Property Solutions Launches Entrata Student with ACH Collaboration

Feb 12, 2014 • Tagged in: Technology - Innovation
asset campus; student housing, technology

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Property managers know that student housing is a whole different ballgame. Whether you’re turning 100% of occupants over the course of one or two days, matching hundreds of 18-to-21-year-olds into (hopefully) harmonious groups, or just trying to efficiently manage renewal projections, there are logistical considerations that traditional property management software is simply not equipped to handle…until now.

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Entrata Student. Rather than taking conventional software and building a few workarounds for our student housing clients, we’ve built a software solution from the ground up with the specific challenges of student housing in mind from the very start.

“Student housing has unique operational differences. It’s a fast-paced, rapidly trending environment,” said Asset Campus Housing’s Chief Operating Officer Julie Bonnin. Asset Plus Companies’ 115-property student housing affiliate company Asset Campus Housing has been a key collaborator in the development of Entrata Student for over a year. “What Property Solutions has built with Entrata Student is truly customized for the student housing space. The flexibility of the program itself and the interaction of the moving parts give us what we need to expedite and automate everyday tasks like digital lease signing, inspections, make ready, and roommate matching.”

Entrata Student simplifies everything: from an online application which allows students to set preferences for everything from floor plans to meal plans, on through the unit assignment process with demographic-based matching, click and drag functionality, and placement notices, right on up until move-in day where students can complete prerequisites on your portal in advance and you can complete check-ins on an iPad…Property Solutions with you every step of the way.

“With our student demographic, technology is especially critical because they don’t tolerate choppy, antiquated systems. This demographic gets frustrated and if you’re not making the necessary innovations to cater to their expectations, you’re going to lose them,” Julie Bonnin explained. “With the full suite of technology Property Solutions provides, the resident gets a really positive experience. They have that ability to immediately do a lease online at 2 o’clock in the morning and even hand it off to parents or guarantors to digitally sign at their leisure. It carries huge implications for conversion and compliance.”

We’ll be providing demos of these functions and more at the NAA Student Housing Conference in Las Vegas in just a few weeks. Come find us in Booth 401 or just stop someone wearing red shoes and we’d be happy to show you how it all works. Then sit back and enjoy move-in week like you’ve never been able to before.