Why just manage your society’s day-to-day operations in an old-fashioned way when you can infinitely improve them with the help of technology?
MyGate, awarded as Best community management app by Times Now may have started with the simple premise of managing incoming and outgoing footfall in the society, but have quickly taken a metamorphic role of enhancing every single aspect of residential living in ways unimagined before.
From touch-free attendance, super-compliant delivery workflows to the easy digital financial management of large societies involving complex transactions, MyGate has improved the quality of operations in societies while keeping the residents safe and well-equipped to deal with Covid pandemic as well as other emergencies.
This article explores the essential value-added services provided by society ERP apps over and above the routine management features.
1. Security management
In case if anything goes wrong (fire, accident, or other threatening situation), residents can preconfigure their close contacts like family, friends and raise an instant alarm through the app shortcut. The security guard too will be notified.
If a cab driver, delivery boy, or vendor is found to be on the premises past their business, the guard will be notified so that no suspicious events or activities can occur.
In case you have a new visitor/vendor/guest/acquaintance dropping in whom you’ve never seen before, the guard has the feature to capture their photo and send it to you for verification. If anything seems amiss, you can always refuse entry.
Approving or rejecting visitors is even more sophisticated and easier with seamless integration of the app with Alexa and Google consoles.
All of the data is stored securely in the cloud and the guards do not have access to residents’ personal information including phone numbers. Data servers do not use public accessible addresses or IP. The access is further secured through a VPN tunnel with 2FA (2-factor authentication). Additionally, the guards are extensively trained to use the app and 24/7 customer support is available.
Vendor partners and integration
Residents can receive hassle-free, secure deliveries through an ever-growing list of partners like Zomato, Swiggy, and even order groceries, and avail of discounted telemedicine through the app with pre-approved entries. Other integrations include Auto Number Plate Reader for Vehicle identification and notifications, multiple prepaid meter vendors present across the country, Tally compatibility for financial analysis, StanPlus partnership for ambulance services.
Through integration with major payment gateways, zero convenience fees, and no charge on UPI, residents, and MC can pay through foreign cards, UPI, net banking, credit card, debit card, RuPay, Diners Card, Amex, etc.
MC can avail of a comprehensive suite of reports for download to make accounting simpler like BS, P&L, GST Report, TDS Report, etc. Other helpful features include separate reports with periodic graphical analysis for a better understanding of income-expenditure as well as cash flow.
Inventory Master provides a list of inventories with location, stock quantity, and prices, as well as Asset, Reports to track different assets with location, description, year, model, manufacturer, quantity, prices, etc.
Residents can avail of a society directory where they can hire daily help staff on a temporary or permanent basis with access to their ratings and reviews.
Guards can register touch-free Smart Eye Attendance through facial recognition technology, eliminating the need to get a fingerprint scanner system and minimizing infections. Guards are also able to verify visitor temperature and mask information at entry and exit points and relay the details to the residents so that any suspect cases can be avoided. SPO2 Readings (wherein the guards can capture oxygen levels of residents, visitors, and service providers) can also be done in the app.
Mandatory Leave At Gate
Society residents can set the default delivery mode as ‘mandatory leave at gate’ and collect the package securely through a passcode so that no chance of contracting Covid-19 can occur. Additionally, the movement of service staff/maids can be tracked to see if they’ve breached containment zone protocol.
Home health care
Residents can receive free online medical consultations, discounted health checkups, and online pharmacy deliveries from MedLife and mine on the app, including updates on Covid news and other vital information through integration with the Government’s Aarogya Setu app.
Quarantine regulations and Covid control
MC can easily identify, mark, and manage the flats where residents are in quarantine for a specific time period. They can ensure that maximum security is provided during entry-exit to contained homes through pre-approved daily needs deliveries. Residents can also receive customized control features built to curb the spread of COVID-19 along with COVID updates and the latest information from their city.
These value features are only the main among myriad other functions a society ERP app offers. As society evolves, so does the society’s app management ecosystem based on the needs of the residents. More additions are sure to follow.