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  1. Be able to choose date when making deposit

    Would like to have the option to choose date that the deposit was actually made. There are times that I do not post or have time to post on the exact date that I show the deposit in the software

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  2. Show CHECK NUMBERS

    Not being able to see check numbers is really debilitating. Also, there should be the option of sorting by check number rather than date for reports.

    7 votes
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  3. Create an "All Accounts" report function, not just "All Properties"

    It is impossible to run vendor or category reports across all accounts, which poses a big problem since some vendors are paid out of various accounts, not only across various properties. Also related: transactions related to archived properties don't show up in reports for "All Properties" and they should.

    9 votes
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  4. Easy Pay-Checking/Savings Account Option for Setup

    For Easy Pay> Need a Checking/Savings account option when setting up tenants for ACH Some banks require the information they received have this information

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  5. Vendor List-Add Color Shading for Categories

    add color shading in the area under the settings tab where you assign categories for vendors

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  6. Work Orders

    Improvement in need for work orders under reports.
    Subscriber should have the ability to print work orders for a particular account (owner).
    Work orders should have a signature line for the resident and tech after work is complete

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  7. allow for users to choose a date for Automated Management Fees

    The management fees really should be charged after rent is received (often the 5th or 6th of the month) and so it is not right that they are automatically charged on the first day of the month.

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  8. Add word processing

    I send out a short note to my owners each month with the financial report. Now i do it in Word and save a copy in their paper file. It would be nice to write it in Rentec and have it saved in the owners history file.

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  9. Support bi-monthly recurring payments

    I request that you add a category for bi-monthly recurring payments.

    12 votes
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  10. column width

    waited until just now to notice that the width of columns of numbers is a few digits too narrow ... we are opening our business later this week. I am using your software in Vietnam where we use Vietnamese Dong (VND) ... most rent will be between 10,000,000 to 40,000,000 VND, not needing the decimal point and cents ... thus, I would need 9-10 digits with commas as separators (i.e. max total number would be 999,999,000). ANY HELP??

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  11. Keep Company Financials Off "All Property" Financials

    When customers wish to track income and expenses for their company, they can easily create a property for "ABC Company" and post customized income and expense transactions. However, this "property" skews vacancy and financial reports for "all properties." It would be great to have an option to exclude a single property or selected properties from report options.

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  12. Build a character counter in the SMS

    Create a characters counter so you will know when you are at the max characters for sending an SMS. Currently only get an error if you are sending too many.

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    0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the suggestion Duane. We just completed another feature which allows for greater than 160 character messages which might all but eliminate this issue for you in the first place. If the message exceeds 160 chars it will now still send the entire message to the recipient.

  13. separate check number/reference, invoice/transaction, and description fields

    It would be helpful to have a separate check/reference number field and invoice/transaction number field, while still being able to enter a meaningful description of a payment for the owners to view. I can enter an invoice number in the memo field, and then enter a description in the "display as" field, but then the display overrides the category name on the ledger reports.

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  14. add move-in and move-out category to notices

    in addition to being able to see lease expiration dates and late rents is it possible to add a tab next to workorders, tenant screening, mailboxes, and file library indicating move-in and move-out info or in the notices section? thank you.

    3 votes
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  15. include the option to have Rentec Direct monthly subscription invoices automatically emailed to subscribers.

    I would love to have the option get a monthly invoice of my subscription history automatically emailed to me for my records. I continually forget to add it to my expenses. I thought about having it be reoccurring, but the number of units manage does change from time to time.

    4 votes
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  16. Archive accounts

    I would like to see the ability to Archive accounts, much the same way property and tenants currently work.

    7 votes
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  17. Include a method to print all invoices all at once in order to mail

    I currently have to print every invoice manually by going to every tenants profile. This is getting annoying and time consuming. Honestly is making look for other programs. Other than this minor issue, I love rentec. Ive been using it for 2 years.

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Have you tried sending a statement instead? The format is nearly identical, and there is an option (Reports / Rentec-HOA Reports), All Statements. It will print off all the statements for the chosen properties. It’s a huge time saver, and maybe exactly what you are looking for.

  18. Allow tenant/owner to be designated on split expenses.

    Allow the tenant/owner of a unit to be designated when making a split expense so we don't have to manualy apply their owner to the transaction after it is generated.

    For example: I had our building's water heater replaced and needed to distribute the cost of $98.25 between 12 units. To do this, I had to create the split expense, then create an expense for each owner ledger. I now realize I could have simply made the split expense, then gone into each expense and added the "owner" to the account that got charged, but adding another drop down to…

    5 votes
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  19. Aggregate daily late fees

    If a daily late fee is setup, the system will create a daily charge in the amount of the daily late fee. It would be great to have an option to aggregate all the late fee charges into a single late fee invoice that is only a single ledger item on the tenant's statement.

    4 votes
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  20. More cash register like

    Enter data but not edit data.
    Just like in retail, I'd like my Leasing Agents to be able to enter data, but if they want to 'change anything', they need a supervisor to 'override'. Also, they shouldn't be able to change old data without supervisor approval.

    I still fear an unhappy employee could destroy all of my data if they chose to.

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