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Hosted Magic AMS Takes Off for Rapattoni

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif., January 26, 2016 – Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni) announced today that thirteen customers are now up and running on the company’s hosting service for the Rapattoni Magic Association Management Software (AMS).

Rapattoni announced the hosting service to all Magic customers in May of 2015 and nine customers have taken advantage of this new service in just seven months. Rapattoni’s Hosted Magic was originally made available for emergency needs prior to May 2015; however, opening the Rapattoni cloud to all Magic customers relieves real estate associations of server hardware costs and expensive software licensing for their AMS systems. The service includes cloud hosting at Rapattoni's state-of-the-art data center, automatic Magic maintenance upgrades, managed database backups, and a hosted email server for Magic's integrated communication features.

Rapattoni initially launched the Hosted Magic service for customers whose hardware was about to expire. Since its announcement mid-May of 2015, the list of customers taking advantage of Rapattoni’s Hosted Magic service now includes:

  • New River Valley Association of REALTORS® (Christiansburg, VA)
  • Greater Antelope Valley Association of REALTORS® (Palmdale, CA)
  • Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS®® (Florence, KY)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS® (Tacoma, WA)
  • MetroTex Association of REALTORS® (Dallas, TX)
  • Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (Denver, CO)
  • Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS® (Youngstown, OH)
  • Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (Staten Island, NY)
  • Columbus REALTORS® (Columbus, OH)
  • Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (Southfield, MI)
  • Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS® (Port Charlotte, FL)
  • New Hampshire REALTORS® (Concord, NH)
  • Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Oxnard, CA)

Marc Werber, Director of AMS Software at Rapattoni, said, “Our Hosted Magic service has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective solution for a growing list of associations across the country. Best of all, the service’s automatic maintenance upgrades ensure that these customers can always take advantage of new features and updates as soon as they’re available.”

“Our technical team expertly hand-holds each customer through every step of this transition,” added Brian Tepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Rapattoni. “The typical installation takes about two weeks to complete, then our AMS support team conducts a training webinar for the association staff to ensure they have everything needed to take advantage of their new system.”

Ginny Haralson, Assistant Executive Officer at MetroTex Association of REALTORS®, remarked in August, "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!"

Ann Turner, CEO at Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, said in September, "We're so very glad to be using Rapattoni's hosted AMS service. Rapattoni made it an easy transition and all three of our offices are up and running at full speed."

Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of REALTORS® CEO Linda Pizarro commented, “We recently came up on Hosted Magic and everyone loves it! The installation process was very smooth and my staff says it’s fast and reliable.”

“We have six AMS customers on deck to switch to the hosted platform in the next few weeks and our list of those wanting to move to hosting is growing,” said Dawn Eldridge, Rapattoni’s Director of Sales. “Many of our associations have told us that this step immediately relieves costs and puts them in line for plans to move to our new Rapattoni Magic-Cloud AMS.”

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 for over 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 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 Sales department at (800) 722-7338 or visit the Rapattoni website at http://www.rapattoni.com/.

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