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
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.
Property managers and HOA Boards often get a bad rap because most of the communication with homeowners skews negative, such as, “you painted your house the wrong color and now you must redo all of it!”, or “hurry up and pull those weeds!” While these messages to homeowners for compliance issues are necessary for community maintenance, often they are interpreted as personal attacks, or at least a nuisance. With the warmer spring weather, homeowners are usually more interested in beautifying their homes, which presents a great opportunity to property managers for positive reinforcement. Here are some ideas on how to use uManage and the eUnify homeowner portal to facilitate positive community yard campaigns:
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
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eUnify is excited to announce that we are official integration partners with TOPS Software. eUnify's product suite complements TOPS by offering Portal and compliance solutions.
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:
QuickBooks > uManage > eUnify Portal
Chances are, your self-managed HOA uses some form of small-business accounting software such as Quickbooks or Sage. We developed proprietary integration in collaboration with not only Quickbooks, but Sage, 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 happy.