VerticalCloud said today that it has achieved another milestone in the development and testing of VerticalCloud for Landlords, its SaaS-based online property management system expected for release to the public in June 2012.
In typical enterprise-Cloud IT development fashion, the owners of VerticalCloud, currently in its Beta stage, have engaged residential property managers, landlords, and investors to participate in the user experience design of the software. The “voice of the property manager” drives the VerticalCloud for Landlords development and testing efforts.
The VerticalCloud for Landlords cloud-based platform was originally designed for the small rental portfolio owner, but was recently expanded to accommodate property management firms of all sizes.
Key features of VerticalCloud include:
· Rental Advertising
· Automated Rent Payment Processing (EFT, Credit Card, or Check Processing)
· Tenant Screening & Background Checks
· Management of Real Estate Documents
· Dashboard View of Rental Properties
· Tenant Portals and Community (“Meet your Neighbor!”)
· Work Order Management Workflow
· Email alerts and automated reminder phone calls to tenants
· Landlord and Property Manager Community – Learn from one another!
· Customizable Reports
· 24/7 Customer Support
“VerticalCloud for Landlords was designed to be the most user-friendly property management platform on the market today,” Matt Angerer, CEO and Co-Founder of VerticalCloud, said in a media statement. “We are able to offer more affordable price plans because our overhead is significantly lower than other property management software providers. We have self-financed the development of VerticalCloud for Landlords without the need to take on outside investors. Therefore, we can pass the savings onto our customers – landlords and aspiring property management firms,” explains Angerer.
VerticalCloud and JMA Rentals LLC were unofficially formed in 2006 as a father/son venture to help market and advertise a small portfolio of family-owned rental properties. In early 2011, JMA ramped up its expansion efforts by bringing together technology leaders who have deep experience in online business software. “Our family was frustrated with the high cost of online property management systems on the market today,” explains Angerer, who owns and operates rental units with his father in Erie, PA. “VerticalCloud for Landlords is a result of our frustration with high-cost, moderate quality property management systems. Our mission is to offer the most user-friendly system on the market at an affordable price point with the best customer service that a company can offer – 24/7.”