2020 has been quite a year for all of us, but together we have weathered the storm and we have grown stronger.
May you step into 2021 with renewed spirits, and we hope that the New Year brings you much happiness and success. Unfortunately, we can’t work miracles and stop this dreadful pandemic, but we can help you to propel your vacation rental business forward in 2021.
Let us know how we can improve our software and make your life easier.
Explore our 2020 key enhancements:
Integration with Booking.com On top of our existing functionality that enables our customers to manage their properties on Airbnb and Vrbo effectively, you can now take advantage of our integration with the world’s largest platform — Booking.com.
Direct Booking Management Toolkit Our Direct Booking Management toolkit helps with every stage of the booking cycle by automating guest communication, scheduling automated cleaning visits, and processing online payments.
Payment Processing Functionality Our Stripe payment processor provides efficient invoice management and online payment processing for reservations from Booking.com and stand-alone short-term rental websites. Collect fees from guests by credit card, in cash, or even by mixing the methods in a secure and speedy way.
New iGMS Multi-Calendar The iGMS Multi-calendar now has more tools to centralize reservations — it also possesses additional customizable settings. The multi-calendar has been designed to help hosts navigate bookings and secure a higher occupancy rate.
Expanded iCal Support We have enabled support for even more platforms. Among the new ones added in 2020 are Rentalz.com.au, The 365 Villas, Expedia, Houfy, Eviivo.com, Cloud.airhost.co, Misterbandb.com, Hostaway, Cloudbeds (Myallocator), and My.elevatepms.com.
Simplified Integration Process
Interactive Guide for Newcomers iGMS users can now choose the account they would like to start integration with: Airbnb, Booking.com, or any platform from the Vrbo family. In addition, our team has created an interactive educational guide for newcomers to get closer to all of the iGMS must-have features.
On-the-Spot Auto-Templates We have increased automation speed and added 12 ready-to-use templates for messaging. These templates can be accessed in the Unified Inbox immediately after the first Airbnb/Booking.com/Vrbo account integration with iGMS.
Cleaning Checklists to Make Your Cleaning Consistent The iGMS Cleaning Checklist ensures cleaning visits and task assignments are standardized according to your routine. Prioritizing the subtasks in the checklists allows you and your team to measure workload against the hours assigned.
Flexible Task Management Settings We have updated the flexible task management settings — now your cleaning team can view unassigned tasks and assign any available tasks to themselves.
iGMS Weekly Product Webinars We have introduced our weekly product webinars to help you better understand how iGMS features can be used to benefit your hosting business. The goal of these live walk-through sessions is to help hosts utilize iGMS to their best advantage.
We celebrated being:
Amongst the Top 20 Hospitality Property Management Software by Capterra
Selected for the 2020 Ready to Rocket list for the ICT sector
Named Front Runner for Top Hotel Management Software by SoftwareAdvice
The winner of a Quality Choice Award from Crozdesk
Included in the 2020 SoftwareWorld Top 10+ Vacation Rental Software list
Awarded by the CompareCamp in the Great User Experience category
Selected as CompareCamp’s Rising Star of 2019
Here is a recap of our big plans:
Dynamic Pricing Tools Integration Integration with pricing tools PriceLabs, BeyondPricing, and Wheelhouse.
SMS and Text Messaging Integrations Integration with popular messaging tools (Whatsapp and others) for simplified guest communication.
Auto-Templates for Selected Properties Ability to set auto-templates for selected properties (even if they are not in the same group) so hosts have no need to copy and paste each new template.
iGMS Reports Upgrade Updating iGMS Reports to show both Airbnb and Vrbo payout and revenue information in one place.
E-signature Software Integration Integration with e-documents services to enable our users to sign leases, rental agreements, and other documents.
Multi-Language UI Enabling different language-speakers to make use of iGMS by adding several languages to our interface.
Accounting Software Integration Integration with accounting software, like QuickBooks.
Let us know what new features or tools you would like to see from iGMS in 2021
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