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Changing Your PMS? What’s the Barefoot Onboarding Process Like?

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 30, 2022 8:58:53 AM

learn-more-about-Barefoots-onboarding.jpgAfter our initial demonstration and any follow-up evaluations or explanatory sessions, it’s time for you to decide whether you’re ready to take the next step in your vacation rental property management business. We know this is a big decision, so we’re available to answer any questions you might have along the way. If you opt for Barefoot‘ vacation rental solution, we’ll get the ball rolling immediately. Our goals are to make your switch as smooth as possible, optimize your all areas of your business business and make day to day life for all members of your team easier in general.

We will have already gathered all the data we need about your business model in our Business Rules Matrix during the sales process. Part of that discussion will be collaborating with your employees to establish your goals and tailor everything we do to your business needs. We understand that every vacation rental management company is different, so every implementation take this into account. We work with key players within your business throughout the whole process to ensure everyone is on the same page—transparency is key. We use Basecamp as our project management tool, allowing us all to communicate easily with each other so we can quickly answer any questions you might have.

One part of the implementation process is to help you transfer your existing data into your new Barefoot database. We will talk through best practices to make this process as secure, precise and streamlined as possible, keeping you informed all the way. This is a good time to clean up your legacy data and then if possible, we use our development team to bring your data in programmatically.

We often use our experience to identify possible areas of development where you can either make financial savings—such as by changing your payment collection methods—or generate additional revenue by making small changes to your business model. These can then be integrated into your new working model with Barefoot. We see your transition to Barefoot as a great opportunity to implement new ideas and really take advantage of unused potential. So, we work with you throughout your transition to integrate new methods and partnerships to help further your business, such as credit card processing, travel insurance, VRBO, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, lock and automation systems, and more.

Finally, training is an essential part of your transition to Barefoot—we want to make sure that you and your team know exactly how to get the most out of your new investment. As Barefoot is so customizable, no two training calls are the same. Therefore, we record our training sessions so you can revisit them as required and pass them around within your business. We always save advanced accounting training for the end of the training phase so you have the opportunity to dive straight in and really familiarize yourself with your business accounts. You’ll soon know all about the tax and account reporting functions offered to keep you up to date with your business finances at all times. Finally, with everyone trained and prepared, we can arrange a date that suits you for your software switchover.

 If you have any questions about the process of transitioning to Barefoot’s vacation rental management software, feel free to get in touch. We’d be happy to guide you through the process in more detail or book your free demonstration.