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Official insights and announcements from the people at Property Solutions

Feb 13
Smart Home Tech Needs Open Technology Ecosystems

Category: Newsletters, Technology

New technologies bring new challenges, especially when it comes to brand new categories of hardware. Smart home technology is no exception. Smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors, smart locks, leak detection systems and many others often come with their own software that gives residents the ability to control the devices from their smartphones. But being required…
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Feb 7
Go Paperless, Plant a Tree

Category: Residents

Entrata’s ResidentUtility customers have a new way to help plant some roots in their communities and go green.  In an effort to encourage residents to go paperless, Entrata will plant a tree for every resident living at a ResidentUtility property who opts out of receiving a paper invoice. We have partnered with One Tree Planted,…
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Jan 16
Base Camp Texas

Category: Base Camp, Newsletters

Back by popular demand, Entrata’s Base Camp is returning to Dallas! Base Camp Texas will be held on March 20-21, 2018 at The Omni Hotel. Join technology super-users and early-adopters for two days of product training and personalized software consultations by registering today!


Jan 10
Making a Difference

Category: Values

Entrata recently embarked on a large project to make our resident facing portal accessible to visually impaired users. As part of the endeavor, we partnered with Xento to help two schools in India – Pune Technical Training Institute and the Girl’s School for the Blind in Satara. Entrata has committed to help the schools continue…
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Jan 10
Entrata Accounting: Take Another Look

Category: Newsletters

Entrata’s Accounting software doesn’t often receive the kind of attention that is showered on some of our other offerings, but behind the scenes this powerhouse product is shining in its own right.  Since our 2015 release to general availability, Entrata’s developers have been hard at work, building new strategic functionality into the platform based on…
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Jan 10
Favorite Features

Category: Management, Newsletters

What are some of Entrata’s most beloved features? We asked, and you answered!  We’ll be sharing more responses in the coming months, but as we drill down into the information you’ve provided, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of the surprising trends we noticed in your feedback. Put simply, property management…
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Dec 27
Tech Tools That Can Help Identify Synthetic ID

Category: Newsletters, Technology

Synthetic ID is the fastest growing form of fraud, and its pervasion has seeped into the multifamily industry. Created by using a combination of real and false information to forge a new identity, synthetic ID continues to become more prevalent. It’s true: some of your own residents might have used an altered social security number…
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Dec 27
From Tour Guide to Subject Matter Expert: How Technology is Transforming the On Site Team

Category: Newsletters, Technology

To say that people are now comfortable purchasing products online before even touching and seeing them in person is a massive understatement. After all, according to the Census Bureau, e-commerce sales increased 15.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017, compared with a mere 4 percent growth in total retail sales. Part of the reason…
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Dec 12
Nurturing a Culture of Corporate Giving

Category: Newsletters

It’s not just a seasonal thing; corporate philanthropy is a keystone of today’s values-driven companies and can build community relations, employee engagement, and a positive culture throughout your organization. Entrata’s value of “Be Excellent to Each Other” helps define the giving culture at our company and influences how we, our employees, and our partners in…
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Dec 12
How to Lose a Resident in 5 Ways

Category: Newsletters, Residents

Feedback we’ve seen in the ResidentPortal app is providing unique insight into some of your residents’ biggest pet peeves. The bad news: if you’re not meeting expectations you may soon be dealing with an unnecessary vacancy. The good news: often a simple settings adjustment can resolve the issue and keep residents happily in place. The…
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