ApnaComplex now has the ability to store documents related to a flat/unit. All along documents can be stored in the central repository for consumption of all members or committee members. Administrators can now attach documents such as a floor plan, sale deed etc to specific unit which would be only visible to the administrators and the flat/unit owners. Check it out at Complex->Residential Units and clicking the ‘Manage Documents’ icon against a unit.
Do note while the owners of the unit can see and download the documents, they cannot upload or delete documents. Only Administrators has the necesary authorization.
We have just made your Facility Manager more productive. The Complaint Box Admins now have the ability to select the “Maintenance Staff” who actually attends the complaint. Admins can not only select the staff – but also SMS the staff on the latest update of the complaint at any time. Now, there are multiple benefits of this – Committee Members / Facility managers can instantly know the workload on a given staff. In addition, the SMS acts as an mechanism to instantly inform of new complaints to the staff in the field.
Try and update any Complaint and you can see this in action. We also enhanced the reports to be able to easily get reports for complaints worked by staff.
We welcome the owners and residents of Abad Aquarius – a beautiful, river side apartment complex located at Aluva, Kerala just beside the Periyar River – to the ApnaComplex family. Writing to us on the occasion of going live, Mr. Hafiz M Ebrahim, Treasurer of Aquarius Apartment Owners Association has following to say –
ApnaComplex - Choice of every Apartment Complex
“First of all, what I felt with Apnacomplex is the terrific support provided to us as starter. Thier prompt and consistent mails helped us a lot to implement the system without wasting time.
Regarding the functionality, I swear that ApnaComplex has incorporated all the requirements of the day to day management of apartment complexes. Some of the functions which attracted me more are the discussion forum, notice board, facility booking etc. which will be very helpful especially for owners staying outside the country and those who are not much organized with emails.
About accounts section the main attraction is that one need not to be an accountant to use ApnaComplex and handle accounts. It’s just simple as that!
I will surely introduce Apnacomplex to my friends and colleagues who are waiting for their apartment complexes to be handed over in the near future.”
Thank you Mr. Hafiz for your words! This motivates us to do better!
Get your Society on ApnaComplex – Today!
ApnaComplex is India’s most comprehensive web based housing society accounting, management and communication software. It is designed to make the life of residents and owners a lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out the features of ApnaComplex and sign up your society today to get the benefits! We offer a free 30-day trail as well so that you can try before you buy!
We welcome the owners and residents of SJR Spencer, a premier apartment complex located at Marathahalli – Outer Ring Road junction, Bangalore to the ApnaComplex family. The managing committee of this 133 flats complex, has chosen ApnaComplex after a detailed evaluation and comparison with other software.
Writing to us on the occasion of going live, Mr. Amish Shah, Treasurer of SJR Spencer has following to say –
“SJR Spencer has chosen ApnaComplex portal for the better management of entire community of residents. ApnaComplex was chosen after good amount of due diligence with different software vendors. The prime reasons for selecting Apnacomplex are:
The personal commitment & support provided by the ApnaComplex team
Easy User Interface
Easy adaptability by Support team to include required features based on our own requirements.
Cost – definitely was one of the major factor in our decision making
We are really looking forward to very healthy relationship with Apnacomplex in future and would certainly like to see that community of residents benefits a lot from this association.”
Thank you Mr. Amish for your words and look forward to serve SJR Spencer-ites.
Get your Society on ApnaComplex – Today! ApnaComplex is India’s most comprehensive web based housing society accounting, management and communication software. It is designed to make the life of residents and owners a lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out the features of ApnaComplex and sign up your society today to get the benefits! We offer a free 30-day trail as well so that you can try before you buy!
In yet another first, at ApnaComplex , we launch a new “Society Registers” module to specifically cater to Maharashtra based housing societies.
The new module, Society Registers, enables associations and housing societies to comply with some of the regulatory needs as per The Maharashtra Housing Society Act. The Society Registers module is a central place to maintain all data as required by the regulatory authorities in the formats defined per the Society Act.
