Too many PMS options? Meet Ynnov a recognized option in the short-term rental market.
And as usual Doinn only partners with the best options in the industry.
This is the case of Ynnov, a 100% Portuguese PMS developed especially for vacation rental.
Keep reading all the details about PMS Ynnov 😉
Developed 100% in Portugal and in Portuguese:
Ynnov is a PMS that has been evolving for 12 years, bringing together some of the best tools.
Since its origin in 2010, Ynnov has maintained a process of continuous improvement that guarantees you, today, maximum efficiency in the management of your properties on all fronts where you can operate.
With a Portuguese team that understands the needs of the local industry.
In the market for 12 years, in constant evolution and growth, the Ynnov platform is today the most complete PMS available for the Portuguese market.
With its wide range of features, the Ynnov software guarantees an efficient and automated management of the entire operation, whether short term accommodation, hostels, or hotels.
By using Ynnov, hosts and property managers can save precious time in daily management, regain quality of life and focus on what is really important for their business.
Decreasing the probabilities of human error will increase customer satisfaction and increase the profitability of your properties.
Ynnov is considered one of the best Portuguese PMS and Channel Manager, as it maximizes productivity, allows a professional level of management and, consequently, maximizes positive results.
Since the creation of Ynnov, in 2010, the team’s main concern is the constant improvement of the software, to follow all the important developments in the evolution of the tourist market, as well as the main needs of its customers.
Therefore, today Ynnov guarantees maximum efficiency in the management of all aspects of the accommodation business.
The Ynnov software includes a powerful Channel Manager, which synchronizes with the main distribution channels, and a Property Management System, which allows customers to centrally manage all aspects of reservations and accommodation.
This also includes:
- Communications to the SEF.
- Emails and text messages.
- Cleaning service
- Online check-ins
- INE/SREA reports, guest data, tourist taxes, digital keys, notifications and alerts, various automation mechanisms, staff, owners’ portal, and statistics.
- With the additional certified invoicing software, YnnovFAT, invoicing is as fast and easy as a single click.
Whether it’s check-ins and check-outs, cleaning, new bookings or other important aspects, it’s all in the app.
Ynnov also allows accommodation owners and managers to easily develop a personalized and attractive website to directly promote their brand/accommodation and attract direct bookings, not tied to distribution channel fees.
The web design is customizable, with a modern design, intuitive use, and full compatibility with mobile devices.
Editing multi-language content is easily done directly in the PMS software.
Having your own direct sales channel allows owners and managers to increase customer loyalty as well as direct bookings.
For those who already have a website, Ynnov also has a solution, a booking platform that can be connected to any website or used on social networks.
Cleaning and maintenance features:
Thanks to the Doinn integration, you will be able to manage your services through your Ynnov account with just a few clicks:
- Access your Ynnov account and look in the user menu, in the upper right corner, and select “Personalizations”.
- Once in the “Customizations” menu, select “Integrations”:
- On the left side bar and then select “Doinn”. Enter the email and password that were used to create a Doinn account and press “Connect”.
- That’s it!
What can you do with this integration?
- Turn your bookings into cleanings
- Get laundry services and linen rentals
- Request any specific cleaning services offered by Doinn at your property.
Manage your business in the palm of your hand thanks to two software specialized in local accommodation.
And spend more time managing communication with your guests, booking prices, and more!
Not only vacation rental technology for your business is about getting a PMS.
With this in mind, a property management software releases you from a bookings nightmare.
As well as getting your property bids improved which is extremely important.
But when you have a vacation rental business there is a lot of processes.
Maintenance, cleanings, check-ins, and a lot more tasks that are regularly done.
And of course, there are a handful of apps and software available to help you do this.
Because of this, choosing a proper tool that adapts to your needs and type of business can be complicated.
Therefore that is exactly why you need to read this article, we teach some tech to oversee it all!
Obviously, we tell you all about it just keep reading 👇👇
Types of vacation rental technology:
As we told you in a recent article about 2022 trends. Digitalization is not going anywhere.
That being said, is just a matter of time before more and more industries have been impacted by the use of technology.
First, find out which tasks you would like to automate or manage.
Get an objective: reduce hours in operations, reduce problems in the property with guests, etc.
