Martin & Co Signs Up Software Provider for 90 Offices
Property chain Martin & Co has signed a five-year agreement with estate agency software provider, Reapit, in one of the biggest deals of this kind.
The deal involves moving the 90 Xperience offices that Martin & Co acquired last year from Legal & General to Reapit, involving departures from at least nine different systems.
Reapit will also provide training for around 500 people as part of the deal.
The brands moving to the new system are CJ Hole, Whitegates, Parkers and Ellis & Co.
Michael Stoop, the Martin & Co group managing director, says he has been hoping to move all the Xperience offices onto one platform for some time, and that the change of ownership has provided the opportunity.
Gary Barker, managing director of Reapit, says his company has significant experience in handling “extremely complicated large-scale projects.”1
Director of Reapit, Simon Whale, comments: “This type of deal shows that more and more we are winning the argument that the off-the-shelf systems in the market just aren’t delivering for companies looking for software that mirrors the way they work, rather than having to come up with that horrible techie phrase of workarounds, that seems to be the watchword of most in this industry.”1
The remaining Martin & Co offices – most of the network – are signed to Jupix.