The Rainmaker Group Announces revolution Product Suite on Microsoft Software Platform

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Microsoft relationship enables flexible hosting options for Rainmaker's profit optimization clients.

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With a host of systems and disparate information, hospitality organizations often struggle to calculate the total value of a customer relationship

The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated profit optimization software and services to the gaming hospitality and multifamily housing industries for total customer profitability, announced it is releasing its popular revolution and revolution LRO Profit Optimization Suites on the Microsoft software platform, providing clients with the flexibility via Microsoft's .NET Framework architecture to self-host, or have Rainmaker host their applications.

"Rainmaker's new relationship with Microsoft is valuable for our clients," said Bruce Barfield, president of The Rainmaker Group. "The Microsoft .NET Framework architecture enables us to provide clients with the most effective profit optimization solutions on a flexible hosting platform. Our users in the casino hotel and multifamily housing markets now have the option of hosting our systems themselves, or relying on our secure SunGard hosting services thanks to our Microsoft working relationship." The Rainmaker Group's systems utilize Microsoft SQL Server and Office Excel to warehouse, distribute and publish their profit optimization outputs.

"With a host of systems and disparate information, hospitality organizations often struggle to calculate the total value of a customer relationship," said Sandra Andrews, U.S. hospitality industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. "The Rainmaker Group's profit optimization software helps hospitality firms determine this critical information, providing the best possible service for customers at the greatest possible profit for hoteliers. We value our relationship with Rainmaker and look forward to continuing to work together to serve our mutual customers."

To underline their key alliance, Rainmaker and Microsoft will co-sponsor a networking event for hospitality technology professionals at HITEC 2008 which takes place June 16 - 19 in Austin, Texas.

The Rainmaker Group's revolution Product Suite is an enterprise profit optimization system for hotels and casino hotels to increase revenue by instantly determining the minimum acceptable value of each new reservation based on total customer value and securing the most profitable mix of business, while ensuring space availability for a client's best customers.

revolution is used by the largest and most successful casino hotels in the world. Rainmaker clients include:

  • Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • Kerzner International
  • Boyd Gaming
  • MGM MIRAGE
  • WYNN Las Vegas
  • Harrah's Entertainment and others.

About Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group is a software and services company that provides profit optimization systems for more than one-half million units in the gaming hospitality, multifamily housing and other industries. Rainmaker's profit optimization software, revolution maximizes total property profitability for operators of casino hotels and other hospitality enterprises. The company enables clients to identify and maintain availability for their most profitable revenue sources through revenue management implementations and helps casino hotels increase profitability through the accurate, instantaneous ability to determine the minimum acceptable value of each guest. This increases client profitability by securing the most profitable customers and developing more effective business processes. Hospitality clients include Boyd Gaming, Harrah's Entertainment, Omni Hotels, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts and other leading hotel companies.

Rainmaker also provides revolution LRO that enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases. revolution LRO is used by more than 60 percent of the companies deploying revenue management systems in the industry and, uniquely, LRO's lease/rent revenue optimization success has been verified by independent third party consulting firms. For more than six years revolution LRO has delivered optimized leasing rates to the largest operators in the industry including Archstone, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities and a number of other leading multifamily housing companies.

Contacts:
The Rainmaker Group
Tammy Farley
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 77
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 678-578-5777
Email: sales @ letitrain.com
http://www.letitrain.com/?campaign=PRWebMSoftJune102008

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