New Reports: BMA Variance and Conversion reports

Recently we announced the ‘BMA Variance’ report.  The response has been great, but “what about a ‘BMA Variance’ report for agents?” we were asked.  So, now there is a ‘BMA Variance by Agent’ and a ‘BMA Variance by Office’ report.  Both reports show the difference between the BMA price and the sale price as a percent.

In addition we have created the ‘Conversion, Grouped by Agent’ and the ‘Conversion, Grouped by Office’ reports.  So now you can display the results of records received ONLY within the Date Range for an Agent or an Office.

These reports are provided as a result of customer requests for reports.  Please let us know if you need something you cannot find in ReloSpec.  We’re here to help you.

 

New ReloSpec Report: BMA Variance

Another new ReloSpec report has been added: ‘BMA Variance’.  This report allows you filter by date range, Office, Referral Type, Referral Status and Subtype.  Among other fields it displays List Price, BMA Amount, Sale Price as well as the percent differences between List Price and Sale Price as well as BMA Amount and Sale Price.

For the math majors the BMA Variance is calculated as ((Sale Price – BMA Amount) / BMA Amount).  The percent difference between List Price and Sale Price is calculated as ((Sale Price – List Price) / List Price).

 

And speaking of ReloSpec reports…

  • Are you still trying to find the one report that gives you what you need?
  • Are you sure it is in there, but you don’t know how to retrieve it?
  • Are you frustrated trying to get the report(s) you need?

Please let us help you!  By now there are many excellent reports in various categories.  But, we know!  The one you need may be hard to find.  Do not despair.  Use the Help Desk to submit a request, or email us (info@prosws.com or support@prosws.com) or call Jim at 402/426-9542.  We want to help make the reports one of the ReloSpec’s BEST features!

ReloSpec FORMS are getting Smarter

Often ReloSpec users will need to send one of the FORMS pages to an agent or contact.  The quickest and easiest way to do that is to select the record in the Client List page, click FORMS, browse to the one you want, insert an email address and click SEND.  Easy!

But, then to document what you just did, you need to click NOTES, Add New, enter the info and click ADD NEW RECORD.

Now, ReloSpec forms are getting smarter.  Select the record, click FORMS and SEND it.  Then, ReloSpec will automatically add the note for you!  It will record the Date/Time, Who sent it, What was sent and to what Email Address.  We are now in the process of updating all the ReloSpec forms, and have started with the most-used ones.  If there is a form you use often that is not yet upgraded just let us know (support@prosws.com) and we’ll move it to the top of the list.

Smarter forms will help make things faster and easier for you!

Need help updating email addresses?

Recently Brookfield Global Relocation changed their name to BGRS.  If you have multiple records in your Contacts table with people from BGRS you’ll need to change their email addresses from something like Name@brookfieldgrs.com to Name@BGRS.com.

We can help with that.  If you have any such records, let Jim Evans know by emailing him at Jim@ReloSoftware.com.  He has created an update utility that will perform the update you.  No charge.  But, let him know by the end of this month so it can be scheduled.

ReloSpec is going to the Cloud

We’re happy to announce that the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software will soon be running in ‘the cloud’.  In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet.  “But”, you might say, “ReloSpec has been on the Internet for years.  What’s different?”  The answer is ‘a lot’!

ReloSpec will be faster, more reliable and more secure in the cloud.

  • Rather than one server that all users login to there are multiple servers sharing the load
  • A newer, upgraded version of SQL database software is being used to store your data
  • Improved firewall hardware and software, and virus protection
  • As our needs grow, upgrades in memory and disk space will be easier and faster

The cutover date is scheduled for Friday, April 21st beginning at 11:00PM Central time.  During the cutover, ReloSpec will not be available for you to login.  This is so we can transfer all the databases from the old server to the new one.  It is estimated the transfer will take a few hours.  Provided all goes as planned ReloSpec will be available again early Saturday morning, April 22nd.  A follow-up blog will be sent when you’re able to log back in.

Beginning next week the new Internet address to use to login will be www.ReloSpecCloud.com.  You may still be able to access ReloSpec using the current URL you are using, but we prefer you go directly to the new URL.  You’ll use the same ID/Password you use now.

This move to the cloud is the biggest upgrade to ReloSpec since we converted to the Internet version many years ago.  We hope you enjoy the improvements.

Do you use Lone Wolf software?

ReloSpec is working with Lone Wolf to establish an API (Application Program Interface) link between our two products.  We’re at the point where we need to know which of our users would be interested in using the API.

The idea is to allow data to flow automatically between ReloSpec and Lone Wolf.  This would be an option you would purchase from ReloSpec and the target price is $10-$35/month.  There may be an annual rate as well at a reduced cost.

For now, we just need to know who would be interested.  If you are using Lone Wolf now or anticipate using Lone Wolf please let us know ASAP.  Send an email to Jim (Jim@ReloSoftware.com) and he will be in touch.  Please include the words “Lone Wolf” in the Subject line.

New Report: Scorecard – Opportunities by Agent

We’re very excited about a new report that provides more information about your agent’s performance.  The Advanced report name is ‘Scorecard – Opportunities by Agent’ and is listed in your REPORTS page.

Why this new report?  You have always been able to generate a report based on referral records where the agent was assigned and stayed assigned.  But that is not always what happens.  If the Assigned Agent was changed to another agent you weren’t able to track what happened with the original agent.  Now you can, and it is all done for you automatically!

THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL!  Each time you assign an agent, a new Note is added to the Agents Notes table (not the Referrals Notes table).  The [Disposition] is entered as “Assigned” and ReloSpec knows to which referral record.  Once the agent accepts the assignment using one of the ‘AutoAssign’ forms, in addition to everything else, ReloSpec adds an Agents Notes record noting that it was “Accepted”.  Or, if the agent rejects the assignment, we track that along with the reason given by the agent!

So, now when the agent asks you why you don’t assign anything to him/her, you can run this new report and have ALL the results at your fingertips!

Click here to view a sample of this new report.  Notice it displays all Agents Notes and the disposition for each.  They are grouped by Referral record number, Client Last Name and Transaction Address.  You may run the report for any date range.  (Year-to-date is the default)

NOTE: ReloSpec began creating the Agents Notes this morning, so it will take a few days or weeks to build up the data needed for your report.  But, it is all in progress now and you didn’t have to do a thing!