Friday, November 10, 2017

OMS API update version 1.7 - inactive properties

An update has been made for the OMS API, version 1.7.
It is documented in our OMS API documentation.

Retrieve inactive properties
You can now retrieve properties made inactive for the last 3 months using the following call:

Retrieve all property addresses
Under permission we've added a new module 5 "Access all property addresses". This can be enabled in the OMS to provide your developer with access to all property address info (unit number, complex name, street number and street name) for the property details ( irrespective of whether you've checked the 'make map location' checkbox in the OMS for a listing. We've also included a new field 'location_makepublic' to indicate whether the agent has given permission to make the address public.

When module 5 access is included for developer OMS API key, the data can look as follows:

 "location_makepublic": 0,
 "location_streetNumber": "23",
 "location_streetName": "Main road",
 "location_unitNumber": "88",
 "location_complexName": "Petervale Boulevard",

Note although the agent has not selected the 'make map location available' in the OMS (location_makepublic = 0) it will still retrieve the address details through the module 5 access. It should therefor be used with consideration and only for internal system integrations. 
To add module 5 access for an OMS API key, simply create a new key and revoke (delete) the previous key.

The OMS API can be used to extract data from the OMS to external systems. It is included free of charge to all clients. Clients can generate their own API keys for web developers. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

OMS API updates version 1.6 - Commercial Fields

An update has been made for the OMS API version 1.6.
It is documented in our OMS API documentation.

Over 20 commercial fields has now been added to the property details view. Details can be found here:

The OMS API can be used to extract data from the OMS to external systems. It is included free of charge to all clients. Clients can generate their own API keys for web developers. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

OMS API updates version 1.5 - Updated Fields

Herewith a list of enhancements made to the OMS API version 1.5.
It is also documented in our OMS API documentation.

1. The properties collection /properties now includes an updated attribute indicating the last time changes were made to the property listing e.g.
        "property_id": 1007346,
        "status": 56,
        "updated": "2017-08-01 09:47"

2. The property details call /properties/property_id now includes the update time for each photo. All photos are now also served via HTTPS by default, e.g.
            "url_thumb": "",
            "url_large": "",
            "updated": "2017-09-12 10:17"
            "url_thumb": "",
            "url_large": "",
            "updated": "2017-09-12 10:17"

The OMS API can be used to extract data from the OMS to external systems. It is included free of charge to all clients. Clients can generate their own keys for developers

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Why HTTPS matters for your real estate website

Hypertext transfer protocol - or HTTP - is the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. To ensure that all communications between your browser and website are secure, we are moving over to HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure)

Aside from providing critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information, HTTPS is a requirement for many new browser features - and as you know by now Entegral not only pushes the design envelope, we are always keeping an eye on the future of web solutions for your real estate website.

Not only will this create a more secure website, it will also help with your SEO efforts. In 2014, Google had announced that it would start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Last month, news broke that Google will now send a “not secure” warning to users who visit unencrypted web pages in the address bar. Imagine how quickly you will lose clients if they visit your real estate website only to see the warning in the address bar?

How do I get HTTPS installed onto my responsive Flex real estate website?

To configure an SSL certificate, and the HTTPS protocol, for your Flex website contact our support team. Setup is R400 (excl VAT) and includes the registration and maintenance required including renewals.

It is vital to change over - it is not just good business for us, it is also good business for you.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New OMS occupation notes field on property mandate

A new 'occupation notes' field is now available in the OMS property mandate screen.
This is a free text field and allows you to capture any notes related to the occupation status, available date, occupational rent or conditions:

This field is private and doesn't pull through to any property portals. It can be included in custom OMS brochures.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Agent roles per office breakdown report for groups

A new OMS performance report is now available for multi-office groups. It provides a breakdown of then number of people per role in each office, gender breakdown and number of active for sale and rental listings. As with the other performance reports, you can sort columns, filter and export data.

To access the report, log in to the OMS, and go to Reports / Performance, select Ágent roles per office breakdown'.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Company name added to contacts form

Company Name has been added as a field on the general contacts in the OMS: