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Shopping for Property Management Software? 4 Features Not to Compromise On

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So, you’re shopping for a new property management software. Whether you’re leveraging software for the very first time or upgrading from an outdated system, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. 

On the surface, it may seem like they all provide the same solutions with only slight variations – and you might be right. So if they all offer something similar, what exactly should you be looking for to make the best decision for your business? 

Consider these 4 features before making the plunge!

All-In-One Package

At the end of the day, the software that will serve you best will be the one with the solutions that fit your needs. You should also, however, consider the long term goals of your business. For this reason, seeking out an all-in-one package is our number one priority when shopping for software. Property management covers a huge array of tasks and duties, and having one comprehensive software that covers it all will save you time and money in the long run. Plus, it gives you room to grow if you don’t quite need it all yet. In this case, be sure the software in your shopping cart allows you to pick and choose the features you need, while giving you the option to add on the rest later. 

Ease of Use

Your software might have every bell and whistle, but what use is it if it’s a nightmare to navigate? When searching for your next property management system, don’t compromise on the usability of the technology. It may seem like a more trivial quality, but the price of difficult software is reduced productivity and decreased efficiency (and hopefully you’re upgrading your software to enhance these, not the other way around). Compare reviews from current users to get a good idea of how easy different systems are to operate. It’s also recommended you attend product demos to see the software first-hand. 

Training & Customer Support

Every new software is going to come with a learning curve – point blank. No matter how intuitive a system is (and should be) you should still ensure the software you choose provides adequate training and customer support. Not only should the onboarding process include in-depth training for your management and staff, they should also guarantee unlimited access to customer and technical support. We can’t stress enough the complexity of property management, let alone the software behind it. With so many moving parts, you’re going to thank yourself when you pick a software with a dedicated team behind it rooting for your success.

Robust Reporting Tools

In order for your rental properties to succeed, your managing decisions need to be data-driven. Robust reporting tools give you this ability with access to real-time data at your fingertips. From analytics on amenity usage or maintenance progress, to custom reports on your business financials, this data is versatile and invaluable – and a feature you’d regret overlooking.

No matter your business goals, ManageGo has your back. Request a demo today to discover how our software solutions can benefit you and your unique property management needs. Or, connect directly with one of our experts and get started on your journey to better property management. Plus, subscribe to our monthly newsletter to explore the industry, get the latest company news, and be the first to know about special announcements!

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