If you're moving from an existing property management system, be that one of our competitor products, a customised in-house solution, or a basic digital workflow such as an Excel spreadsheet, people are terrified at the thought of having to sit down and manually re-enter all the data from the old system.
Thankfully, usually there's no reason why you'd have to do that. We have an import facility to speed up this cutover process, and get you up and running on ShowHouse with minimal time and effort.
Below are the most common questions which people ask in relation to moving over from their existing system.
How does it work?
We will be able to either work directly with exports from your system, or we can provide an Excel spreadsheet which you can complete with the relevant data. We will then import that information directly into ShowHouse where you can start using it immediately.
What data can we migrate?
For rental properties we can typically copy over the core information relating to landlords, properties, tenants and tenancies for rental properties. This will include primary contact information, addresses and descriptions, marketing preferences and dates of tenancies. Where applicable it will create rent records on ShowHouse to correspond with the tenancy periods for the date from which you start using our product.
For sales properties will can usually copy over the main data relating to vendors, properties, prospective buyers and the sales process itself, including viewings and offers.
Ask us for a copy of our import spreadsheet to see a precise and full list of what objects and related information we can take over from your old system.
What type of data can we probably not migrate?
We will import opening balances (closing balances from your old system) for tenants, landlords, suppliers, but we won't import transactions from the old system.
Does it matter which system you're currently using?
We have data hoovers for some competitor products, which will allow us to work with data exports which you can download from these systems. The hoover takes data from your existing export or backup and maps or translates it into our own structure so that it can be used in ShowHouse.
We currently support data imports from the following systems:
How long does this take?
The first thing we'll need to do is take a look at your exports to ensure that they are suitable for import. Please contact us and we can start that conversation and give you a more accurate timescale for moving to ShowHouse.