SOLON, Ohio – August 14, 2018 – MRI Software today announced that it was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Large Computer Software Company of the Year category in the 15th Annual International Business Awards®.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on 20 October.
More than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. MRI’s award recognizes the company’s radical vision for and commitment to an open and connected proptech ecosystem, as well as its extraordinary growth and product innovation. MRI gives its clients the freedom to integrate with third-party applications from more than 130 providers in its Partner Connect ecosystem, including software that competes with its own offerings. Membership in the Partner Connect program grew by nearly 65% from 2016 to 2017. Further, MRI saw a 38 percent increase in organic bookings and 81 percent growth in new clients over 2016, not including revenue and clients from the eight acquisitions the company made in 2017.
Judges were particularly impressed with the company’s open approach to integrating with other software providers, including some whose applications compete with MRI. Comments included:
- “Great real estate software, which enables real estate companies to integrate nearly any software with the MRI platform, so they can choose the perfect solution for their company.”
- “When you are comfortable with giving your clients the freedom to integrate your software with third-party applications, you enable them.”
- “Definitely [MRI Software] took a step ahead of others in this specific domain of business and stood prominent.”
“Winning the Silver Stevie for Company of the Year in computer software is a fantastic validation of the incredible work the MRI team has done over the past few years,” said Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software. “While other real estate technology providers offer a limiting, one-size-fits-all, single-stack approach, MRI’s open and connected platform gives its clients the freedom to create a unified Single Experience™ that meets their unique business needs. MRI’s strategic international expansion combined with our open approach to real estate software has resonated strongly with the market, fueling our rapid growth. We are proud to accept this award from the Stevies.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About MRI Software
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI’s comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses-from property-level management and accounting to investment modeling and analytics for the global commercial and residential markets. A pioneer of the real estate software industry, MRI develops lasting client relationships based on nearly five decades of expertise and insight. Through leading solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI liberates real estate companies to elevate their business and gain a competitive edge. For more information, please visit mrisoftware.com.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.