Technology

Let’s talk about Viatek ScanAssist

Console Gateway and Viatek ScanAssist partnership

What is Viatek ScanAssist? Viatek ScanAssist is an add-on exclusive to our feature-rich trust accounting software, Gateway. It uses OCR (optical character recognition) technology to capture invoice details from scanned images, and feeds them into the right fields of your invoice payments window. It also files a PDF copy of the scanned invoice against the…

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What is OCR, and how does Viatek ScanAssist work?

What is OCR, and how does ScanAssist work

What is OCR (optical character recognition) Optical character recognition (or OCR) is the term used for software that picks up printed and handwritten characters in a scanned image, and translates them into digital text. It lets computers ‘read’ documents, so that humans don’t need to manually type it all in.  Once a physical document has…

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Real estate website trends we’re seeing in 2019

real estate website trends 2019

Probably the single most important marketing channel for real estate businesses is your website. Besides driving leads, your website does a lot of other heavy lifting for your business too. It builds trust and credibility; it houses your listings and services; it drives lead generation; it lets your prospects contact you. In short, your website…

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Highlights from the Autumn Release Webinar

Autumn Release Webinar

We’ve released so many exciting new features this season in Console Cloud. If you missed our Autumn Release Webinar, (or even if you didn’t), we launched a number of powerful features our customers have been waiting for. There’s a new tenant selection workflow, bulk email and SMS, online document storage and filing, better forms integration,…

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When to send letters, and the future of email

the future of email

Stuck in the middle with… mail There are those who embrace email, and there are those who don’t. And stuck in the middle between these groups are property managers. Mail was an early casualty in the digital revolution, and yet debate over when and to whom it should be sent persists. Why? It’s about customer…

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The five qualities of highly effective software migrations

5 qualities of highly effective migrations

We’ve analysed hundreds of property management software migrations and upgrades, and this is what we discovered. During the 2018-2019 financial year, we’ve released a staggering number of valuable new features for property managers into Console Cloud. And with all these new features available, we’re seeing an influx in agencies migrating their property management data across…

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What is web hosting, and what’s so different about real estate websites?

image by Laura Ockel @viazavier

What the bleep is website hosting, anyway? Your website hosting is where you store all the images and files that comprise your website. Your domain is the www. etcetera that is your official address on the world wide web. Basically, if your hosting service does what it’s supposed to, everything loads quickly, and your visitor sticks…

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Console Lab: why being a guinea pig has serious perks

Console-Lab-guinea-pig

Tell us what you really think about our property management software… no really. We want your feedback. It’s time to make yourself heard. Communication is the cornerstone of any good relationship. In fact, since everything we do is designed to make your life easier, your voice and opinions are crucial to success.  Console Lab is…

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Our favourite WebChoice features from 2018

Webchoice Features - Website Performance

Most website developers care about one thing: website performance. Why does your website performance matter? In the words of one of our own WebChoice specialists, ‘The best place to hide something is on page two of Google’s search results.’ Trust us on this one: a high-performing website gives your business a huge edge over your…

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Media Release: Console launches ANZ PropTech study

Media Release 25 January 2019 Console launches Australia and New Zealand PropTech study Today, Console launched the Australian & New Zealand 2019 PropTech Survey to more than 10,000 professionals within the real estate sector. The study is designed to understand how disruptive advances in property technology are affecting the viability and bottom line of agencies…

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