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TOP 10 Portal Features in 2018

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 7, 2018 8:10:00 AM


Associations need an online presence.  New laws in some states even require online posting of content, such as governing documents.  Portals exceed these basic needs with secure user access and customized content.  eUnify Portals give homeowners access to personal account and association info. Whether you want to find a babysitter, sell a lawnmower, get a recommendation on an electrician, or find the date and time of the next board meeting, Portals become the cornerstone for community communication and social interaction.
Here are the TOP 10 features you will want in your HOA Portal:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals, Community, portals

Portal up, It's the Law

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Aug 23, 2017 10:31:37 AM

Maintaining an association website and/or portal is extremely useful in making community documents, events, and other information available to homeowners while saving managers and boards valuable time.This convenience is no longer an option for condominium associations with more than 150 units in Florida, where the state legislature has recently passed a bill to require websites for associations. The new laws even detail potential criminal penalties for noncompliance.

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Topics: resident portals, eUnify, portals, law

Software for HOA Architecturals

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Aug 2, 2017 8:05:00 AM

 

The architectural review process can be tedious and entirely manual without software. Here’s an example of how this process might play out:

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Topics: Software, uManage, resident portals, architectural reviews

Online Voting with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 12, 2017 8:35:00 AM

Changes in dues, reshuffling of the HOA board, and ballot measures to amend governing documents or approve projects all carry the potential for charged emotions and political interest. On top of all that, there are the basic logistics of producing and sending out mailers to homeowners. In order to alleviate some of the headache that comes with elections, online voting is gaining popularity, and rules surrounding online election requirements are being detailed in state legislatures around the country.

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Topics: Software, resident portals, eUnify, HOA Board, eVoting, online voting, elections

10 Features in Demand for HOA Resident Portals in 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 10, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Whether you want to find a babysitter, sell a lawnmower, get a recommendation on an electrician, or find the date and time of the next board meeting, resident web portals become the cornerstone for community communication and social interaction. Here are 10 features HOA property management will want your community resident portal to have:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals, Community

3 Tools Property Managers and HOA's Need to Succeed in 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 3, 2017 8:35:00 AM

 Finding new property management software can be challenging, you want to make sure that the new software will be able to integrate with platforms you are currently using. Integration enables systems to talk to each other.  The Accounting System, Resident Portal, and uManage all TALK to each other. 

Flow of Information:

ACCOUNTING > uManage > eUnify Resident Portal

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, resident portals, Accounting Integration, self managed HOA, HOA

Website vs. Portal - Do You Know the Difference?

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 26, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Sometimes the terms “website” and “portal” are used interchangeably, and this usage isn’t entirely inaccurate but do you really know the difference between website vs portal? By definition, a website is a location on the internet that is unique and which is accessed via a web browser using a specific URL (web address). Portals are also accessed via a web browser and specific URL, but content is login protected and user-specific. I am asked all the time the difference between a portal and a website and I usually say something to this effect: A resident portal is a website, but a website is not necessarily a portal; it’s like the rhombus vs. square argument (the only thing I remember from geometry). To highlight the differences, here are quick definitions and a few more distinguishing features of websites and portals:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals

Are you a Self-Managed HOA's that use QuickBooks?

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 12, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Chances are, your self-managed HOA uses some form of small-business accounting software such as Quickbooks or Sage. eUnify developed proprietary integration in collaboration with not only Quickbooks, and additionally integrate with Sage, TOPS, C3 and Jenark to automate initial import of account data, and continued synchronization through nightly automatic processes. Accounting integration with property management software saves you time and the need for duplicate data entry making volunteers of self-managed HOA's happy.  Here's a run down of eUnify products integrate with QuickBooks for self-managed HOAs:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, resident portals, Accounting Integration, self managed HOA

Software for HOA Architectural Review

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 29, 2017 8:10:00 AM

 

The architectural review process can be tedious and entirely manual without software. Here’s an example of how this process might play out:

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Topics: Software, uManage, resident portals, architectural reviews

5 Things to Look for in Property Management Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Feb 1, 2017 9:14:24 AM


HOA Property Management software has evolved. A growing number of managers are replacing pen and paper with tablets and smartphones on compliance rides and even HOA boards are discovering the benefits of association resident portals with important functions, such as, online payments, homeowner accounts, eBlasts, and community calendars. While the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new technologies, many property management companies are realizing the competitive edge software can provide by streamlining operations and making it easier to provide quality service to HOA clients.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, resident portals