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  1. Autofill payee & category

    autofill when entering income and expenses. Monthly transactions are basically repeated (rent amounts are the same every month (unless you enter late fees), and trash, electric, water, property management, taxes, lawncare...etc are also the same company/category). When the payee's name is typed in, the category should autofill with the previously used category , saving a lot of time.

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      0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make reports interactive and zoomable

      1)When I make a report, and see that there is an uncategorized expense, then I should be able to click on the number, view the transaction and edit it. I have some uncategorized expenses and income that I would like to see to determine what they are, but I can't figure out how to. It should be as easy as clicking on it.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Share Files to Multiple Owners or Tenants

        Allow an "alt" multiple share feature in the file library so that one invoice can be shared with multiple owners. Example: A yard care invoice that charges ~20 different properties/accounts. Instead of uploading the same invoice 20 times and then sharing with each owner individually, allow one uploaded invoice to be shared with as many owners as required.

        32 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for the excellent suggestion. The Rentec development team feels this is something that can be accomplished. If this feature is important to you please vote it up to increase it’s priority in our development queue.

        • Multi-Unit Propery performace report per property - not unit

          Multi-unit property performance report should be per whole property not per each unit as most expenses are for the whole building (taxes, water, insurance, mortgage interest)

          10 votes
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          • Automatically email owner statements and reports

            OWNER STATEMENT (and other financial reports): Option to send out a statement to all owners at once via email, or print out all, without having to head into the report for each one, and option to set a date for it to automatically do it

            83 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow selection of either tenant when adding a co-renter to a multi-tenant unit

              Currently, if a unit has multiple tenants that are not co-renters, and I want to add a co-renter by clicking "Place New Tenant" and selecting "Make Co-renter", the first tenant placed in the unit is automatically selected and there is no option to make the co-renter part of a group with any other tenant from that page. Instead, I must create the co-renting tenant in the tenant section, then click the context menu and select "Add to Group", then select the appropriate tenant to group the co-renter with.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Application Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                To help us categorize and prioritize this feature, it would be helpful to know a practical real-life example of where there are two non-affiliated tenants moved into the same unit, and where one of them would have affiliated co-renters. Your input would be helpful.

              • Multiple owners for each property

                Option to have multiple owner entities for each property, with options to charge jointly or separately and disburse funds separately

                43 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create Statement - add calendar controls to dialog boxes

                  It would be helpful to have a calendar control on the dialog boxes for date selection

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Report Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Maintenance, Vendor Portal, user restrictions

                    MAINTENANCE/VENDOR PORTAL - work orders and vendor information only - and options for tenant contact info; ability for vendors/maintenance to either have access to all maint. related items or only those they are given access to - options to enter new ones requests - maybe work orders could have a "viewer permissions" link in the work order ? Option for maint/vendors to be update/add notes,

                    39 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • automatic text message (sms) notifications in addition to emails

                      TEXT MSGS: please add the option to have text msg or SMS notification option for auto-notices from program in addition to email reminders.

                      44 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        To improve the likelihood that we develop this feature, please add detailed comments explaining how you would like to see this feature implemented, and how it would benefit you or your staff. Be sure to vote this feature up if it is important to you.

                        If you have examples or screenshots to send, please email them to features@rentecdirect.com, and reference this feature request by name.

                      • Consolidate owner statement to one page if the owner only has one unit (currently it is 2 pages)

                        If I choose to send an owner a monthly cash statement, and this owner has just one property, the system creates two separate but identical statements. One has just the owner's name, and the other has just the property address... Address and name should combine to be on a one page statement.

                        4 votes
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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Budgeting system per category

                          BUDGETS: ability to enter in monthly & yearly budgets for category codes - for income/expenses and option to include number in reports for comparison

                          48 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Print mailing labels

                            MAILING LABELS APPLICATION - be able to export to Avery or be able to get the tenant, owner ,vendor contact info exportable - .csv?

                            43 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Unlimited customized questions on tenant online application

                              APPLICATIONS: Option for re-wording questions or deleting default questions all together and unlimited customized questions

                              38 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the "Owner Disbursement" Category to be an "Other" rather than "Expense"

                                The problem I am trying to solve, is that Owner Disbursements show up in the P&L reports. Owner Disbursements and Owner Contributions are not Income or Expenses. They shouldn't show up in P&L reports.

                                8 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Robert, that’s a great suggestion. What you can do today is visit Settings, Categories and setup another Owner Disbursement category (name it anything you wish), and set it as type Other. Then use that for your owner disbursements and it should do exactly as you are wanting.

                                • Hide settings that are not available for your subscription level

                                  Settings that cannot be modified (e.g., Payable to is only available to Rentec PM subscribers) should be hidden.

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                                  • Work order summary page

                                    OPEN WORK ORDERS: Option to see a summary, similar to Close Work Order report, vs. the printable work order. - maybe it's own work order tab to manage easier

                                    10 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Owner statement to include deposits held

                                      PROPERTY/OWNER LEDGER/OWNER STATEMENT; report to include security deposits held

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Be able to go from tenant info screen to add notes in drop down

                                        I often need to look up tenant contact info, and then want to document what was discussed immediately while on the phone with them. It would be nice if I wouldn't have to go back out to tenants, scroll back to their name(which is another issue), and then add a note or reminder.

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

                                          Thank you for the excellent suggestion. The Rentec development team feels this is something that can be accomplished. If this feature is important to you please vote it up to increase it’s priority in our development queue.

                                        • Bill payment center/track Accounts Payable

                                          BILL CENTER: Ability to enter expenses that are not "paid" and be able to convert them to "paid" on the property. Pull reports on what "bills" are waiting to be paid/when

                                          10 votes
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