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About iGMS

iGMS is a vacation rental software that helps hosts to effectively handle day-to-day short-term rental management tasks. The software enables users to operate all Airbnb, HomeAway & Vrbo accounts via a single interface, with access to the same advanced functionality through the mobile app. There’s automated messaging for easier guest communication and reviews, templates, tools for team management and pricing management, and much more besides.

iGMS is free for up to 4 property listings and a free 14-day trial is available (no credit card required) for hosts with 5+ properties.

Benefits
- iGMS automates the majority of your daily vacation rental management tasks. This means you can grow your business without increasing your headcount.
- iGMS helps to increase guest satisfaction by ensuring a prompt and effective response to inquiries through automation and scheduled 'trigger' messages.
- Automated guest reviews feature facilitates feedback from your guests.
- Unlike many other tools, iGMS has everything for co-hosts too - manage your co-hosted listings with no hassle.
- iGMS enables users to connect multiple profiles, eliminating the need to constantly login and logout.

How can iGMS help?
Specifically designed for vacation rental hosts, iGMS helps users to handle their day-to-day business activities. Now you can manage all of your Airbnb, HomeAway & Vrbo accounts via one single interface and access all of the advanced features, such as automated messaging, guest reviews, pricing & team management, and much, much more.

Features include:

  • Multi-platform synchronization (syncing with third-party platforms e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Booking.com, Beds24 etc. via iCal)
  • Native automated messaging (auto communication at check-in, check- out, etc.)
  • Management of multiple accounts (no need to login/logout every time)
  • Multi-calendar (keep track of bookings and day-to-day activities)
  • Smart pricing automation
  • Operational tasks (to-do notes and tasks for each booking)
  • Team management (access to support staff for easy coordination)
  • Automated reviews (use templates and send reviews on autopilot)
  • Financial reports (keep track of your financial operations)
  • Cleaning management
  • In-app and email notification
  • Key management
  • Channel manager

About Flex

Flex Rental Solutions provides customizable rental and live event management software. No other provider can offer you our flexibility. Only a web browser with Flash plugin is needed. Flex is web-based and works with all common operating systems and browsers.

Warehouse & Inventory Management:

  • Built with real-world warehouse and inventory needs in mind, a dedicated interface is provided for warehouse processes and supports real-time scanning with voice prompts.
  • Flex offers powerful tools for modeling inventory the way you use it, supporting virtual items, racks, kits and road cases.
  • The equipment dashboard shows where gear is at the present time, and availability calculations are integrated with backorders and sub-rentals.

Pull Sheets & Scanning:

  • Multiple users can work from the same pull sheet.
  • Flex works with fixed equipment racks along with racks that change from job to job.
  • Free pick container logic makes it easy to prep cable packages and work boxes.
  • The Flex free scan in feature simplifies returns by enabling gear from multiple jobs to be scanned in simultaneously.

Crew Management:

  • Flex offers search functionality and scheduling of crew members for the overall crew call, crew email communications, and the ability to easily view each crew member’s full schedule. Statuses, workflows, and jobs are all configurable to support your own processes and terminology.

Financial Management:

  • QuickBooks™ Integration is provided to leverage your resources.
  • Flex drag and drop technology enables efficient quote building.

Administrative Functionalities:

  • Flex makes it easy for every user to have unique access through unlimited, customizable user access.
  • Flex integrates with Google Calendar and Facebook events.

Pricing:

  • Monthly subscription pricing for one warehouse and unlimited users starts at a low monthly subscription, with a one-time setup fee of $800.
  • Flex does not lock customers into long-term commitments.
  • Sign up today for a 60-day free trial.

About Rental Essentials

Rental Essentials is a cloud-based rental software that allows a rental business to get their equipment set up in the system within days or even hours.

While server-based rental software systems provide substantial benefits for rental businesses, a smaller or new business often doesn’t have the money to invest in the IT infrastructure required to operate the most robust management systems. Rental Essentials provides a cloud-based option that requires just simple information about your business to get started on a 14-day free trial.

Rental Essentials includes features like Web Storefront, the first e-commerce rental website that links to back-end inventory management. A 2016 innovation was its Kiosk function, which allows customers to check in with their information onsite, facilitating faster contract entry. When combined with Essentials' mobile app and its quick scan in/out features, it's possible to enter a new customer into the system, enter equipment onto a contract, take payments, and get a contract signed, all without having to return to the register.

