About Thesaurus Technology

Thesaurus Technology is an independent company that was established in 1999 and specialises in high quality software solutions for the estate and letting agent market. Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire the business provides software to help agents run their offices efficiently and gain an advantage in a competitive market.

The software is supported by a dedicated and highly skilled support team that will help you every step of the way.

Key milestones

We have been building and developing our software with 1000's of updates made since we first started in 1999. We still have many customers who are still using the software since our inception. See some of our key milestones below

  • 1999 - Established

    Thesaurus Technology was established in 1999 and initially the software started life as a simple property uploader tool for the newly emerging property portals in the days of dial up internet.

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    The system was originally called ‘Connect DB’.

  • 2004 - The system begins to develop

    The software is developed and built upon to support agents with the management of their estate agency business. The system now enables you to generate brochures, letters and store vendors and purchaser details.

    The system was now called ‘Housescape Universal’ and was being used by 100's of agents

  • 2006 - Dawn of the 'Cloud' based system

    Agents were looking to share data across multiple offices from a central location. With the increase in internet speeds and also their reliability, the need for a ‘cloud’ based system was apparent.

    Thesaurus Technology then developed and offered agents a central system accessed over the internet.

    The term ‘Housescape’ was dropped from the name and customers now had two choices:

    • Universal Anywhere
      (Cloud based solution)
    • Universal Office
      (Desktop based solution)
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  • 2008 - The complete package

    The software now has a major new module released called ‘Universal Rentals Management’.

    This new module now enables letting agents to manage their rental portfolio, landlord and tenants all in one place.

    The software now offers a true sales, lettings and management module all under one system.

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  • 2012 - Always keeping up to speed

    Both Universal Anywhere and Office are constantly being updated with customers now accessing the cloud based system on iPads, making use of social media links with Twitter and Facebook. Customer listings are now regularly being viewed on smartphones.

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  • 2018 - Acquired by MRI

    MRI Software ("MRI"), a global leader in real estate software solutions, announces the acquisition of Thesaurus Technology. MRI will continue to support all existing Thesaurus users, as well as bring benefits from the wider range of complementary software solutions in its suite.

  • - Still providing excellent software

    We supply software to agents primarily in UK, but we also have agents using our systems all over the world… from Durham to Dubai.

    Based in Yorkshire, we continue to specialise in high quality software solutions for the estate and letting agent market.

    The software is all developed and updated in-house and backed up by our highly dedicated support team.

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