Pilera 2009-2021

Pilera has been around for over a decade and has continued to innovate in the property management and community association management industries. Here you can see a list of some of the stand out features. For a complete list of features and release notes please check out our blog section.

  • 2009

    Pilera is founded

    2011 website

    Pilera launches to the public. Customers can now send email and phone calls to their residents with ease.

  • 2015

    SMS texting, ticket notifications & analytics

    SMS Texting

    The industry leader in communication

    Pilera’s first text message is sent! We now support phone, email and text messaging. In addition Pilera automatically sends out messages in the residents preferred language. We are one of the first to adopt this feature which provides a variety of options including Spanish for phone calls.

    Another exciting feature is the new built in message delivery fault-protection. When you send a message you can sleep easy, we attempt multiple tries even when the service network is down or other emergency situations.

    Smaller but noticeable improvements to the messaging app is better customization and decoration of messages. Previously messages were plain text in emails but now you can adjust the color, font size, weight, create tables and more. You can add any flourish you would like to your emails to make them stand out from the rest.

    Introduce your company right

    Pilera now automatically invites new residents to the community. Don’t waste time having to remember when and how to invite residents to the portal. When the resident goes to login they will also be greeted by your own companies branding. The login page is now customized to each client.

    Ticket notifications

    Two new ticket types were added in common area work orders and activity logs. All of your tickets now include automated notification, something many other competitors still do not have.

    Accounting

    2-way integration was added for Caliber and VMS. TOPS integration is now live. Financials were added for C3. Jenark has a number of new features including at-attorney support and integration with work orders, violations, and architectural change requests.

    Release Notes: January | June | November

  • 2016

    Knowledge base & new ticketing

    A new support section for residents and managers

    We are happy to introduce the Pilera knowledge base, a searchable help center for both residents and managers. Each article has it’s own permissions to hide or show to just management, owners, tenants, or all occupants.

    Brand new tickets system for work orders, violations, and activity logs

    The Pilera ticketing system is completely redesigned into a best-in-class ticketing system. With a much stronger back end and more advanced features we take task prioritization to a new level.

    Easier administration

    The pretender feature allows managers to see through the eyes of their residents making support issues easier. Occupants can now add and manage the other occupants in their units. Send document now supports sending to the entire community. Communication credits can be purchased at the company level instead of per community.

    Reports

    Additional automated reports are introduced giving high level employees vital information without ever having to log into the portal. Work order and release expiration reports aggregate time sensitive information.

    Integration

    TOPS balance, renter and Paylease are now supported.  C3 balances are brought into Pilera. Formsite forms work in Pilera and information such as name, unit number, and email are automatically populated into the forms. Previously there was only one payment option per company, now you can have many payment options to give your residents options. CINC integration has payment support.

    Release Notes: January | February | June | December

  • 2017

    Portfolio management, vendors, enhanced user permissions

    Portfolio ticket management gives greater visibility

    Managers can see their tickets across multiple communities, common area and unit work orders are merged into a single dashboard. Tickets can now be assigned to managers or vendors. The very popular PDF print sheets is rolled out.

    Faster texts and send document

    Text messaging speed was drastically improved by a rate of 15x it’s previous delivery speed. You can now send multiple documents out in a single message.

    New feature: vendor

    The vendor management application is officially rolled out. Easily track insurance expiration direction in the application and send automated notifications of the expiration to both the managers and the vendor.

    User role administration

    Manage your users permissions in more ways then ever before. Not only are their owners, tenants, and managers but managers can now be broken up to have certain permissions in the application.

    Integration

    C3 mailing labels. At-attorney support for TOPS. VMS other-occupants import and at-attorney.

    Release Notes: March | July | August | October | November | December

  • 2018

    Eight incredible new features & improvements for 2018!

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    Pet & insurance tracking

    Residents and managers can now add general insurance and/or pet information including name, type of pet and insurance dates.

    Global search & welcome message dashboard

    We are proud to introduce the much requested feature of a global search. Our fast and responsive occupant search now searches your entire portfolio in seconds to find exactly who you are looking for.

    First we had automated welcome messages but now we have an easy-to-use dashboard that shows you who has received an invite, who has logged in, and you can invite new people directly from the dashboard.