If you choose operations the first thing that comes to mind is cleaning.
But you will also have:
- Maintenance: plumbing, electricity, etc.
- Manage staff.
- Operate check-in and checkouts.
- Get easier payments for these services.
- Manage billings for services more transparently.
- Sell extras to guests.
Also, keep in mind you will have to solve these issues for all of the properties you manage.
Don’t know about you, but we get tired just thinking about it! 😫
Meanwhile, on the alternative accommodation market, we are able to find:
Thinking about improving your maintenance requests and services? Check some of these options:
Marketplace and other tools
Equally important, is being able to diversify your income.
And start upselling to your guests is the perfect excuse, here is how you can do this:
- Our partner CHEKIN has just launched a new feature to sell experiences and more. Check it all here.
Revolutionize the experience of your guests, increase the benefits of each reservation, get better reviews and get more direct reservations.
- Similarly, other things such as luggage storage when guests check out can be arranged to check our partner LUGGIT APP.
- Not only luggage but also if you want to sell breakfast items or skies rental? Check out BNSELLIT.
Ultimately, HOUSEKEEPING platforms are our favorite as we are the masters of this subject.
Therefore check all the details about the platforms we are comparing today:
DOINN vs VRscheduler vs Breezeway
What is Doinn?
Doinn connects top cleaning and linen rental companies with years of experience to property managers.
As a result, helps to standardize processes for alternative accommodation.
- Property managers, BnB’s, hotels, and property owners in general, can have a platform to order services based on their booking calendars.
- Buyers can follow up on the services performed in their properties through our app.
Doinn has been on the market since 2015 not only offering cleaning services but also: Linen rental, Laundry, Amenities, Deep cleaning, Move-in and move out services, Check-in, and Check out agents.
Now Doinn is available in 11 countries and more than 600 cities.
Doinn is more likely used by property managers and B2B rental management companies, Colivings, and other types of alternative accommodation providers.
What is VRscheduler?
In this case, VRscheduler offers operations and housekeeping Management for 10-100+ vacation rental, short-term and long-term properties.
VRScheduler is a platform for scheduling and tracking cleaners, inspectors, and maintenance staff.
VRScheduler works with your booking software to improve workflow. Save time, optimize labor and minimize costly mistakes.
VRScheduler allows different vendors to update the system and streamline employee task programming as needed.
Drag and drop a scheduling calendar for vendors such as cleaning companies, security companies, hot tub service companies, and so on.
Most likely used by: rental owners and management companies who manage teams and outsourcing services.
What is Breezeway?
Breezeway’s property operations platform helps coordinate, communicate, and verify detailed work at properties, and delivers the best service experience to guests and homeowners.
Combining deep learning technology, robust property data, smart messaging, and mobile-first task management.
Breezeway is bringing service optimization to the property management space.
Their target markets include vacation rental managers, short-term rental operators, hotels & hostels, resorts, cleaning/maintenance services, & residential managers.
We have built this chart in order for you to be the judge in terms of the needs and tech of what you need.
Take a look:
This information has been collected through online resources, we strongly suggest visiting this platform’s website if you need more info.
Finally, we believe this comparison chart is the best way to understand what you will need to have in consideration.
Why choose Doinn?
Now, why do we think Doinn is your best option?
Doinn has been in business since 2015, understanding the needs of the alternative accommodation market and improving our product.
- Flexible and scalable.
- Integrate with more than 10 TOP market PMS as well as iCal from airbnb and bookin.com
- Buy certified services with proven quality.
- Real-time service notice through the Doinn app.
- Efficient communication with the cleaning staff through the app. (Just like WhatsApp!)
- You will get an outstanding team behind the platform, online resources, and customer support 24/7.
- The cleaning staff is able to report issues with photos, directly in your job summary for every service.
If by all means you still feel that you cannot be part of this, probably means you are a small owner with 1-2 properties.
In that case, we strongly suggest looking at the other options we presented or check this great article too😜
Thanks for checking out another one of our articles!
See you in the next one! And remember that: Doinn is here for good 😎
A Channel Manager is definitely an extensive subject and of course here at Doinn, we care about giving you all the details on this type of solution.
Moreover, providing clean and tidy accommodation to your guests is a big part of your operations.
That is why we want to offer you various solutions and integrations.