At present, ApnaComplex supports following registers
Form-J (Register of Members)
Register of Committee Members
Register of Investments
Register of Nomination
Register of Shares
Levy Charges Register
Audit Reports Register
And more are in the pipeline. All data into the registers can be added/modified/deleted with the history of all changes made being automatically stored. Society committee members can print the registers directly or download them into excel as per their needs.
With this addition, ApnaComplex becomes the first and the only web-based solution to cater to specific needs of Maharashtra Societies.
While the registers are created with primary objective to meet needs of Maharashtra based societies, Associations from other parts of the country as well can definitely benefit from them to maintain data in extremely structured way regarding their complex/society.
For example, a Transfer Register helps keep track of the history of a given Flat – who was original owner, and when a re-sale happened and to whom. An Levy Charges Register helps keep track of the history of how corpus fund / maintenance charges are levied in a society and the basis for the same.
ApnaComplex is a web based housing society accounting, management and communication software. It is designed to make the life of residents and owners a lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out the features of ApnaComplex and sign up your society today to get the benefits!
Sobha Althea and Azalea – a premium residential property in Yelahanka, Bangalore has gone live this week on ApnaComplex. The society of this 176 flats + 26 villas complex, has chosen ApnaComplex after a detailed evaluation and comparison with other software.
Writing to us on this occasion, Mr. Kannan, President of Sobha Althea and Azalea Apartment Owners Association has the following to say –
ApnaComplex - Right Choice of every gated community
“We evaluated several options for managing our Association – Sobha Althea and Azalea Apartment Owners Association and zeroed in on Apna Complex.
Some of the key factors that went in favour of Apna Complex were the ease of operating the portal, the quality of thought that has gone into designing the portal, the clarity & level of commitment of the ApnaComplex team in ensuring continuous updation and modernisation of the portal taking into account individual customisation requirements.
The portal is quite comprehensive for managing the day to day running of an Apartment Complex at a reasonable cost. The on-boarding is fast and our experience in setting up the database for our complex was very smooth and easy. We wish Apna Complex all the luck in expanding their base.”
Thank you Mr. Kannan Viswanathan and Mr. N.K. Balasubramanian of SAAAOA for the nice words and we look forward to serve Althea and Azalea complex!
We are blessed with another solid testimonial from a happy customer – Mr. S V Padmanabhan, Hon. President of Dhyanaprastha Township Owners Society. Here is what he has to share about ApnaComplex:
“We started using ApnaComplex portal since mid Feb. 2011 after preliminary trials, especially with the Accounting System packaged with it. This is what makes this portal unique and suitable for our township for senior citizens. It is managed by the owners – all senior citizens. Apart from common services typical of other societies, we offer centralized cooking / catering of food and housekeeping besides car / driver
To keep track of expenses and income, we wanted an online Accounting System that could be accessed and monitored remotely by the Treasurer and any Office Bearer of the Managing Committee. ApnaComplex makes it possible. At any time it is possible to ensure that all transactions are up-to-date. We can generate reports that can help control expenses. Any member can get information on bills raised and payments made. The system is user friendly and does not call for the services of an accountant.
The portal is also rich in other features that can be used by all members. In short, ApnaComplex is very well suited for most housing societies. The license fee is reasonable in the context of the benefits that can be realized by its use. I wish ApnaComplex success in their endeavour to promote their application.”
Thank you Mr. Padmanabhan. We are glad we are of help to make life of senior citizens in your society a little less hassle free.
The managing committee in every housing society is responsible for maintaining and managing the infrastructure. There is a steady stream of revenue that the management committee gets every month, as and when all residents in the apartment complex pay their maintenance dues.
There are other ways through which a managing committee can earn some steady revenue, so that it can build new structures and improve the existing infrastructure without cutting a hole through the pockets of all residents.
