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SimplifyEm Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.0

/5

128

Total features

78

5 categories

SimplifyEm features

1099 Preparation
Accounting
Accounts Receivable
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Background Screening
Bank Reconciliation

Common features of Property Management software

API
Accounting
Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Channel Management
Commercial Properties
Communication Management
Contact Management

Price starts from

40

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options
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Contenders comparison

Functionality

4.0

/5

128

Price starts from

40

Per month

Total Features

78

Unique features

  • Interaction Tracking

  • Marketing Management

  • Service Request Management

  • 1099 Preparation

Functionality

4.3

/5

1.8K

Price starts from

1.49

Per month

Total Features

117

Features in Common

64

Unique features

  • Member Directory

  • Website Integration

  • Real-Time Notifications

  • Commercial Leases

Functionality

4.3

/5

2K

Price starts from

55

Per month

Total Features

90

Features in Common

54

Unique features

  • SMS Messaging

  • Credit Card Processing

  • Housekeeping Management

  • Parking Management

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Stephen H.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Easy to use property management software

Reviewed 7 years ago

If you aren’t tech savvy and want to save time each month, this software will help you a lot. I like it as it has made property management job easy.

Pros

Simplifyem is a simple and straightforward property management software. Everything is categorized in sections so you’ll never get confused especially if you’re not tech savvy like myself. It’s easy to set everything up and doesn’t take long. There’s a bunch of reports and I love how they’re so easy to run. At the end of the month, I can quickly send out owner statements. I also send out...

Cons

None, software works as expected and the functionality is easy to use which will be of a benefit to non tech savvy users

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Wendy M.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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A Huge Time Saver!

Reviewed 7 years ago

This is the perfect app for someone who needs a place to track tenant information and leases while keeping a history of past tenants and what work orders and requests have been submitting while consolidating expenses. The tracking of all tenant communication in one place makes so easy to lookup information and avoid any miscommunication and legal issues.

Pros

As a property owner, SimplifyEm has decreased my workload and saved time. I can easily see work orders and expenses at a glance while collecting payments and see all tenant communication in one place. I like how I can set up rent reminders to invoice my tenant every month automatically. This has helped get rent on time every month. SimplifyEm has freed up my time and streamlined my property management tasks into a manageable process so that I spend less time on managing property.

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Nathan B.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Good Support. Bad Product

Reviewed 4 years ago

We had a lot of trouble setting up the system and needed to contact support regularly. They were helpful, but it was still extra work to have to do that. I explained the difficulty I had with the rental process and told them that I didn't want to use SimplyfyEm anymore and wanted a refund. I was told that since I was past the 30 day refund period, they wouldn't give me my money back. I explained that...

Pros

I appreciated the support team. They were usually very responsive.

Cons

I tried to send the application to potential tenants when I had a vacancy. Of the 41 applications I sent out, I only received 2 back. I had to go back through all who had contacted me and ask support to send them a special link. After trying to figure this out for a week, I used my old application and sent it out to around 18 people. Withing 12 hours I had 6 responses and within 48 hours, I had 12 responses. Less than a week later I had the apartment rented out. I was concerned at this point with the rest of the system if it didn't produce results for the basic function of sending and receiving an application. The product simply didn't work.

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Rich G.

Commercial Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Really, simply fantastic

Reviewed 7 years ago

Need to write a check to a vendor? Click. Need to enter a check from a tenant Click. Need to generate a report combining rent, repairs and other factors so you can know where your profit and loss is? Click. Really it’s a fantastic software works for landlords like me.

Pros

SimplifyEm is really, simply fantastic—for landlords like me, mostly because SimplifyEm makes the mundane automatic, and the difficult simple. There are many factors, every day, that I have to deal with, and SimplifyEm combines the all. Everything is connected. The system alerts you to a whole host of things, so you can see at a glance what tenants have paid, which are currently late for rent, which repair tasks are open, and various other factors.

