From landlords to leading software providers
After buying their first rental properties in Rhode Island, Michael Monteiro and Dimitris Georgakopoulos co-founded Buildium, a software company with the purpose of streamlining property management. The missing piece? A payment processing solution. That’s where Forte came in.

Fourteen years later, Buildium and Forte continue to be partners in processing.

The challenge

Buildium’s core customer-base of property managers needed a solution capable of processing a high volume of transactions with high price points, such as rent payments.

“We were looking for a solution that would help us increase adoption, and it was important for us to find a solution for ACH that would be cost effective for our industry,” says Georgakopoulos.

Fourteen years later, we're still proud to call forte our partner."
Dimitris Georgakopoulos
Co-Founder of Buildium
Why forte
Forte had both the experience and expertise to offer an ACH solution — among other payment processing solutions — customized to Buildium’s specific needs. With Forte’s dedicated implementation team and easy-to-use API keys, partnering with Forte became a no-brainer for Buildium’s executive team.
How forte helped
Forte provided Buildium with a tailored ACH solution that effectively addressed the challenges they had been facing since 2004. The partnership allows Buildium to avoid high percentage fees and offer their customers an effective, streamlined payment processing experience.

•  Integration: Within hours of receiving the product, the ACH solution was up and running.

•  Product offerings: Along with ACH, Buildium has been able to take advantage of Forte’s credit card processing solution.

•  Communication: Buildium has benefited from having one primary point of contact with Forte, providing a dedicated resource for timely responses.
How forte helped

The results

Buildium has grown from a budding software option to the leading comprehensive software solution for property managers. Between 2016 and 2017, the company experienced an almost 35% year-over-year growth in transactions and a 39% year-over-year growth in dollars processed.

Hand-in-hand with Forte, Buildium has been able to scale their business with individualized service, easy-to-use solutions for their end-user, and little processing downtime.

Conclusion
The relationship between Buildium and Forte has withstood over fourteen years of industry changes. Reflecting on this, Georgakopoulos said, “With some of our other partnerships, there’s a lot of turnover on the partner side. Often we are the ones who end up having to educate the partners on how the relationship works. That hasn’t happened with Forte. Having the same person on our account from nearly the beginning of the relationship has made a huge impact.”
Buildium has scaled their business quickly and increased revenue substantially. With Forte’s dedication to providing a superior customer service experience and unparalleled understanding of ACH, the relationship between Buildium and Forte is poised to excel in the next fourteen years — and beyond.
Buildium

Summary

For more than 14 years, Forte Payment Systems and Buildium have partnered to enable the leading property management company to accept ACH and credit card payments.

Highlights

•  Buildium needed a comprehensive ACH and card solution
•  Forte offered easy integration, superior customer service, and scalable solutions
•  Between 2016 and 2017, Buildium saw 35% YoY growth in transactions processed and 39% YoY    growth in dollars processed

Complete flexibility

•  ACH processing
•  Card processing
•  REST API

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