protel has been a technological pioneer ever since the first apps for the hotel industry have been presented. In line with this, the newest versions of the apps, protel Air for iPad and bookatonce for iPad, unveil innovative features never before seen on the market. As the first hotel software provider, protel enables iPad users to sign and further digitally process registration forms.

A distinctive characteristic of the iPad is certainly the combination of clever features and easy handling. It becomes more and more apparent just how much potential this harbors for the hotel industry. German hotel software provider protel recognized this early on and fully harnesses this potential by providing hotel apps to manage workflows in the hotel more efficiently. With the latest versions of hotel apps, protel now offers a solution, with which a registration form can be signed directly on the iPad 2 or iPad 3. The hotel employee creates the registration form as a PDF and the guest can sign it on the iPad using his finger or a touch pen. The registration form can then be saved in the guest profile and e-mailed directly out of the app. This way, all information is centrally saved in protel Air or bookatonce – no printing and filing necessary.

The iPad apps for protel’s Cloud solutions protel Air and bookatonce makes the Front Office mobile: Room plan, room type plan and guest profile are fully accessible on the iPad. And the enjoyable thing about working with the iPad is not only the intuitive and almost playful handling of the device but also knowing that many workflows in the hotel can be executed much better, easier and faster. The iPad’s typical book design, for instance, allows quick and easy flipping through the pages of information in a guest profile. And other every-day hotel processes can be handled just as easy: Guests can be checked in and out on the go, statistics can be called up in real time during a meeting and using several iPads as "mobile front desks" allows for flexible management of peak seasons.

protel Air and bookatonce from the protel SaaS product line are true Software as a Service applications and hosted in a secure computer center. Advantages of such web-based hotel management solutions: Additional hardware and installations in the hotel are unnecessary as the sole requirement is an Internet browser. The software is maintained and updated by protel. Data security is also taken care of by protel. Based on the latest technology, this easily scalable cloud application with its wide range of functionalities is the perfect solution for all hotels who value flexibility, reliability and security. As ideal add-ons, the protel hotel apps protel Air for iPad and bookatonce for iPad make hotels mobile and allow location-independent, effective and efficient workflows.

protel apps for the iPad are available in the Apple App Store.