Property management systems are now a lot more accessible for independent hotels, thanks to the cloud!
The hospitality scenario has gone through drastic change over the past several years. Property management systems are simplifying operations and even mechanizing tasks, and as a result, we’re seeing productivity go up.
But perhaps most importantly, the staff now have more time to attend to guests.
No more limited access
The problem with older systems was, they required massive upfront capital expenditure just for their setup. They also could only be managed by dedicated IT staff and took up a lot of space in the property. The cloud revolutionized hotel management by enabling hotels to utilize the service without having to pay for all that hardware.
No more capital expenses
As the systems are hosted on external servers that are serviced by the PMS provider, any independent hotel could begin using the system by paying on a monthly plan. The pay-as-you-go flexibility allowed them to eliminate the associated capital expenses. Moreover, the platform gave all customers a number of additional features that the outdated legacy systems couldn’t match – a hotel owner now can manage their property no matter where they are, as long as they have a laptop and internet connection!
Distribution on the internet has now become one of the biggest influencers behind a hotel’s success in the long run. With cloud-based technology, properties everywhere can connect in real-time with online portals like OTAs and other booking sites, enabling them to attract guests from around the world. In addition to this, real-time connectivity also makes sure that all rates as well as room availability are updated across each and every channel, instantly. This guarantees that hotels don’t encounter issues like double-booked rooms and can also sell until the last room.