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Eviivo

If you manage short-term rentals, you have most probably heard about Eviivo as a famous PMS in the hospitality industry. 

Eviivo has been working in the industry since 2004. The company was founded in 2004 by current CEO Michele to sell technology to tourists. The product was upgraded in 2011 to Eviivo Suite. The company also released its hotel booking platform called Toprooms the same year.

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Eviivo claims its superior features make switching to it very easy and painless. Eviivo synchronises and updates rates, availability, photos, descriptions, and policies automatically across many different OTAs and booking platforms. This PMS is praised for its Online Travel Agencies’ notices.

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To work with software no matter how user-friendly it might be, we need a person who helps us wholeheartedly to get the hang of the system and avoid later overbookings and problems when we go live! Nowadays, we are way too busy to create our listings based on our consumption and edit them again after finding something wrong. Therefore, one of the critical issues about choosing the right PMS is to find the one that supports it committedly during the onboarding process.

Automated Booking Processing

With Eviivo, when a booking hits one of the properties, the host can then give guests a quote from Eviivo booking page, which leads them to the next step, payment.

Charges or Taxes can be configured to add to each booking automatically, so the hotel does not need to do anything manually. In Eviivo, you can go through payment and deposit both, and the system automatically checks the validity of the card number to make sure there is no chance of chargebacks. 

Eviivo email templates are customisable, the owner can set the schedule of an email plus what information appears on that email address details when they book online.

Eviivo seems to include a booking confirmation email in the process which helps the hosts capture guests’ full addresses  

They ask the guests to sign a registration card and take a photocopy of their passport or other ID and credit card regarding guest-vetting.

If the host is on the site managing their properties using Eviivo, they need to make sure that the credit card used is issued in the person’s name checking in person. 

If hosts manage their properties remotely, they need to take electronic proof. Hosts need to ask the guest to use their smartphone to send a photo of their passport or other ID and a picture of their credit card, front and back ideally, to make sure those match the information provided.

Channel Manager

Eviivo Provides 2-way API integrations with some of the channels from OTAs to regional community sites. It pushes your rates, availability, photos, and content in real-time. However, if you wish to change your OTAs rates, you need to pay extra for Promo Manager from your PMS.

  • charges 3% per booking for all the payments without Kigo, for example, for your Airbnb bookings.

Cleaning

Eviivo:

  •  has a virtual cleaning calendar that helps you coordinate or assign housekeeping and maintenance tasks with your team straight from your account. However, to manage the tasks, you need to use the premium plan, which is Eviivo Everything as the cleaning dashboard will be only available for the accounts that have a Performance Manager subscription.
  • lets you see which staff will work at your property, which rooms/units are clean, and whether guests are in the house, checking in, or checking out. 
  • does not generate cleaning tasks automatically. You need to manually create housekeeping tasks when the guests check-out or for a mid-stay housekeeping task.

Self Check-ins

Eviivo offers a completely contactless check-in and check-out. The guests will find the necessary information in the pre-arrival email template which is sent to them.

Direct Booking Website

1. Eviivo generates an SEO-friendly free direct booking website for all its clients. You can customise all the colors and details.

2. Eviivo allows you to keep the website even if you decide not to use Eviivo.

3. Evvivo provides you with a website connected to your portal even if you are using another PMS.

  • allows map search
  • Manages multiple properties easily by organising units from countries to buildings based on a geographic hierarchy
  • group properties together to increase the occupancy rate  like Homes by the beach, pet-friendly, cabins, etc. 
  • tracks your website performance through analytics
  • Kigo charges for Premium Websites: a setup fee of $499 and a monthly subscription of $59

Extended Stays

N/A

Guest Experience

Eviivo Guest Manager helps the hosts make an excellent guest experience by welcoming their guests with ready-made templates.

Sample templates are: 

  • booking confirmation with safety measures;
  • pre-arrival with safety measures: the guest receives check-in, check-out instructions here;
  • before your departure with safety measures.

The Guest Manager Option is only available for the users with the premium account (Eviivo Everything).

Guest CRM

Eviivo allocates a number to each guest. However, people will usually forget this code and what happens next is that if this person books one of your properties repeatedly, the system will create a new profile for them each time. The result would be a long list of unnecessary names without identifying a guest who has been repetitively booking with you.

Maintenance

Eviivo’s Cleaning Dashboard allows you to see whether a unit/room needs maintenance and whether staff need to take inventory.

To have this option, you need to pay extra to have access to the Performance Manager option.

