Bond Professional - Product Features
The Advanced Features You Expect
Bond Professional is designed specifically for you and your bail bond company. It's engineered to reduce workload, and simplify day-to-day activities. Bail bonding is a complex business, and requires numerous forms, documents and reports, as well as payment plans, past-due aging and tracking, court appearances, surety and agent commissions, and much more. Industry specific software can reduce this complexity and give you more time to focus on your business.
Comprehensive and extemely well organized, our data entry system simplifies the tasks required to enter, store and retrieve your bond inventory. Date is stored conveniently in tabbed format, which reduces clutter for the user and makes your data easier to read and manage.
Payment plans can be quickly created any time a client has a balance due. Specify various payment schedules, or create custom schedules. New payment plans can also be created at any time from a remaining balance if the terms of the agreement need to be changed. Once created, you can track your client's progress as they fulfill their payment obligations.
Late payments are automatically updated each day, and client files are marked past-due. This allows you to quickly find and view all past-due accounts and more efficiently keep track of delinquencies, reducing lost revenue.
One of the many terrific features of a Web based application is the ability to access your data remotely from any location where you have a computer and a high-speed connection to the Internet. The need to run local servers and database applications is eliminated, and site to site, or office to office communications become effortless and seamless. Web based Business Management Suites save time and money as I.T. resources are no longer needed to maintain local servers and costly VPN connections between office locations.
The Bail Bond Management Suite is designed to provide access and functionality for a variety of user types. Administrators can have global access with the ability to monitor activity in any and all office locations, or can be configured to have administrative privileges for only a particular office. Agents can be configured with a wide variety of user permissions, as well as Bail Recovery Agents and Auditors. The user system was designed to give administrators fine grained control over user permissions. To see a screen shot of the user permissions setup page, click here.
A unique IP address security feature is built into the User Management Interface, which allows administrators to configure users with access from specific IP addresses. By enabling this feature for specific users, those users will be able to access the system only from very specific places such as a particular office location, or from a home office. One requirement for using this feature is a static, or unchanging IP address provide by your Internet Service Provider. This feature is optional, and can be configured independently for each user.
Save time and money with the Bond Professional Printable Forms Editor, and never fill out forms by hand again. Select from the library of pre-configured default forms, or create an unlimited number of new forms that will automatically become available when printing client information. The Forms Editor uses an extensive set of placeholders that can be inserted in various locations throughout your forms, which then automatically populate your forms with client information when printed. No additional data entry is needed to create and print forms. Furthermore, forms are rendered as PDF files for easy portability, uniformity, and printability. Form templates can also be easily duplicated or copied from one office profile to another.
A feature unique only to the Bond Professional
is our Bail Bond Reporting Engine. We received many requests for
a more flexible way to generate and run periodic reports. The solution
is a system that
not limit you to default, pre-configured report layouts. Although
a default library of reports is included, you can easily create
any number of additional, highly customised report templates.
The process is simple, you create report templates with the data fields you want to see. Then, you modify the layout of the template to make it look the way you want. Data fields, font sizes, paper sizes, and orientation can all be modified as well as report cover-sheets and report headers. Once you have created your report template, you then use the Reporting Search Engine to create the dataset that you want, and apply it to one of your saved report templates. The result is a very powerful and flexible reporting mechanism.
Logging facilities for Bond Professional are extensive and allow for easy troubleshooting and diagnosis of both data entry and office workflow patterns. Activity is logged very precisely as users move from page to page in the system. A real-time log is also available for administrators to watch current system activity while it's happening. Logging is also very useful in tracking down unauthorized login attemps providing accurate timestamp and IP address information.
Bond Professional is designed to be platform independent and highly portable. We have also designed the Suite around a modular, self-contained framework, with very little reliance on third party server technologies such as Java or .NET. Without these limitatations, the flexibility of choosing a Web Hosting Provider and server platform are greatly increased. The Bond Pro Management Suite will run on any Linux or Windows Web server running PHP 5.2 or greater, and MySQL 5.0 or greater. These fundamental design qualities give you the freedom to choose where and how to host your Bond Pro Management Suite. Packages are also available that include fully managed hosting and backup services.
One of our main goals for current and future development of the Bond Pro Suite is to adhere to W3C and CSS web design standards, while still including the many rich features you expect. This adherance to industry standards makes our Bail Bond Software extremely portable and cross-browser compatible. Bond Pro is fully compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari, as well as most other browsers.