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What Is CiiRUS?

CiiRUS is a comprehensive vacation rental management software designed to streamline operations and boost revenue for property managers.

Key features include advanced reservation management, automated guest communication, integrated accounting, and detailed reporting. The software also boasts a robust task manager for housekeeping, maintenance, and inspections, ensuring smooth operations. With seamless connectivity to major OTAs like Airbnb and Vrbo, CiiRUS enables direct booking website development and mobile optimization. Trusted since 2008, CiiRUS delivers customizable solutions and exceptional support to maximize efficiency and revenue for vacation rental businesses.

CiiRUS also goes the extra mile leveraging our hyper-experienced team to offer revenue management, listing optimization, and professional marketing services to our customers.

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Who Uses CiiRUS?

We work with short-term & vacation rental property managers of all shapes and sizes, ranging from start-ups all the way to enterprise companies with hundreds of properties. CiiRUS grows with you!

CiiRUS Software - The CiiRUS Unified Inbox allows you to centralize communication with guests from your website, Airbnb, Vrbo, and more. Automate key beats of the guest life-cycle with communication triggers via text message, email, and Airbnb/Vrbo chat.
CiiRUS Software - Data is your most powerful asset; CiiRUS allows you to leverage it flexibly with hundreds of built-in and customizable reports available at any time.
CiiRUS Software - The CiiRUS dashboard is your hub for fast insights into KPIs and tasks that require quick action.
CiiRUS Software - Get real-time visibility of your rates, availability, and property care tasks from one layered interface. The CiiRUS Unified Calendar goes further to give you the information you need to be efficient.
CiiRUS Software - Stop searching through menus inside of menus to get the info you need about any booking or guest. The reservation folio in CiiRUS puts everything you need to know within a click.

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Reviews of CiiRUS

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

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5
66%
4
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3
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1
5%
Mindy
Managing Partner in US
Hospitality, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great Over All Product

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I cant say anything negative about CiiRUS to be honest. I have spent a year going through two different software providers to be left 20 units down and on the verge of dropping another 5. I had lodgify and cant complain except their accounting was not strong enough for us and there is a fee i had to pay for a foreign transaction to pay for their service. I felt that was ridiculous even though the fee was small.... Why do i have to pay that?!?! Escapia was supposed to be the best thing for us and it turned into the worst possible scenario. We lost 20 properties due to our direct bookings completely falling off and non existent practically over night when we connected with their channel manager. The accounting piece was excellent but we struggled with every other aspect and it was catastrophic for us. We researched and demoed a dozen software companies and decided on Cirrus. Not only are they a local company, they have a solid all in one solution that includes the channel manager, inbox, and accounting pieces.... I honestly don't think you can go wrong. Not to mention they are budget conscious and their insurance helps pay for the software!

Pros:

I love that the customer service is by far the best ive witnessed. When using lodgify, they are fast but foreign which creates a bit of a challenge on a phone call. I had a horrible time with escapia customer support. They email back a day or so later and never have a resolution.... Ciirus has been quick to respond and being in the states, makes it easy for us! I would highly recommend them simply for this.

Cons:

So far the only thing im not loving is the lack of a mobile app for my team etc and the channel manager not being the strongest ive seen. Although i dont think connecting to all possible channels is conducive to the best traffic either.

Nicole
Business Manager in US
Real Estate, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Ciirus made us happier

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall I am happy with Ciirus. Implementation was a bit rocky- but the team pulled together and really helped us to get it going. I enjoy the fact that we can easily reach out to the team about features we would like to see changed and that our concerns/ critiques are taking seriously as we are the ones utilizing the software on the daily. Everyone is really pleasant to work with.

Pros:

I am really enjoying all of the new updates- I like that the reservation calendar and payments are easy to use and view- the software makes it so that we can easily track our income

Cons:

Some features are clunky- I would love to see the rate sets made easier to implement more dynamic pricing (i.e. allow me to set week days at different rates than weekends etc. for instance if I could select all M-Th bookings for a certain date range to be a certain price). I would love to avoid having to pay for an additional service to come in and price my properties.

CiiRUS Response

2 years ago

Hi Nicole, I wanted to reach out and let you know that we are getting ready to launch our new Unified Calendar feature, which will allow you to set pricing and mLOS directly from the reservations grid. We would love to discuss with you more about recently launched LOS pricing rules and Booking Window logic, which many of our users have picked up and saved time and money versus integrating a third party. Our customer success team is much faster at responding to our customers than I am at checking reviews, so please do contact us via the built-in CiiRUS help center for same-day assistance, or call our office for immediate assistance. We would be thrilled to work with you on this. Sincerely yours, Josh at CiiRUS

Bill
VP Operations in US
Hospitality, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Failed Implementation - Know what you are buying

1.0 4 years ago

Comments: Overall it was an extremely expensive learning exercise for us. Their onboarding fee is quite high and I'm still not sure what we paid for. Basic implementation training can be achieved with their video training, they scrape the websites of existing bookings on HA to build properties, they use pretty basic templates for websites. As I said we were 5 weeks into implementation. Go Live Day we only had 1 channel semi operational. AirBnB and it was not collecting taxes correctly. TripAdvisor and Home Away followed about a week later but we learned what we thought was their responsibility was really our responsibility to work with the channels to get the changes done. Booking.com was never implemented and it represents 30% of our business so in reality I would say we never really were live. We had many software issue/problems and honestly I expected we would have some. It is software. It was very concerning though when core functionality just didn't seem to work correctly. They advertised on their website an integration with a smartlock company that didn't exist and of course it was the one that we needed. Automated payments weren't very automated... automated emails worked as long as the booking occurred prior to your automated send times otherwise you had to force them to go manually. We found that we were ultimately having to touch ever booking to post payments for AirBnB, to put in door lock codes, to make sure emails were sent and to resend etc.

