Leading US Vacation Ownership Group Modernizes Core Apps with Genero

Irving, Texas – August 29, 2017 — Festiva Development Group, Inc. (FDG), one of the most successful privately held vacation ownership companies in the United States, has completed the modernization of several core business applications using Genero.

“We were up to speed with Genero quicker than I thought. The whole process went very smoothly and now I’m set for Web and mobile too – a real bonus.”

Bryan Burchfield,
Director of Software Engineering,
Festiva Development Group & KGI Resorts

Festiva was under increasing pressure to revamp the ergonomics of several key legacy applications managing its core reservation, sales and marketing systems. With over 200 employees, suppliers and partners accessing the system daily – buying a new ERP was out of the question.

Genero Studio tools quickly identified over 20% of ‘deadwood’ out of the one million lines of original code. The interactive debugger alone saved many man-hours. Approximately 2,500 man hours were spent on the entire process, which was well within the timeline and financial expenditure budgeted for the project. The new apps look indistinguishable from any state-of-the-art systems.

A real plus included the Report Writer function that converts reports to PDF, Excel, RTF with font sizes and standard templates.


Since its formation in 2000, Festiva has become one the most successful privately held vacation ownership companies in the United States. Beginning with its first resort in Myrtle Beach, SC, Festiva has carved out a sizable niche in a number of desirable vacation destinations in the United States and maintains a fleet of luxury catamarans in the Caribbean and the Greek Isles. Festiva markets and sells vacation ownership interests through its innovative points-based membership program. Festiva members enjoy a wide variety of options that allow them to customize their vacation experiences each year. This flexibility, along with many other benefits, has made Festiva’s points-based club a leader in the industry.