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The Rainmaker Group Attains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Rainmaker’s clients in multifamily housing and hospitality industries benefit 


ATLANTA, GA - February 16, 2010
The Rainmaker Group, a leader in automated revenue management software and services to the multifamily housing and hotel gaming industries for total property profitability, announced it attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). 
 
As a Gold Certified Partner, The Rainmaker Group demonstrated its expertise and proven capabilities with Microsoft technologies that meet customers' needs in the hospitality, gaming, multifamily housing and related industries.  Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a comprehensive set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the markets they serve.
 
Bruce Barfield, president of The Rainmaker Group, said, “For more than 10 years Rainmaker has delivered state of the art profit optimization solutions that utilize Microsoft’s technology to increase revenue for its multifamily, gaming, and hospitality clients. Our expertise and relationship with Microsoft is a tremendous benefit to companies that rely on Rainmaker’s solutions.” 
 
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes The Rainmaker Group as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”
 
Rainmaker optimized multifamily lease rates
Rainmaker provides the LRO™ multifamily profit optimization solution that enables housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases.  LRO is the leading revenue maximization tool used by the multifamily industry; it is employed to set rents for nearly one million apartments daily.  Rainmaker’s LRO system develops optimized pricing recommendations for a large number of unit types based on hundreds of factors that influence rate setting, including traffic and lease duration, move-in dates, competitive influences and other metrics.  The system also produces enterprise-wide demand forecasts by measuring and analyzing historical and current market metrics and performing calculations necessary for occupancy predictions that are dynamically updated as market conditions change.
 
Rainmaker profit optimization solutions
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 encompasses hotel revenues, as well as revenue from gaming, food and beverage, spa, and other significant sources of customer value for determining optimal pricing and availability conditions.

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About The Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner software and services company that provides the LRO profit optimization solution that enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases.   LRO is used by more than 60 percent of the companies deploying revenue management systems in the industry and, uniquely, LRO’s lease/rent revenue optimization success has been verified by independent third-party consulting firms.  For more than seven years  LRO has delivered optimized leasing rates to the largest operators in the industry including Archstone, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Laramar Group, Home Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities, Carmel Partners and other leading multifamily housing companies.
 
The Rainmaker Group also provides profit optimization for leading companies in the gaming hospitality 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, Harrah’s Entertainment, Omni Hotels, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts and other leading hotel companies.

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The Rainmaker Group
Bruce Barfield
5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 77
Alpharetta, GA  30022
Phone:  678-578-5777
Email:  sales@letitrain.com
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