Penalties Can Help In Establishing Order
Interestingly, an apartment association can mimic a government’s functioning and use penalties as a form of revenue, to ensure that its internal processes are carried out in an unaffected manner.
Why Use Penalties As A Source Of Revenue?
Using penalties as a source of revenue can aid an association in two ways.
Creating Order: It will help in tightening up the existing system and making the residents more responsible and punctual when it comes to paying their dues. A system where no action is taken on defaulters will only invite more lethargy and bring in complacence. A managing committee can create a set process in this way, bringing in more control and transparency to its administration.
Tapping Into A Revenue Source: It will act as a source of money, and in this way new structures that are essential for every housing society like Rain Water Harvesting structures (including pits, dug wells, hand pumps, trenches, and recharge wells) can be constructed straight from the apartment association’s funds without collecting money from the residents. As long as this system is made transparent, there will be no issues whatsoever. Members of the managing committee should maintain records for all penalties collected and how and where the money has been put to use.
Wondering how to easily keep track of the penalties and payments against them?
More often that not, the reason for not imposing penalties in a housing society is the administration hassle associated with imposing them and ensuring a collection of the same. Its a nightmare to keep track of these without help of proper tools.
ApnaComplex’s powerful accounting features come in handy here. Treasurers can easily post the penalty charges to a member’s account and the member clearly would be aware of the penalty charge s/he has to pay. Treasurers can easily track the payment against the penalty. Most importantly, this brings about a transparent way of dealing with situations leading to penalty. What’s more – ApnaComplex being a complete accounting solution – the penalties collected can be categorized under any number of different heads of your choice – such late payment penalties, or common area penalties etc. and all of them would get reflected in your balance sheet and income/expense statement that every member can clearly understand. Absolutely, more transparency.
Yet another instance where using ApnaComplex not only saves effort, but also improves orderliness and even generates revenue for your society. Sign up your society today and get the benefits.
Where Can Penalties Be Charged?
Every housing society has its own set of bye laws, and these bye laws will provide information about the many penalties that can be levied on defaulters. The members of the managing committee can charge some penalties for the following acts:
Violation of Bye-Laws – Most association bye-laws has rules on how balconies must be kept clutter free not spoiling the facade of the apartment complex, how to manage garbage, how to maintain sound levels etc. Still, there could be Residents/Owners who violate terms by having messy balconies, cause inconvenience to neighbors with loud music or wood work during nights etc. and association can consider imposing penalty charges for the same.
Damage To Common Areas – The managing committee in a housing society can fine people for damaging important structures in the apartment’s common areas. A person who causes any form of damage to elevators, benches, roads, staircases, or swimming pools in the housing society can be fined. Penalties can also be charged for damages caused to gym equipments or library assets.
Raising Pets – Though, not exactly a penalty, this is one major source of revenue that an association can tap into. Not all housing societies have bye laws that allow people to raise pets; so members of the managing committee can charge people who have pets in their household (if pets aren’t allowed). A pet deposit can be taken or pet rent can also be levied every month to create a steady source of revenue.
Late Payment Of Dues – This is the most obvious and frequently used – Residents in the housing society who don’t pay their maintenance charges within the stipulated time can be penalized, and for this, a deadline should first be set and made public. This will help in making the collection process more effective.
But remember, before imposing any penalties, all the associated rules and the penalty amounts must be proposed, discussed, and voted in an AGM. Association cannot impose penalties with out first getting them approved in an AGM and recording those minutes.
Citilights Liberty – a complex on Outer Ring Road on Bangalore has been using ApnaComplex for past 6 months. Mr. Ram Bhagawat, President of Citilights Liberty Owners Association says –
“Our association is leveraging ApnaComplex as tool to get organized, apply systemic approach to manage our finance, engage with community members and mitigate legal risk. ApnaComplex offers impressive set of functionality and reports that meets most of our needs.”