With tax season’s official arrival and spring fever ready to take root, we know you want to make your daily tasks as painless as possible. Here at Rentec Direct, your team has been working hard to provide seamless solutions to every new challenge property managers and landlords may face. New improvements–big and small–are being tested and assessed every day to ensure that your software is streamlining your tasks and consistently adding value.
We have previously announced that your Rentec Direct Development Team would be tackling the project of a software redesign. Your team is closer than ever to reaching the final stages of this bold project. We know you are sure to love all the special details that come with a software redesign, and this redesign will even set the foundation leading to the development of a property management software mobile app. With the development team’s focus directed to the redesign, you may have noticed a slight decrease in the number of features or enhancements going live. This is simply to ensure that your team has more time to devote to this value-packed redesign you will see in the near future.
In spite of that dedicated work, February still saw the deployment of a number of helpful fixes and a very important update for any clients who utilize ACH accounts. Enhancements like these are always being implemented to support efficiency and ease within the software. The developers work closely with the Client Success Team and our clients to find out what fixes and enhancements need to be done in order to make the software better for your daily needs.
In-house, the team refers to smaller updates as a bug fix, QuickFix, HotFix, or issue report, and large updates as Features or Enhancements. Behind the scenes, a lot goes on to make your software the best it can be. While we don’t always report every tiny fix or update to you, but we enjoy providing these highlights so you can rest assured that the development team is always hard at work improving the software for your needs.
Here’s a look at what the Development Team has been working on for the month of February 2021.
RENTEC DIRECT FEATURE UPDATES, FIXES, AND ENHANCEMENTS
MADE LIVE IN February 2021
- Issue 971: Fixed issue with certain Automatic Rent Escalations not taking place
- Hotfix: increase maximum manual workorder number to prevent duplicate numbers above 4 million
- Fix image order in json output, adds a secondary sort to match the website listings.
Missed the Forte Verify Announcement?
On March 19th, 2021 NACHA, the governing body for ACH processing, will be enacting additional fraud detection rules.
These new rules affect anyone accepting online payments via ACH, regardless of which software platform or merchant provider they are using. To comply with these NACHA requirements following March 19th, you need to use “commercially reasonable” methods to validate the accuracy of new bank accounts. Rentec Direct has already taken proactive steps to ensure that you are in compliance with these new rules to ensure your overhead remains low when accepting online payments.
You can learn more about these new rules and the steps Rentec Direct has taken in this recent article: Important NACHA Verification Changes for ACH Payments
UPCOMING FEATURE RELEASES
Your development team is more excited than ever about their behind-the-scenes work. Currently, your team is fully immersed in the vital steps that come with a software redesign!
- Want to learn more about the redesign of the Rentec Direct software and what that means for you? This large-scale project will make the software more responsive, leading to the development of a property management software mobile app. At the start of this year, we hosted a webinar featuring Founder and President Nathan Miller, where he speaks about the benefits of a new redesign and goes into more detail about what you can expect. Get excited because your development team is working hard, and this update is just around the corner!
These software updates are the result of valuable feedback and input from our awesome clients. If there is a new feature or a software enhancement you would love to see added to Rentec Direct, let us know.