PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 29, 2014) — RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE:WYN), recently announced that it has partnered with SS&C’s TimeShareWare (NASDAQ: SSNC), one of the industry’s leading property management system (PMS) companies, to offer the convenience and cost savings benefits of its RCI ConnectSM platform to even more RCI® affiliated resorts. The automated transaction reporting platform now also offers improved enrollment processing and maintenance fee pass through capabilities.
“One of our core efforts at RCI is to help our affiliates lower the total operating cost of their resorts,” said Chris Parren, senior vice president, product development for RCI. “We developed the RCI Connect platform to eliminate redundant, time-wasting activities and to give our affiliates faster access to RCI transaction data. The new partnership with TimeShareWare will allow us to offer this benefit to an even greater pool of timeshare resorts.”
The RCI Connect platform, the powerful web-based tool from the global leader in vacation exchange, enables affiliates to smoothly and conveniently establish web APIs, a type of automated interface, between their property management systems and the RCI web server. TimeShareWare is the latest of several leading PMS companies that RCI has worked with to help ensure resorts utilizing these providers can capitalize on the operational efficiency provided by the RCI Connect platform.
“This is a great opportunity for us to continue to add value to our TimeShareWare products we offer our clients,” said Mike Norton, Director – Customer Relations for SS&C’s TimeShareWare division. “We are excited to incorporate use of the RCI Connect platform and expand the benefits to the RCI affiliate process as part of our goal to continuously improve the business processes of our customers.”
The RCI Connect platform allows RCI affiliated resorts to save time, reduce errors and streamline their data importing processes by eliminating the need to manually enter RCI-related transaction information. Resorts can directly accept certain day-to-day RCI business transactions such as inbound guest lists, requests and verification of deposits for RCI Weeks® subscribing members, and verification and updates to ownership data.
The RCI Connect platform also makes it simpler for resorts to share their data with the RCI web server in order to improve response time for their owners who wish to transact with RCI. And by simplifying and expediting information reporting, owners’ accounts are immediately updated with the latest payment and booking transactions, helping to create a seamless ownership experience.
For more information on the RCI Connect platform, please call your RCI account executive.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its approximately 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection®,is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents.RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center,rciaffiliates.comorThe RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 6,900 financial services organizations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C’s products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $26 trillion in assets.
Additional information about SS&C (NASDAQ: SSNC) is available at www.ssctech.com.
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