By Kylah Searing, Director of MoxiCloud Partnerships & Integrations
It’s common to hear someone say, “get your head out of the clouds,” but here at MoxiWorks, we want everyone to get their heads IN the cloud! We’re not daydreaming anymore, the MoxiCloud is the real deal and I’m sitting on cloud nine reflecting on all that’s been accomplished and what’s in store for 2019. Too much cloud? Oh, just you wait!
When we started our MoxiCloud Partner Program a few years ago, we knew there was great potential and worked hard to find partners willing to join that shared our common vision. That vision? To create a ubiquitous data platform across all of real estate.
Being a software company, we first handedly know the pain points of onboarding a client. Not only do we need a lot of data just related to the brokerage, but we also need their MLS data. Anyone who’s had to secure MLS data for their application understands the complexity there. Just jumping through the hoops to secure it is one thing, but then digesting the different formats is a whole other ball game. So, why not take the pain out of all of that? The MoxiCloud was designed to help both our brokerages and vendors!
Why life is better in the MoxiCloud
Brokerages don’t need to spend time creating feeds or files of agent roster data or gather logos/colors, etc. They just point people to the MoxiCloud! The MoxiCloud is predictable which makes it attractive to the vendors. No more dealing with MLS data or brokerage data in different formats… it’s consistent and streamlines everything. For instance, one specific partner would typically estimate onboarding around three months, but after integrating with the MoxiCloud was able to shorten it to two weeks and even created hundreds of demo agent accounts in 24 hours to run a pilot! That is the power of the MoxiCloud.
Over the last few years of running this program we have acquired 40 partners who are actively leveraging the MoxiCloud in some form or fashion! I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “40? That’s it? But others are claiming 200+ integrations!” Right, but one-way “integrations” at the agent level don’t count in our book! Are those “integrations” able to reduce onboarding time, get vendors to revenue quicker, access brokerage logos and colors, access brokerage listings, agent’s consumer data, and transaction data? I think not! Most other API’s out there can provide one data set, which is great, but it still requires someone to go out and find all the other necessary data. It’s also doing next to nothing to enrich that data and make it available to others.
Over 50% of our partners are actively enriching the MoxiCloud by passing data into it. By doing this, the data is automatically available to everyone else who is using the data. Imagine this: An agent who is using MoxiEngage CRM gets a new lead from their agent website (hosted by one of our many amazing web partners). It’s automatically populated into the MoxiCloud and into their MoxiEngage CRM account. This lead turns into a new listing and because their transaction management provider and marketing provides are also in the MoxiCloud can automatically generate a transaction room and send the just listed marketing (and the agent didn’t have to do anything). When the listing is pending the client automatically receives an invite to a moving concierge service and signs up. The information on that sign up is populated into MoxiEngage automatically so the agent can be in the know. After closing the transaction, the agent has quick access to gifting services to send a thank you – phew! Get the picture? With everyone contributing to the cloud we can save the agent so much time by reducing all the redundant data entry they are used to.
The value of the MoxiCloud for brokerages
It’s not just the vendors who value in this equation. Many of our brokerage clients are using the MoxiCloud themselves to access their own data in a more streamlined way and even using it for custom development and streamlining their own processes to help their agents. Woah, right?
If you thought this was all a ploy to get people to use our Moxi products (MoxiEngage, MoxiPresent, etc.) you couldn’t be more wrong. We believe our products can stand on their own merit, but we also know they’re stronger with the MoxiCloud and we want others to be stronger with the MoxiCloud too (yes, we want others to succeed). Last year we worked with two of our partners who needed to share data. We built the attributes necessary so one partner could enrich the cloud with their data and the other partner could access it. None of it is being leveraged by any Moxi products… it’s just data sharing in the cloud!
Looking to the future: Your 2019 Real Estate Resolution
As we hit the ground running in 2019, I do hope everyone will get their heads in the cloud and share in our vision. The MoxiCloud and our partner program have come so far in the last few years and I love that we have so much support from all our brokerages and partners! If you’ve stayed with me this far and your brain has exploded into a mushroom cloud from all this cloud talk and you’re thinking “I need to get my head in that MoxiCloud,” don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact me here.