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6 Benefits of the Cloud for Property Management

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 9, 2020 11:25:49 AM

Cloud computing is no longer the future, it’s a convenient reality and if you’re not using it for your property management and/or HOA, you could be missing out on some valuable and handy features. Cloud-based software options are available for just about every function your management company or HOA needs to accomplish, from accounting and online payments, to CC&R enforcement (violations!) and communicating with residents.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, self managed HOA, HOA, HOA Board

A Unified Approach in Our Community Associations

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Aug 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM

There is no shortcut to building a unified community, but it’s worth the hard work to foster an environment of professionalism, inclusion, and validation in our community associations. We can achieve these ideals through:

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Topics: Software, HOA, HOA Board

Keep Your Company and Client Data Safe

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Aug 5, 2020 7:45:00 AM

The need for convenience and efficiency in accomplishing core management functions should not come at the price of security. No one wants to be the next “big box” chain to compromise client data. Consider these points to keep your company and client data safe when making a software purchase:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Security

Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities for New Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

With everything going on post pandemic, and taking a broader view, what this month brings is renewal.  At this time of renewal, there are challenges for HOA management and opportunities with new software designed to meet those challenges.

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Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, hoa accounting

uManage: The Complete Package for Managers

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 6, 2020 7:30:00 AM

uManage is the complete package for managers.  uManage lives in the cloud, so there’s nothing to download or install, and you don’t have to worry about backups or disaster recovery.  All you need is a browser and an internet connection to access and maintain all your accounts.  uManage also includes a mobile app for Apple and Android devices and even works in offline mode. Check out some of the core functions below:
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Topics: Software, Property Management, Mobile App, uManage, HOA Violations

eVoting with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 25, 2020 8:15:00 AM

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.

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

No Connection? No Problem! Offline Mode for Violations

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 11, 2020 10:49:23 AM

Some mobile solutions run on mobile browsers, requiring a constant LTE connection, which uses a lot data. These tend to run slower and are less robust than true mobile applications. uManage is an application that saves inspection data, such as HOA violations locally on the device to increase speed and avoid problems associated with loss of internet connectivity. With eUnify's uManage app, you can work offline without ever losing ANY work if you lose connection! NEVER lose your inspections again. 
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Topics: Software, Property Management, Mobile App, uManage, HOA Violations

Software in the Cloud, Money in the Bank

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to technology and selecting software providers, it is extremely important to consider the cost of software. Equally important is assessing the true IT costs of your operation. Shopping for software comes with some degree of sticker shock, but if software can offset other IT costs, it might be well worth updating your budget and maybe earning a few extra rewards points/miles on your credit card. Let’s consider one key “must-have” when it comes to choosing software and ensuring a quicker return on investment: Cloud-computing. Below is a quick rundown on what it means to be “in the cloud” and why it is so critical in terms of cost-savings, and adding true value to your business.

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Topics: Software, cloud

2020 for New Property Management Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jan 9, 2020 2:59:44 PM

 

Technology for 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 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

May Brings Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 1, 2019 12:06:30 PM

We all know the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers”.  Taking a broader view, what May brings is renewal.  At this time of renewal, there are challenges for HOA management and opportunities with new software designed to meet those challenges.

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Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, hoa accounting