Throughout 2021, our team were as busy as Santa’s helpers working tirelessly to develop and deliver a whole bunch of new and exciting features in time to welcome in the New Year.
In December, we opened up our Advent Calendar and introduced a new addition to the Inventory Base suite of services and features each and every day leading up to Christmas Eve with the final door opening up onto our most innovative and exciting feature yet – Conditional Logic!
Build it and they will come…
The famous quote from Field of Dreams is actually a misquote – apparently it should say ‘Build it and he will come’ but I prefer our version as it helps to showcase our desire to develop features that the industry needs with an eye on the end goal, to provide user-focused property reporting software that keeps delivering no matter what the challenges.
We recognise that information and evidence capture is vital so as we continue to develop our industry-leading web and multi-award winning mobile applications, and keep our finger firmly on the pulse of the property sector to ensure that we never miss a beat.
With a combined 40 years of experience in software development and web applications, we take huge pride in our versatility, responsiveness and tech knowledge that enables us to identify and react to the needs of Inventory Base users.
Having the right tools in any business or service is key to remaining competitive. We know that fast delivery and roll out both for new and existing clients helps them achieve their own goals including providing adaptable, responsive and feature rich applications for their own clients.
And with Inventory Base Connect, our workflows are even more efficient, help reduce costs, increases revenue and creates a connected service that enhances the users experience.
So what have we been up to?
Here’s the countdown of Inventory Base’s advent features and announcement list.
1. Custom Inspection Types
With Tenancy Life Cycle and Inspections, create your own inspection types and categories. Your templates, delivered your way. Learn more.
2. Auto-Pilot Inspection Schedules
Have reporting tasks become a bit of a headache? Use our customised schedules, choose your frequency, pre-made templates, and assign an inspection type. Put your reports on auto-pilot! Learn more.
3. Custom Dictionaries
Our unique template builder creates bespoke dictionaries specific to your business, service or report type. Speed up data capture when out & about or at the desktop. Learn more.
4. New Number Field
Expand reporting options, capture maintenance figures, plan stock levels or forecast costs all within your account. Get ahead of the competition. Learn more.
5. Embedded Documents
Whether it’s a PDF, Word Doc or DocX, you can embed vital docs to your inspection and property reports. Stand out from the crowd. Learn more.
6. ‘First to Accept’ Bookings
Manage a large team of building inspectors? You can now set up your own booking system within the platform to enable your inspectors to accept jobs on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Learn more.
7. Live Availability
Let clients know when you’re available, avoid overbooking & adjust notice periods with a click of a button. Provide clients with their own Live Calendar feature view. Learn more.
Easily manage your time and let your clients know when you’re available.
8. UPRN Property Passports (UK only)
Linking address data across a diverse range of systems and services facilitating greater accuracy and immediate data sharing, making finding an address even easier with Inventory Base. Learn more.
9. Disable Anonymous Commenting
Evidence is vital when managing property portfolios. Capturing comments that note issues or advise of changes for any report type is simple with Inventory Base. Learn more.
10. Settings for Business Hours
Set your availability to flex with your business & service needs. Choose a time range to provide more booking options. Switch the feature on & get your business moving. Learn more.
11. Set Clerk Arrival Time
Give your service the edge; book the clerk to arrive before the tenant is due. Clerks are automatically emailed with their expected arrival time. Contacts are advised only of the conduct time, not the arrival time. Learn more.
12. Export Reports to Spreadsheets
In one simple click, export data to list your report portfolio, types of property you report on, explore the data to plan resources & develop future services. Learn more.
13. New Room Status Field
Add a room status, rate or identify key issues, cleaning levels or provide a risk score for your properties. Learn more.
14. Custom Deliverable Types
As part of our custom inspection options, users can create report types, categories. Choose standalone, interim, final reports or opt for internal-use only reports. Read the guide, turn the feature on! Learn more.
15. Custom Block Presets
With our unique editor functions, customise information blocks, colour code & save as report options & templates. Build beautifully simple reports & enhance your service options. Learn more.
16. Copy Report Structure
Templates just got even simpler with Property Inspect. Copy previous report structures with or without content & build bespoke reports or create new templates fast! Learn more.
Templates add efficiency and consistency to your workflows.
17. Media/3D Tour Block
Showcase the property, wow your clients & provide flexible, bespoke reports with Property Inspect. Media blocks enable full-width images, video, 360 footage & URL links. Learn more.
18. Embed External Data
With our latest feature, import data from third-party software and APIs. Add live weather conditions, building sensors, land registry data and a whole lot more. Learn more.
19. Auto-Send Action Reports & Checklists
Manage actions raised on completed inspections. Create custom action reports, add prices, notes, mark actions as complete & auto-send to teams & key managers. Learn more.
20. Export/Download Photos
Our latest update provides total flexibility for accessing, downloading & sharing property photos, information or evidence, with handy auto ZIP file creation. Learn more.
We’ve made it even easier to download and share your property photos.
21. Sync Report Data Points
Keep clients and users informed by auto-capturing specific data fields from your reports, store them against the property, and/or sync to third-party software. Learn more.
22. New Date/Time Fields
With our report editor, choose the format, list key dates, create prompts and include specific reminders. Deliver exceptional services with Advanced Blocks. Learn more.
23. Zapier Integrations
Zapier 2.5.0 is now live! Integration with Zapier is easy as 1, 2, 3 with Property Inspect. Choose a template to create inspections, use reference fields when creating/updating a property or cancel a report. Learn more.
Zapier joins a host of other integrations compatible with Property Inspect.
24. Conditional Logic
Making property rpris and information capture a whole starter smarter -conditional logic. With preset questions and answers, you can showcase or hide sections in the report, set rules, triggers and actions, control data collection, reduce training and, most importantly, costs. Learn more.
Conditional Logic is our latest groundbreaking, innovative feature!
So that about wraps it up our Inventory Base Advent – the only zero calories calendar that lasts longer than chocolate!
We’re certain that these features will bring new efficiencies to your workflows, making your day to day property inspection and reporting tasks a whole lot simpler, more streamlined and ultimately easier.
If you would like a demo, just ask!
One of our Inventory Base support team members are on hand to find the best solutions to fit and suit your needs and get your New Year plans off to a flying start!