- ABOUT MRI
"Mark Development is a big fan of Bostonpost and has made it part of our strategic plan in expanding our property management business. The customer support we have received has been exceptional. From the initial set-up, training, timeliness of customer support and troubleshooting specific issues we have been very pleased with Bostonpost. Bostonpost has allowed us to realize the increase in productivity and efficiencies we had hoped to achieve."
Craig Watase, President
Mark Development, Inc.
MRI Bostonpost specializes in affordable housing software. We provide web-based software and services to affordable housing managers working with subsidy programs from HUD, USDA, Tax Credits, HOME, and Public Housing. Our customers use Bostonpost Property Manager® software to reduce the administrative workload on their property managers and increase compliance with any mix of affordable housing funding programs.
The Bostonpost software was designed from the start to handle the complex mix of funding programs that is common today. Whether you are managing properties with just project based vouchers, or properties rehabilitated with tax credit funding, or newer properties with complex layered funding, or anything in between, the Bostonpost system can help you manage all of it with one system that property managers can handle with ease. In one application, you have everything needed to automate, monitor, and streamline property management operations.
Bostonpost Property Manager® takes the complexity out of selecting applicants to move into a unit. The ‘smart’ wait list feature assures that only eligible applicants will be selected for move in or transfer subject to restrictions for whatever funding programs are in place. Use restrictions based on a HUD extremely low income preference, tax credit rules for ‘next available unit’ and ‘unit vacancy,’ and other income set-asides are all evaluated. A rental agent simply selects an available unit and the built-in compliance engine presents eligible applicants from the waitlist based on rules for all funding programs that apply to that unit.
Compliance with HUD, USDA, and tax credit programs is improved and simplified because comprehensive compliance enforcement is built into the core system, not added on as an optional module.
HUD Section 8, Rent Supplement, RAP, 202, 236, BMIR, 202 PRAC, 811 PRAC, 202/162 PAC
Tax Credits, Section 42, Bond Financing, HOME
USDA Rural Development Section 515
NYC Rent Stabilization
Bostonpost Property Manager® increases visibility and control over any size portfolio by centralizing information so that critical activity and processes can be monitored.
Comprehensive maintenance and inspections management that complements and coordinates with property management functions to ensure that all maintenance requests and inspections are handled quickly and efficiently. A powerful template based inspections processing system ensures all agency or company policy inspections are conducted properly. Pass/Fail conditions can be attributed to each item checked. Items that fail, or fail with conditions can automatically create follow up work orders. Bostonpost makes it easy to manage maintenance and inspections activity from the initial service request through completion.
For the highest level of integration between property operations and accounting, financial transactions from all properties can be automatically posted to GL and AP ledgers using MRI’s integrated accounting. GL, AP, AR, and Cash Management views all provide drill-down capabilities and complete audit trails for transactions. Property level AR activity can be posted to GL automatically with MRI integrated accounting or by exporting a file of journal entries to existing GL software. If invoice processing is delegated to properties, approved invoices can also be forwarded to AP for check processing.
Whether your company is new to Bostonpost, developing a new community, or acquiring an existing community, our MRI Global Professional Services Team is here to help make you successful. Your ultimate success with our software requires that we start you with a fundamentally sound system. To ensure this, all property implementations are based on a series of steps that include the fundamental activities needed to successfully bring a new property live with Bostonpost. We’ll design and configure your new community, establish and verify that the proper funding programs are in place, set up the residents, and provide the necessary and agreed-upon training.
Bostonpost takes full advantage of web-based technology to deliver extensive online implementation and training services that keep transition costs low while providing a safe, low-stress process for users to adopt the new system. New users can access online, instructor led training sessions as well as extensive help documentation through quick links built into the software
To ensure the implementation process goes smoothly, you can help. When bringing a new community onto our software always make sure to consider the following four points:
Need help setting up your documents? We will conduct a workshop to set up an application document, a lease document, a letterhead document or a lease addendum.
We will setup the following features below for a single property: Dashboard setup, Resident screening, Basic document printing and usage, Approval flags, Waitlist, Legal method, and GL Export.
Do you have an implementation that needs to operate to a set deadline? If you do, we recommend you take advantage of our project management services. These services include additional time for our team to work with you beyond the individual community implementations to plan, coordinate, and control the overall implementation.
At MRI, we’ve found that the best training method is through computer-based training called elearning. Elearning allows people to learn at their own pace and at their own schedule. It eliminates the delays and hassles associated with coordinating training class schedules. The training is consistent – everyone receives the same information. And finally, it’s less expensive than live training.
For areas where we do not have elearning, or the subject matter isn’t conducive to elearning, we also offer public training classes. Public training classes are remotely delivered and can range from thirty minutes to two hours.
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