Royal LePage Launches Powerful New Intranet

First in Canada to be fully integrated with Google Apps for Work™.

Toronto, April 1, 2015 – Royal LePage Real Estate Services (Royal LePage), Canada’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, recently announced the launch of its fully redesigned and re-engineered Realtor® intranet, rlpNetwork.  Reinforcing its commitment to innovation and its focus on equipping its Realtors® with the best tools in the industry, Royal LePage teamed up with technology leader Google, Affinity Systems, a world-class custom software developer, and Akendi Inc., a leader in user experience research and design.

The Royal LePage intranet, the first in Canada to be fully integrated with Google Apps for Work™, connects the company’s 16,000 Realtors®, enabling real-time collaboration, best practices sharing and cross-Canada referrals.

“To ensure a user experience that is second-to-none, the new rlpNetwork is designed with intuitive navigation, including mega menus and a powerful search,” said Carolyn Cheng, senior vice president, Strategic Business Services, Royal LePage. “This allows our Realtors® to quickly and easily access the sales, lead generation, marketing and training tools they need in their day-to-day business.”

“Royal LePage continues to drive Realtor® innovation.  We are delighted to be working with them to deliver best-in-class technology solutions that allow Royal LePage Realtors®  to work faster and smarter,” said Jim Lambe, country manager, Google for Work.

rlpNetwork is also designed in a responsive fashion so that it can be accessed on any device, at any time, from anywhere: a priority for Royal LePage, given that today’s Realtors® are highly mobile.

“We were thrilled to play a role in bringing this industry-leading platform to market,” said Hugh Hyndman, managing director, Affinity Systems. “For ease of use, the bilingual intranet seamlessly interfaces with multiple back-end systems, including e-directory, and incorporates single sign on to a number of integrated applications and tools.”

About Royal LePage
Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 16,000 real estate professionals in more than 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE.

For more information visit:www.royallepage.ca.

About Affinity Systems Limited
For 25 years, Affinity Systems has been building world-class custom software solutions. Affinity combines broad industry experience with deep technical knowledge to deliver unrivaled and insightful solutions that exceed expectations. Affinity has an extensive record of tackling complex software challenges from design and development through implementation and support. As a Microsoft and Kx Systems partner, Affinity’s thoughtful and systematic approach to custom software solutions, business intelligence, big data, and software quality assurance has established it as an industry leader.

For more information, visit www.affsys.com.

For further information, please contact:

Ray McIlroy
Kaiser Lachance Communications
O: 647-725-2520 x215
C: 647-680-8316
ray.mcilroy@kaiserlachance.com
Suzanne Andracchio
Affinity Systems
O: 905-278-9444 x 246
C: 416-953-8442
Suzanne@affsys.com