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Approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents important data protection regulation changes.
We wish to assure our EU clients that Universal is on the way to GDPR compliance. After conducting a readiness assessment, we have begun building on existing data protection policies and measures.
Thesaurus Technology will complete any operational or technical changes we need to, well before the May 2018 deadline.
You can now update your listings on Zoopla and Prime Location faster than ever before. As soon as you perform a sync the changes will propagate onto Zoopla/Prime Location within 5 minutes. Therefore, you will no longer have to wait until the next feed for the changes to take place.
We are starting to move customers onto the new feed and we will be in touch when the switch over has taken place on your account.
If you have any questions regarding the new feed contact us today.
Provide your vendors and landlords with 24/7 access to view information about the sale or let of their property via your website. Allow them to view comprehensive details at their leisure.
You don't need to do any extra work for this facility as Universal simply uploads the information you have been entering into the system.
We have just re-launched our company website this week… we all hope you like it!
Let us know your thoughts… contact us.
Customise and create your own default SMS message templates for Universal
NEW Universal property search
Fully responsive custom property search layouts
NEW Detailed Landlord Login
Responsive landlord/vendor login screens
Thesaurus Technology love to hear from customers and their thoughts/feedback on our software and service.
Accurate address lookup data for Universal customers
Changes to how the Royal Mail licence address lookup software, means we can now offer a lookup service based on credits across your whole company. This is instead of the user licences for each member of staff or PC, as was the previous agreement.
We have recently completed a website for a long standing customer Lennard & Hill. They were so pleased with the new website that they created a 'Thank You' video.
Universal now has a built in referral system directly to Tenant shop.
Who are Tenant Shop?
They are the most advanced utility management software platform in the lettings industry. Using the latest technology, they will notify local councils, water suppliers & energy providers of new and vacating tenancies, set up & close void accounts for your landlords ensuring there are no stray bills. The service is FREE OF COST, saving your staff hours & they even share the COMMISSION with you.
How does it work with Universal?
Simply add your tenant shop ID into Universal, if you don't have an account with Tenant Shop you will need to contact them directly.
Select Tools > Maintenance > System Settings > Select Tenant Shop ID > Enter your ID & click save.
You will now notice a new button will now appear in the tenancies window. By clicking this you can now refer tenants directly to Tenant Shop when a tenant moves in or vacates a property. All of the data you have entered will pull through so there is no need to rekey your data. Click here for more information.
If you have any questions please contact us.
If you have received a notice from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to provide a section 19 report for rents and other payments arising from land, you can generate this from Universal. To run this report in the requested format from HMRC, follow the steps below:
Select Reports > Management/Financial > Landlords Financial > Select Resident Landlord Income (S19) and create S19
If you have any questions please contact the help desk.
There is now a feed in place to send your property listings directly to the portal OnTheMarket.com which is provided by Agents Mutual. The website went live on 26th January 2015 and you can request the upload now by logging into Universal and following the steps below:
Select Tools along the top > Portal Uploading > Request Upload > Select OnTheMarket.com and order Portal Upoads
If you want to delay advertising on a property portal, you can specify the advertising date per listing, per property if required.
New & improved sales invoicing - Includes the following features:
Other new features in this update include:
We are Microsoft Windows 10 ready!
Windows 10 is the next version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, which is due for release in 2015. We have been doing extensive testing to ensure both Universal Anywhere & Office are fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10.
Thesaurus Technology has had a fantastic first half in 2014 with 73 new clients signing up for Universal. We have been assisting new start-up businesses, as well as agents coming across from other software providers. Data imports have been performed into Universal assisting with the transition to our software, along with training and help desk support.
To discover the benefits of Universal call the sales team on 0845 83 82 666
You can now update your listings on Rightmove faster than ever before. As soon as you perform a sync the changes will propagate onto Rightmove with in 5 minutes. Therefore you will no longer have to wait until the next feed for the changes to take place.
Also the enquires you receive from Rightmove will directly import into Universal. When you start Universal you will be notified of any new applicants waiting to be added. Universal will alert you if the applicant is already registered on your system.
You can access Universal Anywhere using iPad's, Windows and Android tablets using a remote desktop app.
Microsoft have brought out a new app called 'Remote Desktop Connection' that is easy to use and works great with Universal Anywhere.
Thesaurus Technology's support team provide online training sessions designed to help you get the most out of Universal.
We now offer 'Skype Voice Call' calling for online training session. When booking in your training simply request a Skype call & let us know your username. Using a landline phone number for training is of course still available.
You can now display all your property listings on a full screen slideshow, that can scroll through either on a TV or PC in your office. The slide show is automatically populated via your listings in Universal.
Simply click the sync button to keep your slide show up to date.
This is a FREE feature included in your subscription with Universal.
For customer using our cloud solution (Universal Anywhere), we have been making some big improvements.
The Anywhere helper has been completely re-designed and will ensure for faster document downloads and uploads. Adding images will also be easier and quicker.
The new recent records menu has arrived in Universal
This fixed menu will allow for easy access to recent:
As your software provider, we are continually looking to improve the quality of the service we provide. The results from last year’s customer feedback survey have now been processed.
94% of customers who responded to our latest survey were satisfied or very satisfied with our software & service.
The results from last year’s customer feedback survey have now been processed.
The maps used on the full details for all customers property searches have been updated with improved controls. We have also optimised the loading time of the full details page.