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The Rainmaker Group Showcases Profit Optimization
Solution in Microsoft Booth at HITEC

Revenue management leader and Microsoft Certified Partner
will give profit optimization tutorial in Microsoft Booth 674
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ATLANTA, GA – June 18, 2009 – The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated profit optimization software and services for the gaming hospitality industry, announced today it will showcase its revolution SM  Product Suite of hospitality revenue management applications in Microsoft’s booth #674 at HITEC June 23 – 25, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  A Microsoft Certified Partner, The Rainmaker Group provides revenue optimization solutions and services to companies that include Omni Hotels, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts, and Harrah’s Entertainment.

“With a host of disconnected systems and conflicting data, hospitality organizations often struggle to calculate the total value of a customer relationship,” said Sandra Andrews, U.S. hospitality industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. “The Rainmaker Group’s profit optimization software helps hospitality operators determine this critical information, providing the best possible service for guests at the greatest possible profit for hoteliers and casinos. We look forward to showcasing Rainmaker’s solutions in our booth at HITEC and continuing to work together to serve our many mutual customers.”

The Rainmaker Group’s solutions for hospitality include the revolution Product Suite that maximizes revenue for casino hotels and property groups. revolution is the only revenue management system that considers Total Customer Value, which includes not only hotel revenues, but also revenue from gaming, food and beverage, spa, and other significant sources of customer value for determining optimal pricing and availability conditions.

revolution Built on Microsoft Software Platform 
The revolution product is built on the Microsoft .NET Framework architecture with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as the database engine. 

“Rainmaker is working with Microsoft to develop flexible reporting dashboards using technologies such as SQL Server 2008 Analysis and Reporting Services, Windows SharePoint Services, and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007,” said Tammy Farley, Rainmaker principal.  “This strategic alliance will make it easy for Rainmaker customers to dynamically analyze critical business metrics tailored to each user’s specific needs.  We look forward to making this tool available to our customers in the second half of 2009.”

The Rainmaker Group’s relationship with Microsoft provides access to training, product marketing collateral and cross-selling opportunities.  The Rainmaker Group is working towards Microsoft Gold Certified Partner certification in 2009.

About The Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group is a software and consulting services company that provides profit optimization for more than one-half million units in the gaming hospitality, serviced apartment/multifamily housing and other industries.  Rainmaker consults about, implements, and supports the revolution Product Suite, which maximizes total guest profitability for operators of casino hotels and other hospitality enterprises.  The company enables clients to identify and maintain availability for their most profitable revenue sources through revenue management implementations.  The Rainmaker Group helps casino hotels increase profitability through the accurate, instantaneous ability to determine the minimum acceptable value of each guest.  This increases client profitability by securing the most profitable customers and developing more effective business processes. Hospitality clients include Wynn Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming, Harrah’s Entertainment, Omni Hotels, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts and other leading hotel companies. 

The Rainmaker Group, a Microsoft Certified Partner, also provides the revolution LRO (Lease Rent Options) profit optimization solution that enables serviced apartment/multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment lease/rentals. revolution LRO lease rate improvement results have been reviewed and validated by independent accounting firms.  For more than five years, revolution LRO has delivered optimized leasing rates to the largest operators in the industry including Archstone, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities and a number of other leading serviced apartments/multifamily housing companies.
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Contact:

The Rainmaker Group 
Tammy Farley
Principal
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 77
Alpharetta, GA  30022
Phone:  678-578-5777
Email:  sales(at)letitrain(dot)com
http://www.letitrain.com

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
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(404)256-5512
http://www.softscribeinc.com

Media Contact – Asia Markets
Wye Leng Wong
LEAP Integrated Marketing Solutions
Phone:  (65) 9826-4097
Email: wyeleng(at)leapmarketing(dot)com(dot)sg

 

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