Automation greatly improves accuracy and data security
(October 27, 2009) — RealPage, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and services to the real estate industry, today announced the deployment of Automated MAC Processing in its RealPage Military Housing system, which is currently operational in three privatized military family housing communities.
“The automation of payment and resident activities between the Military Assistance Company (MAC) platform and the RealPage Military Housing system provides managers of privatized military family housing with a higher degree of accuracy and security,” said Dave McKenna, director of military housing at RealPage.
The MAC system is the prevailing platform used in privatized military family housing to transfer rent from the Defense Finance and Accounting System to private partners who provide privatized housing on military installations. The RealPage Military Housing system provides a “set-and-forget” capability in which monthly rent payments are automatically posted to resident records a soon as the data is made available in the MAC system.
“Our Military Housing system detects the availability of MAC data and instantly transfers the payment data to the service member’s resident record,” said McKenna. “It also generates and delivers the required resident updates (MIMO file) to MAC on the standard twice-monthly schedule. No human intervention is necessary in either operation, reducing the possibility of errors.”
Automation also maximizes the privacy of the service members by ensuring that personal information is never exposed at any point in the posting cycle.
“More important to me is that automating the personal data in the MAC process means the transactions are more secure,” said Veronica Billiot, community director of Naval Air Station — New Orleans. “I am sure the service members appreciate the additional privacy that RealPage provides.”
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Located in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, RealPage provides Software-as-a-Service products and services to more than 30,000 apartment communities across the United States. Its six on-demand product lines include OneSite® property management systems that automate the leasing, renting, management, and accounting of conventional, affordable, tax credit, student housing, military, and senior living properties; CrossFire® sales and marketing systems that boost occupancy and build retention; YieldStar® asset optimization systems that maximize asset valuation and investment return; Velocity™ utility management systems that accelerate payments for resident charges; LeasingDesk® risk mitigation systems that reduce a community’s exposure to risk and liability; and OpsTechnology™ spend management systems that help owners manage and reduce operating expenses. In addition, RealPage now offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service to multifamily owners and operators to help reduce IT costs and dramatically improve integration performance and reliability. For more information, call 1-87-REALPAGE or visit www.realpage.com.