Riptide Software Partners with SugarCRM to Offer Real Estate Services Platform


Oviedo, Fla.— March 22, 2011—Riptide Software, the leading provider of advanced cloud computing solutions and services to customers across various vertical markets, today announced a partnership with SugarCRM, the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company. Under the terms of the partnership, Riptide’s Real Estate software application is to be combined with SugarCRM’s open source CRM solution by creating a customized platform built specifically for real estate agents and companies. This combined CRM Real Estate platform enriches the user experience with meticulous prospect tracking and total control over the entire home sales process, from listing to closing.

“Riptide was attracted to SugarCRM due to its competitive pricing, ability to be deployed into the enterprise behind a company firewall and the open nature of the platform,” said Zenon Rawley, director of software development at Riptide. “Customers like the price point of SugarCRM, and when you combine that with the ease of customization, user interface, workflow and mobile capabilities, these are function points that help us drive user adoption for the solution.”

Riptide Software developed an application, Riptide Real Estate, built to provide real estate agents and companies with a comprehensive real estate solution capable of managing the entire property sales process from start to finish. By integrating the SugarCRM platform, Riptide offers its users the ability to manage prospective buyers, available properties, open houses, and even competing bids down to a granular level. Agents are able to track who visited their open houses, which prospects placed a serious bid, which prospects the agent has followed up with and which still need to be contacted. In addition, winning bids and the progress of contractual agreements can be monitored with SugarCRM and Riptide Real Estate.

“Riptide’s creative and unique application built on SugarCRM truly showcases the wide open, and malleable nature of our solution,” said Dana Testa, director of channel marketing at SugarCRM. “Entering the real estate market, partnered with a respected and growing company like Riptide, is a positive step toward expanding our presence across vertical markets through key partnerships with leaders in their respective fields.” 

About Riptide Software

Founded in 1995, Riptide Software, Inc. is a CMMI Level 3 formally assessed business providing advanced software solutions to commercial customers across multiple industries and civilian and military government agencies.Riptide is a leading provider of cloud computing solutions, consulting services, and software and web development. Riptide excels at delivering strategic analysis, operational design, technology deployment, and ongoing support for companies moving their IT infrastructures or applications to the Cloud.

Riptide is located in Oviedo, Florida. To learn more about Riptide and the services it offers visit http://www.riptidecloud.comor call 1-800-RIPTIDE.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than seven million times and currently serve over 600,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 6,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognizedfor its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutionsand Intelligent Enterprise.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email, or visit

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