Advantos Newsby: Bill Haskett, President
The last year has been busy for
us in the development and implementation departments. We are nearing completion
of the next version of Advantos v8. When complete, we will make this upgrade
available to our current and new customers, which will involve no interruption of
service. We'll notify everyone before this upgrade is ready.
We have completed upgrading our Hometastic application to version 4. This version has a
different look and feel within the administration tool. This new version is presently being
tested and should be ready in the first quarter of 2017. Again, all or our customers
will be notified before the upgrade takes place and there should be no interruption of
We are continually working to upgrade current customers. Our office and apartment functionality
has been updated and is being tested. This completed version should be available in the next
quarter. If you haven't upgraded to the new BackOffice product, give us a call to arrange a quick
review of the new product features and to schedule your upgrade. Your conversion can usually be
done over a week-end and training is minimal.
Our upgrade schedule has been increased as customers are offering suggestions while they
upgrade to our version 7 offering.
Advantos software was designed to work as the core of a property management business.
All the processes are designed to assist the management company to be more efficient,
resulting in improved profitability. One of the many available features are the
HOMETASTIC websites. Are you using them to improve your relationship with your client
boards and owners and enhance staff efficiency?
The HOMETASTIC websites are designed to be an
electronic bulletin board and a communication tool for the Boards and the management company.
Information is posted there by the management company and is available to owners and board
members, based on a security level. Being able to direct people to the site for information
reduces office contacts--fewer phone calls, emails and drop ins. Recently, we have
heard from several clients that they are setting up sections on client sites for real
estate agents and rental managers to access information. This has assisted with
providing information without the usual interruption and redirection of staff time.
Another use for the site is to have information available for renters, especially
compliance standards and house rules. Providing these documents has helped landlords
and rental managers direct renters to information that will improve compliance results.