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OMS - office logo setup updated

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There was a problem with uploading office logos in the OMS. We’ve corrected this and also introduced the cropping features that we’ve recently introduced in the improved user profile pages. This allows you to cut out your logo from the supplied file and upload it on the OMS. Your logo is used on websites and brochures.

[fixed!] Current issue: Agent details not exported to portals/websites

the following reported issue has been resolved at 1:10pm 31 Aug 2012We are currently addressing a problem where agent details that are updated are not exported to all websites, we should have it resolved shortly.

OMS Mandate history enhancements

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As you know the OMS can track property mandate changes and keeps a record of every mandate change. The mandate history dropdown have been enhanced to provide more valuable feedback as follows:- The date shown will now reflect the date the status was changed- It will show the number of days the mandate was in that particular statusIn the example below you will for example see that the mandate was 1st created on 21 January and remained in for sale status for 57 days before being changed to a pending sale on the 19 March:The example above also shows (via the pie chart) that there are 124 days left on this mandate to sell this property, roughly 50% of the mandate time passed.

OMS Login update

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This is an existing feature that has been re-developed as it did not work correctly on all PC's and browsers
When logging onto the OMS, you can check the 'keep me logged in on this computer' checkbox. This will save your login details on the particular computer so that you don't have to log in every time. Do not use this setting if you are using a computer that is shared with other people. The settings are removed if you either:
1) use the 'sign out' link in the OMS
2) you clear your temporary internet files including cookies
3) you change your password in the OMS

We have also renamed 'username' to 'email'.

OMS login and search updates

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x2 Small updates have been done:IP ADDRESSOn the login screen your public IP address is now displayed to assist with any support queries:The system will also now log this IP address in your Audit Trail (available under reports) for all users as indicated below:SEARCHSmall performance and interface tweaks have been made for the OMS universal search. It now provides better visual feedback when a search is performed while search times have also been slightly improved:The OMS search is universal, so you can search property reference numbers, street names, complex names as well as contact info like first name, last name, email address and telephone numbers. The results are fetched from the database and displayed to you very quickly and is sorted in the most recent listings or contacts first.The search also allows for partial searches, so you can enter the first 3 letters of your query and hit search. E.g. if you have listings in a complex called ‘boatlake village’, simply enter ‘boat’ and …

OMS Mandate commission update

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The property mandate screen has been updated to reflect the commission nett and gross amounts in a simple table format (and still with the auto-calculation features).  We have also updated the days on market/days to expiry indicator to a little pie chart, the green slice showing the % of days left you have available on this mandate:Various upgrades will be done in the OMS for the remainder of the year to integrate & upgrade sales tracking & reporting functionality. If you have any suggestions, please capture them here online.

OMS enhanced new user edit pages

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New user profile pages is now available in the OMS.(1) There are 3 tabs now: public info, administrative info and the user account details. The size of the about section (2) has been increased and the profile photo uploader (3) has been improved. You can now also crop photos in the system:The user account section has also been tweaked and will for instance indicate the password strength as you type it (from very weak up to very strong):One of the features suggested by a lot of users is to individually configure whether a user can send SMS messages. This can now be configured (but only by the office administrator). Users who don’t have this featured enabled by Monday 27 August will be restricted from sending bulk SMS messages through the system:We have also centralised and moved 2 functions to the account section: ‘delete user’ and ‘move user to another office’. Note the ‘move user to another office’ is only available at group level to move agents between offices. More actions will als…

New Bid-or-Buy interface ready to go live

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As announced today on our Facebook page, we are almost ready to go live with the new Bid-or-Buy interface.This will seamlessly interface your property listings from the Office Management System (OMS) to the www.bidorbuy.co.za website. Pricing will be announced early next week.We have structured x2 packages and will also launch a competition, so watch this spot!Bid-or-buy receives over 1.2M unique visitors per month through their website and can therefore provide you with more exposure to your property mandates.The new Bid-or-Buy interface follows on an improved Property24 interface just launched. An upgraded Private Property interface is also underway while an interface to OLX is currently being developed. More exposure for your listings through the OMS.

