SimplifyEm Software


 

SimplifyEm is property management software suited for landlords and property managers alike. Property accounting, tenant and lease tracking, vendor and bank tracking are all available within suite. It’s web-based, so the setup is simple and it’s quick to get up and running.

This solution's accounting package manages accounts payable and receivable, and also tracks recurring charges, gain/loss analysis, and transactional history. Professional monthly owner statements can be automatically generated from SimplifyEm, and it also exports transactions to QuickBooks and Excel. Their data import service saves time having to manually enter everything twice during set up.

SimplifyEm keeps detailed information about tenants and lease agreements. Management will have better visibility over vacancies and individual units. It helps screen residents, monitor insurance, create invoices and collect online rent payments. The bulk tenant notices allow management to send notices in bulk with one click. It’s secure and helps ensure that payments are always on time. Users can attach any number of scanned documents to transactions.

SimplifyEm has been in the industry for the past eight years. They’re ideal for landlords or property managers of apartments and single-family residential communities with up to 500 units. Users are able to access it from anywhere, around the clock. Training and support are free. The support team at SimplifyEm is available by phone or by email.

 

SimplifyEm - Property worksheet
 
  • SimplifyEm - Property worksheet
    Property worksheet
  • SimplifyEm - Tenant center
    Tenant center
  • SimplifyEm - Reports page
    Reports page
  • SimplifyEm - Owner center
    Owner center
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

38 Reviews of SimplifyEm

 
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from H-Mass
Specialty: Affordable Housing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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So easy to use! Does everything we hoped for and more. We were previously using a software that was very frustrating so this is a big sigh of relief! The customer service is great :)

 
 

from Bob Porsavage Sales, Inc
Specialty: Affordable Housing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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It took me a few days to get the features down, but with the help of the caring support that even called me back on a Saturday, I was up and running. I had to re input all of the properties and tenant, and expenses and receipts from 1/1/16. Once done they show'd me some tips and it became easy. I will never lose this program again due to a hard drive failure.

Pros

Easy to use once set up, financial reports made easy for my accountant.

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Would like to see more tenant information for Driver's licence, soc security, people living there. more notes on each account. rent increase dates. All on properties 10 or less. Previous addresses emergency contact info etc

Advice to Others

Test drive it for a week and ask questions of support. They are most helpful

 
 

from You Store Here
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I really like this software! It was really convenient to view all of your properties in one place. And to be able to see who paid and who hasn't paid.

Pros

Every easy to use

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none

Advice to Others

If you have a lot of properties this software makes it easy to be organized.

 
 

from STAT Management
Specialty: Residential / Single-family
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Happy wih the simplicity of the product use.

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I felt it was pretty to use with quit a bit of options for the one performing the use on the software.

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A great deal for your money

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I feel that the cost starts out really good however, they offer some other products for the higher tiers that are not available in the lower ones.

Advice to Others

If you don't want to have to go through a lot of unnecessary questions and a lot of extra screens to get where you want to go then, this is the one for you! It is easy to use with all needed documentation for year end Tax purposes.

 
 

from REAL ESTATE BROKER, PROPERTY MANAGER
Specialty: Residential / Single-family
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

USER FRIENDLY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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I have only had this program a short time but I have really enjoyed it. They make everything user friendly and you can set up your chart of accounts as you go along.

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User friendly program, so easy to use and understand and my property owners like it because they understand everything i list on there for them

Cons

None yet

Advice to Others

I would buy this program again

 
 

from JDJ Manaagement LLC
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

Used for the last 8 Months

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The telephone response to questions about use of the product is excellent.

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There are a few glitches in the software such as the inability to split expenses over more than one property without having to make the division allocation and then pull up each property and make the entry. I have asked why they will not modify the program which is basically from an old Quicken Property Management program but they have told me there is not a great demand for this. I wonder if the users even know of the possibility???

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I recommend that if a problem develops be sure to call the SimplifyEm Tech number as you will get an answer to your questions right away and you will not have to listen to constant background noise/clanging in a foreign call center and a tech person you cannot understand.

 
 

from ARB Property Management
Specialty: Community / HOA

good product for busy people

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they try to make the program easy for everyone to use

Likes Least

i wish the program would link up with my receipt scanner and automatically input the numbers for me

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just sit down and take the time to enter in everyone's information. You'll thank yourself later

 
 

from San Francisco apartments
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

Very Happy with moments of frustration.

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Easy to use, clean interface. Customer support is amazing. They will help you on weekends too. Pricing is very reasonable.

Likes Least

Few things could be improved: 1. No way to send tenant direct invoice. 2. Accounting for return of security deposit and making deductions is almost impossible. 3. Online payment module is not quite integrated with the tenant info, if you enter a rent increase starting in 2 months, higher payment will be taken out the next month??

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If your property is in Rent Controlled jurisdiction and units have roommates take a very hard look.

 
 

from English Enterprises, LLC
Specialty: Affordable Housing

Software advice lead us to purchase SimplifyEm for our business

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We have not started using SimplifyEm yet. Will start setting it up in November 2016 to launch January 2017. We have signed up for a 3 year commitment. My overview is on the software advice we got. They recommended three companies that they thought would work for our business. I did not have to go through the hassle of calling and searching a dozen companies. I contacted the three companies that they recommended. Took a look at what they had to offer and the price it was going to cost per year. I decided that SimplifyEm would work the best for our business. They made searching for a software company much less taxing.

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There is nothing that I do not like. They were very prompt in helping me select a software. They called back to see if I had any questions or if I needed more help in selecting a different software.

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Just take the time to research what they have to offer and what your need are currently and what you speculate them to be in the future to make your decision.

