Please Note that this does not apply to Yardi users.
What is a Feature? A Feature is the secondary billable item that will be used to sell to the client and to run the billing engine. A Feature would be, for example, Parking or Pet fees or any additional feature that should/could belong together with the main service (ie Rent + Parking).
Features can be mandatory or optional. A feature can be set up to require recurring or one time payments. When you create the Services you can decide what feature is available with a particular service.
Once the Feature is added you will also be able to add any deposit rules for that feature, if applicable.
The system has, by default, a number of options.
To add a feature GOTO: PROPERTIES --> BUILDINGS --> Choose the Property in Question.
Next: CLICK THE PRODUCT CATALOG TAB (IF you do not see the product catalog tab please refer to our instructions on how to enable the Product Catalog).
Next: Click + NEW FEATURE
Choose the FEATURE AR CODE (By default there a few to select from. You can add more by reading instructions here). Next you will land on the FEATURES page. This page has several sections:
GENERAL and ITEMS
In this tab you can NAME your Feature (ie. Parking) and provide a short description. You can enter the Market Price for this feature and activate this feature to be AVAILABLE ONLINE. Making it available online will allow your prospects to select this service from the website and see its market price and availability.
If you require any Move-In Deposits, Security or Last Months Rent Deposits (where applicable) you can enter them as well. This is different from an APPLICATION FEE which get's set in the Policies here under ONLINE AVAILABILITY. READ HERE FOR FURTHER DEPOSIT SETTINGS.
In this tab we list all items, ie Parking Spots, that are part of this Feature. Click the +ADD to add items that apply to this category. If you leave the Deposit and Market rents blank it will automatically take the information as set on the GENERAL TAB. If you have specific prices for each unit you can set the Market rent here on the UNIT level.
NOTE: If the selection is BLANK you likely did not add any Features or Parking spots. These can be added under the BUILDING'S ADD-ON's Tab.
CLICK SAVE when you are done. You will see TWO (2) OPTIONS: SAVE AS NEW VERSION or SAVE CURRENT. Property Vista can remember past billing options so if you already have leases in place that are using an old SERVICE please press SAVE AS NEW VERSION. Otherwise, pressing SAVE AS CURRENT updates the current rules.
Once it is saved, go back to the properties section and select the building in question. Click on the service.
Next click on the "eligibility" tab and hit "edit"
You can then add the particular feature.