TOPIC: Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage?

Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7196

Anybody have thoughts on which is best of the big three for an 8,000 unit portfolio? I don't want to give our history as to cloud the discussion... So which is the best property management software in your eyes? MRI, Yardi, or RealPage?

(I don't mind suppliers sharing their thoughts, but I'm really looking for testimonials from other property management companies here.)
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Re: Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7197

I have used both MRI and RealPage. I have only seen Yardi used in managing condominium associations, so I don't have much input there.
RealPage seems more user friendly and flexible than MRI. I went from MRI to RealPage and was able to pick it up much more quickly. Also, changes that were requested seemed to happen more quickly.
Hope that helps.

Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7202

Just signed up with Yardi and were in the implementation process. Very pleased so far. RealPage is good but I think the Yardi user interface is much better and more user friendly.
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7218

Do not go with MRI. Rumor has it that they are making bandaid fixes in order to turn around and sell...again. They are the hardest software for 3rd party vendors to manipulate and many bugs that have not been fixed in years. We are at the beginning stages of converting to Yardi. We looked into Realpage as well but it didn't quite fit our needs. Yardi is the easiest software for 3rd party vendors to work with (this coming from the vendors we currently use).
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7220

By far...the Realpage product is far superior to Yardi. The ease of use, all-encompassing software is 21st century makes the on site experience so much more pleasant!
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7225

I know you listed the Big 3 in your topic, but have you considered checking out AMSI's Property Management Suite? I have worked in accounting/IT at my current property management company for 7 years and have been extremely impressed with the AMSI product. We have taken over management of properties on RealPage as well as Yardi and I still prefer the reports/customization that AMSI provides at both the property-level and for accounting purposes. AMSI may not have tons of fancy bells and whistles, but I think that for the ROI realized, they may be able to offer you a lot. Let me know if you have any other questions. My company has been with AMSI for over 20 years.


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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7226

Stephen,
I'd like to talk to you more about your experiences with AMSI. Can you send me a note with your contact info?

Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7227

I just went through a portfolio-wide roll out of RealPage/OneSite for 2,000 units. Feel free to call me if you would like some feedback on how it went. 678-228-0952.

Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7228

My preference is AMSI...the web based version. We have used it since 2002. I have used several packages and AMSI seems be one of the most versatile and the most "bang for the buck". I just attended a user conference in Florida where they had fantastic training sessions. They also listen to user feedback to make enhancements that are in our favor as a consumer. I've not had that experience with any other company. They have created local user groups that meet once a quarter. At these, they ask us what we would like to have training sessions on and they actually do what we ask at the following session. The support has been great. The software has been very easy for me to train my staff on. Happy to answer questions if you have any.
Jay
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 7 years 4 months ago #7232

The management company I work for has used Yardi voyager for the past few years. We had some bugs at first but nothing serious on my end. I am not sure of the exact cost but I know it's one of the highest priced choices.

I know a few companies that are very happy using Appfolio. It looks like the best bang for the buck.
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