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Overview

Rentec Direct is a web-based property management software used by landlords, property managers and associations to manage properties

SimplifyEm is a property management platform for property managers, landlords and real estate investors who want to automate...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

35

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

25

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

179

5

4

3

2

1

136

33

8

0

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.1

122

5

4

3

2

1

63

34

11

6

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
87%
would recommend this app

Pros

We scheduled a call and within the first five minutes he was helping true up a couple of items. He was great and provided great value.
Customer Support is excellent. There is great help on the Chat window and when that isn't available, phone support is great.
You are provided with more information at the best price available in the market today. What I like the best is not only the information that is provided, but the customer service.

Pros

Best for keeping expenses in a good place and running general reports. I like that the receipts for each expense can be loaded for easy access.
Because I paid for a lifetime membership at the lower tier, I can say that it suits my business needs just fine. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great solution to their PM business.
It's very simple to use and priced great. Their representatives are very knowledgeable and responsive.

Cons

The only downside I have found with this software is its inability to integrate with QuickBooks.
Strictly operator error, I forget my log in from time to time. Seriously, I haven't found anything I'm unhappy with.
That company did a terrible job and forced us to find a solution to be able to handle the job on our own.

Cons

The company automatically charged us for 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS after to did not renew our subscription. That's over $300 for a service we no longer needed.
I have to close the browser and log in again. The problem doesn't go away when I log back in.
I explained I was leaving the next day for Asia and would be gone for over a month and I was not taking a laptop. There was no way I could test the product until after I returned some 40 days later.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago

Key features

  • Total features75
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management
  • Lease Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Database
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Total features57
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • General Ledger
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management
  • Lease Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Database
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations9
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  • BombBomb
  • Brokermint
  • Contactually
  • DocuSign
  • Funnel
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Stripe
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • dotloop
  • Total integrations1
  • AvidXchange
  • Birdeye
  • BombBomb
  • Brokermint
  • Contactually
  • DocuSign
  • Funnel
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Stripe
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • dotloop

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Rentec Direct

Terrific software, outstanding customer service!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I had done an obscene amount of research on software options for my small landlord operation (18 units so far) since I was outgrowing the excel spreadsheets that had at one point kept me somewhat organized. Honestly, I thought my mind was made up on Buildium, but once I did an overview with Kathryn over the phone, I was hooked. I told her exactly what I wanted from the software and where my trouble...

Cons

I wish that when filing out a work order, it could be an SMS notification, rather than just an email.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SimplifyEm

SimplifyEm Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I really liked this software and it was a close second to Rentec Direct. I chose Rentec Direct because of the maintenance capability, rent paying and marketing aspects that was a good fit for our portfolio. Also, Rentec Direct was a little cheaper in price but after the demo, I would have been happy with Simplify Em too!

Pros

I was demo-ing property management software everyday for 2 weeks. It came down to Simplify Em and Rentec Direct. I loved them both and fit our needs as a small start up company.

Cons

Not all the features are user friendly but the customer service dept quickly and efficiently handled all issues!

Vendor response

Hi Patti, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are the most affordable, full featured property management software starting at $10/month for managing 10 units and are known to be easiest to use. We have maintenance and work order tracking, online payments, and rental advertising as well. We are pleased to hear that you are happy with the customer service you received. We've noted your feedback and forwarded it. Best, SimplifyEm Team

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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SimplifyEm

Very Happy with moments of frustration.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

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

Cons

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??