Automated & integrated valuation reports coming soon to the OMS

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We’ve been hard at work lately extending the features of the OMS to provide a more comprehensive service. Launching soon is a range of automated and integrated property reports in partnership with Lightstone.You will be able to conveniently draw PDF property valuation reports in the OMS (Office Management System) branded with your company logo. Best of all is that you will be able to save these reports in the OMS cloud.Pricing will be announced closer to launch but you are looking at less than R50 for the property report than includes an automated valuation and less than R35 for the property report without the valuation. Other reports including suburb analysis, deeds name and property reports plus transfers reports will also be released.

OMS: mandate listing date correction for rental listings

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A couple of days earlier we’ve made this change that prevents the listing date to be changed to a future date. Unfortunately this update also crept into the rental listing mandates – we’ve now removed it and you can set the ‘available from’ and ‘available to’ dates correctly.

Performance upgrades OMS & Websites

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At Entegral, we are obsessed about providing highly optimised systems and websites. Today we’ve made more adjustments to make your online OMS experience and visitors searching on your real estate website even faster!This includes the implementation of ground-breaking new cloud technology that allows for much faster access to your data, whether you are uploading or viewing your properties, viewing your contacts or searching on your website. Everything is off course based on our industry first and leading real estate cloud platform. It uses less energy and we only consume the immediate computing resources we require. Green IT for your real estate business.“Technical jargon to follow” warning!Based on IOPS performance measurements, it results in up to x10 faster read/writes to the Microsoft SQL Server databases hosting your data, when compared to the dedicated servers. This is especially useful at peak times ensuring consistent performance 24/7!

[FIXED] Oops! temporary photo uploading error

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WE’VE NAILED THIS SMALL BUG POSTED THIS MORNING – EVERYTHING BACK TO NORMALWe’ve made some performance upgrades last night but it looks like a small bug crept it. When you upload photos this message will appear after uploading:But don’t worry – your photos actually uploaded! Just go back to the property listing and refresh the photos pages, you will notice the photos are there.We will have this bug squashed in no time! Sorry for the inconvenience!

New interface to OLX coming soon!

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We are busy working on a new property syndication interface to www.olx.co.za, watch this space for the launch date. OLX is a popular classifieds website and does regular ad spots on tv to promote their website.We are also working on an improved user configuration which will launch in the next few days:If you haven’t yet tried it out, you can now send faxes straight into the OMS! Click here for more details on the fax-to-document library service.  It is free and you can try it out immediately.The space provided in the document library has also been doubled, so you can securely save all your faxes online.

OMS: mandate listing date & contacts changes

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We’ve made a couple of small enhancements/changes to the OMS:You are no longer allowed to change the listing date on an existing listing to a future date (you will not be able to select future dates):On the property mandate contact details we’ve removed the link to open/edit the listing/letting agent and also inserted extra checks to ensure that the agent cannot be removed from the listing:

Now send your faxes straight to the OMS

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A new industry first innovation has just been launched by Entegral. It allows you to send your faxes straight into the OMS document library and start managing your faxes better!



The ground-breaking functionality allows you to assign a unique fax number to your office or personal document libraries (so you can assign a fax number for your office and every agent). Just open the document library and follow the steps to instantly get a unique fax number for your office or personal use that you can start using immediately. The number is yours for life as long as you receive at least 1 fax every 2 months - and is completely free. So put it in your email signature, business cards or any other marketing material.



Faxes are automatically converted and imported into PDF format in a “fax” folder. You can rename faxes, drag and drop it to other folders or create subfolders to better organize them:







We’ve recently doubled the available document library space for all clients, so you can easily receive …

Save (twice as many) files in the cloud with the OMS

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We’ve substantially increased the storage space in the OMS document library. Agents and Offices using the OMS now have access to twice as much storage space than before at no additional cost.In December 2011 we’ve launched an improved document library for the OMS. It offers a highly secure place to store all your important files online in our advanced cloud infrastructure. The file explorer interface allows you to easily upload or download files, create directories and drag and drop files between directories. Each agent (user) gets his own personal document library and each office has a general document library that is shared between the office users. This makes it perfect for sharing office documents and other files in the office (e.g. logos, sales contracts, document templates).The restructured document library sizes are as follows:Solo PackageUser: 25MB to 50MBOffice: 50MB to 100MBCore PackageUser: 50MB to 100MBOffice: 250MB to 500MBVenture PackageUser: 75MB to 150MBOffice: 500MB t…