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Midyear Feature Wrap-Up — The Latest Updates from 2016

feature updatesYour development team at Rentec Direct has devoted more time this year to introduce new features and updates to the system than ever before.  We understand the importance of prioritizing your feature requests so you can utilize the most advance tools and software applications for your rental management.

Rentec Direct is pleased to inform you that we introduced 14 major feature upgrades and released dozens of smaller system updates in the first two quarters of 2016 to your management platform.

Here’s a look what your team has been up to so far in 2016

January 2016 Updates

February 2016 Updates

March 2016 Updates

April 2016 Updates

May 2016 Updates

  • Easily Attach Files Sent Through Your Software When sending emails from the Rentec Direct platform, you can now upload files from your hard drive or select them from your file library.  This feature is similar to those you find in Gmail or Outlook. Now, Rentec Direct supports the function too!
  • Mobile Friendly Tenant Portal The latest update for the Tenant Portal allows the system to adjust to whatever screen size your tenants are using, from the desktop to the mobile phone. Whether your tenant wants to submit a maintenance request or pay their rent online, this new mobile friendly design allows tenants to access the useful features on the go.

June 2016 Updates

  • Owner Portal Reports Your owners can now access detailed reports directly from their Owner Portal on a new Reports page. The Reports page allows your property owners to view or save summaries of their property performance, vacancies and account activity.
  • New Tooltips Feature Give You Instant Access to Contact Information  Simply hover your mouse over a tenant’s, owner’s, or vendor’s name and a handy popup tooltip comes up that provides a quick reference to relevant contact information, like phone number and email. You will also find links to send an email or text message directly from the tooltip popup.

All of these features are live and available for you to access without needing to manually update your software. Click the links for each feature to learn more about them.

Wondering what’s next for you at Rentec Direct? Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on the developer’s desk as we move into the second half of 2016

  • Multiple Bank Account Support for ACH Accounts
  • Cash Rent Payments at 7-11 and Ace Payment locations
  • Renter’s Liability Insurance
  • Owner Disbursement Wizard
  • Live in-application chat with your support team

Additionally, you will soon have access to a resource center that provides information about state specific laws, requirements and guidelines for rental management in your state.

Are there other tools or resources you’d like your Rentec Direct team to provide, let us know in the comments!

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About the Author: Kaycee (Wegener) Miller manages marketing and media relations for Rentec Direct, bringing a unique perspective to the world of property management and proudly shares industry news, products, and trends within the community. .


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  1. Ren Henry says:

    Notify via email when a text message or email is received on Rentec. Also, integrate work orders into to calendar program.

    • Hi Ren,

      Thanks for the feedback, I know our development team really appreciates your input. I have a clarification question regarding the email notification – are you looking for a email that tells you when a tenant or vendor receives an email or text you sent through Rentec (like a delivery receipt?). And I agree with the need for a calendar integration for work orders – that would be very useful, not just for work orders but inspections and other property related appointments. I will pass along the info. Thank you for your great ideas!

  2. Rachele Sutherland says:

    Mileage Tracker

    • Hi Rachele,

      Good news! I have heard talk about integrating with a Mileage Tracker program so reports and data are accessed in your software. I don’t know an exact timeline on when this will be implemented but it is on the developer’s list. Thanks for input!

  3. When will cash pay at 7-11 / Ace Cash Express be available? That is a big selling point.

    • Hi Jennifer! We are working towards end of year for releasing the cash payment feature. It’s a very complicated integration process but we understand that it will be a huge benefit to clients. Thanks for the feedback!

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