The future of hospitality data management is undoubtedly in the cloud, however a number of misconceptions remain in the minds of some hoteliers. In truth, a Software as a Service (SaaS) based Property Management System (PMS) offers hotels a multitude of advantages and improvements over traditional legacy premise-based systems. The SaaS cloud-based model in fact transcends mere benefits and offers hoteliers a genuine edge over their competition.
The SaaS model does require a whole new mindset from its customers. No extensive on-site hardware is required as all the data is stored remotely in the cloud. The most secure encryption is utilized with built in redundancy and automatic backups. Data is always securely transferred between systems with strict encryption protocols. All data is continually protected from damage and loss, either physically or electronically. The multitude of secure servers across the cloud ensure unimpeded service at all times.
Ease Of Use
Compared to a cloud-driven, SaaS based PMS; traditional property-based legacy systems are cumbersome to both use and maintain. These old systems are in dire need of replacement. They quite often require hotel staff to navigate complex menus and wade through irrelevant options just to retrieve information which should be readily available with a minimum of clicks. Additionally, new roll outs and modernizations come at a very steep cost to hotels in terms of valuable time and personnel. SaaS updates are completed remotely, resulting in a much higher degree of efficiency and greatly improved functionality.
Another major advantage of these systems is that users can access cloud software from anywhere, using any device with an Internet connection, including mobile phone, tablet, or a laptop. Cloud software is designed entirely with the end-user and their skill level in mind. This frees up data to be utilized by any authorized person, regardless of their technical proficiency.
Cloud-based SaaS PMS platforms are extremely cost effective versus today’s premise-based systems. SaaS platform services are usually provided on an as-needed basis, without costly equipment, resulting in lower initial investments and reduced costs over time. Storing, maintaining, and accessing data through SaaS offers hoteliers significant savings while improving the levels of customer service offered to their guests.
The significantly lowered costs and increased efficiency offered by the SaaS model will ultimately drive the hospitality migration to SaaS and cloud technology. Once hotels and hoteliers become more comfortable with the concept in practical application, the hospitality industry will embrace Software as a Service that is hosted in the cloud.
The Above Property Property Management module recognizes the multiple roles today’s front desk personnel are required to perform. Our familiar User Interface leverages Above Property’s vast library of open API’s to deliver real-time information in a clear and efficient design. The Property Management module is a cloud-based HTML5 web application that includes offline capabilities through a small on-property appliance. Operating in a fully distributed cloud environment, the Above Property Property Management module can integrate with existing systems as well as take advantage of the full suite of complementary modules within the Above Property Travel Platform.
Above Property Web Services (APWS) – design and control your own User Interface/User Experience by leveraging Above Property’s library of APIs. Above Property’s web services are just an API call away. APWS allows advanced users an alternative way to experience the full power of the Above Property Travel Platform.
Above Property PMS KEY FEATURES
- Intuitive control of your property
- Leverage cloud technology
- Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance
- Extensive Group functionality
- Contextually edit Folio capabilities
- Reporting and Analytics available in real time
- Architected for seamless integration with all reservation systems
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