Ocius Brings Rent Payment Platform To Mobile DevicesBY: Corey Cummings | October 9, 2012
Ocius, a Chicago property management solutions company, has unveiled its first mobile app this week that allows residents to pay rent and other property fees through a centralized service. The new app expands the company’s MyResidentNetwork, which until now has only been available on the web.
Renters can use the app to quickly see how much they owe each month in a combined figure taking into account additional fees and utility payments on top of the rent due. Rent payments can be made easily with either a credit or debit card securely connected to the profile, and tenants can keep track of how their utility payments fluctuate from month-to-month with the app’s built-in visualization tools. Renters can even use the app to auto-schedule payments so they don’t have to worry about remembering to write out that rent check at the beginning of each month.
Like many companies today, Ocius saw the expansion to mobile as vital move forward for the Chicago rent payment service. “With the growing number of Americans now doing online banking and bill payment from their mobile devices, it just made sense to extend the MyResidentNetwork platform to include support for mobile devices,” said Ocius CEO Keith Nelson. “We’re excited to bring out another first in technology and to be able to provide our clients with another tool to better serve their residents.”
The Chicago company processes over $2 billion in rent payments each year, and was given the 2012 Technology Choice Award for Utility Management by Multi-Housing News back in August. Ocius, which was the first company to offer convergent billing solutions in the multifamily property management market, saw its revenue increase by an impressive 32 percent last year.
MyResidentNetwork is currently available for free on both iOS and Android devices. Visit the Ocius website to find out more about the Chicago company and its new mobile rental payment service.