Advantos Newsby: Bill Haskett, President
The last year has been very busy for us. Hometastic v4 has been completed.
Advantos ERP v8x is on schedule and is in the QA phase using Internet Explorer.
We have increased stability and enhanced functionality. When this upgrade is
complete there will be a seemless conversion for our current customers. We will
notify everyone before this upgrade is ready.
Our roadmap for Advantos ERP will be to convert its look and feel and to create
additional on-form reports with drill-down capabilities.
Hometastic is our web portal that allows management companies to simplify communication
with their offices. Homeowners can review their accounts. Board members can obtain
real-time reporting of delinquencies, bank accounts, violations, etc. Office personnel
can update news and documents to be made available to the properties interests.
We are continually working to upgrade current customers. Our office and apartment
functionality has been updated and is being tested. This completed version should be
available within the next twelve months. If you haven't upgraded to our new BackOffice
product, give us a call to arrange a quick review of the new product features and to
schedule your upgrade. Your conversion can usually be done over a week-end and training
Our upgrade schedule is being extended as customers are offering suggestions while they
upgrade to our version 7 offering.
Advantos software was designed to work as the core of a property management business.
All the processes are designed to assist the management company to be more efficient,
resulting in improved profitability. One of the many available features are the
HOMETASTIC websites. Are you using them to improve your relationship with your client
boards and owners and enhance staff efficiency?
The HOMETASTIC websites are designed to be an
electronic bulletin board and a communication tool for the Boards and the management company.
Information is posted there by the website administrator and is available to owners and board
members, based on a security level. Being able to direct people to the site for information
reduces office contacts--fewer phone calls, emails and drop ins. Recently, we have
heard from several clients that they are setting up sections on client sites for real
estate agents and rental managers to access information. This has assisted with
providing information without the usual interruption and redirection of staff time.
Another use for the site is to have information available for renters, especially
compliance standards and house rules. Providing these documents has helped landlords
and rental managers direct renters to information that will improve compliance results.