    New document library & community directory

    The new document library drastically improves document management not only in your community but across your entire portfolio. Build out a comprehensive file structures with occupant permissions and sharable links.

    The community directory is a table that residents can opt into. Other residents can see relevant contact information and better know their community.

    Mobile responsive and modern community websites

    The community websites gets a hefty revamped to be mobile-friendly and use a modern code-base that is SEO friendly. Not only does it look better, is easier to use, but it also work on a variety of devices. Choose from a variety of templates and customize them to meet your communities decor.

    Community PDF report

    Our most popular report is finally here! The community PDF report was first released for work orders and is an quick way to present a beautiful report to your board of directors.

    Integration

    Caliber multi-transaction support. Calpay integration.

    Release Notes: February | March | April | May | June | August | August 28th | September | November | November 27th | December

  • 2019

    Pilera goes mobile! Tasks, arch requests, and event calendars

    Calendar

    Pilera’s new mobile web app!

    By 2019 Pilera is over a decade old and its application is starting to look outdated. It did not work very well on tablets or phones. It took nearly an entire year of development but we did a complete overhaul of the app to work on a variety of devices, improve usability, and creating a more sleek modern look.

    Ticket improvements

    The ticket analytics report is a powerful new way to track the success of your company. Review how many tickets were opened, closed, are assigned to each staff member, etc in a new report. Work orders have some new custom templates you can drop in to give instructions to your residents as they fill out the report as well as in the receipt they receive in their inbox. The very popular PDF community meeting report now is in activity logs.

    Tickets now have customizable categories.

    Tickets are now not only associated with a unit but also with the account. This allows the manager to decide if only the current owner/tenant of the unit should see the work orders or if it should be visible to all future owners/tenants.

    New task management & architectural change requests

    Task management and architectural change requests are two powerful new features.

    Task management is a great way for board members and managers to collaborate on tasks. Assign tickets to one another, review during board meetings and track the progress.

    Architectural change requests can be created by residents and managed by both the board members and the managers.

    Event Calendar

    Plan and create events directly in the Pilera app with a modern calendar. Send notifications to your community based on location and user type.

    Resident unit chooser

    Residents previously had to log out and log back in to get access to their different units. They can now switch between their units.

    Integrations

    Vantaca integration.

    Release Notes: January | February | April | May | July | September | November | December

  • 2020

    Portfolio announcements, dashboards, and visitor management

    Manager Dashboard

    Dashboards

    Three dashboards were released in 2020. The two biggest being the resident and manager dashboards where users can log in and see relevant information for them. This was expanded to board members as well who could see the open architectural change requests and tasks in their community. Seeing how many tasks are assigned to you when you log in is a great way to start the day.

    The occupant insurance dashboard was also added allowing for managers to easily see all insurance in their community easily.

    Portfolio announcements

    Managers can now send to one or many communities with just a few clicks and even filter to only send to board members, owners, tenants, etc. Send a new notice out to every board member across your entire portfolio in minutes.

    Visitor Management

    Support for emergency or alternate contacts and guests has been possible in Pilera for a long time but it was always difficult to find them. For gated communities this was especially difficult as they would need to frequently look up these guests for additional information. The visitor management feature has made it possible to quickly and easily find guest information within the community.

    Integration

    Asyst integration. TOPS ONE two-way.

    Release Notes: January | February | June | September | October | November

  • 2021

    Distribution Groups, recurring events, and more to come!

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    Message Distribution Groups

    Distribution groups has been a long running request but if Pilera was going to do it we wanted to do it right. This industry is unique in that locations and people both need to be tracked. Properties have owners and tenants that move in and out causing constant shifting in who should be receiving what messages. This is why Pilera was one of the first messaging companies to not only do person based distribution groups but location based distribution groups.

    As people move in and out of the community they will automatically be removed from the list but not only that, as people change properties they will be automatically added or removed from the correct lists. Quickly add entire streets, buildings and units to lists with just a few clicks.

    Recurring Events

    The calendar events can now have their frequency set allowing for easier tracking of repetitive events.

    Ticket age & due date

    The ticketing system usability has been improved to allow for quick browsing. You now see the age of the ticket and how soon it is due directly in the dashboard.

    Document import/export

    Complex document file structures can easily be imported and exported from Pilera.

    Release Notes: January | February | March | March 30