Granite Properties acquires, develops, leases, and manages prime commercial properties in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Houston. The company needed more effective information management practices to free employees’ time and improve business visibility. After examining several customer relationship management options, Granite Properties chose to implement Real Estate Advantage, which is targeted at the commercial real-estate industry and based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Ascendix Technologies, Granite Properties rolled out the solution to its investment group and is working on tailored deployments for its leasing and operations groups. Employees enjoy the way the solution works with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, provides real-time data through Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and eliminates duplicate data entry and time-consuming tasks.