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Enhancements Respond to Input from Product’s Early Adopters

TOTOWA, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 – One year after the initial launch of its REact critical date warning system, Integrated Business Systems has released Version 2.0 of this well-received software application. The enhanced product includes improved dashboard and search capabilities, among other updates.

The Totowa-based firm, which provides high-quality property management and accounting software and services for commercial and multifamily property owners and operators, developed REact in response to demand from its real estate client base. At the same time, the product is applicable for businesses in any industry where missing date-sensitive tasks carries measurable financial risk.

“Managing a company inherently comes with a slew of easy-to-miss tasks, from forgotten renewal deadlines, to expired warrantees, to late safety inspections and insurance payments, among other oversights,” noted Michael Mullin, IBS president. “REact helps businesses keep track of date-sensitive items and reminds them to follow through. The user can set up tasks – whether one-time or recurring – within REact in a way that escalates non-compliance with completion by automatically generating emails ‘up the line’ as time passes without action.”

For example, within a commercial real estate organization, REact might be set up to send the first-level person an email reminder that an elevator inspection needs to be completed in 30 days. If in two weeks that person has not responded, the system might send an email to a supervisor indicating that the task is now 14 days from expiration. If the task is not completed within the next week, the VP of property management might be notified.

“REact Version 2.0 includes a number of enhancements suggested by its early adopters,” Mullin noted. “Our clients who are already using REact are excited about the product. They have some great ideas, and we have incorporated many of them into an even stronger, user-friendly interface.”

REact integrates seamlessly with the IBS property management and accounting system, enabling users of that platform to take advantage of enterprise information already captured within it. The IBS system – developed over 35 years – today is used by more than 75 prominent New York/New Jersey clients and addresses virtually all property management, accounting and construction management tasks. The system is scalable and customizable for private and public enterprises of any size. It also integrates with dozens of best-in-breed third-party software applications across multiple real estate services categories.

Additionally, the IBS Managed Services department, established 15 years ago as an outgrowth of its offerings for real estate clients, provides full IT outsourcing for a growing, diversified customer base in a range of industries. The team helps small- and mid-size companies whose businesses are not tech-related successfully stay on top of what they need to keep their systems current, providing full consulting, installation and support for computer and networking technologies.