Today we are announcing our integration with a new property management solution: let’s welcome Octorate!
A complete suite with different features that will help you run your vacation rental company.
See all the details about Octorate here below 😉
Octorate – the perfect solution for property management
Thanks to the Octorate Channel Manager you will boost your visibility online and hence increase your reservations.
Octorate is Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia’s preferred partner.
As well as being integrated with +150 OTAs around the world.
Allowing you to potentially open your property to sell.
A channel manager like Octorate will definitely simplify your business and your daily activities.
You will have the chance to start getting many reservations on various portals.
But you can manage all of them from one platform (rates and availability update, restrictions, etc).
With Octorate, you can also start getting reservations without any commission costs thanks to the Booking Engine.
It is a booking platform compatible with any website and fully customizable.
However, in case you do not have any web page, you can get the OctoSite.
A real website that can be set up in a few minutes, already linked to the Booking Engine.
Housekeeping with Octorate & Doinn
Octorate is not only a great tool for property management because of all the channels you can work with.
But also an in-cloud platform compatible with any device and you do not have to install any software to use it!
By combining both powerful solutions you will have a new way of running your business with Octorate & Doinn.
Add the iCals of your properties to your Doinn account, you will be free of the hassle of cleanings.
Automate the turnovers with every new booking coming from the different channels.
This combined with the Octorate app will be a completely new way of running your business.
If you use the Octorate App on your phone, you will be able to use the following features:
Model Pics – App
If you have a standardized way of arranging the furniture and amenities in the rooms, Octorate got your back!
You can save a gallery of pictures in the details of each room/apartment.
The cleaner will only have to download the Octorate App to see the pictures and keep them as a reference when taking care of the accommodation.
This functionality is particularly useful for new staff members!
Maintenance notes – App
Let’s suppose the cleaner spots a sink leaking in the bathroom of the accommodation.
They can easily leave a maintenance comment via the App, which will be visible to anyone in Octorate in relation to that specific room.
Why use Doinn & Octorate together
So let’s say that the cleaner is using the Octorate app to get your apartment to “look like” you want it.
But, are they following any specific technique not to miss a spot?
Doinn has certified protocols and cleaners follow a very specific checklist to avoid losing any details when performing the service.
And remember the maintenance comment on the Octorate app?
You can follow up on that by creating a maintenance service with one of Doinn’s vendor to solve the problem!
As well as a bunch of other types of services:
- Deep cleanings (To get the property ready after a long time been unused)
- Linen rental and laundry
- Common areas cleanings, and more!
On top of that get a Doinn host app in order to follow up and know when a service starts or finishes!
As you can see this partnership is thought of as making your life easier!
The partnership between Octorate and DOINN can really help you to improve and simplify the management of your property at the same time.
Thanks for reading and evaluating this solution for your business.
When using such a powerful property management solution as Octorate:
- Your visibility online will be boosted
- You will get much more reservations
- Your workload will increase
However, we are offering you the right tools to keep all this under control!
Doinn is here for good, in more than 11 countries and 600 cities!
Do not worry about searching for trusted teams anymore, count us in.
See you in the next article! 👋👋
PMS integration is always good news at Doinn!
Today we are welcoming our recent integrated partner: TOKEET
Tokeet it’s a great addition to our portfolio of integrations.
Tokeet offers a complete, fully integrated, and best-in-class suite of products for all aspects of a vacation rental business.
Their platform contains all the tools you need to grow from 1 to 1K rentals.
Providing a full-stack platform. Tokeet is a one-stop shop for vacation rental management software solutions.
This was more than an excellent reason to make an integration with them.
How does Tokeet works?
We know there are a lot of options to choose from on channel managers and tons of PMS solutions.
So we figured it was easier to share this video with you guys to hear the reasons directly from the horse’s mouth 😉
Tokeet is a Property Management System (PMS) launched in 2016 with over 50,000 rentals.
Aimed at hosts and managers from 1 to 1,000 properties!
Tokeet’s solutions make it easy for vacation rental managers to coordinate reservations across multiple channels, automate tasks, and perfect pricing.
Why use the Tokeet – Doinn integration?
Remember that article where we talked about preparing after post-pandemic traveling?
One of the keys to this new era is digitalization.
