Hotel Property Management Software

What is a Hotel PMS and why do I need one?

A Hotel Property Management System (PMS) is a crucial piece of technology that links hotel systems while seamlessly helping to manage hotel guests and a property's operations. A hotel PMS can be considered the heart of your hotel; without a current and up-to-date system, hoteliers can experience a downward spiral of operational inefficiency, poor guest [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:18:52+00:00August 9th, 2019|Cloud-based PMS|

Technology’s Role in Hotel Operations Management (Part 1): History and Challenges

Call it the accidental boss. Born at the dawn of the computer age to digitize check-ins and calculate guest expenditures, the hotel property management system (PMS) started in earnest. In fact, it was hardly a PMS at all. These early systems were more akin to a series of not quite related Excel spreadsheets called into [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:35:50+00:00August 20th, 2018|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Brand Boosting and Booking Using Today’s PMS Software

Deciding which hotel rooms are allocated to guests upon check-in can be a delicate and demanding juggling act. After all, the hotel’s primary job is to ensure complete satisfaction, regardless of varying guest demands and outside influences. Yet with with the right cloud-based hotel property management systems (PMS) software, hotel staff can have additional resources at [...]

By |2016-06-23T18:12:35+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Help Improve Guest Security with Cloud-Based PMS Software

We all remember the massive credit card breaches at well-known national retailers over the last few years. These breaches were a public relations, financial, and legal nightmare, resulting in millions of dollars in lost sales and possible long-term brand damage. From a hospitality point of view, simply hoping that your hotel won’t be affected is [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:44:22+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Get Full, Stay Full: Optimizing the OTA-Hotel Software Combo

With tablet and smartphone use exploding in the past decade, tech smart consumers are no longer the exception, but have quickly become the rule in the hospitality market. In a similar fashion, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), once dismissed by many hoteliers as merely a necessary annoyance, have matured to become the main and often customer-preferred [...]

By |2016-04-08T16:49:39+00:00April 8th, 2016|Distribution Management, Hospitality Industry Trends|

Touch Points, Technology, and Hotel Management Systems

Hoteliers already realize that competition in the hospitality industry has never been keener. So, it’s crucial for owners and managers to creatively consider how they can distinguish themselves from the crowd, while improving guest satisfaction, encouraging repeat stays, and generating a positive reputation. However, if you are still using an Excel sheet, a notebook, and a [...]

By |2016-01-28T15:47:26+00:00January 28th, 2016|Hospitality Industry Trends|

The “Win-Win” of Today’s Hotel Lost and Found Technology

The number of items lost by hotel guests each month and the time hotel staff spend looking for and returning them can be staggering—and expensive. According to the recent "Motel 6 Left behind Survey" conducted by Kelton Global, over 54 percent of travelers report that they have left something behind in a hotel room. The [...]

By |2016-01-13T06:00:02+00:00January 13th, 2016|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Your Room is Waiting: The Value of Mobile Guest Engagement

Imagine guests walking into your hotel and stopping at the front desk not to check-in and pick out a room, but just to chat about their trip, get their keys, and go. As increasingly tech-smart guests, often referred to as the Digital Elite, manage most aspects of their lives and travel from their tablets and [...]

By |2016-01-05T06:00:14+00:00January 5th, 2016|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Beyond the Cookie: Loyalty Programs for your Bottom Line

On one particular business trip, Bob stayed in four different cities in one week, all at various versions of a well-known hotel chain. Upon his first check-in, he was automatically handed a cookie “for being a loyal guest.” Bob felt special. But by the fourth check-in, the cookie bit was getting old. And everyone was [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:51:14+00:00December 8th, 2015|Guest Loyalty|

SkyTouch Partners With Intellicheck Mobilisa’s Guest ID

Hotel companies can now boost operational performance while also enhancing the guest experience through our integration of leading real-time identity authentication and validation solution Intellicheck Mobilisa’s Guest ID™ into SkyTouch Hotel OS®, the most widely used cloud-based hotel operating system. The software integration aims to reduce fraud while expediting check-in, resulting in a quicker, more [...]

By |2019-02-11T19:32:18+00:00July 15th, 2015|Hospitality Industry Trends|