Property Management Software Support - Property Tree Instructions for Property Inspection BOSS


Great news! Data sharing between Property Tree and Property Inspection BOSS has now been added from Property Inspection BOSS v1.3.0 onwards. If you are not using the latest Property Inspection BOSS contact support to upgrade. Property Inspection BOSS Premium users with Property Tree can now import data including Inspection Dates, Property, Owner and Tenant details. Please note that only Inspections scheduled as 'Confirmed' will be imported into Property Inspection BOSS.


Importing from Property Tree involves (1) Exporting your properties from Property Tree, (2)  Uploading the files to our secure and confidential website using your Property Inspection BOSS Premium login credentials, and finally (3) Downloading those Import files onto the iPad and Property Inspection BOSS app.


The Property Tree Instructions coming soon

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Once you have exported your CSV file from Property Tree, please don't try and open it in MS Excel as it may interfere with the file format causing it to be unable to be uploaded into Property Inspection BOSS

  • Visit the Property Inspection BOSS Online Accounts Module (to upload your property file into your Property Inspection BOSS Premium account).

  • Click this link to visit your online Property Inspection BOSS Premium account and enter your login credentials from signup and then click Log in. See the screenshot below.

  • Select the Import Files (1) tab and then click the Product/Version (2) drop down and select Property Tree. See an example screenshot below.


  • Select Browse or Choose File (1) and navigate to where your property file was saved in Step 1 (e.g. Desktop). Select the property file and then click open and then click Upload File (2) . See the screenshot below.

  • HANDY HINT WHEN UPLOADING FILES: If an error appears saying ‘File Already Exists’ you will need to rename the file so that it has a different file name or simply delete the existing file in your account and upload again. Alternatively try renaming the file by incorporating todays date into the filename  i.e. Property Inspection BOSS Inspections Import-22062015.csv


    NEXT STEP - Almost there!

    • Before continuing, ensure you have completed all of the previous steps.

    • Open Property Inspection BOSS and ensure you are logged into your Property Inspection BOSS Premium account.

    • Before importing any properties into Property Inspection BOSS make sure you have completed the following steps:
    1. Check the Default Inspector is at the top of your inspectors list via Settings > Property Inspection BOSS Admin > Inspectors. The Property Inspection BOSS app will automatically associate the default Property Manager/Inspector in Property Inspection BOSS against new Properties imported. To change the Default Inspector simply click Edit and then using the the small bars move the desired Inspector to the top position and then click Done to save. The new Default Inspector is now ready !!.
    2. Select your Default Property Profile for Import and check all the Inspection Areas you need are included via Settings > Property Inspection BOSS Admin > Property ProfilesProperty Profile is a best fit or average layout for your Properties or Inspections (including custom callouts i.e. Maintenance Required/Suggested Improvements). We suggest that if the Property Profile say has 3 Bedrooms and then for a specific Inspection if there is only 2 bedrooms, it’s quicker to delete the extra bedroom than add a bedroom. 
    3. Configuring Property Profiles can be done in the Property Inspection BOSS app via Settings > Property Inspection BOSS Admin > Property Profiles
    4. Set the correct Inspection Type via Settings > Property Inspection BOSS Admin > Inspection Type. Note the default Inspection Type is Inspection Report. 
    5. Set 'Quick Check Always Ticked' in Settings > Property Inspection BOSS Admin if you require all quick check labels to be automatically ticked 'on'.

    • Click the Imports tab area and turn your iPad device so it is in landscape or horizontal mode.
    • Tap Import Files in the top left and click the Refresh button () at the bottom and click Ok to starting downloading the files.

    • Once the files are processed tap on Import Files again and tap on your most recent property file.  Use the toggles to select New Properties or Existing Properties With Updated Info and then select only those properties that need to be imported. 

      • New properties are those properties that have not previously been imported into Property Inspection BOSS.
      • Updated properties are those previously imported properties that contain updated information from Property Tree and contain a newer Inspection Date. When importing updated properties, Property Inspection BOSS will automatically perform a 'Repeat Inspection' on these selected properties and a new Inspection will be created with updated Inspection Dates and include related updated tenancy data.. The previous Inspection Area layout is preserved and any history notes are associated with that Inspection. We never update existing Inspections for safety and auditing reasons and to preserve the history of that Inspection in the app. 


    To filter only properties assigned to yourself or the default Inspector toggle Show Only Default Inspector

  • In the top right corner, tap the Action button () and then either select Import Selected or Import All (If the Action button is not visible, try restarting the app). This will begin creating the new inspections (as selected) in Property Inspection BOSS. Wait a few moments and when finished all your properties will now be available in the Inspections tab area.
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    Any problems or questions please contact Property Inspection BOSS Support.