And having a strong PMS allied is a very important part of this process.
By using a powerful tool for your property management and hooking it up with our solution you will be one step ahead!
Doinn is not only a platform, it is an operations center!
Ready to help you get your properties ready when you need them!
How to integrate with Doinn?
Check out this video to see how tokeet PMS and Doinn integration works!
Activate the integration in less than 3 minutes!
You can also read the complete help page here.
Remember by integrating Doinn you will also have a mobile app to get real-time information on your property operations!
You don’t want to miss our upcoming collaborations! Stay tuned for more of our partnership news on our social media and blog content!!
See you next time 👋🏻👋🏻
Digital nomads are here to stay definitely, they are no longer a “secret cult”.
Especially after the pandemic situation, even there are top countries offering amazing views.
And other countries even give special visa conditions for these travelers such as Malta, Romania, Cayman Islands, and others.
That is why today we are sharing some of the needs digital nomads have when taking into consideration a rental property.
Only in the US, 40% of digital nomads are an average age of 32 years old.
And in the future, this age segment millennials will represent almost 40% of the global population.
Also how you can adapt your rental and why you should do this.
The main reason to understand digital nomads is most of them travel when they work.
And, of course in the future, they will be a very important piece of the pie in the market.
So you need to be ready since yesterday!
It might sound obvious but this is one of the major problems of the digital nomads when finding a property to rent.
You can make one of these tricks to enhance your internet and have this one covered.
- Change the location of your router, sometimes if this device is store away somewhere in the room something can interfere with the signal. Move it to a tall place without any disturbances such as tv, radios, etc.
- Check if there is anybody stuck to your network, remember you can have a guest user predefined for your guests and then check periodically for any intruders.
- If your house is too big or has different floors you can always add a wifi repeater to enhance the signal.
These are just a couple of things to get your rental ready for the digital nomads needs connections-wise.
If you have check social media the past year for sure you saw a bunch of pictures in which people renovated spaces to convert them into home offices.
Well if you do not have it on your property even if it’s a vacation rental, you should adopt one little space to it. Check out these examples.
- A desk and a chair are vital even if it is not big but the key here is to make a space even if it’s little but with comfort for concentration.
- Get a laptop stand! Your guests will love it as this is a must and a lot of people even if they are not digital nomads are still working remotely!
- Use dead spaces in your apartment it can be within the bedroom or maybe below a staircase there are a lot of creative ways to make this office desk amazing!
You can always go to Pinterest and get more inspiration on the matter 😉
Improve the experience
We have already discussed, how to prepare your vacation rentals after the pandemic situation.
Another important thing for these guests is maintaining their work-life balance there are actual studies that indicate they work more than older generations.
This might sound contradictory but the reality is if they work more than 40 hours per week their free time is sacred!
How can you help?
Add experiences to your package, so Airbnb has been the king on this lately.
Experiences are revolutionizing the way users are sharing with other people, so here are some you can add:
- Partner with local businesses to offer your users discounts and offer them a really nice experience with the locals. They would love it!
- Make a local guide itinerary! Help them understand how your city works and how they can enjoy it so much more!
- You can always add any extras to your service like rent a bicycle or ski equipment you can do it by creating a marketplace check it here.
An interesting fact is that the owner or rental manager can be the same owner of the experience so you can uplift your revenue a bit with this!
For this audience staying green all the time is a big fact!
So keep getting some recycling bins as most of these users want to keep their environmental practices while staying at any other property.
They appreciate products that are chemical-free/plant-based because they are better for the planet and also can be better for people who suffer from skin conditions and allergies.
Do you happen to have any plants? They make the rental way more “home-like” and they are incredible to boost up your decor on any room.
Another important thing is to add devices that are “energy efficient” LED bulbs, LED lamps, electrical power strips with on/off switches.
And last but not least take advantage of this to talk the guest through all of the efforts you make to be greener 💚
Guests or tenants would love it and even recommend your lodging to their friends so think about this when following all of the below steps.
We hope this was useful and you will be ready for your future digital nomads and millennials guests 😉
Doinn is the key to transforming your rental management operations.
Schedule, manage, and follow up your services all in one place.
Reduce the time and costs associated with managing properties while offering renters a seamless experience across their entire rental journey.