December 2018 Release Notes

We work hard to make sure our features are constantly improving to help make running your business easier and more efficient. This page includes the latest new features, product improvements, and major bug fixes for the month of December.



1099 e-Filing 

We’ve made two big updates to our 1099 e-Filing service for the upcoming tax season:

Early Access

We are excited to announce that we are giving Buildium customers early access to our 1099 e-Filing service so you can start preparing your 1099 Misc forms ahead of time and make filing in January faster and easier than ever.

As of December 3rd, you have access to create 1099 batches before IRS filing becomes available on January 1st.

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Digital Copies

For the 2019 1099 filing season, you will be able to send digital copies along with the hard paper copy sent to recipients when you e-File, completely free of charge!

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New Beta Test program

Self-Serve Beta Testing 

We are always listening for feedback from our customers and users. That’s why we are excited to announce our new self-serve beta program.

Now, with the beta test page in Buildium, you will have the ability to view and opt-in to available new features that are currently in beta testing. You’ll be able to turn these features on in your account, test them, and then provide any feedback you might have.

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Bill Approvals

Bill approvals & Settings (Beta)

This new feature allows you to configure rules that prevent bills from being paid without an approval being recorded. Rules can be set at a global level to handle bills across your entire account or can be set at the property level.

Bill approvals is currently in beta testing and you can opt-in to test this feature and provide feedback from the new Beta features page in Buildium.

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Prepayment Reversals

Now when a prepayment reverses, we will automatically delete the prepayment charge so that the you do not have to manually delete it. This will also prevent  an inflated balance due from showing on the resident.

We will now also let you know if a prepayment has been over applied due to a reversal by showing you a message on the resident's ledger.

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Mobile app updates

Mobile Violations 

At the beginning of this year, we released our new violations functionality that allowed you to easily log, track, update and edit violations in Buildium. Now we’re making it even easier to log and track violations by bringing it to the mobile app!

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iPad friendly Buildium app

We’re excited to announce the release of the iPad-friendly version of the current iOS manager app for mobile devices. With the iPad friendly version, the manager app will provide a more user-friendly experience with all the same great functionality to help you manage your business on the go.

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ePay Confirmation Emails

Adding transaction details to ePay confirmation emails 

Now you can add transaction details to e-Pay confirmation emails for the "Rental owner payment confirmation" & "Vendor payment confirmation” email.

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Coming Soon

Rent & Rent History

We’re excited to announce the new “Rent” page found under the financials of a lease where you can track changes to rent over time and make future rent adjustments. This feature is starting to roll out to existing customers in the coming weeks. 

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Lease Enhancements

We've redesigned the way you create leases and added an easy way to attach documents. Lease enhancements are starting to roll out to existing customers in the coming weeks, starting 12/11.

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