Pros:

We originally chose Ciirus because we were told they were fully integrated with the channels we did business with and they have features and functionality to support our electronic doorlocks, revenue management, housekeeping and guest portal. Unfortunately, we couldn't get it all working and after about 5 weeks of trying pulled the plug.

Cons:

There are two versions of the software... the SAAS version that they call ONE and a Windows version. ONE supposedly is their go forward platform but it is difficult to use from a booking/reservation management standpoint and while the Windows version does a pretty good job for callin reservations it lacks all of the functionality of One. We found ourselves bouncing from screen to screen to find reservations and manage the components of the reservation that are needed. The user experience has you opening lots of different modules to be able to get details you need. Very disjointed. Guest communication is a big deal for us... SMS we never could get working and were told it only works with their CRM for automated messaging... you can't send an SMS on the fly if you needed to quickly reach out to a guest. None of the messaging is connected to the booking itself so you don't know what is scheduled to go out or what has been sent without jumping through hoops to get it. They have integrated the AirBnB messaging but again it is separate, not part of the booking and you have to jump to a different module and filter things to get what you need. Ask they why you have to use Mailchimp. Taxing for ABB does not work if you have ABB remit only a portion of the taxes and pass the remaining taxes onto the property manager to file. Booking.com has to have a very specific setup (if you use Group Home in Booking.com you will need to change) that we found at the last minute.

CiiRUS Response

2 years ago

Hi Bill, To this day it remains deeply disappointing that we were unable to satisfy you and launch your business onto CiiRUS successfully. While the vast majority of our customers experience a smooth and rapid onboarding, it is harder for some businesses than others, and no system is capable of handling every possible need. I am pleased to let you know that we have launched major improvements to several of the areas that prevented us from moving forward together. The new Unified Inbox ties Airbnb messaging, emails, SMS, and Vrbo inquiries together with the reservations; the new Airbnb API supports the stacked tax approach you were aiming for; the new Task Manager updates support the native housekeeping goals you had; customers who require Booking.com are experiencing much success through the newly rebuilt Extended Network API. If you're willing, it would be great to reconnect and show you the extent to which we've taken your feedback to heart. Thanks Bill! Josh at CiiRUS

Natasha
Property Manager in US
Hospitality, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Using Ciirus as a Vacation Rental Property Manager

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Great product and highly recommend to all sizes of property management and rental users

Pros:

Ciirus is very effective as a easy to use software tool to use daily in entering bookings, manage cleaners, account for subcontractors costs and to financially report to my owners. I would be lost without this system and am very grateful for the support I received from their customer service team when I need help!

Cons:

Whereas the desktop version of Ciirus is very good, the Ciirus task manager app has also been a great tool to manage cleaners and maintenance. As a property manager out on the field daily, I would like to be able to edit work orders using the task manager app to be able to add estimated costs and and markups and to go back in and edit if I need to make changes. At the moment, I cannot do this but I’m sure that Ciirus will get there eventually as they are very good with welcoming users feedback and implementing changes so their updates.

CiiRUS Response

2 years ago

Hi Natasha, Thank you so much for your partnership and for sharing your experience with us! You are a valued part of the CiiRUS family :-) We have collected a ton of great suggestions and feedback about the Task Manager, and you are not the only one to request the ability to make more changes as admin while out in the field, including better management of costs and markups. We expect to release an update for this module early in 2023, so keep an eye on our frequent updates to see progress. Yours sincerely, Josh at CiiRUS

Uno
Manager in US
Hospitality, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

CiiRUS is the permanent solution for VRMs

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I know a lot of people who jump from platform to platform looking for the right fit, and they go to a bunch of trade shows shopping for software but always end up leaving within a year or two. Everybody I know who joined CiiRUS has stayed. Their software was built for longevity, which has been my experience also. They may not always be the first to every new feature, but when they build it, they build it right, and it just works.

Pros:

I can’t say enough good about the CiiRUS support team. They really get to know your business and you feel like part of the group, not just another phone call they have to pick up. I attend the quarterly learning group sessions and get to see any updates and new features that have come out, so I never feel like the software is leaving me behind when it grows. I like that everything I need is in the one platform, so I don’t need to pay an outside company for channels sync, pricing rules, cleaning/maintenance tools, guest portal, website, and so on.

Cons:

They recently launched their next generation product, and even though there was no re-building or migration required, we did need to learn our way around, which took a bit of time during our busy season. We’re glad we did spend that time though, because the new system is lightyears ahead of anything else we’ve looked at or that out friends in the industry have shown us they use.

CiiRUS Response

last year

Uno - Thank you for this kind review, we are beyond happy to hear you are pleased with our solutions and support from our CiiRUS Team. We are always looking to provide the best solutions for our clients and truly appreciate this feedback!