Is it time to make a change from BJ Murray?
Request a free demo today.
We can convert existing data from any competitive application
One on one training
Our experienced professionals walk you through your new system
Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians speak your language
Succesfully Converting BJ Murray Systems Since 1992
If it Ain’t Broke…
If you are still using BJ Murray it is probably for good reason. It has served you well for many years and as they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” You may have looked at other systems and you felt that despite moving from a text based system to a Windows environment, you would still be taking a step down in terms of functionality. There is good reason to be wary of this scenario- the BJ Murray system is effective and includes many features that are very specific to the New York market which you rely on. If BJ Murray had upgraded to Windows, you would most likely still be with them today running an updated version of their system.
A Little History
When the property management software industry got its start in New York in the late 1970s there were a handful of solid local competitors catering to the high end of the local real estate market including companies like BJ Murray, RAISH Enterprises, Advanced Data Systems, Micro Management, Dynamic Applications, Inc (DAI) and you guessed it- Multi Data Services Corp. (MDS). The industry was in its infancy back then and was literally being invented in real time. Each of these programs had a small, core team of founders who did everything from software development to front line sales. They lived and breathed the New York market and their products reflected this.
Converting to a Windows Platform
In the mid to late 1990’s it became evident that if you wanted to compete and win as a software vendor, you were going to have to upgrade your product to operate in a true Windows environment. However, this is a major undertaking requiring the re-write and testing of millions of line of computer code. Frankly, it spelled the end for most of the local, New York specific products that used to be so abundant. Our competitors were either bought out by generic national providers seeking to gain a foothold in the notoriously difficult New York market or they never successfully made the upgrade from DOS.
MDS successfully installed its first Windows system back in 1999 and since then we’ve converted 100% of our DOS clients to the current version of our product. In fact, over the years we are proud to have maintained over a 95% overall customer retention rate. The reason for this conversion and retention rate is simple. Our clients are still just as enthusiastic and committed to MDS as people were to their BJ Murray systems when it was state of the art, and for good reason. We continue to provide a product that is constantly evolving and we have a support team that understands the complexities of the New York market to back it up.
Expert BJ Murray Data Conversions
We know the BJ Murray system inside and out and we have the ability to accurately convert your long history of data to MDS Explorer within a reasonably short timeframe. We have heard the horror stories of conversions with soaring costs that wind up taking over a year. That simply will not happen with an upgrade to MDS. We know this because we have successfully been down this road many times before. Everything from detailed tenant ledgers to vendor payment history can be maintained with an upgrade to MDS Explorer.
Ready to learn how the right tools can make you more efficient and profitable?
Get our latest insights delivered to your inbox
© 2022 MDS Property Management Software. All rights reserved.