Last year we began a phased approach to improve the user experience for Keystone. Phase I, Keystone Homepage, delivered a faster way to manage your listings, enabling you to make price adjustments on the fly, schedule listing changes, change photos and more.
We’re now closing in on the release of Phase II, which will be rolling out to MRIS customers in the coming months. With the “New Face of Keystone,” you will enjoy an enhanced user experience thanks to a more attractive design, intuitive navigation, mandatory field alerts and a noticeable reduction in the amount of clicks needed to submit listings. The new look is designed to reduce the time it takes to enter a listing.
Here’s a quick list of the top enhancements:
- So Long “Save & Continue” – Instead of having to “Save & Continue” each section, you will be able to use the navigation menu on the left of the screen to move through the sections, all of which will be displayed on one page.
- Easy to See Notifications – New red “alerts” will allow you to see which sections need attention and the number of fields left to complete. You can click on these alerts to quickly navigate to the section.
- For Those Who Love to Tab – Previously unavailable in Keystone, you will be able to use keyboard functionality, including the use of the “Tab” key and other keyboard “shortcuts.”
- Set Your System to Auto-Save – Keystone will now have an auto-save feature that can be set to save in intervals from 1 up to 15 minutes, or turned off completely, if desired.
We’ve tested the new Keystone layout with panels of agent Beta Testers who have responded very positively to the updates. These panels consisted of new agents who have never entered a listing before to top producers who have entered hundreds of listings, and tester computer skill levels ranged from basic to advanced. Without any training or coaching, testers found this version of Keystone very easy to use.
While the changes included in Phase II have improved the look, speed and functionality of Keystone, no new data fields have been added – yet. Data field updates are coming in Phase III, and these include the most popular updates and suggested fields such as increasing remarks to 1200 characters, adding a Senior Living Section, adding needed Waterfront fields, etc. We don’t have an exact date of Phase III release, but this is expected in 2013.
See for yourself what the New Face of Keystone looks like! Click here to see a screenshot.
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