Best of all, as webware, there's nothing to install, nothing to maintain and upgrade. You don't have to buy any hardware or software, or hire any IT specialists
Rockville, MD and Morris Plains, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
The franchise arm of Weichert, Realtors® today added HyperOffice to the tools, systems and services qualified for use by nearly 7,500 sales associates at approximately 350 franchised sales offices in 35 states.
The award-winning collaboration suite operates as an online virtual office, with nothing to download or install, and is available to Weichert agents and brokers at WeichertOffice, http://www.weichertoffice.com, "the online office for Realtors®."
"HyperOffice plugs into the operating systems, market-driven programs, and readily customizable, field-proven tools that address every area of business management, growth, and performance," said Ann Harper, vice president of Administration and Information Services for Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., which was named one of the nation's top franchises in the 29th annual Franchise 500® ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine.
"This is one of the best pieces of software we have ever paid for over seven years in business," said Bryan K. Crabtree, president and chief executive officer of Weichert, Realtors® - Dean-Kelby.
One of the first Weichert franchisees using HyperOffice, Weichert, Realtors - Dean-Kelby operates offices in South Carolina and Tennessee. At the franchise, more than 350 sales associates, managers and staff use HyperOffice, helping customers to buy and sell about 2,000 homes a year.
"It's dependable," said Crabtree. "It works. It helps you manage everything by category, contact, project, task and group. You stop using Microsoft Outlook; you don't need it. You don't need to manage six databases and software programs on multiple computers and smartphones as you go from property to office to meeting each day. There's no maintenance. It becomes a one-stop shop; you just go online, sign in, and everything you need is there."
Operating as webware, or software as a service (SaaS), HyperOffice makes it easier for owners, employees, clients, partners and suppliers of growing businesses to collaborate, plan projects, share and edit documents, share address books and contacts, schedule meetings, coordinate calendars, and stay connected via email.
The software delivers to growing organizations today the power and productivity of collaboration software that only the largest company with a mammoth IT budget could otherwise afford -- business-class email without spam and viruses; document management with online storage, versioning, user rights and workflow; contact management, scheduling, task management, project management, discussion groups, security, backup, the ability to build Intranets, Extranets and business portals, and more.
"HyperOffice provides an online office for realtors," said Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice. "The workspace is online for any sales associate and office manager to use with any PC, Mac or handheld device that has access to the Internet.
"This means broker/agents can eliminate scheduling conflicts with a central calendar. Even when you're at an open house, you can look up a person from the office contacts list, compose an email, attach a contract stored in the group folder, and hit send - all while working with prospective buyers and sellers," said Arsanjani.
"Best of all, as webware, there's nothing to install, nothing to maintain and upgrade. You don't have to buy any hardware or software, or hire any IT specialists," said Arsanjani.
About Weichert, Realtors®
Weichert, Realtors has nearly 18,300 sales associates in over 520 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, visit Weichert's Web site, http://www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.
HyperOffice Inc., (http://www.hyperoffice.com), is a leading provider of online software and collaboration tools for growing organizations. The company offers a simple and affordable suite of Intranet and Extranet software that provide new and growing businesses essential tools to collaborate, communicate, and manage information from any browser running on any platform. First launched in 1998, HyperOffice is used around the world by a growing number of innovative businesses.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc.
aharper @ weichertrealtors.net
farzin @ hyperoffice.com
Technopolis® Communications Inc.
sl @ technopolis.com
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