New solutions increase efficiency for property managers of short-term and vacation rentals
(October 26, 2015) — Kigo, a leading provider of vacation rental booking and channel management solutions, recently expanded its online booking and channel management system to deliver owners a real-time view of their properties’ performance, vacation rental managers a more efficient way to operate, and guests an easier way to keep track of all reservation details.
These new solutions include a more robust operations management system, automated guest portals, owner-friendly dashboards, and a fully-integrated financial management system
“The expanded Kigo product, especially the operations management addition, has completely changed the way we operate and, ultimately, grow our business,” said Johnathan Browning, Owner of BeachWalk Vacation Properties. “Our staff can save up to 20 hours per week thanks to the automation of many of our processes, from sending out e-rental agreements to scheduling our property turns. Now, we can almost double our unit management without adding any additional staff thanks to Kigo’s newest round of product solutions.”
Users of the expanded Kigo product will receive:
- Comprehensive View of Your Operations: Gain a 360-degree view of your operational performance, simplify the scheduling of cleaners and inspectors, immediately respond to guest issues, easily manage the dispatch of maintenance work, and efficiently monitor daily progress.
- Easy-to-Use Guest Portal Solution: Automate the entire reservation process from sending contracts, property access details and reminders about check-ins, payments, etc., to helping your staff communicate more successfully with guests.
- Advanced, Fully-Integrated Financial Management System: Sync your financials and accounting system based on history and rules with the QuickBooks® integration. This vacation rental accounting software also tracks the performance of each individual unit to provide a more impactful, actionable view for owners and managers.
- Real-time, Mobile-Friendly Owner Portals: Share more in-depth insights into your properties faster and easier with those most important to your business through real-time statements that are both printer- and mobile-friendly.
“We want to empower our property managers, owners and guests of short-term and vacation rentals through our product, and with these newest solutions we now offer a more robust yet simplified end-to-end solution, one which will improve efficiencies and benefit all those involved in the vacation rental booking process,” said Rob Käll, senior vice president, Kigo.
To learn more about Kigo’s newest features, stop by booth #702 at the VRMA Annual Conference held October 26-28 in New Orleans, La., for a product demonstration.
Kigo offers vacation rental websites, revenue management, online pricing and availability, booking software, automated reservation management, payment processing and insurance sales. Currently, Kigo is used by more than 1,300 vacation rental management companies worldwide. For more information on Kigo, visit: http://www.kigo.net.
Kigo offers online booking and channel management for vacation rentals. Vacation rental listings using Kigo can be automatically syndicated to hundreds of marketing channels and when a consumer clicks on a listing they can book it online, view more information through a vacation rental marketing website, check pricing & availability with prices adjusted in near real time by our revenue management system, pay online, lease online with eSignature and purchase trip insurance. Currently, Kigo is used by more than 1,300 property management companies worldwide. For more information on Kigo, visit: http://www.kigo.net. Kigo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RealPage, Inc.
RealPage, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive property management software solutions for the multifamily, commercial, single-family and vacation rental housing industries. These solutions help property owners increase efficiency, decrease expenses, enhance the resident experience and generate more revenue. Using its innovative SaaS platform, RealPage’s on-demand software enables easy system integration and streamlines online property management. Its product line covers the full spectrum of property management, leasing and marketing, asset optimization and resident services solutions. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, RealPage currently serves over 11,000 customers worldwide from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about the company, visit https://www.realpage.com.