for us how we could use SharePoint to overcome some of our workflow management challenges and to improve collaboration between personnel in different functional departments and geographic locations. These efforts will eliminate individual systems and warehousing of data, provide standardization of processes, and improve the integrity and quality/timeliness of our work product," explained Elizabeth Pickworth, Vice President of Process Development for Lane Company.

Abel Solutions will help Lane Company by creating a re-usable, centralized SharePoint template for capturing all of the information related to each development and acquisition project.
"Ours is a fairly information-intensive process that includes property records, engineering and financial reports, market analysis data, design studies, and much more," said Loretta Easton, Executive Vice President of Lane Investment and Development Services. "Having easy access to reliable and accurate information is key, especially when it comes time to make a go or no-go decision."

Lane's SharePoint solution will not only serve to standardize its process but will improve communications by permitting information sharing among the many groups both inside and outside of the company that are involved in each transaction.

A Resource Center will serve as a repository of best practices, templates and forms to help maintain consistency of deliverables among its increasingly decentralized resources.
Opportunity and Pipeline Tracking will be shared across the dynamic SharePoint environment -- and elevated for executive-level visibility -- instead of being stored in off-line spreadsheets.

"We recognized from the start that Lane Company was making a strategic investment in SharePoint and that we had to help it leverage this investment in ways that would contribute maximum value to the business," stated Kevin Abel, President of Abel Solutions. "The Due Diligence Portal will serve a core business function and will allow Lane Company to immediately recognize a significant productivity increase."

An in-depth Discovery and Requirements Analysis phase was completed earlier this month. Implementation of the Due Diligence Portal is planned to begin in September.

About Lane Company
Lane Company (http://www.lanecompany.com) is an award winning, vertically integrated, full-service multifamily real estate company. Lane's expertise extends to all areas of real estate including property management, asset management, development and construction. With over 30 years experience, Lane Company is recognized as one of the most innovative, efficient and technologically-advanced firms in the multifamily industry. Its goal is to make big things happen by connecting people and communities one home at a time.

Abel Solutions, Inc.
Abel Solutions employs innovative technology to increase the productivity of businesses by making the right information available to the right people at the right time. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Information Worker and Integrated E-Business Solutions, Abel Solutions is widely recognized for their SharePoint-based solutions, custom application development and innovative delivery methodology. Abel Solutions has been delivering custom solutions for businesses, state and local government and non-profit organizations since 1997. For additional information, visit http://www.abelsolutions.com.

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