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.
The season of elections is upon us, bringing with it challenges inherent to neighborhood politics. 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.Read More
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:Read More
eUnify’s main office is located in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, which means that the advent of Fall is a long-awaited reprieve from triple digit heat and the start of chemically derived “pumpkin-spice” additives to be available on Starbucks menus. For places with actual seasons, Fall is a beautiful time of transition, with colorful leaves, crisp air, chunky sweaters, and boots. For HOAs, Fall is an important and busy season of budgets, elections, and messy yards to deal with. Consider how eUnify can help you manage each of these activities:Read More
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:
The architectural review process can be tedious and entirely manual without software. Here’s an example of how this process might play out:Read More
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:
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.
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ACCOUNTING > uManage > eUnify Resident Portal
Homeowner community resident portals offer valuable conveniences to residents, such as online payments, easy access to forms and documents, and announcements, among others, but the resident portal should be more than a convenient tool, it should be about building an online community. Portals provide the platform to communicate, collaborate, and build community. Here are 3 tips to make your resident portal a place where homeowners gather.Read More