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Octopus has come a long way since DesignKarma first developed it back in 2018. The platform now boasts hundreds of clients, all managing their property maintenance and compliance on Octopus.

The platform has evolved, based on our insight on how it was being used – and feedback from both users and project stakeholders. The new platform is now even faster and easier to use.

Homepage maintenance screen
Example property maintenance screen

Octopus allows facilities managers and property owners to get a detailed breakdown with real-time data on maintenance, jobs and checks on all their properties. Users are also able to stay on top of their property compliance – from Health & Safety and Fire Risk Assessments, to Food Hygiene and Legionella. Where issues arise, Octopus has an army of contractors ready to quote on and resolve non-compliances, or fix and upgrade property infrastructure.

Homepage compliance screen
Example property compliance screen

Rolling government lockdowns means that properties are often left empty and maintenance and compliance is becoming a problem nationwide. Octopus will therefore provide a very valuable service going forwards.

Octopus 3.0 is powered by the excellent Craft CMS, bringing high-end performance, security and scalability.

We've already got lots in the pipeline for Octopus 3.1 in 2021, including expanding the website with tutorials and videos, adding an industry blog, and expanding customer care with ticket support.