Yardi Orion for SharePoint Earns Digie Award

Realcomm recognizes groundbreaking business intelligence platform with real estate technology innovation citation.

Santa Barbara, Calif.—Yardi announced today that it received a prestigious Digital Innovation (“Digie”) Award from Realcomm in the Real Estate Technology Innovation category. The award recognizes the breakthrough role Yardi Orion™ for SharePoint® is playing in advancing the automation of real estate business intelligence, document management and portals.

Yardi Orion, which Yardi unveiled in March 2012, integrates Yardi Voyager™ with Microsoft SharePoint. It provides unprecedented business intelligence by including a data warehouse, business intelligence cubes and out-of-the-box dashboards. By automatically synchronizing Yardi Voyager’s security and entity hierarchies with SharePoint, Yardi Orion accelerates SharePoint deployment and provides integration with the property management system that is not possible using SharePoint alone. Other key features of Yardi Orion, which is offered as Software as a Service, include expanded access to information and documents across an entire organization with non-redundant document access from both Yardi Voyager and SharePoint. Yardi Orion also offers preconfigured employee intranet portals, portals for property marketing and portals for resident and tenant services. Because Yardi Orion leverages the SharePoint platform, dashboards and portals are highly customizable.

“Orion was conceived to solve an industry-wide problem. Companies were struggling to implement SharePoint in a way that it could be used effectively with a property management system,” said Rob Teel, senior vice president of commercial and investment management for Yardi. “The Orion framework solves the problem of security and integration between SharePoint and Voyager.”

According to Realcomm, “Digie Awards recognize companies, real estate projects, technologies and people that have gone above and beyond to positively impact our industry through the use of technology, automation and innovation.” Realcomm announced the Digie Award winners for 2012 this month at its Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

This is Yardi’s fourth Digie in seven years, following citations in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

“We are pleased that Orion is giving our clients new dimensions of insight into their business and helping them collaborate smarter with all stakeholders, including tenants, employees and prospects,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi. “The Digie represents well-deserved recognition for hundreds of Yardi employees whose hard work and innovation produced Orion.”