Cons

The software enables export to QuickBooks and transactions to a spreadsheet. In future, I hope it enables export of all reports to spreadsheets

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Susan J.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent Property Management System

Reviewed 7 years ago

This is a very good software program and I looked at several options. I'm pleased with my choice. I've called the Customer Service so much, they know me by name!! Always very helpful.

Pros

Detailed Reports for Owners, Supports Online Banking Services for Owners and Tenants, Excellent Customer Support

Cons

I had difficulty learning the flow process and getting properties loaded in the beginning, but Simplifyem had a training call with me and that helped considerably.

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Patti H.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SimplifyEm Review

Reviewed 5 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

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Anthony P.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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SimplifyEm Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I’ve been very satisfied with it so far to be honest. It’s been a pleasure using it and it's super intuitive. I do property management professionally with another company and I use this for my personal business and this is more intuitive and easy to figure out. Again they are able to create any clarity if there are any issues or questions.

Pros

The ease of use is the best. Compared to Quickbooks, they aren’t a property management platform, you have to massage it into a property management platform and Simplifyem is built for property management. The look, feel, and tabs are all spelled out for and designed for property management whereas Quickbooks is not.

Cons

I don’t have a lot, and it's super minor. I would love to be able to track HOA violations. I cannot find any major pet peeves. If there's anything I can't figure out, SimplifyEm is always there to help.

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Dena W.

Real Estate,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Making Life Easy!

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

It relieves me of the stress of the accounting work. Math is not my strong point! I did all my trust accounting by hand for over 20 years. I tried other property management software and found myself confused and overwhelmed. Simplifyem is easy to understand and use. If I get stuck, I call customer support and they walk me through it. Representatives are always polite, friendly and professional. Now, I can focus on taking care of my clients' needs better.

Cons

It would be nice if owners could request statements and invoices on their own without my having to publish each individually.

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STEVE Y.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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So far loving it and the customer support is just as good if not better than the reviews stated.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I highly recommend this company and their program.

Pros

A full suite of leasing and management and cloud-based! Also, a system that should be a good fit for any size person or company and with room to expand! The integration of the Trans Union credit/criminal history site is a huge plus as well.

Cons

Nothing so far, just the learning curve with a new system. I've gone from a Quicken, stand-alone program to this fine product and it'll just take a little while to get used to all the bells and whistles.

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Karen W.

Real Estate,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy, simple to use system

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

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

Cons

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

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Gary G.

Commercial Real Estate,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Used for the last 8 Months

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

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

Cons

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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Maria E.

Commercial Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best product for your money

Reviewed 8 years ago

After working in the property management industry and dealing with software like Appfolio, I know the impact of a good software in the day to day operation in my new job as an investor of 8 apartment rentals.

Pros

Online rent payments Tenant and vendor reports, income and expense reports, rent roll, etc

Cons

Parking fee and any other fees have to be compiled in one rent payment. Does not allow to break it up.

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Gloria S.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Great program base software.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Advertise as an accounting management made easier with some solution to owners to use, but it really a simple web base software.

Cons

Reports are not really detailed enough for the owners. I think maybe adding more details to the report will be a good asset.

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Karen J.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SimplifyEm met all my property management needs

Reviewed 7 years ago

As a vendor that offers free training and also support through the phone and via email, SimplifyEm support is very easy to contact. It has helped me get organized and automated right away to fit my specific needs.

Pros

SimplifyEm has been the answer for managing my residential rental properties. Because it is a web-based application via the Internet, I can access it from anywhere, anytime. As a property manager, I have automated tracking income and expenses on each of my properties, charging fees, handling tenant balances, collecting payments online, and communicating with tenants through tenant portals and notices....

Cons

SimplifyEm’s accounting module manages accounts payable and receivable and monitors any recurring charges along with a complete transaction history. I use QuickBooks for payroll and can easily export other transactions. I use the banking feature so I can print checks, access bank accounts, perform reconciliations, view bank balances. I had to adjust the margins.

