It’s official, we’ve sync’d an invoice from Lodgix to Quickbooks Online!
In our development efforts to far we’ve been able to sync:
- Invoice rental charges
- Invoice fees
- Invoice taxes
- Invoice discounts
- Invoice payment methods
We are now working on isolating problems in the guest sync process as it tends to take a considerable amount of time and is prone to failure, forcing it to restart again. Those problems appear to be solvable but will require some time to sort out.
We still have interfaces and guest payments to code, as well as a lot of testing, and then we need to get the app approved within the Intuit marketplace which can take 2 to 6 weeks. And all of this is for QuickBooks online only.
The good news is that QuickBooks desktop, in theory, should only require some relatively simple tweaks to get it to work. Our primary concern for QuickBooks desktop is getting it to work consistently using Intuit’s tools, which are not the most stable software components.
Here is a JPG of our first official invoice sync’d to QBOE.
Soon, we will be launching a new website at Lodgix.com. Our current site is getting a little dated. Within that site will feature is a widget that will allow site visitors and Lodgix subscribers to schedule training online.
To Beta the functionality, I am embedding the widget below and sending users to this blog post to try it out! Pick a date and time from the list of available times for each date and choose what type of training you desire (it’s all free).
For online training you will need to be in front of your PC with access to a high speed connection, for voice training you just need a phone. 🙂
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This week we quietly launched a feature that will help property managers (or owners with many properties) to quickly add new service offerings to their properties.
Previously if you had a new offering you would have to add it manually to each property. Granted we have a copy feature that would aid in the process, but it could still take a long time. Now you can go to the Properties > Services Manager area of Logdix, create one service and apply it all or selected properties.
Likewise for any service offering added through the Service Manager interface you can remove those offerings as well. This makes it possible to quickly add seasonal offerings and then remove them when the season has passed.
Many US customers have requested that guests have the ability to pay for their rentals using electronic checks. We’ve spent the last week coding e-check support with our gateway partners. It is now on our demo server and we hope to launch with support for authorize.net and the quantum gateway by late next week. PayLeap will follow soon after.
An electronic check, or e-Check, is an electronic version of a paper check, used to process a payment online. Any guest with a checking account can pay by e-Check through Lodgix. To make a payment for a vacation rental by e-Check, guests simply provide Lodgix with their checking account and routing numbers. Lodgix then debits the funds directly from the guests checking account.
Processing fees for e-checks
In general, the cost to process an e-check is substantially less than that of paper check processing or credit card transactions; e-checks require less manpower to process and eliminate incidental costs such as deposit and transaction fees that accompany paper checks. With e-checks, you can save up to 60% in processing fees over a credit card transaction.