Pink Floyd's philosophical lyrics dealt with the pressures of modern life and how those pressures can sometimes cause insanity, and today's Plan A Solo Vacation Day encourages people to get out and explore the world on their own and the self they find within it.
While these two events appear to be incompatible at face value, OwnerRez understands how complex running a vacation rental business can be. Our mission is to deliver a fast and reliable software solution for you. But before you go off exploring, don't forget to slide into today's product update that details our March 1st release with 3 updates, including our spiffy new Ribbon View!
Not just an overhaul but a facelift! Maybe you saw our teaser video on Facebook? We're hyped, and for OwnerRez users that own or manage multiple properties, the new Ribbon View will be pretty thrilling. And it will improve as we add more to it over time. But let me share what's included so far...
The Ribbon view offers a versatile way to view past and upcoming bookings seamlessly. Users can view the Ribbon calendar by selecting Ribbon on the Bookings page. The current date will always be highlighted in a light yellow color.
For this exercise, I'm using the setting under display preferences to have the property name be color-coded according to the property calendar color. When users hover over the individual Properties on the left menu, a nifty informational pop-up (i.e., hover card) will appear detailing information about that specific property.
And users will still find individual Booking Information when they hover over each booking too. Blocks are also visible.
But the most exciting part of the new Ribbon View is that users can now slide the view using the "Handle" back and forth, to view past and future bookings, including scrolling across months.
But does it work on mobile, you ask? And how will I fat-finger that "handle" on my phone? No worries there. Just let your fingers do the walking on your mobile device. Check it out in action! We'll be adjusting the ability to have different mobile swiping velocities in a future release.
Not sure if you are comfortable with the new look and feel of the Ribbon View? We know change can be challenging, and technically it is not at "feature parity" with the old view at present (i.e., you can't filter on Booking info yet). So, that's why we still have a way for users to revert to the Legacy Ribbon View for the time being.
Upgrade Channel Bridge to Use New Vrbo Booking Data Endpoints. We upgraded Channel Bridge (to version 12) to use different Vrbo booking data endpoints. Vrbo recently retired some old API endpoints that Channel Bridge relied on, essentially breaking it for use with Vrbo. We've moved it over to using available data from newer Vrbo endpoints.
Fix Account Billing to Apply Negative Invoice Balances Against Future Invoices. This was an edge case where booking cancellations that generated Damage Protection refunds were displayed as a credit on OwnerRez users' accounts, but the credit was never applied to either the user's regular subscription invoice. This bug has been fixed, and any credit amounts will be correctly applied to user accounts.