London, UK; 25 February 2020: Reapit officially kicked off its Foundations platform roll-out last week with the launch of the Alpha Test Phase for a select group of customers and partners, to collect feedback and precipitate the development of apps and third-party integrations ahead of the upcoming general release.
The Alpha phase was widely oversubscribed by both customers and PropTechs ahead of the launch, with more than 100 expressions of interest registered.
With less than a week since the Alpha roll-out, the feedback collected thus far has been extremely positive. Several customers and partners have already registered apps and started to develop and integrate apps into Reapit’s Agency Cloud, including the Property Franchise Group, which has built and published two apps in the short window since launch.
Reapit will open up the Foundations platform to more customers and partners once the Alpha has concluded. Access to the Beta will be extended to interested developers, be that PropTechs or customers, in the coming weeks and the sign-up window for Phase 1 of the Deployment Program will be opened for existing customers in the month of March.
In addition, the roadmap for Foundations has been made public and Reapit is collaborating and building the Foundations software in real-time to meet with developers’ requirements and needs as their feedback is collated during the Alpha.
The Alpha marks a promise made during the November launch event to deliver an open-source platform for Reapit cloud applications. Additionally, Reapit is pleased to announce that this promise goes even further with open sourcing of its Developer Portal and tooling, giving developers open access to the Foundations architecture to develop and customise Agency Cloud experiences.
In a recent article on LinkedIn, Dawson Scott, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Reapit, commented: “We believe that open source brings a number of considerable advantages, such as improving the quality of our software offering and better enabling our customers and partners to develop on our platform. We’ve extended our promise of an open platform with open sourcing of the Foundations portal and tooling kit. I’m very pleased to see that one of our participating partners in the Alpha, Manning Stainton, has already taken our open source single-sign-on solution to write their own PHP framework. As we stand at this milestone, I’m hoping Reapit can continue to become more open and accountable with not just us our software, but also our product thinking and culture.”
Gary Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Reapit said: “I’m very pleased with our achievement at this juncture. We’ve come such a long way since the launch event last year when we unveiled Foundations, and to be able to make public our roadmap and initiate roll-out of our Alpha phase is a great step forward. The feedback collected so far has been fantastic and I’m delighted to see that some of our customers and partners have already developed and published applications that will be available for general release. We are the first PropTech developer to publish our solution in the industry, and that is a milestone that everyone at Reapit can be incredibly proud of.
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About Reapit Founded in 1997, The Reapit Group is a CRM and Client Accounting software provider specialising in the residential real estate sector. Bringing 20 years of innovation to the property market, their award-winning software provides everything estate agents need to run and grow their businesses, from sales to lettings, front office to back office, and everything in between. Reapit’s Agency Cloud and Property Cloud software products include the Sales and Lettings CRM, Property Management and Client Accounts; supported with powerful Analytics and Online solutions. The driving force behind Reapit’s ethos is a commitment to bring all an agency’s data together for a single customer view, and together with its powerful service and training model, the company has helped to grow leading brands. The Reapit open platform partner program is at the hub of a PropTech ecosystem delivering tested solutions and increasing choice of tools for agents. Together, the group provides software solutions to over 48,000 users worldwide, managing nearly 100,000 tenancies across more than 4,500 offices across the UK and Australia. For more information, please visit www.reapit.com.