|Re: Management Software? Smart HOA||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:59:05 -0800 (PST)|
> On Mar 1, 2015, at 2:42 AM, Norman Gauss <normangauss [at] charter.net> wrote: > > > I have been fiddling with the Smart HOA software. If it were working as well > as promoted, I probably would be happy with it. However, in my opinion, it > needs to be debugged more before it will be useful to me. So far, I have > found a few applications which do not work, or else they are so erratic, I am > not sure what will happen when I press the button. What features don't work? A group at Takoma Village is looking at management software to replace our website and other things. I think it's an interesting idea if it has the ability to search keywords, export data when you decide to quit using it, ease of posting things like minutes, etc., and has email lists. And it doesn't look like a DOS application. The ones I have been looking at are MyGreenCondo.net and AtHomeNet.com. AtHomeNet has drastically updated their website and I do mean drastically. Four months ago it looked like the 1990s. It is now totally current. I'm very influenced by design so I wouldn't consider switching to something I didn't want to look at. Ugly is ugly. Why waste one's time? But they still have the Board-centric mentality that all of them have. My Green Condo seems to have less. A problem I'm having with Green Condo is that when I talk to them I can't understand the very deep Indian accent. Yesterday I thought it was my hearing so I had my granddaughter listen to a voice message to see if she could figure out who was calling. "My Green Condo" was not decipherable. I finally figured it who it must be by process of elimination. They want to show me a demo but insist on walking me through it. I can't understand them so I wouldn't be able to ask questions. I haven't bothered. But Green Condo has many many features that I think could be adapted very nicely to cohousing, plus a Give Back program to contribute to a variety of organizations internationally that help children. But it may just sound good. https://mygreencondo.net/homes/giveback AtHomeNet is very integrated into the CAI structure and sponsors local chapters giving them free accounts, etc. But it also charges $2 for each online payment. That seems antiquated. Online payments are much more convenient than handling paper checks so they should be encouraged. MyGreenCondo has free online payments. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
Re: Management Software? Smart HOA Norman Gauss, February 28 2015
- Re: Management Software? Smart HOA Sharon Villines, March 1 2015
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