Great Plains to Offer Business Solutions to CENTURY 21(R), COLDWELL BANKER(R) And ERA(R) Real Estate Brokerages

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Great Plains

    FARGO, N.D., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
     Great Plains (Nasdaq:   GPSI) announced today that it has entered into a
 marketing alliance with Cendant Corporation (NYSE:   CD) to offer Great Plains'
 business management applications to real estate brokerages franchised under
 the CENTURY 21(R), COLDWELL BANKER(R) and ERA(R) brands.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000229/GPLOGO )
     Great Plains' business management solutions will be integrated with each
 franchise system's real estate software to improve broker operations and to
 provide better access to financial management information.  In addition,
 brokers will be able to go to a single source for a complete, tightly
 integrated real estate management and accounting solution.  The complete
 solution will be joint-marketed to more than 5,000 real estate brokerage firms
 nationwide.
     "Our alliance with Great Plains is part of our on-going effort to provide
 the best information and resources to our real estate brokers," said Craig
 Hamway, senior vice president, Business Development, Cendant Corporation.  "By
 integrating Great Plains' accounting solutions with our real estate
 applications, we can help brokers improve their financial reporting
 operations."
     "Small and mid-sized businesses not only need a vertical market solution
 to address specific market needs, but also need that solution tightly
 integrated to a financial management application to provide complete
 functionality," said Tom Eide, general manager of Dynamics at Great Plains.
 "Our partnership with Cendant allows us to better serve customers in the real
 estate market with an end-to-end solution."
     Cendant Corporation is a global provider of real estate, travel and direct
 marketing related consumer and business services.  The Company's core
 competencies include building franchise systems, providing outsourcing
 solutions and direct marketing.  As a franchiser, Cendant is among the world's
 leading franchisers of real estate brokerage offices, hotels, rental car
 agencies, and tax preparation services.  As a provider of outsourcing
 solutions, Cendant is a major provider of mortgage services to consumers, the
 global leader in employee relocation, and the world's largest vacation
 exchange service.  Headquartered in New York, N.Y., the Company has
 approximately 28,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries.  More
 information about Cendant, its companies, brands and current SEC filings may
 be obtained by visiting the Company's Web site at http://www.cendant.com or by
 calling 877-4INFO-CD (877-446-3623).
     Great Plains delivers interconnected business management solutions.  These
 interconnected solutions automate end-to-end business processes across
 financials, distribution, enterprise reporting, project accounting, electronic
 commerce, human resources and payroll, manufacturing, supply chain management,
 sales and marketing management, and customer service and support functions.
 Great Plains' solutions are sold and implemented by a unique worldwide network
 of independent partner organizations that share the company's commitment to
 lasting customer relationships. Named four times to the "Top 100 Companies to
 Work for in America" list, Great Plains has more than 2,000 team members
 worldwide. More information about Great Plains can be found at
 http://www.greatplains.com
 
 

SOURCE Great Plains
    FARGO, N.D., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
     Great Plains (Nasdaq:   GPSI) announced today that it has entered into a
 marketing alliance with Cendant Corporation (NYSE:   CD) to offer Great Plains'
 business management applications to real estate brokerages franchised under
 the CENTURY 21(R), COLDWELL BANKER(R) and ERA(R) brands.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000229/GPLOGO )
     Great Plains' business management solutions will be integrated with each
 franchise system's real estate software to improve broker operations and to
 provide better access to financial management information.  In addition,
 brokers will be able to go to a single source for a complete, tightly
 integrated real estate management and accounting solution.  The complete
 solution will be joint-marketed to more than 5,000 real estate brokerage firms
 nationwide.
     "Our alliance with Great Plains is part of our on-going effort to provide
 the best information and resources to our real estate brokers," said Craig
 Hamway, senior vice president, Business Development, Cendant Corporation.  "By
 integrating Great Plains' accounting solutions with our real estate
 applications, we can help brokers improve their financial reporting
 operations."
     "Small and mid-sized businesses not only need a vertical market solution
 to address specific market needs, but also need that solution tightly
 integrated to a financial management application to provide complete
 functionality," said Tom Eide, general manager of Dynamics at Great Plains.
 "Our partnership with Cendant allows us to better serve customers in the real
 estate market with an end-to-end solution."
     Cendant Corporation is a global provider of real estate, travel and direct
 marketing related consumer and business services.  The Company's core
 competencies include building franchise systems, providing outsourcing
 solutions and direct marketing.  As a franchiser, Cendant is among the world's
 leading franchisers of real estate brokerage offices, hotels, rental car
 agencies, and tax preparation services.  As a provider of outsourcing
 solutions, Cendant is a major provider of mortgage services to consumers, the
 global leader in employee relocation, and the world's largest vacation
 exchange service.  Headquartered in New York, N.Y., the Company has
 approximately 28,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries.  More
 information about Cendant, its companies, brands and current SEC filings may
 be obtained by visiting the Company's Web site at http://www.cendant.com or by
 calling 877-4INFO-CD (877-446-3623).
     Great Plains delivers interconnected business management solutions.  These
 interconnected solutions automate end-to-end business processes across
 financials, distribution, enterprise reporting, project accounting, electronic
 commerce, human resources and payroll, manufacturing, supply chain management,
 sales and marketing management, and customer service and support functions.
 Great Plains' solutions are sold and implemented by a unique worldwide network
 of independent partner organizations that share the company's commitment to
 lasting customer relationships. Named four times to the "Top 100 Companies to
 Work for in America" list, Great Plains has more than 2,000 team members
 worldwide. More information about Great Plains can be found at
 http://www.greatplains.com
 
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