• Ankit Dudhwewala

    7 #SaaS Based Software for Managing Apartment & Housing Societies

    The urban population is increasing by many folds every decade. Higher standards of living, greater exposure, fatter salary packages and attractive lifestyle is making youth migrate from villages to cities. In metro cities the ration of population to the land available can never be balanced. Leave aside sprawling mansions, in metro’s even owning a small flat is grim and a luxury that not all can afford. However, with the space crisis increasing by leaps and bounds, more and more sky scrapers and high rise buildings are coming up to accommodate the ever increasing population. In every housing society, there are volunteers who manage various sections like accounting, expense payment, calculating interest, etc. However, with the daily travel pangs and work pressure, it becomes increasingly tedious to manage the above said functions. This is where we come to your rescue with a list of seven SAAS (Software-as-a-service)  based apartment management and housing society softwares to make your life easier.

    ApnaComplex

    ApnaComplex, a SAAS software us built by Hyderabad based Gokul Singh. This ERP software is targeted for gated communities and housing societies.

    This software manages four aspects:

    1. Accounting – It has two flavors, one for layman user and the other for auditors and accountants. The data can be entered by any person who knows basic computing and the back-end converts it into double entry accounting.
    2. Expense and income management – A record of all the members who have paid dues, not paid and how much money they owe all these details are stored in the software.
    3. Communication – Any changes in the current management system are sent to the members immediately by Email and SMS.
    4. Billing – This software performs three major tasks book-keeping, balance sheets and income-expense statement.

    ApnaComplex offers the following striking features:

    1. All complex data of the residential society can be managed from one place
    2. Make all operations transparent and therefore prevent arguments among owners and residents
    3. All process are managed professionally by software and no dependence on any person
    4. Reduces the overall personal efforts

    Many residential complexes have embraced ApnaComplex which comes at nominal monthly rates. It is advantageous for tenants, owners and the complex management team.

    CommonFloor

    CommonFloor App was built with an intention to bring all residents of a society together with the help of technology. The best highlight of this SAAS software is that you can be solely in charge of all the accounting and financing part and the entire system is transparent. Volunteers who take up housing responsibilities are very busy and CommonFloor is built keeping this in mind.

    This software satisfies three goals:

    1. Brings the residents close in this age of technology where people are always on the go – Discussion forums to ensure that all residents are satisfied or have any issues with the management, notices that would land in your inbox every time a change is made, events and meet ups and directories to remain connected to fellow residents.
    2. Transparent accounting – Payment gateways, expense vs income tracker, seamless account management and audit ready account reports.
    3. Save time by great efficient management – Vendor management, complaints and issue management, SMS and Email broadcast and management of verification of new members.

    India’s first real estate portal has more than 10 lakh residents using this software. Moreover, apart from the monthly or yearly payments, they do not charge any extra bucks as transaction fees.

    ApartmentAdda

    A great software can be available to the public at very reasonable cost of a few hundred rupees. ApartmentAdda has proved this statement right and is also able to generate profits. This online housing society accounting and management software has 1.8 lakh active users. The Target audience for this app are Co-operative Housing Societies, Resident Welfare associations and Apartment Owners Association. Its main aim is to boost communications among residents, facility management and accounting personals.

    Why people find this app very user-friendly?

    1. They offer complete end-to-end accounting solutions and have a vigorous online ERP system for handling residential complexes.
    2. Important details like dues and actionable buttons are displayed at the top part of the page.
    3. News feed layout – Visit the news feed page and you’ll come to know about the latest developments in your society. All members can contribute and a like button is added so that you can shower him/her with your likes.
    4. Conversations section – Community conversations can be carried out in this section. Subgroups where you can have conversations with neighbors and share photos is a noteworthy widget.

    ApartmentAdda offers the following advantages:

    1. Automatic maintenance billing
    2. User gets due reminder SMS’s
    3. In case of any problems you can always contact the Helpline
    4. It is possible to view and publish various reports

    Go ahead and try ApartmentAdda, its cheap and has surplus advantages which would make your housing management easier. This Single Page Responsive UI is very simple to use, extremely user-centric and offered at the most reasonable rates.

    SocietyRun

    A one-stop destination for managing financial and accounting matters for housing societies, resident associations and gated communities. SocietyRun is a hassle-free and easy software for management and accounting of housing societies and apartments. This software facilitates enhanced communication between the members, sharing of pictures and documents, raising their voice on various issues, keeping a record of bills, dues and payment, decreasing paperwork and having transparency in all transactions.

    Services offered by SocietyRun include:

    1. The society members can share their opinions, pictures and thoughts by polls.
    2. It allows members to buy and sell things.
    3. Check for dealers and service providers.
    4. Enhanced communication – Online communication via emails and offline by SMS and the sharing of announcements, documents and photographs is possible.
    5. There is a special activity point section wherein the members can recommend fellow members for their accomplishments.

    The perks of using SoceityRun are:

    1. Social networking tools are available
    2. There is a special notice board where admin, committee member or office bearer can add notices
    3. All relevant information about members like their address, emergency contact, blood group and parking information are stored in the database
    4. Affordable
    5. Needs no external hardware or software

    Apartment Sathi

    Apartment Sathi is a multitasking software. Advancement of technology has given rise to software’s that perform a wide range of tasks for which previously manpower was needed. It is a SAAS catering to the overall needs of housing societies. This software manages the accounting and auditing essentials of landlords, industrial estates, builders and developers. It works on computers and mobile phones with an internet connection. Customers can opt for any package from Basic Product, Premium Product and Gold Type Product.

