Correction: DOWNLOAD button and Custom Financial Report

Today  you received an email blog regarding the DOWNLOAD button on the Client List and the report named ‘Custom Financial Report’.  There was an important part missing from Step 2.

Here is what should have been included.  The new text is in italics.

Want to get a fast, simple report?  Perhaps you want to drop the records you find into an Excel spreadsheet?  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. You always start with using the SEARCH button in the Client List page to filter the records.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD button to open the field selection page where you can select which fields you want included.  Next, click the green button labeled, “Generate a report using these fields…”.  That will display a grid with your filtered records and selected fields.
  3. Click the DOWNLOAD button on the grid display page to insert the results into a spreadsheet.

In addition, we have expanded the number of date fields used in the SEARCH page and included ‘Range’ links that allow you to use a pop-up calendar to select your Begin and End dates.  Here is what it now looks like:

All the date fields are located in the upper-right of the page.

The Field Selection page now includes Search results at the top (number of records found), updated instructions for saving the field list selected and the ability to generate the report that may be downloaded.

After searching for the records and selecting the fields, click the green button labeled “Generate a report using these fields…”.  That will display a grid with your filtered records and selected fields.  Here is a sample of the results:

Notice that this page will display just the first 25 of however many records were selected.  This is so we can display a sample report rapidly.  When you click the DOWNLOAD button to put the records into a spreadsheet, ALL the records will be included.

We apologize for the omission and hope it didn’t cause too much confusion.

Updated DOWNLOAD and Custom Financial Report

Over the last few weeks we have been responding to requests to make it easier to filter records used when using the DOWNLOAD button and when using the ‘Custom Financial Report’.

Want to get a fast, simple report?  Perhaps you want to drop the records you find into an Excel spreadsheet?  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. You always start with using the SEARCH button in the Client List page to filter the records.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD button to open the field selection page where you can select which fields you want included.
  3. Click the DOWNLOAD button on the field selection page to insert the results into a spreadsheet.

If you were to start with clicking REPORTS, and select the ‘Custom Financial Report’ the process is the same.  Opening the report will take you to the field selection page.  If you have already used the SEARCH button in the Client List page to select the records, you’re set to DOWNLOAD.  If not, just return to the Client List page and follow the 3 easy steps shown above.

You may think of the DOWNLOAD button on the Client List page as a shortcut to the ‘Custom Financial Report’ since they now work the same way.

In addition, we have expanded the number of date fields used in the SEARCH page and included ‘Range’ links that allow you to use a pop-up calendar to select your Begin and End dates.  Here is what it now looks like:

All the date fields are located in the upper-right of the page.

The Field Selection page now includes Search results at the top (number of records found), updated instructions for saving the field list selected and the ability to generate the report that may be downloaded.

After searching for the records and selecting the fields, click DOWNLOAD on the Field Selection page to view the results:

Notice that this page will display just the first 25 of however many records were selected.  This is so we can display a sample report rapidly.  When you click the DOWNLOAD button to put the records into a spreadsheet, ALL the records will be included.

 

 

Enhanced Mobile Mode

Many ReloSpec users have used the ‘Mobile’ mode to view/edit records on their phone.  Thanks to suggestions from members of our Customer Advisory Boards we have greatly enhanced the ‘Mobile’ mode which may now be used on your phone or desktop.

The enhanced Mobile mode is the first step towards the ReloSpec ‘face lift’ planned for this page later this year.  The whole idea is to make things simpler and more efficient.  It all begins with the checkbox for ‘Mobile?’ when logging in.  If you access the login page on your phone, ReloSpec will recognize you’re using a phone and will default to ‘Mobile mode’.

 

Using your desktop when you login, click the checkbox next to ‘Mobile?’ then click the ‘Log In’ button.  After a brief (1 second) delay you will be automatically taken to the Mobile version of the Client List page.  The ‘Mobile’ page contains most of the features of the ‘Classic’ version but is cleaner looking and less confusing to new users.

Features of the Mobile version include:

  • ‘Call to action’ buttons at the top of the page
  • Your company name (branding) at the top-right of the page
  • The most-often used buttons at the top with ‘Other options’ droplist
  • The grid now displays up to 30 records instead of 6
  • The Notes and Tasks are still displayed below the grid
  • Clicking ‘Add New’ will open the newer ‘Express’ form which includes the Action Plan choices in the droplist at the bottom of the page. Using this form will insert the new record, schedule the Action Plan items and send the AutoPilot(s) with just one click!
  • Clicking the ‘Reports’ button will open the newly-formatted Reports page with reports arranged in logical sections. (You may still view the classic list of reports by clicking ‘View all reports’
  • The AutoPilots, Responses and Import buttons display the total number of each. If any of the buttons is > 0 you’ll know to click the button and process the records.

The grid shows the most popular fields, and includes the envelopes by each name allowing you to quickly send an email as needed.

We hope you enjoy using the upgraded Mobile version.  And remember, it’s not just for use on your phone!

We’re Just Getting Started (again!)

As was announced last week, Constellation Web Solutions (CWS) has purchased Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec).  We are all very excited to be a part of the CWS family of real estate-related products and look forward to improvements and new features coming soon to ReloSpec.

As we are just now getting started, here are a few of the things we’re working on:

  • Email to Responses;  this new feature will automatically insert email replies to the ReloSpec Responses table.  Emails sent from ReloSpec will include the database name and referral ID.  When the recipient clicks REPLY and sends the email, it will be forwarded to a ReloSpec server that will extract the email content and insert it into the Responses page.  That way, the user avoids copying/pasting the email content into the referral record.
  • ReloSpec Facelift; Don’t we all want to get things done faster, be easier-to-use and look better?  Watch for a more updated ‘look’ with easier to use features.  We think you’ll appreciate the modern look and love the time-saving features.
  • ReloSpec 1-click with Express pages;  Okay, this one isn’t new, but if you’re not using the ‘Express’ forms on the Main Menu page you should be.  Why?  Because all you do is open the page, fill-in the fields and SUBMIT.  The Action Plan and AutoPilots are automatically run for you and if it’s an ‘Outgoing’ record and the receiving broker has ReloSpec it sends a copy of the record to their Import table!  Quick and easy!
  • FORMS and REPORTS rehab;  We all know there are too many forms and too many reports.  We are in the process of identifying the most-used ones so we can consolidate what we have while providing what you need.
  • Agent Access;  Did you know you can assign an ID/Password to your agents and they can then login, view only their own records in Read-Only mode?  They can send updates on specific referrals, submit new ones and even update their own profile information like phone and email address.  You may assign as many as you like and you may remove access to agent(s) as needed.

 

What about you?  What specific items/features would you like in ReloSpec?  We want to hear your ideas and suggestions.  We have set up a quick survey with a few of the items often mentioned.  Please take a couple minutes to complete the survey or  you can forward your responses to Jim (jevans@prosws.com) or Sue (sue@prosws.com).

 

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!

Updated Reports and Browsers

As you may know we have been doing a lot of work lately with the way reports are found and displayed.  Reaction to the new REPORTS format has been great!  It makes it much easier for new ReloSpec users to find the report they need while the more experienced users can click the ‘VIEW ALL REPORTS’ button to see all the reports they’re used to seeing.

Today we’re announcing that small updates such as adding the ‘Agent Requested’ and ‘Agent Generated’ fields to the ‘Scorecard – Agent’ report (soon) will be made first to those reports included in the new groupings of reports in the REPORTS page.

In addition, we’re happy to announce that the ReloSpec reports are now supported in the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer (IE)
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari

You may view the entire, unrestricted report in the browser of your choice.

The ReloSpec Team