Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OMS enhanced dashboard with Live Inbox

Keep track of your website leads, referrals, mandate expiries and other important info with the unique new Live Inbox feature in the OMS.

A first phase launched today will notify you of new leads from websites and alert you on this in real time (with no need to refresh the page – as per normal operation you will still also receive an SMS + Email on leads).  You can action items, review the waiting time, open the details and also review completed items. Depending on your user role you can also view outstanding inbox items for your whole office. Click on the help icon in the OMS for more info.

We’ve also launched various other updates for the dashboard including:

- sleeker Calendar view which shows you colour coded personal, office and group events.

- graph showing website leads for the last 15 days with links to your leads archive.

- active listings dashboard showing a summary of the number of listings by status and mandate type. We’ve also included the average number of days on the market which gives you a quick overview of your active listing stock status. Depending on your user role, you will see stats for your own listings, your office or for your entire group.

- small performance optimizations in load time of pages.

More updates to follow in the next couple of days!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sneak Preview: Improved OMS Dashboard to be launched

For heritage day in South Africa we decided to put the OMS dashboard on the grill and server up an improved interface. 

We are busy finalizing an improved OMS dashboard which will launch in the next day or two. Some of they key features will include:

1) Inbox – see and action new leads, referrals, property mandates expiring etc.

2) Quick detailed views graph.

3) Quick Active listings dashboard view including average days on market.

We also slightly tweaked the calendar view. Keep an eye on our product blog or facebook page for the launch.oms-dashboard

Sunday, September 18, 2011

OMS: Organisation Manager Access viewing office properties update

Organisational manager users (typically franchise head office users) have rights to open properties for any of their offices.

We’ve enhanced the system to show the correct mandate agent against the property when opening it up (so typically your listing or selling agent).

Saturday, September 17, 2011

OMS performance improvements for property views & leads

The OMS allows you to easily analyze your property views and leads  interactively for the whole office or single agents. There is also several views available including per day, week and month views. For franchise groups the functionality is expanded to provide analysis into each of your offices.

We’ve made minor performance improvements in running the statistics.  We know that every second (or even milliseconds in this case) in using the OMS, counts.

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above: sample property views & leads for an office over last 30 days by day.

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above: sample property views for an office over a 180 day period. Here we can see a clear improvement possibly due to SEO and other marketing effort from the office.

Friday, September 16, 2011

OMS: Coming Soon! Automated Property Valuation Reports (in the Cloud!)

automated-property-valuation-reportWe are proud to announce that you will soon be able to produce industry best Automated Property Valuation Reports in the OMS.

The Automated Valuation Report produced a fair market value of a property anywhere in South Africa using an advanced statistical model.  Users in the OMS will be able to search on a number of criteria to locate a specific property including address or owner details like an ID number.

 

Details included in this report includes amongst others:

- Property details (title deed number, address, erf details etc)

- Owner details (as per the Deeds registry)

- Valuation details (including last sale price and date, estimate value etc)

- Municipal Valuation details (including assessed rates and zoning)

- Satellite aerial image showing location of property and 20 most recent comparable sales

The beauty of this is that the reports will branded in your company logo & name and will be saved indefinitely in the OMS for your office for easy access. Since the OMS is online, your whole office can easily get access to this, anytime & anywhere with all the reports securely saved in our Cloud infrastructure. If a valuation was done on a new listing, that valuation report will be linked to that property. Since you don’t ever need to delete any listings in the OMS (including sold, expired and inactive listings) the report will never be lost.

Pricing and sample reports will be available soon – watch this space!

P.S. Deeds and Suburb reports will follow after this!

Monday, September 12, 2011

OMS Map Explorer bug fixes & enhancements

We have corrected a bug in the OMS Map Explorer that resulted in some users unable to view their listings on the map interface.

We have also enhanced the system to show up to 1000 property listings at one time on the map. As illustrated in the screenshot below it provides you with an excellent overview of properties in your area based on the filter criteria you entered.

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This is a great interactive tool to use and the filter on the right makes it for instance possible to view sold listings in an area or for sale listings within a certain price range and type.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

OMS: universal search enhancements, now also search contacts

We’ve enhanced the new universal search with new features. You can now search property or contact records.  By adding contacts to the search you are now able to quickly find contacts without having to go to the contacts module first.

PROPERTIES

Search property reference number, loan account number, street name or complex name. This searches all your property listings and also office listings if you have rights. It will search all property statuses including for sale, rentals, auction, expired and inactive.

CONTACTS

Search first name, last name, email address, mobile number, home number or office number. This searches all your contacts including buyers, sellers, referrals etc. It will also search all office contacts if you have rights. It will also search all property transactions where you were linked as an agent e.g. if you were the listing agent on a home that was since sold, you can search on the seller name at that time, and it will find the person.

Simply enter the search phrase (or part of it, at least 3 characters), and click the properties (A) or contacts (B) search links. The system will scan all your contacts and properties for matching keywords and display the results under the search box (C).

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There is also a little help tip popping up when you hover your mouse over the search field, to remind you what you can search on.

Friday, September 2, 2011

OMS: New universal search

We have upgraded the search on the OMS to be more universal, you can now search on a number of items to find a property:

- property reference number

- loan account number (or part of it)

- street name (or part of it)

- complex name (or part of it)

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Depending on your rights, you will only be able to search your own listings or that of the office.

In particular the following user accounts can only search on their own data: view access & personal access own data.