December 2017 Product Update: Monkey PawGeneral Posted by Cloudbeds Date December 26, 2017 LinkedinFacebookTwitterSubscribe to the BlogGet our new posts sent right to your email inbox. Happy December from us to you! We have another round of product updates, optimizations, and enhancements that just went live on the site. Many of the changes were created to give your property more visibility, reduce the number of clicks it takes to do actions, and other optimizations based on your feedback.We’ve outlined all of the changes with screenshots on our knowledge base, which you can access here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to respond to this email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Cheers to more reservations and happier guests,Team CloudbedsProduct Updates December 2017Major Improvements for Accommodation Types & DormsUsers now have the option to group specific dorm beds into a separate room type. This makes it easier to keep guests traveling in a group together in the same room. For example, beds 1, 2, and 3 can be designated to Room 101, while beds 4, 5, 6, are designated to Room 202.Learn moreFewer Click to Take Cash PaymentsWe created a new process to take cash payments. Now it only takes 2-3 clicks to complete the task. Watch it happen below.Learn moreBooking Engine EnhancementsWe updated the UI on the booking engine which requires users to refresh availability status on rooms when they change the dates. This will make sure guests don’t book the wrong dates on accident.Other changes:User permissions: We’ve updated user permissions for payments and payment gateways so that you will only see “Record Existing Credit Card Payments” if you have a payment gatewayTransaction dates: Users can now update transactions dates if they were not made through the payment gatewayConfirmation page redirects: After a guest confirms payment on the Cloudbeds URL, the property can now choose the redirect page destination (not including Facebook).Credit card tab: We’ve added new columns for total refunded and total processed, added new options to remove cards, edit cards, prevent duplicate cards, and morePayment processing report: We’ve added a new column for “amount”, “refund” is now a payment type filter, new export options are available, and included new error alerts with warning iconsAccommodation Types & Dorms: Users can now customize all individual accommodation namesExporting reservations: We’ve added a new “balance due” field when exporting reservationsCourtesy hold: users can create courtesy holds that can be set for hours or daysCredit card type: You can now use 50 characters for the credit card type fieldEditing a reservation: Reservations that have multiple accommodations are now easily sorted by columns like “room type” and “guest name”.