How to integrate Clearing’s Financial Management Software with Hostaway’s Vacation Rental Software

Integrate Clearing's Financial Management Software with Hostaway's Property Management Platform. Leverage automation to help close your books faster than ever!

January 19, 2024


How to integrate Clearing’s Financial Management Software with Hostaway’s Vacation Rental Software

Accuracy of financial information is paramount when managing properties and building a Short-Term Rental property management business. Ensuring accuracy, however, can be time-consuming without automation tools to help you with the work. The process often requires many manual processes that are prone to error, so by leveraging automation, property managers can lower the risk of reporting inaccurate financial information.

Recently, Clearing and Hostaway have integrated to provide an automated bookkeeping and trust accounting solution for property managers that use Hostaway as their Property Management Platform (PMP).

Through this integration, Clearing consumes property and booking information from Hostaway. Once available in Clearing, the information is leveraged to match charges against bank account transactions automatically, guided by rules that are created based on the transaction information, types of transactions, and asset allocations. Virtual accounts can also be created to allow for a true trust accounting set up, liberating property managers from burdensome manual tasks (and massive spreadsheets) associated with closing their financial books.

This powerful connection between Clearing and Hostaway will transform how property managers using Hostaway manage their finances, bringing automation, accuracy, and efficiency to their accounting practices year after year.

Integrating Clearing with Hostaway

Step 1: Initialize the integration from within Clearing

Step 1.1: Already signed up for Clearing? - follow these steps

If you have already signed up for Clearing and can access your dashboard - the first step will be to click your name in the bottom left of the platform and select “Integrations”.

Select Hostaway from the following list.

You will now need to provide your “Account ID” and “Client Secret” which you can find within your Hostaway dashboard. Once provided, click the “Connect” button.

Step 1.2: Going through onboarding with Clearing? - follow these steps

If you are currently signing up for Clearing and are going through the onboarding steps, you will be brought to a page where you can select your Property Management Software. Choose Hostaway here.

You will now need to provide your “Account ID” and “Client Secret” which you can find within your Hostaway dashboard. Once provided, click the “Connect” button.

Step 2: Get Hostaway Account ID and Client Secret

Go to the Hostaway Dashboard.

Click on 'Marketplace' within the dashboard, then search for the relevant partner and click on the 'Connect/Configure' button available there.

This will expand the partner box and you can click on 'Connect' again to start generating the Keys.

Then you can click 'Create' to generate the API Key.

The new credentials will then be presented on the screen. Please make sure to copy and save the API Key safely as it will be visible only once.

Step 3: Confirm your assets from within Clearing

Once the integration has been connected, your properties will pull into Clearing automatically and you can always add more as your business grows.

Step 4: Configure your assets from within Clearing

Complete this step by first naming your assets (or leave them the same as how they are named in Hostaway which will appear automatically).

If you want to group properties, for any categorization needs, you can complete that now (this can also be done later).

In general, people tend to group their assets by buildings or cities, but the flexibility of Clearing’s platform allows you to group properties however you desire.  If a new group is needed, you can create new groups from this step by clicking the plus sign beside the group column title. There is also no requirement to group your properties - it’s completely up to you!

Step 4: That's it! 🤘

Once you have loaded your properties, you have completed the integration setup! Congratulations!

You are now ready to start automating your bookkeeping and simplifying your Trust Accounting. Your journey towards financial management automation begins now - get ready to consider bookkeeping a thing of the past, and let Clearing do the work for you!

If you have issues, don’t be afraid to reach out to our dedicated Clearing support team for any additional guidance or support needed.

We’re here to simplify the financial management of your property management business and help property managers steal time back from their financial obligations!

Up next, dive into the platform and start exploring you properties, rules, and account structure!

Stay tuned for more knowledge articles and exciting product announcements which will further enhance your financial management operations!

New to Clearing? Sign up for a free, personalized demo today!

Clearing is a Financial Technology Company, not a bank. Deposit Accounts are issued by Evolve Bank & Trust, Member FDIC.

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