New Features - January 15th, 2009 by Berni

Please see below our pick of features and enhancements released this month. Many more options are available, although some may not be applicable to your portfolio or may not be compatible with your current settings. A full listing is available in the features section. This month's selected features and enhancements are as follows:-

  • Improved ledger screens
  • Rename service charge schedules
  • Alternative method for generating interest
  • Invoice history
  • General system improvements

Improved ledger screens
Additional columns are now available on the ledgers screens at cashbook, client and property level. These will allow you to view more detailed information about the transactions within the date span you have entered.

Rename service charge schedules
You can now rename service charge schedules per property, allowing you to easily see what each schedule relates to. Each schedule has a 'description' and a 'print description'; the ‘description’ is how the schedule will be displayed on screens and picklists throughout the system and the 'print description' is how the schedule will be displayed on external printouts such as budgeting and year end reports. You are also able to select whether a schedule is active or not which will control whether the schedule appears on screens and picklists throughout the system, allowing you to see only the relevant schedules for each property when posting transactions and/or setting up service charge plans.

Alternative method for generating interest
We now have available an option which will suppress the generation of any interest on charges until they have been paid in full. This may be useful if you regularly find that you have not entered all tenant income received before printing demands which would result in false interest being generated.

Invoice history
We have improved the facility for viewing an invoice's history, allowing you to easily see the details entered when an invoice was originally logged as well as the details entered when it was paid. This will give you the flexibility to generate various reports on a due basis or a paid basis.

General system improvements

  • Additional arrears reporting options are now available.
  • Improvements have been made to the 'View diary' screen. You are now able to view, sort, filter, group, delete, print and export diary entries more easily.
  • There are now additional options available for displaying tenant overpayments on demands.
  • Amendments have been made to the displaying and deduction of commission.
  • Various improvements have been made throughout the system to improve consistency and usability.
  • Additional information is now recorded in the system logs to enable us to deal with technical Support queries more efficiently.
  • We have reduced the time the system takes to print audit trails. Printing an audit trail will now be upto 50% faster.

All of the options listed above are available free of charge to all users currently subscribing to Software Support (subject to compatibility with your current settings). If you would like to discuss any of the options or request an option to be included on your next update, please speak to Support.