Showing posts from May, 2010

OMS contacts module enhancements – view all contacts as administrator/manager

We’ve made enhancements to the OMS contacts module. This is the first of several enhancements to follow in the contacts module. For users who have office administrator or office manager access, you can now view all the contacts captured on property listings by going to the contacts module, and clicking on (A) shared contacts, and then on (B) general, buyers, sellers or tenants.  Note that only office administrators and managers have this access to view contacts listed by all users on all properties, standard users will only see there own contacts and contacts shared by other users.   The ‘active contacts’ (C) is an existing option and allows you to filter only active contacts. Unchecking this will show all your inactive contacts. When you open a contact, you can mark it as ‘active’ or not. The ‘is shared with office’ function allows standard users to share that contact with the office shared contacts list. Note that we have reports from some users that the ‘configuration’

Private Property interface issue

We are currently busy resolving an issue with the private property interface where you are unable to remove your listings from the Private Property website (due to an interface change on Private Property’s website). We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

A closer look at our Premium Mail solution

We’ve updated marketing documentation for our Premium Mail solution with PDF documents now included on the page: The Premium Mail solution is a bit more expensive than the Value Mail solution but offers a lot of bang for your buck including: 10GB Mailbox sizes 100% uptime More comprehensive spam and anti-virus protection Advanced but simple to use webmail interface Optional Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server services Optional email archiving services If you’re looking to switch from your ValueMail to PremiumMail solution please contact our helpdesk for a quotation.

Improved response times for OMS

We have improved the page load times in the OMS – pages should now load a bit faster than usual. Noticeable will be when you open property listings or use the active listings function. Did you know? The OMS works perfectly fine on Netbooks (we tested on a Netbook with a 1.6Ghz atom processor and 1GB RAM connected through a Vodacom 3G connection). This allows for a cost effective rollout of the OMS for your whole estate agency with Netbook prices coming in at only R2800-R3800 and OMS user licenses included in your monthly subscription. You can easily give all your agents access to manage their property portfolios, access central stock lists and print property brochures. The end results is a more up to date and accurate online property portfolio which buyers will love.

OMS Area change: Stanford

Stanford has been moved to appear as a suburb under Hermanus , and not a town on its own.

External property portals: SA Hometraders link ready

We are happy to announce that we’ve completed testing from the OMS management system to the SA Hometraders property portal ( ) and ready to start integration of your listings. Costs are R500 for setup on the OMS and R385 vat excl per month payable to SA Hometraders for the online advertising of your listings. We will send out a newsletter on Monday 17 May with the details. If you are interested to activate your feed please email our helpdesk on The new SA Hometraders interface now compliments the existing high traffic interfaces the OMS offers to MyProperty, MSN, IOL, Jump and other prominent portals.

National client websites: rates & taxes fixed

We’ve corrected a problem where the rates & taxes didn’t display on properties for national client websites.

Performance improvements on websites and OMS

We have made some performance improvements on client websites and the OMS system. Particular attention was paid to search queries and agent/office portfolio searches (load times).

OMS download library Firefox issue resolved

We’ve corrected an issue on the OMS Download Library files download section where Firefox browser users could not download files. The issue is now resolved. The download library module is available to Enterprise clients and allows for document centralisation for all users/offices.

OMS firefox issue resolved on property details

We’ve fixed the issue with the Firefox browser where it didn’t want to update the property features when you changed it to a different type, e.g. commercial. The issue has been resolved on the capture and editing parts

OMS seller referrals – areas corrected

When capturing a new seller referral the town/suburbs sometimes didn’t want to load. We’ve corrected the issue.

OMS Referrals new days since update/create columns added

The days column in the view referrals section now have 2 days columns: days since updated, and days since created. This allows for better tracking of referrals. The OMS Referrals module is included to all Enterprise (National) clients and allows paperless referrals tracking in an organisation.

OMS brochures, spelling mistake corrected

We’ve corrected the spelling mistake in the footer of brochures as indicated below. The update will be available 5 May 2010.

OMS Property Brochures P.O.A. price

Properties marked in the OMS as P.O.A. (price on application) properties will now get a P.O.A. on the amount section on brochures and not a ‘0.0’ as before.  Available on 5 May 2010 in the OMS. The OMS brochures saves you time from designing & printing your own brochures. Simply open a property listing, go to the reports section and pick your brochure to export to PDF.

OMS advanced search on short term rentals fixed

There was a problem when you select ‘to let available (short term)’ as status option in the advanced search – it didn’t return any property listings. We have loaded and update for this. The advanced search module enables you to find active listings and older (inactive, sold, expired) listings in the OMS by specifying various search criteria.