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Lone Wolf History



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Lorne C. Wallace, the founder of Lone Wolf was working for a chartered accounting firm when he accidentally reformatted the hard drive at the company he was working at.

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Lorne moved on and started his career as a roving controller, and soon realized the programmers had no idea how to develop the software that the company needed. So Lorne hired Peter Reilly to write the system for him. This became the original version of Lone Wolf and went live on April, 15th 1987.

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Lone Wolf Corporation was incorporated to hold the assets that were beginning to be developed.

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Lone Wolf began full time operations January 1, 1989. Lone Wolf only had one program at this time, which is now called brokerWOLF back office management solution.

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Des O’Kelly, the Executive VP, joined Lorne at Lone Wolf.

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The Front Desk system, which is now called WOLFconnect front office management solution was developed.

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The first sale to a RE/MAX office was made, which was the largest real estate franchisor in Canada at the time. This provided Lone Wolf with more credibility in the system.

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Lone Wolf continued to attend trade shows and in terms of market share passed the older and more established companies in the market.

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A dramatically enhanced back office accounting version was developed, closing the gap between Lone Wolf and their competitors.

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Sales continued along steadily with Lone Wolf focusing more on the real estate industry.

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Lone Wolf became the premier accounting software program for real estate brokers in Canada, surpassing all competitors in the Canadian marketplace.

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The last DOS version of the program was sold in the summer of 2001 and the Windows program was launched.

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An OPE (Opportunity for Product Enhancement) system was implemented whereby suggestions from clients for product changes are gathered by staff. They are then categorized, reviewed and authorized for development. Sales passed $1 million for the first time.

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The acquisition of RealEasy/BOS was completed. Sales surpassed $2 million for the first time.

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Lone Wolf acquired Global Realty Office, which is now known as the globalWOLF website solution.

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A new division, WOLFwatch Accounting Services, was launched in January of this year.

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In May, Lone Wolf moved the corporate headquarters into a brand new office building in the Can-Amera Corporate Centre. Sales surpassed $6 million for the first time.

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The acquisition of BrokerBackOffice Pro was completed which led to Lone Wolf Quick. Lone Wolf Quick is the Lone Wolf version that allows for QuickBooks integration.

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Due to the DPN acquisition the number of brokerage offices that the complete enterprise solution oversees grew to beyond 5,000 and over 50% of the market share. Sales continued to grow and passed $7 million for the first time.

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Lone Wolf’s 20th anniversary and the year that sales, post acquisition, passed $10 million for the first time. The acquisition of Lucero back office management program was finalized.

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Lone Wolf acquired the Canadian competitor Borran, which grew our international client base to over 8,700 offices.

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The year was largely spent on solidifying the Next Generation product vision, known as brokerWOLF, and ensuring that the core accounting products represented by the RMS, DPN, Lucero and Borran products were all migrating in that direction.

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With the last several years of acquisitions resulting in a pipeline of data from over 9,000 offices utilizing the brokerWOLF program and related products, Lone Wolf started to move towards tools servicing the real estate agent, both through the brokerage and directly.

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As the company approached its 25th year in business, Lone Wolf continued to show its strength in the industry with 94 of the top 100 offices in Canada using the brokerWOLF back office management solution and 55 of the top 100 in the U.S., as ranked by REAL Trends.

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Lone Wolf celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 with a number of exciting milestones. In its 25th year in business, Lone Wolf surpassed $25 million in annual revenue and grew to more than 240 "Wolf Pack" staff members.

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The year got off to an award-winning start as our CEO was named among the top 20 most powerful Technology Executives in Real Estate on the Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2016. This accomplishment set the stage for the remainder of 2015.

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