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Tonya S.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Zero support & cheap with no VALUE

Reviewed 4 years ago

The software is not as easy as your sales rep will tell you. There is zero flow to the software process which makes it very confusing. For instance, if you submit an owner draw and record the owner draw, the software "should" automatically prompt you to go to "online payment" to process the draw. If you are new to the software and miss that step, it still appears as if you submitted a complete owner draw since the draw will show in your bank statement and in the bank balance however the draw is incomplete but there is NO notification showing you differently. This is the process with almost all functions of the software. I'm looking for a new property management software.

Pros

The sales pitch from our sales representative.

Cons

Zero support/Inadequate support. If you are lucky enough to receive a call back after two or more days, the customer support rep will ask you what you need and then they start telling what to do then have a nice day and they hang up. The call is very rushed. Not to mention they are on Pacific Standard Time, so if you are on Eastern Standard Time you have 5 hours for live support. The time frame for online payments, to your company or owner, is at least 5 days and if there is a mistake, you can add an additional 5 days to your process. You can write your property owner a check and send via mail and the payment will arrive quicker than processing through this software by our experience.

Vendor response

Hi Tonya, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are known to be easiest to use and known for our customer support. Customers appreciate the customer support they receive from us as they know similar to your experience with another software company that SimplifyEm's customer support is a lot easier to reach. We have been providing outstanding customer service for the past fourteen...

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Jennifer G.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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SimplifyEm Simplified My Life

Reviewed 7 years ago

I am an accidental owner of rental property, and SimplifyEm has truly made it easy.  The ability to easily track all of the information and being able to generate a tax report at the end of the year has taken the fear of failing a tax audit.  It has reduced my paperwork significantly, and there are fewer errors as SimplifyEm keeps track of every aspect of the management of our property. 

Pros

SimplifyEm allows property managers and landlords to keep track of a multitude of their responsibilities including work orders and repairs, rent/lease payments, lease documents, create invoices, track deadlines, and many more features.  SimplifyEm also allowed me to send emails, rent reminders, rent receipts, and notices.  SimplifyEm’s ease of use is one of its best features.  The interface makes it intuitive to use to even those like me who aren’t experts in technology.  The software seamlessly works with Excel and QuickBooks, so you can export to those programs easily if necessary.

Cons

Initially, when I started using the software, I had to call support couple of times. They were quick in answering my questions or responding to me on weekends. I wish they would add phone support over the weekend as some of us like to catch on some work on weekends.  SimplifyEm has many features such as work orders that are not of value to a property owner like me. If there is a way to hide these features, it will make the application even more easy to use.

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Tiana W.

Real Estate,

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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You get what you pay for

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

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

Cons

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.

Vendor response

Hi Tiana, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our pricing and our excellent support team, but it looks like we fell short on meeting your expectations. It appears there was a request to add a large amount of HOA units to your existing account (a one year old account with residential properties). We discussed that HOAs are something we are looking...

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Alan D.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Easily manage properties with no hassle

Reviewed 7 years ago

The core benefit for me is the automation – Instead of having to do the same things over and over again on a monthly basis, SimplifyEm helps me do the things that I had to manually do before.

Pros

The software minimize issues with the burdensome and time eating tedium of tracking income and expenses on every single one of my properties. One of the best things is being able to view the dashboard and be able to not just be a passive recipient of information but also being able to actively charges fees, keep up with the balances of tenants. I've found that communication with tenants is usually difficult when reaching out and keeping track of who did this, who needed extra time to pay, etc. With SE, I have been able to streamline a lot of it and minimize communication on my end and those who help me. Me and my team can pick up where the other has left off.

Cons

Another major concern I had was being able to adapt to the software, we've had experiences in the past where it took months to adjust and I was even more confused after trying to use something that is supposed to help me out and MINIMIZE my time spent on this. The experience with SimplifyEm was much better, no issues in how to use the platform, it was much more intuitive. I was able to pick up the app and run with it. I wish the company adds even more FAQs as I had to call support few times.

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Lystra Y.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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New user of SimplifyEm

Reviewed 4 years ago

As a long time Property Manager opening my own firm I was looking for an affordable Property Management software system that can grow with me, yet have all the functionality that I need now and later handle many properties as my business grows. I need user friendly for me and my owners and tenants. With good and understandable reports and statements for myself and my owners.

