Like any other technology platforms, hospitality technology landscape too is witnessing rapid changes. As a result, today’s technology becomes obsolete tomorrow. Many hoteliers today are increasingly adopting integrated and all in one Hotel ERP rather than deploying desperate systems like they used to do decades ago. As a matter of fact, innovation is the key in technology landscape. This means, hoteliers need to know on how to leverage the same to automate operations, reduce costs and ultimately to serve guests better. Here are few emerging solutions that will be trending in 2017.
Cloud-based Hotel PMS
According to 2016 Lodging Technology Study; nearly 70% of hotels are adopting some form of cloud based solutions. Most importantly, trends suggest that the majority of hotels would shift from on-premise Hotel PMS to cloud-based Hotel PMS in 2017. By and large, reasons behind such such shift can be attributed to –
Ease of implementation
- Relatively lower maintenance
- Affordable and simpler pricing model
- Higher level of data security
- Flexible remote access
Besides this, scalability is another important feature that makes a cloud-based property management system efficient than an on-premise PMS. Moreover, the solution should provide two-way interfaces with a myriad of third party and add-on solutions such as channel manager, point of sale, financial accounting and relevant hardware integration. In short, a hosted Hotel PMS allows hoteliers to run multiple properties through a single sign on.
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