HAR plans to continue supporting both the Tempo and Fusion MLS platforms for the foreseeable future and, to be clear, no decision has been made to turn off Tempo. For those of you who enjoy using Tempo, you may continue to do so and are not required to switch systems.
Tempo has provided a dependable, easy-to-use platform for more than a decade. However, it requires elements unique to Internet Explorer and, as a result, does not work on other browsers, MACs or iPads. This inherent limitation ensures that Tempo will not be around forever, but it will NOT be turned off without sufficient, advanced notice and not until there is viable product solution that scales across multiple browsers and mobile devices, including the iPad.
Fusion is completely optional and is a good solution for MAC users or those of you wanting to take advantage of the robust client collaboration and auto-notification tools that Fusion provides. Fusion is highly configurable, so you can set it up how they like it with their own default searches and default search results grids, with easy-to-use column sorting. In order to provide some of its advanced features, Fusion is dependent on Adobe Flash Player™ and therefore does not function on the iPad.
HAR recognizes the importance of providing you with a professional grade MLS tool for use on the iPad and we will continue our own efforts to meet this need with the HAR.com iPad app for MLS subscribers. MLS subscribers may download the HAR.com iPad app from the iTunes app store and log in as an MLS Subscriber with username and password. You may search active and sold listings displaying information only available to MLS subscribers such as agent remarks, the Tempo PAR report, DOM and access to the Stewart Tax profile pages.
HAR is working on the next update to our iPad app which will include the ability to add and edit listings directly into Tempo and is expected to be available by the end of April. Future development efforts will focus on providing a more robust member-only property search form that includes more search parameters and a grid-like results view that is more like Tempo.
For the foreseeable future, you have a choice to use whichever MLS system best meets your needs without the pressure of being required to learn a new system. HAR will continue working in the least disruptive manner possible to provide you with additional tools and applications that help grow your business.