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Rapattoni Corporation Celebrates 45 Years Serving the Real Estate Industry

Rapattoni Corporation Celebrates 45 Years Serving the Real Estate Industry

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., September 9, 2015 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) is pleased to announce that 2015 marks its 45th anniversary serving the real estate industry. With over 200,000 real estate professionals using the Rapattoni MLS, and with its Rapattoni Magic association management software (AMS) being used by real estate associations and MLSs representing 80% of the nation's REALTORS®, Rapattoni has been a leader in software and service for the past four-and-a-half decades. Rapattoni is celebrating its 45th anniversary with an exciting lineup of new products and features to be unveiled in September along with the launch of its revamped corporate website.

Rapattoni continues to deliver powerful solutions that address the industry's evolving needs. The company is now offering a hosting service for its Magic AMS customers and it 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, and Rapattoni is scheduled to demo the new AMS system at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Conference in October and at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

Earlier this year, Rapattoni released the new Edge MLS mobile interface for iOS and Android devices as well as a robust Listing Syndication Manager, both of which were made available for MLS customers at no additional charge. In January of 2015, Rapattoni worked with MetroList® Services, Inc., to become the first MLS to implement the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Data Dictionary 1.3, and in August Rapattoni again partnered with MetroList to become the first MLS to implement the RESO Data Dictionary 1.4 standard, receiving Platinum certification representing the highest level of compliance.

In addition to their AMS and MLS products, Rapattoni offers an Integrated Website Service (IWS) that helps real estate associations quickly launch consumer and member sites with configurable content, along with an IWS Express package that provides inexpensive websites and logon portals for Rapattoni MLS customers. Both IWS solutions include a variety of tools such as calendar components and news bulletins, and both meet the National Association of REALTORS® Core Standards for interactive websites. The company also continues to provide Secure Logon with Adaptive Authentication technology as well as Single Sign-On solutions that facilitate integration with third-party services.

Founded by Andy and Niki Rapattoni in 1970, the company has built a history of providing innovative software designed exclusively for the real estate industry. Rapattoni released its first AMS system in 1970 and the company continued to develop and refine its products through the advent of personal computers over the next two decades. In 1993, Andy Rapattoni campaigned for the industry to create a unique member number that stayed with real estate professionals no matter where they moved, an idea that evolved into the NRDS ID number which is now used by all NAR members. Rapattoni went on to launch the industry's first Internet-based MLS system in 1999. The company also led the industry in delivering single sign-on and secure two-factor authentication for REALTORS®, offering token-based Secure Logon in 2006, Single Sign-On in 2007, and keyless Adaptive Authentication in 2009.

Niki Rapattoni, Chief Executive Officer at Rapattoni, said, "Andy and I started with one desk and two phones 45 years ago and now I'm taking the company into the future with the new Rapattoni Magic-Cloud AMS product, hosting for Magic customers, expanded IWS services, an updated website, and newly renovated offices with an upbeat look. In addition, the most exciting news is that we've begun work to separate the front end of the MLS from the back-end database, allowing for seamless integration with Project Upstream, AMP, and other emerging technologies. We continue to be a family-owned company, we still treat our customers like family members and our many years in the business have given us a great deal of experience in meeting their ever-changing needs. As Andy would say, 'We are a 45 year old start-up company and the sky is the limit!'"

Executive Vice President Ralph Hoover added, "Niki is pushing the envelope and her nickname has become ‘The Hurricane' as she did not miss a beat moving the company in a new direction this year. We are all energized by her relentless drive to position Rapattoni back on top of the leaderboard. As a result we have some outstanding things on the horizon!"

"The evolution of technology and services in the real estate industry has opened the door for new players to enter the market. This allows Rapattoni to take the lead in providing our customers with the tools they need to meet a new set of challenges," commented Brian Tepfer, Chief Technology Officer. "We have positioned ourselves to take the next big leap in all of our products, utilizing industry standards and emerging technologies. With Niki at the helm, Rapattoni will continue setting the standard as we bring our customers into the future."

Rapattoni staff celebrated with lunch under the trees and will continue its 45th Anniversary festivities throughout 2015. For a glance at the company's past and a look at its future, visit the updated Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/.

About Rapattoni MLS
Rapattoni MLS is setting the standard with advanced features such as integrated GIS parcel mapping, an integrated member management and billing system, the industry's most advanced RETS 1.7.2 data exchange system with RESO Data Dictionary 1.3 certification, integrated aerial photography, a robust statistics and trends analysis package, language translation, the Rapattoni Secure Logon system featuring Adaptive Authentication technology, and the ability to operate a convenient Single Sign-On (SSO) identity portal. Rapattoni MLS is compatible with the Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Safari® web browsers, can be operated natively on PCs and Mac® computers, and works seamlessly on popular smartphones and tablet devices using a touch-based interface.

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 IWS
Rapattoni's Integrated Website Service allows associations and MLSs to easily create sophisticated interactive websites with configurable content, features, and modules. Highlights include a variety of template styles, a powerful content management system, expert installation and support, and hosting at Rapattoni's gold standard data center. Rapattoni IWS meets the NAR Core Standards for interactive websites and it integrates with Rapattoni's Association Management Software, Internet Member Services, and the Rapattoni MLS. An inexpensive IWS Express package is also available for Rapattoni MLS customers.

About Rapattoni
Rapattoni Corporation has been serving the real estate industry under the same name and management for 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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