Hospitality and hotel management software help in performing essential financial, customer relations human resources, and other operational functions more smoothly, effectively and efficiently.
Hotel management software helps in managing and streamlining various aspects of the business, apart from enabling the collection, use and analysis of data. Some of the common applications include:
- Inventory management – Hotel services comprise various elements such as restaurants and meal ingredients that need to be tracked to understand how much merchandise was used and when. It helps in inventory planning and assessing whether additional inventory needs to be purchased.
- Billing and invoicing – Customers utilise various payment gateways to pay for the products and services such as credit cards, cash and check. A payment processing solution enables the different payment modes to be managed.
- Housekeeping – Housekeeping solutions help in organising and scheduling housekeeping services and updating them to a central database once the work is completed.
- Hotel booking – Booking solutions enable customers to explore the services offered at a hotel including the range of rooms, spa services and dining facilities. They help customers to book a service based on their preferences.
Discover top providers of hotel management software
Hotel Management Network has listed leading providers of cloud-based hotel management software, high-speed internet access gateways, revenue management software, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.
The list includes providers of data management platforms, hospitality information systems, customer relationship management solutions, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and property management systems, as well as hospitality internet services.
The information contained within the download document is designed for front office managers, hospitality managers, hotel operations managers, administrative managers and assistants, housekeeping managers and hospitality planning and coordination managers.
The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.
Cloud-based hotel management software
Hotel management software is mainly of two types – cloud-based and on-site.
While on-site hotel management software is physically installed on all computers on-site and data is managed by a local server, cloud-based hotel management software can be deployed over the internet and data can be managed through a vendor’s data centre.
On-site software requires various elements such as dedicated computers and interfaces, data servers, backup servers, and call accounting and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Data security needs to be maintained using firewalls and anti-virus programmes. The software and technical elements such as backup servers and systems in a cloud service are managed by the vendor. The data security for the software is also managed through the vendor. Cloud software is easy to deploy and cheaper than on-site hotel management software as it is based on a pay-per-use subscription model.