Rapattoni Makes Big Move in Association Management Software

by Victor Lund on August 19, 2015

magic_logoRapattoni has been the leader in Association Management Software (AMS) for decades. Historically an Association would host the Rapattoni solution, called Magic™, on hardware owned and maintained by the Association of REALTORS®. Associations did a pretty decent job of hosting, but managing hardware servers and security has become increasingly complex and expensive. Dallas based MetroTex Association of REALTORS® with 15,000 members was among the first group of five Associations to move to the new hosted solution. The new service maintains the name Rapattoni Magic, but adds the tag, Cloud AMS.

Press Release Follows

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., August 19, 2015 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® (MetroTex), located in Dallas, Texas, has migrated to Rapattoni’s Hosted Magic Association Management Software (AMS) service. MetroTex currently serves approximately 15,000 members throughout Dallas and North Texas.

MetroTex has been using the Rapattoni AMS product for twenty-nine years, since 1986, and they are now the fifth Rapattoni customer to move to the new Hosted Magic AMS service. Rapattoni’s hosting service relieves real estate associations of server hardware costs and expensive software licensing for their AMS systems. With robust hosting at Rapattoni’s state-of-the-art data center, the service includes managed database backups, automatic Magic maintenance upgrades, and monitored scheduler service, as well as a hosted email server for Magic’s integrated communication features. Customers that use Rapattoni’s Internet Member Services (IMS) module also receive monitored uptime for their hosted IMS site.

In addition to offering Hosted Magic AMS to customers, Rapattoni is currently developing Rapattoni Magic – Cloud AMS as the next generation of its industry- leading association management software. Cloud AMS will deliver a redesigned interface and a wide range of new features, including an export builder, Invoice Cloud payment portal integration, portability for selected features on iOS and Android, and a quick menu search for faster navigation. Rapattoni is scheduled to demo the new Cloud AMS system at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Conference in October and at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

“Our Hosted Magic AMS service lets associations run the industry’s most sophisticated AMS package without the burden of expensive server hardware, maintenance, and additional software licensing fees,” said Marc Werber, Director of AMS Software at Rapattoni. “It’s an ideal solution for associations of all sizes.”

Ginny Haralson, Assistant Executive Officer at MetroTex, added, “Everything is going above and beyond my expectations. Rapattoni’s technical team did a fantastic job with this transition. A training webinar that Rapattoni provided greatly helped my staff feel comfortable in the system and I have not heard any negative feedback. It is fast, responsive, and is doing what it should!”

About Rapattoni AMS

Rapattoni association management software (AMS) combines Rapattoni’s extensive real estate industry knowledge with the latest technologies to give associations the most powerful, flexible, and intuitive productivity suite available for managing association needs. Rapattoni’s Hosted Magic AMS service helps associations eliminate expensive server hardware and software licensing by moving to cloud storage. The optional Internet Member Services (IMS) module allows association members to pay their dues, register for classes, and interact with the association online. Rapattoni Magic – Cloud AMS, the new version of the company’s industry-leading AMS system, will offer a variety of innovative features and a redesigned interface.

About Rapattoni

Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management going on 45 years. The company provides an array of integrated products and services for real estate associations and MLS organizations, including an internet-based MLS, association management software, Integrated Website Services, and key-less Rapattoni Secure Logon with SSO identity portals for online security and convenience, along with hosting and technical support for each service. Rapattoni’s MLS products are serving approximately 200,000 users nationally and its association management customers represent more than 80% of the nation’s REALTORS®. Rapattoni’s headquarters are in Simi Valley, California.

For more information, contact Rapattoni’s Public Relations department at (800) 722-7338 or visit the Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/

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