RE/MAX Quebec saves tens of thousands of dollars by investing in the Zimbra
collaboration suite for more than 3,500 users.
« The biggest Zimbra implementation in Quebec in 2009 »
KEY CHALLENGES RE/MAX Quebec
RE/MAX is the leader in real estate in North America. The spectacular growth of the RE/MAX network owes to a
➢ Unified mail, adress books and
revolutionary, logical and powerful concept that profoundly impacted the real estate industry and changed how
real estate business was conducted. Industry members and consumers readily recognize RE/MAX as the
➢ POP to IMAP
organization with the best agents. Indeed, RE/MAX groups together highly skilled agents for whom real estate is
➢ High performance and security the top priority.
➢ Ensure the security and durability of
email data KEY CHALLENGES
➢ Transparent migration for users RE/MAX Quebec wanted to replace its existing mail system to best fit the following needs :
• Unified mail, address books and calendars administration : With more than 3,500 users
throughout Quebec, the domains management was a big challenge. Previously, numerous email
solutions were used by agents. RE/MAX wanted to offer its agents a unique collaboration suite for the
« The functionnalities, the usability and the management of their emails.
evolution capacity of Zimbra made this • POP to IMAP: Users fetched their emails using POP. Whenever emails were lost, they were
collaboration suite the most suitable for our impossible to retrieve.
actual and future needs » • High performance and security standards
Éric Gravel • Ensure the security and durability of email data : Given the high number of users, RE/MAX
Network Administrator needed flexible backup and restoration methods.
• Transparent migration for the users: Given the number of users and the heterogeneity of email
accounts, the transition towards Zimbra was a key challenge. The transition could not affect the work
ENVIRONMENT of the employees
✔ Server: Linux Ubuntu THE ZIMBRA SOLUTION
✔ Application: Mix RE/MAX opted for the Zimbra Collaboration Suite to meet these key challenges. With this solution in hand, the
✔ Directory: OpenLDAP company benefits from :
✔ Data Base: MySQL • a unified administration platform for all user accounts : Multiple domains administration is
available in Zimbra
✔ Number of users: 3,500
• high performance and security standards : Zimbra uses popular Open Source software.
✔ Market: Real Estate
✔ Web Zimbra interface • The Web Zimbra interface : Accessible through any given
Internet browser, the AJAX Zimbra Web interface is the most Gestion-Ressources
« Your gateway to Open Source
powerfull on the market.
✔ Open Source Solution collaboration Software »
• Zimlets : Through Zimlets, RE/MAX can integrate other
✔ Well supported solution
solutions with Zimbra.
• An Open Source solution : Zimbra is an Open Source Adress :
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of Zimbra, Inc. software. RE/MAX can benefit from a scalable solution while being 7373, Lajeunesse, Office 100
independent from its IT supplier. Montreal, H2R 2H7 (QC)
• A well supported solution : Zimbra can be installed on any CANADA
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Funambol is a mobile
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synchronisation "middleware" for
your collaboration software. As of firstname.lastname@example.org
2009, over 2 billion mobile devices www.gestion-ressources.com
were compatible with Funambol, and this
number keeps on growing.