 
 

from Messiah Properties
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

Great Advice, great software

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It is very easy to use. It has a clear presentation. Seeing lots of units at a glance is easy.

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When putting in the details of the payment in the notes section, something happens with the formatting. like instead of symbols (Which I use when putting in dates) it changes them to "n" and other weird things. I have had to modify the way I input information. Also, when people are behind, if you input the actual date that they pay, it goes to the month that payment was received (ie: if someone pays me August 8th for July rent, if I use date of payment, it will only apply to August. So I have to use the notes section to say when the payment inputted)

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If you are looking for something basic, this is a great software. I am very happy with it.

 
 

from Stratos Enterprises
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

Review of SimplifyEm Program - Recent purchase

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I am new to the product but so far it appears to be of great value. So far the product seems to be exactly what we need, we are a small operation but need major organization and record keeping and this product seems to be exactly what we need. I inputted data this weekend and it really was quite simple - even I was able to do it - all on my own.

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The go back option is a little tricky. I needed to go back to the previous screen and I had to finagle my way around it. It probably is operator issue - I just have to learn the program

Recommendations

Go through the demo with the vendor. The vendors demo session was heaven sent! The young lady was very knowledgeable of the operation of the program - I recommend that everyone purchasing this product go through the demo session.

 
 

from Stars and Stripes Shopping Center
Specialty: Commercial

Great product for the money

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I like the fact that the solution is affordable and is accessible online. I can keep track of my property and also offer online bill pay!

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No solution is going to have every feature you want but this one does comes close.

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Check it out is a great product and simple to use!

 
 

from Finely Home LLC
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

Keeps getting better

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Excellent support, easy to understand, and very patient

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Initially getting started was very confusing. Once I contacted support, they helped me get started and now it's a breeze

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Be patient with yourself, get a clear understanding of how you need it to work for you. Don't be bashful, get help as soon as you need it.

 
 

from TLC property management
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

Great product!

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Great customer support and support team! They are there when you need them.

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There is nothing that I would change. I found it easy to use. The program was very user friendly. It makes since.

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No suggestions. Everything is great about the product. The support team is great. The customer care department is veer helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.

 
 

from Mickie C and Company Realty
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

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It is so easy to do and if you mess it up, help will always walk you through it or fix it for you. Love these guys.

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There is nothing I found that I don't like at the point. Some things you have to read a little more than others to understand but still easy enough to understand.

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Simple to use, yet powerful. Keeps all of our property managed properties paperwork in order. Great for year end information that is required to be sent. I have used others but this is simply the best!

 
 

from James and Jason Morasch Rentals
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

3 months managing my own property and SimplifyEM made it easy!

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Learning curve was short. Even better, on-line help was useful in setting up the properties. I had several long-term tenants in the properties and on-line help was able to walk me through how do properly document the prior lease agreements and deposit amounts and times without causing accounting errors. I have accessed owner reports already and they are well laid out and comprehensive. Great work. Far beyond expectations!

Likes Least

The kind of silly name "SimplifyEM" does not reflect the fact that this is a very professional and complete package.

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The initial "walk through" with the vendor setting up sample properties took several hours but was well worth the time. I used my actual properties and the "join me" application had mirror images of mine and the technician's screens to explain visually. This was also very helpful and probably saved time in the long run due to shortening the learning curve.

 
 

from LaCroix Court Apartments
Specialty: Apartments / Multi-family

SimplfyEm- Property Management - Accounting

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Easy to use after your account has been created. Great Staff helping with questions and decision process.

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It was difficult to integrate accounting information because of differences on accounts.

Recommendations

Look for Price comparisons , Most of these property management software includes accounting software. As well as additional information for Managers, Landlords and tenants .

 
 

from Welcome Home Rentals
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

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The price is phenomenal. If you are an owner with a few properties, this is ideal.

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No customization, very limited reporting, doesn't have bank reconciliation reports, extremely limited GL codes. Also, they will tell you their software supports functions, then try to walk you through a "work-around" to get it to do what you want. Not sufficient. If you get audited by the state (very common in WA), good luck with this software!! It's too simplified, limited functionality and not intuitive in the least. Once you get in and start using it, you can figure it out, but it just never feels smooth. Also, some things are too easy to enter, and therefore, too easy to mess up. Dog walked on my keyboard one day....... To say the accounting is robust, I think that's a misunderstanding of the definition of that word.

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If price is your only concern, then go here. You CANNOT beat their price, it's amazing! Just remember, you get what you pay for. If you want functionality in the accounting features you have to be above a certain amount of units. Then, when you are, you are disappointed with the limits of these "upgrades". If you are unbalanced when you go to reconcile your bank statements it is going to take a LONG time to figure out where you went wrong. The software is not intuitive. Customer support is great, until you want to downgrade or cancel your service, then they don't have time for you. Also, if you pre-pay (rates are awesome) and then realize they just can't grow with you, sorry Charlie, no refund.

 
 

from Systematic Management LLC
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

Great Product, Support, Price

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It's very simple to use and priced great. Their representatives are very knowledgeable and responsive.

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I have no suggestions or concerns at this time.

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Make sure you do your homework because you may overpay for the competitor's name and get less or the same features.

 
 

from The Property Steward, LLC
Specialty: Residential / Single-family

Easy, simple to use system

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Easy to use and generate variety of report options make it easy to clients and tenants informed. The monthly cash flow report is helpful.

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Would like a smartphone app for quick entry to handle maintenance request.

Recommendations

Consider your specific needs. Many other systems are pricey but pay for what you need until growth necessitates change.

 
 
 
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