October 16th, 2019 Release
The early October release is here and there are a few interesting things we want to tell you about.
This is the most significant release of OfficeR&D ever. We introduced so many improvements that I struggle to summarize them in a single post. We built 2 new integrations, 4 major features and 10s of small improvements and bug fixes.
Members can now pay their bills through the members portal via PayPal. You can setup the integration to allow for both recurring and one-off transactions. Follow this tutorial to set it up in your OfficeR&D organization.
One year ago we introduced our advanced Salto on-premise integration. That was a significant step toward streamlining and optimizing the door-access management of your community.
The next step was to build an integration with SaltoKS, the cloud infrastructure of Salto. Similar to our other door-access integrations, you can now fully automate the member access, based on their memberships in OfficeR&D, Bookings, and assigned locations/resources.
It’s often that you may want to bill members for using personal services and products. Few examples are consuming items from the bar, parking, sports cards or everything that is not billed to the company.
With the latest version of OfficeR&D, you can easily add charges that will be billed to the member. In order to use the feature, you need to enable it under Settings / Invoicing. When enabled, you can navigate to a member, click ‘Add fee’ and select ‘Bill to member’. Then, you can either invoice the charges with your usual bill-run or you can let the platform generate them automatically.
As part this functionality, the members are also allowed to add ‘Personal’ credit card via the Members portal.
Collaboration is a key element for coworking spaces. That’s why we build an entirely new feature that allows you and your members to send direct messages.
As part of the customization and white-labeling of the Members portal, we’re introducing more advanced custom page capabilities. You can now define a custom page that is based on a template, such as a Community Wall, or entirely new template where you define your own content, and for even more advanced use cases, extend the pages via code.