Release 5.4 was rolled out on June 16th, 2014. Below are the features & enhancements included in this Bookerville release:
1) Owner Statements!
2) Reports: Exclude Booking Statuses
This eagerly-awaited feature is now in Beta, please help us refine and improve it. Learn more: Owner Statements
3) Booking Expenses:
There is now the ability to exclude certain booking statuses when running the reports. Useful for excluding things like Maintenance, Owner-Occupied, etc.
4) Automatic Recurring Expenses:
You can now enter expenses that are tied to each booking. This is conveniently available at the top of the Booking Details page, and can also be reached by clicking the links from the Owner Statement.
5) Owner-Paid Expenses:
You can set up recurring expenses for each booking. Whenever a new booking is created, these expenses will be automatically created and associated with the booking. Terrific for commissions, cleaning fees, and much more. Learn More: Automatic Recurring Expenses
6) Zero-Out Amounts for Certain Statuses:
You can also mark certain expenses as "Owner-Paid", which will cause the expense to appear on the new Owner Statement. This can also be set in the Automatic Recurring Expenses.
7) Mandatory Coupon Codes:
You can now indicate certain booking statuses that, when set, causes the amounts to be zeroed-out for the booking. Useful for Owner-Occupied/Reserved, Maintenance, etc. Ask for help with this if you want to enable it.
8) New Tags for Emails, Contracts, etc.:
You can establish Coupon Codes that are Mandatory - that visitors must enter the code in order request certain dates. Excellent for wedding parties, other group events where you want to leave the dates available, but only for those participating in the event.
9) New Reports for Members with Permissions:
Several new data tags have been added to expand on your ability to use the Email Templates and Contract, Arrival & Departure Instructions, etc templates:
[AGENT MEMBER NAME]
[REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT]
[SECURITY DEPOSIT WAIVER]
[FLIGHT INFO DEPARTURE]
[FLIGHT ARRIVAL DATE]
[FLIGHT ARRIVAL DATE ONLY]
[FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME ONLY]
[FLIGHT DEPARTURE DATE]
[FLIGHT DEPARTURE DATE ONLY]
[FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME ONLY]
[PROPERTY ADDRESS NO COUNTRY]
See the Tag Legend for descriptions of these, as well as all the other tags, and of course, ask for help if you need it.
10) Mark Security Deposits as Refunded:
Two of the reports have been added to Members with Permissions: Check-In, and Accounting.
11) Warning When Min/Max Rules Violated:
You can now mark security deposits as refunded, and enter the date. See the check-box at the bottom of the Security Deposit Payments Made box, on the Booking Details page.
12) Contract Received:
The Booking Details page will warn you when you have entered a new booking that violates your Min/Max Stay rules.
The Check-In report now has a Contract Received column, which was requested by a Bookerville member.