Welcome to a world of endless possibilities
The Development team at Rockend’s Property Tree have been working on an array of new and exciting features that will make the lives of property managers simpler. In particular, the integration with not one but four leading Inspections Applications: HappyCo, Inspection Manager, Property Inspections Manager and Rentfind Inspector.
The integration means that all Property Tree users will now be able to connect with the above-mentioned providers and pass information securely between PropertyTree and the 3rd party application of their choice. Making the end to end process of scheduling, completing, reporting and communicating inspections as efficient and seamless as possible.
We caught up with API product owner, Michael Momdjian, to find out what you can expect from these new integrations.
1. First of all, what is an API, and how does it work?
An API (Application Programming Interface) is used so that individual programs can communicate with one another directly and use each other's functions.
At Rockend we use API’s to connect world class products or services to Property Tree - providing our customers with a more robust and flexible solution as a result. Our customers regularly use multiple systems to complete tasks. Through the use of API’s we can help them work more efficiently, saving them time and money as a result.
2. Why did we decide against building your own inspections feature in Property Tree?
We have taken the time to understand the needs of our customers – and this can vary on the size of their business, teams and processes. Partnering with multiple inspection app providers gives our customers the choice and freedom to run their business the way they want to.
3. How did the business select the Inspection App Providers you did to partner with?
We chose to partner with established experts that have a proven track record in providing our customers with feature-rich inspection products. Our partners also share our commitment in producing comprehensive, quality products that make property manager’s lives easier.
4. What was the process for getting this integration to the market?
To create our Inspections API, we have been working closely with our Inspections app providers and hundreds of our mutual customers for the better part of this year.
We believe that it is our responsibility to build a quality and robust API and take data security and integrity very seriously. As a result, we ensured that each of our partners completed the same rigorous end-to-end testing that we complete routinely in-house, providing assistance as required so they could finalize the integration from their end.
From there, the integration was opened up to beta clients, all different in size and business needs, to make sure everything was working prior to it being available to all users.
5. This is just the first iteration of open integration that Property Tree customers can experience, what can they expect to see next?
The Inspections API is the first of many exciting and innovative integrations we are exploring as we look to extend the capabilities of our current platform. Our goal is to continue looking for opportunities to make our customers lives easier by delivering outstanding products and integrations with leading service providers. We look forward to working with our customers to understand who these should be.
We will be unveiling some more partnerships from different areas of the industry in the near future, so stay tuned!
6. When can Property Tree users get in sync with their favourite inspections app?
Property Tree’s Inspection App Integration is live and we are now in sync with Inspection Manger. Mutual customers can now trigger inspection details to be sent directly to the app, conduct their inspection and then have reports automatically returned and stored in Property Tree.
To activate, simply have someone in your office with Administrator access open this how to guide, login to Property Tree, and follow the steps. Connecting the app only takes a few minutes and, best of all, there will be no change to Property Tree subscriptions for this service.
These three additional partners are currently undertaking routine testing with mutual customers and will be ready to open their virtual doors to the greater Property Tree community VERY soon! For go-live timelines and more information, please contact your preferred inspections app provider!
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