PIA Software

Discussion in 'Property Information Resources & Tools' started by hillsguy, 12th Jun, 2018.

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  1. hillsguy

    hillsguy Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, looking to invest in some software to assist in doing what if scenarios for building our portfolio.

    PIA software looks very dated (I'm sure it's good) however not kept up with the times from a modern user interface point of view.

    Has anyone else found any alternatives ? If so are you willing to share ?
     
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    It's amazing that no one has created a full online cloud based solution.
     
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    Investors are cheap that’s probably why :p
     
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    You want Pain In the Ass software? Try Windows 10.
     
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    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Just build your own spreadsheet.

    Im in the Hills. Pop on by and I'll give you a copy of mine....
     
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    I have NEVER see a excel version of PIA that even gets 20% of it. And if I did it would take a load of testing before I even trusted it. Its based on Microsoft Access as the engine and why it retains that look I suspect. Later versions also look more current than the userguide images. ie Win 10. Also a Mac version

    PIA looks outdated but isnt. Its unique and still #1. Its VERY complex in what it does (fine detail and modelling) and takes sometime to learn but is well worth it. The userguide is well documented with pics too.

    It is also updated regularly for changes to laws. That could be a massive issue for other products and excel eg

    Changes to PIAPro, PIAFpu 7.5.35 (29-Nov-2017)
    • Refinements to the Portfolio Analysis for dealing with properties purchased in the future
    • Refinements to the Wealth Builder to cater for Portfolios containing properties purchased in the future.
    Changes to PIAPro, PIAFpu 7.5.33 (16-Oct-2017)
    • Added more flexibility in linking value of depreciable fittings with property price
    • Principal loan payments now accounted for in Who Pays graphic
    Changes to PIAPro, PIAFpu 7.5.32 (10-Oct-2017)
    • Refinement of Wealth Builder credit line options
    Changes to PIAPro, PIAFpu 7.5.30 (19-Sep-2017)
     
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    @hillsguy, I'm developing a modelling tool for this exact purpose. It's capable of testing scenarios on a multi-property portfolio.

    Feel free to send me a line if you'd like access to it. That invitation is open to anyone as well, just send me a direct message.

    @[email protected] it would be great to get a professional opinion on what I have been building as well. Please let me know if you'd be keen to use it.