cloud based property management system

Advantages of a Cloud-based Hotel Property Management System

cloud-based-property-management-systemIn a previous blog post titled, “Understanding innRoad Technology: What is “the cloud?,” we provided an overview of how cloud technology works and how innRoad utilizes the cloud to help independent hoteliers improve their operational performance.  We also touched upon some of the features and benefits of operating in the cloud, such as top-tier data security and significant cost savings.  In continuing this dialogue, we will take a closer look at the advantages of using our cloud-based hotel property management system (PMS) and why independent hotel operators are relying on innRoad to help them stand out in the marketplace.

To briefly recap, technology blog Mashable defines the cloud as, “A network of servers, and each server has a different function. Some servers use computing power to run applications or “deliver a service.”  innRoad uses the cloud to complete the later.  Through the cloud, we securely deliver our all-inclusive hotel property management system to independent hotels.

For some contrast on how our cloud-based hotel PMS operates, here are the steps involved in setting up a traditional local client/server-based hotel PMS system.  First, the system requires your hotel to be outfitted with a combination of specialized software and hardware.  Generally housed in a hotel’s back office or “IT closet,” the hotel PMS service provider must install the server and then connect it to every on-site computer utilized by managers and team members.  Next, the hotel PMS software must be loaded onto the server and each individual computer.  Lastly, the PMS service provider must train every team member on the ins and outs of the system.

In comparing the installation process of a local client/server system versus innRoad’s cloud-based PMS, hoteliers will notice a major difference between the two property management solutions.  innRoad’s hotel PMS doesn’t require any special hardware or a dedicated “IT closet.”  Our Access Anywhere platform allows busy hotel operators to manage their properties from any device and anywhere with an internet connection, a feature that may not be available with a local client/server system.  Whether you’re attending an off-site meeting or traveling between properties, if your laptop or mobile device has internet connectivity, you have complete access to innRoad and all the necessary data and functions needed to successfully operate your hotel.

With innRoad’s cloud-based hotel PMS software, independent hotel operators have all of the tools needed to streamline their daily operations, attract new guests, generate additional revenue and increase profitability.  Starting on day one, hoteliers have access to a suite of hospitality property management tools that include the following:

All-In-One Hotel Property Management System

  • Property Management
  • Booking Engine
  • Global Distribution
  • Revenue Manager

innRoad is a true, fully integrated hotel property management system.  Our easy to use software puts you in complete control of your hotel’s operations and every aspect of the guest experience.

  • Our multi-user Property Management functions allow your team to coordinate responsibilities so your guest’s needs always remain their top priority.
  • Access to our Global Distribution channels will showcase your hotel to new audiences through popular Online Travel Agents, like Orbitz and Expedia.
  • With innRoad’s Booking Engine, guests can book rooms directly through your existing website or we can help with developing a portal for your hotel to capture reservations.
  • And our Revenue Manager will allow you to manage performance metrics, such as Average Daily Rate (ADR), Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) and Occupancy, and ensure that you are maximizing every opportunity to generate revenue and increase profitability.

Trustworthy Data Security and Technical Support

  • Customized Access
  • Dual Data Centers
  • Encrypted Data Storage
  • 24×7 Technical Support Team

We understand that keeping personal information and property performance data safe is a priority for all independent hotel operators.  This is why our hotel PMS software is designed with advanced security controls and technology requirements.  And with 24×7 access to our technical support team, property managers can focus on their guests while knowing their data is always safe and secure.

•    Customized Access allows managers to establish permissions for each user, so important information is only visible to those who need it.
•    With our Encrypted Data Storage, you can feel confident that your hotel’s data will always remain secure while stored in the cloud.
•    To ensure that your data will never become compromised or lost, we utilize Dual Data Centers to back up all of your hotel’s information.
•    And whenever you have a question, our 24×7 Technical Support Team is ready and available to help you get the most out of our cloud-based hotel property management software.

Industry-Best Pricing

  • No Annual Contract Required
  • Unlimited Users
  • Commission Free Booking Engine
  • No Cost Customer Support

A common misconception associated with cloud technology is that it’s very expensive.  But the reality is that because innRoad doesn’t require bulky hardware or a complex installation process, we are able to pass our cost savings along to our customers.  innRoad’s cloud-based hotel property management software is designed to help increase your profitability, not eat away at your bottom line.

  • We are confident that our hotel PMS software will help our customers achieve their goals, so our No Annual Contract Required policy gives operators complete control of their relationship with innRoad.
  • Our Commission Free Booking Engine allows you to keep every dollar from the reservations generated directly through your website.
  • We know hoteliers increase and decrease their staff size during peak and off-peak seasons, so with Unlimited Users you never have to worry about purchasing additional user licenses when you need to hire extra hands to help you take care of your guests.
  • Receiving help with your hotel PMS system should never be limited by your budget.  Our No Cost Customer Support lets you contact us whenever you need our help and not worry about how much it will cost.

These are just some of the advantages of innRoad’s all-inclusive, cloud-based hotel property management system.  Rather than continue describing how our software can get your independent hotel on its path to profits, we want you to experience innRoad for yourself.  Click here to register for a Personalized Live Demo of innRoad’s industry-leading hotel PMS system.