Key Features to Consider in a Property Management System

hospi01

In our most recent two-part blog, we discussed a simple eight-step plan for selecting the right property management system (PMS) for your hotel. In this blog, we’ll look at six key features you should consider when purchasing a PMS, regardless of your property’s size. #1: User-friendly design Your new PMS should have logical and intuitive …

Read More

Selecting the Right Property Management System for Your Hotel, Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed the first four steps in selecting the right property management system (PMS) for your hotel — forming an evaluation team, selecting a project manager, conducting a needs assessment and determining a budget. In Part 2, we’ll discuss the remaining four steps. Step #5: Research the systems. Now, it’s time …

Read More

Selecting the Right Property Management System for Your Hotel, Part 1

While every software system you implement is important, perhaps the property management system (PMS) is the most critical to success. After all, it’s the core business solution in any hotel, and it can make all the difference between a property that’s thriving and profitable and one that’s inefficient and under-performing. Yet, with the number of …

Read More

Why You Need a Mobile POS Solution for Your F&B Operation

IG Mobile Poolside

Although the economy over the past few years has challenged the investment strategy for innovation in the hospitality industry, the tide is turning and it’s a good time to assess your technology and consider new software systems that will enable you to become more competitive. A mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution for your food and beverage …

Read More

Seven Top Features of a Workforce Management Solution – Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed three features you should look for in an automated workforce management solution — easy configurability, intuitive design and compatibility with other IT systems. In part 2, we cover four additional features that will help you streamline efficiency and control your labor costs.  Feature #4: Mobility Your workforce management solution …

Read More

Seven Top Features of a Workforce Management Solution – Part 1

Hospitality venues are faced with the constant challenge of how to reduce skyrocketing overhead. With labor being one of the most costly items on your balance sheet, you must do everything you can to control it. An automated workforce management solution streamlines efficiency and productivity by giving you the tools you need for precision staff …

Read More

How to Select an Automated Inventory and Procurement Solution For Your College or University Dining Operation

Hospitality Technology Brief - Point-of-Sale Higher Ed 2

Most college and university foodservice operations recognize that conserving resources is vital to the bottom line. Yet, many higher education dining operations try to manage the inventory and procurement process with outdated software solutions or applications not designed for their particular needs. Others limp along with cumbersome and time-consuming spreadsheets. An automated inventory and procurement …

Read More

Using Mobile Technology to Keep Up with Hotel Activity

Mobile Dashboard

How often do you find yourself wondering, at any given moment, what’s happening in a particular area of your property? And how often have you thought that if only you could view the status of your operations in real-time throughout the day, you could operate more effectively, respond more quickly to problems and provide a …

Read More

Planning for Technology Implementation: Selecting the Right Solutions for Your Gaming Property – Part 2

Image: Las Vegas Skyline at night

In our last blog, we discussed three software solutions that most casino operations should consider early on. In part 2, we’ll cover three additional systems that may be necessary or optional, depending on the size of the property and its amenities. Solution #4: Dining reservations It’s critical to manage your restaurant operations efficiently. Lagging table …

Read More

Planning for Technology Implementation: Selecting the Right Solutions for Your Gaming Property – Part I

Opening a casino from the ground up is an enormous undertaking. Determining the right technology early on can pave the way for years of profitable operations and exceptional guest experiences. But which software systems should you implement? Some solutions are necessary, while others may be optional, depending on the size of the property and its …

Read More