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What's Gobbling Up Your Time?

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Nov 11, 2020 7:45:00 AM

I was re-watching Mad Men on Netflix the other night and looking at the portrayal of a 1960s office, with nothing more high-tech than typewriters and phones, I thought to myself, how did anyone get anything done back then? Late in the first season Sterling Cooper did get an Optimus Prime sized copy machine, but no computers, database, internet, software, API’s, etc. in sight. I probably shouldn’t judge productivity in the past while sitting on the couch watching hours of TV, but the thought occurred to me in this Netflix binge that 50 years later, a lot of offices might still be stuck in the past. Since Turkey Day is near, let’s consider how some tech trends fight what “gobbles” up our time at work:

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Topics: Software, Holidays, cloud, mobile, standardization

Don't Wait, Start Planning for Software in 2021 Now!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Nov 4, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Hard to believe (pandemic and all) that we are hurdling towards the holiday season and will soon be arrive at 2021, armed with New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. Good riddance 2020! Some resolutions can’t wait until after the holidays, though. Now is the time for small businesses to begin the year-end accounting crunch and make budgets and projections for the New Year. If you are planning on changing software, getting started now will give you enough lead time to ensure everything is set up and ready to go on January 1. In this end-of-year process, let’s consider the adoption of new software, namely eUnify software, in terms of how it might fit in your budget, improve your operation, and adapt to your business, helping you meet your goals for 2021.

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Topics: Software, Mobile App, eUnify

3 Tips for Building an Online Community with CommunityLink

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 21, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Portals offer valuable conveniences to homeowners, such as online payments, easy access to forms and documents, and announcements, among others, but the 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 eUnify's homeowner portal, CommunityLink a place where homeowners gather.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Community, eUnify, portals, communitylink

Elections with eUnify eVoting

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 30, 2020 7:45:00 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

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