    Advantages of using this software:

    1. Communication application: In order to boost communication between community members, there are activities like forums, residents address book, noticeboards, events calendar, website for your apartment, instant polls, vendor information, admin support and document storage.
    2. Management applications: Apartment Sathi makes managing your society easy as the software manages key tasks like admin users, creating a landing page for your apartment’s website, managing users, storing maintenance contracts, notices, staff records and admin files, event manager and issues, assets and complaint tracker.
    3. Accounting applications: In order to give you peace of mind, Apartment Sathi takes care of financial matters like payment gateway, income and expense tracker and managing cash flow.

    A plethora of services offered by the SAAS Apartment Sathi makes it one of the most widely used in apartment management and housing society software.

    Societyhive

    This is the age of speed where everyone is always on-the-go. People living in flats do not even know who their neighbors are. Societyhive was built with the aim of bringing people closer and bridging communication gaps between them.

    Societyhive makes a difference to your community by:

    1. Service providers: The main advantage of connected societies is that the local service providers know that all the members are connected and well informed. In case of any fraud, their reputation will go down and they would be kicked out of the society. So service providers offer their best services at the most reasonable prices.
    2. Always stay in touch with your roots: By bridging the gap between people, you can always increase communication, sit and solve problems and help the fellow members.
    3. Collaborate and celebrate: Societyhive draws your attention to the children of lesser God and gives you an opportunity to help them. It’s said, the best use of wealth is when it is used to help the needy ones.

    Services offered by Societyhive:

    1. A private website is provided where information about all members is stored. In this way, no person with a fake profile can enter your society.
    2. Manage your society by making it safer, happier and a fun place to live. Accounting and billing information is stored here. You can meet like-minded people and raise support for social causes.
    3. There is an advice section where you can ask fellow members for advice regarding all issues. Looking up for recommended service providers was never so easy.
    4. Societyhive provides multilingual support.

    Society123

    It is a SAAS catering the financial needs of housing societies. This software manages the accounting and auditing essentials of landlords, industrial estates, builders and developers. It works on computers and mobile phones with an internet connection.

    Advantages of using Society123:

    1. Simple operation: Log on into your account, assign the tasks to the software and it’ll do everything.
    2. Different user accounts like Administrators, Managing committee and Vendor staff can be created that allow them to access the accounts at different levels. By this method, no unaccounted person can log on and make changes.
    3. Completely accurate information is made available at all times to the members.
    4. The entire process is automated, hence there is reduced administrative work.

    Society123 performs the following tasks:

    1. Bill generation
    2. Automatic bill delivery via e-mails
    3. Bank reconciliation
    4. Alerting the recipients of pending bills by SMS
    5. Calculating accurate interest rates as per the society norms
    6. R&D section
    7. Parking allotments
    8. Managing tasks, meetings, registers, tasks, complaints, compliances, circulars and events

    Society123 aims to reduce your tensions and make sure that you never miss any payments.

    The main aim of all these software’s is to bring in a transparent management and account handling system that is solely handled by technology and all users can have access to all system related information.

    Does your housing society have a SAAS apartment management software? If the answer is negative, we advise you to check the following seven SAAS software’s and buy and install one today itself. You can also talk to our Software Analyst to find which software fits your requirement best .

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    • Raja Sekhar Kommu

      Thanks for covering ApnaComplex. For benefit of other readers, we offer a lot more in addition to what was covered in the limited scope of the article above.
      We offer complete helpdesk management on android tablets, visitor tracking and resident ID verification systems using our unique Gatekeeper device/app, smart facility management toolset for Asset/Inventory/Vehicle/Vehicle/Parking lot tracking, Piped gas / water meter billing and accounting, Wiki, Forums, Polls and many others to Housing Societies and help them reduce their efforts, improve their efficiency in operations and increase transparency in accounting – all at very affordable pricing.
      You could check us out at our website – https://www.apnacomplex.com and experience the free trial edition we offer to know in depth of our offering and to learn how your society can benefit.

      • Amit Mishra

        hi sir u r doing a great job and I to had exatly same plan as yours to start up a firm like yours and have many more upgrdations that could add on to your project .I am presently persuing my masters in usa .If you are intrested do mail me would be glad to share my thougts with u.

    • http://www.smartsociety.in Smart Society

      We at Smart Society http://www.smartsociety.in also provide solutions for Apartment Complexes (Housing Societies),and with a unique Service Partner concept we provide not just a software, but also an end-to-end outsourced solution for all the needs of the complex.

      We recently won the Microsoft’s Solution Excellence Awards 2014 (Code For Honor) for the MSME Category from thousands of applications across India. More about the Award at https://www.codeforhonor.com/WallofFame/
      Besides apartment complexes, our customers include large builders like Tata Housing & Orbit Corp, facility management companies like Knight Frank as well as Accountants.

    • Satya Tummalapenta

      I used ApnaComplex as a owner of a flat in Hyderabad. A great experience.

    • Matthew Davis

      A very helpful article….
      Other then these, you can also find some of these related softwares at BETAPAGE.

    • Karnail Singh Bawa

      Hi I want to monitor the allocation of Parking Slots to my tenants in multiple buildings who keep changing every year. On a grid map of each basement, would like to know which are parking spaces are already issued, and which all can be issued to new tenants. Dont want day to day ticket management…Engineering/PDF drawings will be provided. Please contact;… KS Bawa, DLF, Cyber City Gurgaon,, 9958895727

    • Kumar

      No comparison is good without cost comparison. What would be the use of comparing iPhone with Micromax mobile if cost is not mentioned.

      A proper tabular comparison along with cost is the most useful comparison.

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