  • set your expectations by attaching photos and have a place to receive photos in real time from cleaners
  • automate all communications through the system by email and SMS.

Mobile App

Eviivo does not offer a particular mobile app. However, Eviivo’s platform and the website are responsive on mobile phones, both Android and IOS.

Multiple Location PMS

The platform supports 17 languages and different currencies.

Operations Management

If your account allows you to have access to the Cleaning Dashboard, a subcategory under performance manager, you can manage your operations up to an extent.

  • Check-ins: you can inform the guests about their booking number and property name. The guests can pay the amount, and the security deposit will get pre-authorised before check-in instructions are sent out. However, you need to send this manually to the guest at the beginning.
  • Housekeeping: You can see whether the guests have checked-out or checked-in to determine whether the unit is clean or dirty. No housekeeping task will get generated from the system automatically.
  • Maintenance: You can keep track of the issue. 

If you want to outsource your housekeeping or maintenance, it is not possible in Eviivo.

Owner Portal

In Eviivo, the owners get access to the website and they can check the reports.

Owners can: 

  • check property availability calendars.
  • book an owner stay, or guest-of-owner stay
  • download their owner statement

Payments

Eviivo: 

  • accepts instant online payment in any currency, from different card types, including Paypal.
  • does not require typing card numbers into a card reader. Cards are automatically validated with a 3-D Secure link or pre-authorised. It takes only one click to charge or refund a card, in full Level 1 PCI-DSS compliance. 
  • flags invalid cards so that you can deal with them quickly.
  • allows you to pre-authorise, charge or refund a card with one click—no need to retype numbers and codes.
  • re-validates cards supplied by OTAs systematically. If invalid, a new card request is issued to guests and OTAs, in one click. However, you need to pay extra for accessing this feature.
  • flags invalid cards so that you can deal with them quickly.
  • allows you to pre-authorise, charge or refund a card with one click—no need to retype numbers and codes.
  • re-validates cards supplied by OTAs systematically. If invalid, a new card request is issued to guest and OTA, in one click. However, you need to pay extra for accessing this feature.

Real-time Reporting

With Eviivo, you can monitor your occupancy and the average length of stays within different periods using the Performance Manager. You can also print or download them in Excel or CSV.

Basic reports are available to all users, however, some advanced reports are only available for those who choose Eviivo Everything, not the Suite.

Revenue Management

In Eviivo, the Promo Manager feature is only available on the premium plan (Eviivo Everything). Promo Manager is responsible for revenue management, but only add-ons. This tool does not make suggestions based on the marketplace. It makes seasonal adjustments automatically.

Premium Support

Eviivo provides its users with some documentation, webinars, and live online communication via text or social media applications. 

The Eviivo team is available during business hours to help you through the problems. As online live communication, customers may receive some calls to help them have their Eviivo account up and running. 

The Eviivo expert will provide the hosts with some guidelines which are a list of checklists to be done by the hosts like uploading images, creating properties, etc.

As online live communication, customers may receive some calls to help them have their Eviivo account up and running. The Eviivo expert will provide the hosts with some guidelines which are at some point a list of checklists to be done by the hosts like uploading images, creating properties, etc. Eviivo will not teach the hosts how to use the system.

Trust Accounting

Eviivo helps you manage your bills and calculate all different kinds of breakdowns.

Eviivo provides you with different financial reports and KPI. It offers profit estimation of new properties.

Eviivo Trust accounting

Unified Inbox

N/A

Pricing

Eviivo offers three pricing packages with different levels of functionality. Eviivo Everything, the premium plan, includes most of the Eviivo features. However, in Eviivo, apart from your company size, the bedrooms are also counted in the pricing. For instance, you need to pay 39 GBP per one self-catering house with three bedrooms paid monthly on the monthly plan and 36 GBP paid annually on the annual commitment. 

 

One of the good points about Eviivo is that you can decide about the functions you need to manage your properties with. If you only want to use your PMS for getting connected to channels, you can easily choose Eviivo Suite and pay 24 GBP per month. Keep in mind, however, that you cannot have guest and owner management under this plan. Moreover, you can choose Eviivo with the most basic functions if you do not want to collect money using your PMS and pay 21 GBP per month only.

Eviivo: A Property Management System to Choose?

Eviivo is a well-known vacation rental management platform. It excels in payment collection and features required for managing bookings from OTAs. Suppose you expect some particular functions from your PMS, you are a tech-friendly person who does not need further assistance for onboarding. In this case, Eviivo may be the right solution for you as they offer three different plans from which you can choose the one that suits your needs.

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