Saturday, December 19, 2009

OMS Map Explorer BETA now llive!

Have a look on the dashboard on the OMS when you log on - there is a link to the Map Explorer BETA version. The Map Explorer (or GIS explorer as we previously referred to), allows you to plot all your listings on a Google Map. What's more is that you can filter on the area, property type, price or agent (and office for our national clients).
Clicking on a marker will open op a bubble window with short property details including photo. There is also a hyperlink to open up the listing. This way you can easily view the listing, or, if the market is not on the property, adjust the precise location of the property on the map through the property location function.

OMS Active properties - case sensitive filter removed

We've removed the case-sensitivity on the filter function on the active properties page. You are now able to search/filter for anything irrespective of the word case.

Monday, December 14, 2009

OMS minor updates

Virtual Tours correction
We corrected a problem where some users could not delete Virtual Tours on properties.

Property Visits
You will notice that we've temporary disabled the property visits feature on properties. A much improved version of this will be ready tomorrow.

For sale to Final sale correction
We corrected an issue where you could not change the status of a listing from for sale to finale sale if you leave certain compulsory fields out. (The system didn't warn the user when compulsory fields like occupation date, registered date etc was left out and kept the status as is).

New OMS status dashboard
We've introduced a sleeker OMS system updates section on the OMS dashboard when you log in. This displays the latest updates from this product blog, remember to subscribe if you want the latest updates in a daily mail to you.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

OMS: Sleeker property on show functionality

We've improved the on show section on property listings. It is now quicker to add, edit or remove on show dates with the on show capture box displayed inline on the page rather than a separate popup box as per the screenshot below:


We are also showing all historic on show dates loaded for the property, previously it filtered only for future dates. Note that on websites only the future on show dates are shown.

Remember there is no need to delete any historic on show dates, keep it there for your own tracking purposes and future reports which will use these dates.


Friday, December 11, 2009

OMS enhanced spellchecker on property details


We've enhanced the spellcheck on the property description, it will now spell check the property description, items included and excluded.

OMS Property module - updated description & brochures

We've corrected a small bug on the property features section. With the recent updates we've noticed some properties having html tags like BR or SPAN appearing in the brochure description.

We've corrected this - if you notice this on your current listings, simply open the description, remove the
or other tag and save the changes. You can then go to the report section on the property and print your brochure, it will display correctly.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

OMS small updates on stock report and marketing module

Stock report: We corrected a problem on the new stock reports where the Stand Size was showing incorrectly in the Building Size column.
Marketing module, news section: On the page where news items is listed, when the browser window was resized a lot smaller, the edit and view links in the news section became unreadable. We corrected this and made the columns fixed sizes.

Show the exact location of properties on MyProperty with a marker

Through the new property geocoding feature in the OMS you can capture the exact location of a property on a map, see our blog article on this. If you tick the checkbox option 'make exact location of property available on websites' you give permission to show the exact location on a map.

Today we've launched the feature on www.myproperty.co.za that will now show this location with a marker if you've selected the option in the OMS. See below for a sample. By default we show the hybrid view (map + satelite) for properties marked this way. The address is also shown if you move your mouse over the market. If the marker is left unchecked only the suburb location is shown.

view this property on MyProperty (now isn't it great for buyers to see how close to the beach this property really is?)


We are getting ready to offer this same functionality on client websites.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Improved property notes section

We have updated the property notes section. It now shows the full note details on the notes page (previously only showed the header). It is also quicker to add or edit a note now as this is done on the same page and not through a popup window that opens first.

We are looking at more upgrades on this including a reminder checkbox with date/time setting.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New property statistics report available

A new 'website detailed views' report is now available in the OMS. Simply open a property listing, go to report and click on the 'website detailed views' link.
Two graphs are available:
  • Detailed views per TIME FRAME where time frame is per month, per week or per day. A dropdown menu allows you to select your time frame.
  • Total detailed views by website. This gives a breakdown of the detailed property views generated by website. Note it only includes Entegral powered websites (your own website if hosted through us, MyProperty, MSN Property and RealEstate.co.za)
Note that due to recent upgrades on MyProperty and National Websites, statistics for these websites will only be integrated in the next 2 weeks.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OMS Brochures - standard 1 photo report update

We have modified the standard 1 photo brochure with feedback received from you. The update will be available 2 December.

We've moved the reference field to the top plus the study and pool fields will show either yes or no. The cost field will display the rates & taxes and levy entered depending on the following:
  • If levy field is available the amount will be displayed here
  • If rates & taxes is available and it is a for sale listing it will be displayed here (so won't display for rentals)