Starting last fall, the exclusive and private Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL began the process of searching for solutions to modernize its PMS and Club systems which were acquired by the Club in the early 1990s. The club was looking for a system that would provide significant gains in performance, features and reliability over the existing systems.
To replace these systems, ORC Management created an RFP (Request for Proposal) that focused on a number of areas. Of particular concern were the areas of Membership and of Vacation Rentals as these are not common features to most front-office systems. The RFP was sent to approximately 20 vendors. According to Micah Friedman, Executive Director of Information Technology for the Ocean Reef Club, “there were five responses to the RFP that really appealed to us - and we did demonstrations for the top three systems. Visual One Systems was chosen as our Vendor after a long and careful process. Their software, personnel, attitude and references all were excellent and we are very excited to be affiliated with them.”
The installation will include Property Management, Club Management and Condominium Accounting, for the hotel, marina and vacation rentals. Ocean Reef Club will also be installing Visual One Systems Spa and Golf Course management applications. Because all of the applications were developed by V1 programmers and use the same programming language and database engine (MS-SQL), the Club will benefit from the seamless integration features that Visual One provides.