Tech Companies Enter New Partnerships

NATIONAL REPORT—Hospitality companies are forming partnerships to simplify operations, improve efficiency and enhance security at properties. Here’s a closer look at the recent technology deals:

J Hospitality Selects ProfitSage for Data Management
ProfitSword will implement its ProfitSage operational and financial reporting solution by J Hospitality and Development LLC. Seeking a solution capable of consolidating and streamlining the forecasting and reporting abilities for each hotel location as well as integrating with the company’s accounting platform, J Hospitality selected ProfitSage to integrate and normalize data across many disparate systems to provide the entire organization with a single solution to manage performance and achieve optimal results. With ProfitSage, each hotelier is able to leverage an array of customizable data metrics to make informed strategic decisions based on real-time changes to business patterns. ProfitSage further allows each property to create multiple budget and forecast versions in order to account for ‘what-if’ scenarios. ProfitSword’s business intelligence solution allows J Hospitality to schedule and receive automated reports, to instantly provide up-to-date performance data without the need of manual data collection and in-depth analysis to allow for labor reallocation and efficiencies in decision making.

Sava Holdings Keeps Guests Secure with VingCard
Sava Holdings Ltd has implemented VingCard Essence at two of its properties. As new-construction projects, both the Aloft Fort Worth Downtown and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East implemented Essence to present guests with a secure and convenient hotel environment along with a modern lock design. VingCard Essence utilizes encryption technology to eliminate the threat of unauthorized keycard cloning. It is also designed to be future-proof compatible, providing hoteliers with the ability to implement Mobile Access the moment that brand requirements or guest demands change. In addition, VingCard Essence encases its electronic components within the door itself and exposing only a sleek RFID/BLE compatible reader on the door exterior. With Assa Abloy’s patented Seos technology, all digital keys and room number details are fully encrypted and transmitted to guest devices using a secure communications channel.

HRI Lodging Simplifies Financial Processes with Aptech
Aptech Computer Systems has revealed that HRI Lodging upgraded its hotel accounting software for 25 properties with installation of the PVNG Enterprise Back Office System. PVNG is Aptech’s cloud-based, next generation of enterprise accounting. It is user-friendly and engineered to accommodate a variety of deployment options that include both single and multi-property accounting. PVNG hotel accounting software incorporates AP, GL, AR, Statistics, Financials and a Bank Reconciliation, all with familiar browser navigation. PVNG helps operators to become 11th Edition-compliant by implementing its packaged chart of accounts and financial statements. PVNG’s hotel accounting software cloud platform lets Aptech monitor all aspects of users’ system processes for hands-on support.

Columbia Hospitality Implement Sales and Catering System
SalesAndCatering.com revealed that Columbia Hospitality will implement the STS Cloud Sales and Catering System at seven properties. Columbia currently uses SalesAndCatering.com’s ProposalPath system at 15 properties for rapid response and enhanced presentations for event inquiries. SalesAndCatering.com provides full-featured sales and catering systems in hospitality. STS Cloud is a full-function, cost effective sales and catering software system servicing hotels of all sizes and multi-property hotel groups. STS Cloud is a feature-rich hotel sales and catering system that records each client’s account data in a master profile. When clients book a new event, STS instantly exports the relevant account information into the current draft proposal, BEO, contract or other documents to streamline the proposal and booking cycle. ProposalPath is an online proposal generation tool.

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