Do you love our FREE BackStage App and looking for even more features? Then we also have the extended BackStage Pro version. From € 2.50 per device per month you get many extra options.
Integration with WhatsApp is the latest option that can be added to your RentBuddy license. With the WhatsApp business link, employees can be invited directly from the schedule by sending them an invitation directly via WhatsApp. Your employees/freelancers can indicate if they are available for your project by using the accept button in the WhatsApp message. The WhatsApp integration is only available in combination with BackStage Pro. It is an EXTRA option on top of Backstage PRO
In order to use WhatsApp in combination with RentBuddy, you must have a business facebook account.
As is well known, the owner behind WhatsApp is the company Meta.
In addition to this business account, you must also be in possession of a mobile number that has not been linked to a facebook account elsewhere or before.
In addition, you cannot just start sending messages to WhatsApp. The biggest impact of the link is that without permission from your crew, no communication is possible. After all, they want to prevent abuse (of spam). Therefore, in your account you must create templates that are pre-approved by WhatsApp approved approval. That approval is normally quite fast.
In our experience, it is often approved within 15 minutes if your template meets WhatsApp's requirements.
To create the templates, the RentBuddy team is going to help you.
Also, your business account needs to be verified be verified. If it has not been done yet, go through this process first, before the integration can be made possible.
Prices and Rates
https://www.messagebird.com: To integrate with WhatsApp, we use the MessageBird WhatsApp API. What you have done so far is all FREE but of course the API is linked to a paid account. Go to www.messagebird.com and create your account.
The messagebird website has the current prices per message.
(01-07-2022: Currently the first 1000 messages per month are FREE, but always check with Messagebird)
On your Messagebird account dashboard choose WhatsApp / Channel install. Be guided through the many questions required to identify your identity as a business. Next, create a WhatsApp channel. Through this channel, another approval process awaits you. For example, you have to link your phone number to the WhatsApp channel, you have to fill in the company details correctly and finally you will receive a so-called WABA ID with which your account will be approved by Messagebird.
We understand that setting up MessageBird / Channels and Templates is a technical challenge.
Therefore, we also have a flat rate for installing this. For the current price, please contact our sales department.
Before the installation can take place, the above conditions must first be met and completed.
At the very last moment an employee calls in sick. Of course you can start planning and inviting new staff but there is increasingly less time for that. With the BackStage Pro you have the possibility to give everyone who has a BackStage Pro account access to your search without having to invite them personally. With the push of a button they can instantly let you know if they are available for the position they are looking for.
The invitation interface in BackStage Pro has been greatly expanded. For example, it is immediately visible which invitations still need to be responded to, which invitations are still in option and which are final or settled.
In addition, we added communications to the invitations that are immediately visible again to the scheduler in RentBuddy's scheduling screen.
RentBuddy CRM can compete with renowned CRM applications and links to Postcode and KvK.
From quotation to order confirmation and from hiring and purchasing to sales and installation projects.
Detailed timetables, inviting staff and assigning functions to your projects.
The personnel module with the hour, expense and leave and overtime registration
Providing call sheets, feedback and repair notifications to both in-house and freelancers.
Manage your own materials or service and/or repair third-party materials, as well as view inspection days.
A fully integrated financial administration or links to external financial packages.