Web portal solution includes online leasing with electronic signature, online resident services, call center support, SharePoint access and mobile access
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., May 22, 2012–Yardi announced today that Yardi Portal™ has been enhanced to provide a full range of services for multifamily property managers, prospects and residents.
Yardi Portal is an improved and re-engineered Web portal solution that enables effective online marketing and leasing, paperless lease execution, online payments and resident services. It gives apartment communities a unique website to deliver photos, floor plans and detailed information about the community. Property managers can update and edit photos, graphics and other information on their property websites and ILS ads with a user-friendly content management system. Full integration with Yardi Voyager™ provides real-time pricing, unit availability and guest card creation.
Yardi Portal provides end-to-end-leasing support. Prospects wishing to rent a unit can complete the entire leasing process online, including background checks, fee payment and electronic signature through the community’s portal. Transaction support is built into Yardi Voyager. The platform is compatible with desktop computers and Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices.
As with other Yardi products, the portal transaction engine integrates with Yardi’s MITS-compliant interface routines for optimum flexibility and integration with other ancillary solution providers, including credit screening agencies and Internet listing companies. Optional Microsoft SharePoint® integration provides a platform that allows unprecedented flexibility and extensibility.
Yardi Portal is supported by Yardi Call Center™, Yardi PopCard™ and RENTCafé.com— Yardi’s Internet listing service. Yardi Call Center provides round-the-clock access to information about rental properties and comprehensive support for both applicants and residents. RENT Café .com provides renters online access to property information, with search engine optimization and search engine marketing expertise. Yardi PopCard, a lead tracking and management software solution, further bolsters the marketing suite of products with automated tracking of rental prospects. Yardi PopCard closely ties prospects’ responses with onsite marketing to create a comprehensive picture of a property’s guest traffic and leasing activities.
Using Yardi Portal for community websites and RENTCafé.com for “pay for performance” online advertising provides an extra benefit. Communities using both products can add online leasing with paperless lease execution to their RENTCafé.com marketing listing at no additional cost.
“Portal is attractive from every angle,” said John Pendergast, senior vice president of client services for Yardi. “It provides an outstanding marketing presence for the community, helps property managers meet the demands of today’s online and increasingly mobile rental demographic, and delivers a frictionless consumer experience for the renter. At the same time, it provides seamless integration with the manager’s Yardi Voyager system for unmatched leasing and management efficiency.”
Yardi has been committed to the design, development and support of real estate investment management and property management software for 30 years. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™and the Yardi Voyager™and Yardi Orion™for SharePoint®platforms, Yardi provides a full real estate management system that includes operations, accounting, and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence. Yardi’s residential products and services are designed for various market niches, including market rate multifamily and single-family, affordable housing, public housing, senior housing, and military housing. Yardi serves clients around the world from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. More information about Yardi products and services is available atwww.yardi.com. More information about RENT Café is available at www.rentcafe.com and the RENTCafé renter’s blog provides renters across the U.S. with a comprehensive and dynamic source of lifestyle information and interaction.
Trade Media Contact: Joel Nelson 805.699-2040, ext. 1255