The Rental Essentials app doesn’t stop working in the office, however. It includes delivery tracking, so drivers can report deliveries and pickups from the road, even adding condition photos to reduce damage disputes.

Based on agile technology and incorporating six-week "sprint" development cycles, Rental Essentials keeps its users ahead of the competition in straightforward rental.

Features

  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Management
  • Travel Management
  • Organization Management

Features

  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Product Catalog
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management

Features

  • API
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Product Catalog
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management

Summary

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Summary

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Summary

  • Free software updates

  • No server maintenance

  • Online, self-service storefront

  • eSignature

  • Hardware integration

  • Automated inventory control

  • Discover important business trends

  • Powerful inventory tracking

  • Accept credit cards

  • Advanced feature options

Pricing

Enterprise


For organizations that need customizable solutions and additional support. Contact us for pricing.
Included in plan:
  • Everything from the PRO plan
  • 2-way Native Airbnb Integration
  • 50+ Properties
  • Branded Portal (Your domain)
  • Branded Emails
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Full Setup
  • Dedicated Support Specialist

Pro

$20.00
per property/per month (with 1 year contract signed)
Included in plan:
  • Free 14-Days Trial
  • 2-way Native Airbnb Integration
  • 5+ Properties
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Co-hosted Property Management
  • Message Templates
  • Automated Messaging
  • Unified Inbox
  • Multi-calendar
  • Cleaning and Task Management
  • Reviews Automation
  • iCal Integration
  • Financial Reporting
  • Email, SMS and In-app Notifications
  • Stealth Mode
  • Channel Manager
  • Smart Pricing Automation
  • Key Exchange Management
  • Mobile Apps (iOS and Android)
  • Reservations Alterations
  • Special Offers Management

Start (1-4 properties)

Free
Included in plan:
  • 1-4 Properties - FREE
  • 2-way Native Airbnb Integration
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Co-hosted Property Management
  • Message Templates
  • Automated Messaging
  • Multi-calendar
  • Unified Inbox
  • Reviews Automation
  • iCal Integration
  • Pop-up and Push Notifications
  • Cleaning and Task Management
  • Reviews Automation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Mobile Apps (iOS and Android)

Pricing

Inventory Only

$50.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Inventory Tracking

Essentials Plus

$125.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Point of Sale
  • Chat Support
  • Customer Database
  • QB's Online Sync
  • Delivery Mobile App
  • Invoicing

FAQs

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Our customers are global hosts and professional vacation rental managers with multiple listings. They are busy juggling day-to-day life with the challenges of hosting properties. Our clients want to ease their workload by automating repetitive tasks, and they have a clear goal - to increase occupancy rates and revenue.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support and online chat.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, you can invite team members to the app.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Vacation Rental guests management

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Integrates calendar from any third-party platform

FAQs

    What platforms does this service support?
  • Flex can work in any browser on Mac or PC, though Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer are recommended. Flex Mobile is built as native iOS for iPad and iPhone.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • QuickBooks

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, we have a depth of customer support from hundreds of how-to videos, detailed User Manuals, weekly complimentary Tutorials, Flex in-person and web-based training, and customer support available via phone and email.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • QuickBooks

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Pro AV, party organizers, event managers, rentals, staging, corporate events, concert / touring, pyro, theater production

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • The in-development Flex5 product will offer REST APIs for customers to build their own integrations.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, Flex pricing is per warehouse location with unlimited users.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Flex provides the backbone for our customer's operations, providing an ERP system with features ranging from contact management, quoting, invoicing, inventory management, warehouse management, scan records, reporting, crew management, and more.

FAQs

    What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Quickbooks

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Rental Essentials automates industry processes for real-time inventory control. It's software made easy for any business to track inventory and run straightforward rental operations while you're on the go. Essentials is the tool companies need to kick-start their growth and break free from paperwork and Excel.

    All the Basics:
    - Real-time inventory control
    - Contracts, Reservations, Quotes
    - Fast contract edits
    - Integrated credit card processing
    - Preventative and remedial maintenance with history
    - Integrated real-time accounts receivable
    - Integration with Quickbooks and others
    - Detailed transaction, item, and customer history
    - Email statements, invoices, and dunning notes
    - PCI-compliant EMV credit card processing

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Rental Essentials serves an ever-expanding market of traditional and nontraditional rental markets, from the NBA to wedding to medical and everything in between.

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Who uses iGMS
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Flex
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Rental Essentials
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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