USRP evaluates hundreds of acquisition opportunities every year and regularly executes multiple deals in parallel. In order to complete the originating and underwriting processes and to close these transactions, they used a myriad of tools including: email, Excel, home-grown databases, and paper (checklists and documents). Communicating and working with these traditional methods was inefficient and ineffective neglecting more important work activities — especially in this increasingly competitive market. Furthermore, working with external service providers and handoffs to asset management personnel caused duplicative efforts and missed value, compounding the need for better collaboration. Too much time, money and energy was being spent on repetitive, administrative tasks and not enough on the value-add work.