Archive for November, 2010
Valencia, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 –
Discover Software, Inc (Discover) announced today that it is raising the bar once again with several new innovations in its flagship product, Discover MLS.
First, with its exclusive DiscoverCache technology, normal use of Discover MLS creates a re-usable cache of listing data. Beginning in November, users can harness the power of that local data with a one-time installation of Discover Desktop. This new application extends the capabilities of Discover MLS with true desktop functionality – including the use of offline data. For example, after selecting desired listings and/or comps, reports can now be generated on a user’s local computer (i.e.; without using the internet) for unparalleled performance, especially with a slow connection to the web.
The reporting improvements described above are coupled with an all-new metadata-driven Report Designer that empowers implementation staff (and association/MLS staff, if desired) to create and maintain reports using familiar Microsoft Office tools, with no programming. This represents a new paradigm in reporting, with all of the robust flexibility demanded by an MLS system but without the usual, legacy coding requirements. As a result, tedious work that typically consumes hours of development time can now be completed with ease in minutes.
Next, Discover’s enhanced Client Portal, to be released next month, will include a bold new layer of CRM and activity tracking, plus integration with Facebook, Twitter, Zillow, education.com, Walk Score, and more. At the same time, Discover will offer integration with AnnounceMyMove.com, the premier social marketing solution for real estate professionals. “Our track record for rapid development speaks for itself, but this recent onslaught of social networking integration is especially exciting,” said Warren Andrich, V.P. of Sales.
And finally, development is underway on a mobile-enabled version of the MLS which will bring the power of Web 2.0 to the PDA’s and Smartphones of all Discover users by year-end. This will include revolutionary features found only in the original Discover MLS product, such as “smart” input controls, count-on-the-fly (for vastly more efficient searches), and more…supported on any mobile device with a web browser.
“We remain very supportive of Discover Software,” said California Association of REALTORS® Executive Vice President Joel Singer. “The core team at Discover Software continues to innovate and raise the bar for the MLS software marketplace.”
Bret Wiener, President of Discover, added “We have only begun to realize the potential of this next generation of apps. Discover Desktop opens the doors to a new world of possibilities, and our progressive approach to CRM, social media, reporting, and mobile technology is keeping us far ahead of the curve. We were the first to embrace the power of Rich Internet Applications, and we remain light years ahead of our competition, with the only production-tested MLS system of its kind.”
Discover’s state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service software is the industry’s first and only Web 2.0 solution, designed from the ground up to harness the power of Adobe Flash®. Leveraging this next-gen platform, the application includes ground-breaking features such as seamless multi-tasking, real-time search count, active map search & results grid, and exclusive performance-boosting cache technology.