We’re starting the year strong. OfficeR&D is growing faster than ever before. We’re really excited about the state of our platform and where we’re heading.
Let’s start with our brand new Ideas Board which is also our Official Roadmap 2017. Well, it’s way more than a roadmap. It is a communication, ideas, brainstorming board, fully transparent and shared with you. Let’s use this board to channel our collaboration and build the best platform for flexible spaces together.
This month, we were busy doing our new License agreement module, Events management module, Meeting room booking improvements, User interface improvements, and more.
Long story short, we extended our Contracts module into something much bigger. It is still work in progress but it’s getting really well:
- Create new Contract with start date, renewal date, resources involved, etc.
- Print the PDF version.
- Once signed, confirm the contract and seal the deal. This will generate the memberships, assign the resources (offices, desks, etc) and everything else needed.
- Done, your new customer is ready to enjoy the flexibility.
Note: You can even manage multiple inquiries about the same office, print different offers and only confirm one. On our floorplan view, you will see the ‘inquiries’ turning the resources in different colors.
Events are probably the best marketing tool that you may use to boost your coworking space. Events management was a big missing of OfficeR&D. Well, not anymore. We shipped our first version of the events module (it’s toggled off for most customers, please get in touch if you’d like to have it ON for you).
- Create simple events.
- Link them to external event systems like Facebook and Eventbrite.
- Have a nice Events board in the members portal as well as Events Widget on the Dashboard.
Note: This is our MVP (minimum viable product). Stay tuned for more.
You might notice, we changed the look and feel of the admin app. The menus are more convenient, more mobile friendly and most of all, look awesome. This comes with plenty of other little improvements here and there.
Meeting Room Bookings
As usual, we constantly improve our booking system. This month, we improved our recurring bookings and the way we account the credits. Now, you can book 2 months in advance, even with limited credits. Also, we improved the user interface and fixed several issues.
We put a lot of effort on our best of breed integrations with Xero, QuickBooks, Stripe. With the latest release, you will see if the integration has any configuration errors or warnings that might cause problems. This will help you better understand the state of the integrations and will guide on how to properly configure them.
In the next few weeks, you may expect multiple new updates like Credit Notes and Refunds, new Collaboration capabilities, and more. Check our roadmap to stay updated.
Managing a coworking space is hard. Let’s keep it simple, shall we?