Pros

Very easy to use...user friendly. Does everything I need. Not alot of extraneousness.

Cons

It would be nice if the Security Deposits were not shown in the tenant balance. It needs to be a separate item when shown with the tenant info. Late fee needs to be able to be a fixed amount OR a % of the rent since leases allow for a % of rent amount.

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Michelle B.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best property management software in the market

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have found their support best amongst the software industry. I find it easy to contact them via text, email or phone. I prefer to use either text or phone. Their support team is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Pros

I find it very easy to use. It enables me to stay on top of my rent collections. I found data entry much more easier than other applications I have used. I have just started using their online application, online leases, and tenant screening service. I found it very easy to integrate with my current process. I have been using online rent collections for a while now and it is easy to set it up.

Cons

There is nothing difficult i find with the product. If I have a question, I can watch a video or go to the FAQ and lookup the answer. I find their videos very helpful.

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Tiffany N.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Worse Management Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

SimplifyEm has a non refund policy that locks customers into a annual term although the system is not being used. This policy allows SimplifyEm to keep funds even if your dissatisfied and want to leave. Customer Service has poor communication responses and is inconsiderate to public needs. This was an overall horrible experience.

Pros

Nothing. After working with the software for a year we was very disappointed. It's extremely old, and hard to navigate. Very poor customer service.

Cons

Most features don't work the way you think they do. Many tenants and all vendors had issues accessing portals. No communication through system. Everything has to be manually entered. We spent more time trying to figure out how to use the system rather than use it.

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Hi Tiffany, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We contacted you several times (by phone, texts, and emails) to schedule free training, but it looks like it never happened. Our customer success team will work with customers until they are satisfied. We provide free, unlimited customer support to everyone including owners, tenants and vendors. It looks like no one contacted us for...

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Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Great cloud Property Management Solution

Reviewed 5 years ago

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.

Pros

What drew me to this software was the price to value ratio. I had been researching for some time how to get the best value for my money when using PM software for my PM business. I had been using other software in the past but they lacked the functions that this one offered. I have been using this software for more than 3 years now and have not looked back. It offers me to send owner's all kinds of reports, log expenses and income accurately and much more.

Cons

I would say that the price for the higher tiers need to come down. There are some functions that the lower tiers would need that should be included in those tiers.

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Kimberly M.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Does Most of What I want

Reviewed 4 years ago

Their support division is fairly good. They are better at answering emails than the telephone.

Pros

This program was good for multiple properties. 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

Cons

I wish they had a phone app to add things easier in the field. Also, I wish there were a few more reporting options like one with line items below the general category.

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Chad C.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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No tech support

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have made 5 phone calls and have been told there are 2 escalated repair tickets in the month that this has been happening. Tech support tells me that someone will contact me when they have a solution. 1 month and no solution. This and the massive price increase for next year has made me decide to switch software providers for 2020.

Pros

I thought the software was easy to learn and entering data was easy.

Cons

I have had a software problem for over a month. I can't move tenants in or out and can't edit leases without my browser locking up. I have to close the browser and log in again. The problem doesn't go away when I log back in. I have resorted to using an excel spreadsheet to keep track of leases and dates because the software I am paying for doesn't work.

Vendor response

Hi Chad, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are known to be easiest to use and known for our customer support. This is our first price increase in 5 years and we are still the most cost effective in the industry. Our price cannot be beat as we start at $10/month for managing up to 10 units. It looks like the issue was misunderstood initially. We are happy to have resolved it. We've noted your feedback and passed it along. Best, SimplifyEm Team

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Curtis M.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Simple yet Satisfying

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This management software was better than I gave it credit for. It was the first software I used before switching to a more robust (read: costly) system. For the price, I think SimplifyEm is the best bang for your buck. While it doesn't seem intuitive at first, It's much easier to work with than some of its more complicated competitors.

Cons

It did not have a standalone app and relied on their mobile website to support my mobile needs. It got the job done, but it wasn't nearly as seamless as it could have been. SimplifyEm also doesn't offer some of the training that other software options offer.