a la mode's TOTAL Store Features Apex Sketching Software

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- a la mode, the creator of the market-leading TOTAL family of real estate appraisal products, announced today that Apex Software floorplan sketching products will be in their TOTAL Store and fully integrated with the TOTAL family of appraisal software.

Available in the second quarter of 2013, the Store will allow any appraiser to securely select from a growing list of third-party and a la mode products designed to extend the feature set of the core TOTAL appraisal programs. The TOTAL family of software products is the dominant appraisal report platform in the industry, used by more than half of all appraisers nationwide.

The Apex products are market leading software applications designed to help appraisers build accurate and professional floorplan sketches for inclusion in final appraisal reports. Because of the Store API integration, appraisers can develop their sketches using Apex Sketch v5 without leaving TOTAL and without retyping important data such as area calculations into their appraisal.

John Farley, President of a la mode's Appraisal Division, welcomes Apex to the long list of TOTAL Store Merchants. "We're thrilled to kick off the TOTAL Store platform with the acknowledged leader in floorplan sketching software. Apex is an important vendor to us and appraisers will appreciate this integration immensely," Farley said.

Randall Garrett, Founder and CEO of Apex Software is enthusiastic about this new chapter with a la mode. "Apex is excited to once again be working closely with John and the rest of his team. We feel the reinvigorated partnership between our companies will provide great value to all of our mutual customers and we couldn't be happier," Garrett said.

The TOTAL Store, and the associated integration APIs, allow third-party vendors to seamlessly integrate into the underlying TOTAL product architecture for a superior customer experience, all while avoiding the delays of traditional integration deal negotiations. TOTAL products are used by more of the nation's real estate appraisers than all other competing software applications combined, so inclusion in the TOTAL Store is essential to reaching the vast majority of real estate appraisers. For more information, visit www.alamode.com/TOTALStore.

About a la mode

Celebrating 27 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode's products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, salespeople, inspectors, and lending professionals to power more than 50% of all residential real estate transactions in the US each year. a la mode's flagship product for the lending industry is its Mercury Network, the nation's premiere valuation Vendor Management Platform with over 20,000 transactions a day. In the appraisal sector, its TOTAL desktop software line is dominant, used by more appraisers than all other brands combined. And in the agent market, a la mode's Broker Reciprocity and Analytics products enjoy top-tier direct access to MLS listings and sales data via integration contracts with local boards serving more than 500,000 licensed salespeople nationwide.

a la mode is headquartered in Naples, FL, with additional offices and approximately 200 employees located in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Washington, DC. For more information about the company, visit www.alamode.com.

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About Apex Software

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Apex Software continues to be the leader in providing Sketching Software solutions to the real estate appraisal industry. Throughout our 27 year history, Apex has continued to be the dominant and most widely used sketching software application for appraisers throughout North America. Apex is also the market leader in the mass appraisal industry, currently comprising over 1,400 taxing jurisdictional clients. Apex offers desktop and mobile sketching solutions for Windows®, iPad® (iOS), Android™ tablets and Web. For more information, visit www.apexwin.com.

Press inquiries, contact:

Brian Woolard

Sales and Support Manager

Apex Software

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