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The room was lovely and the view spectacular! Perhaps the most out-standing feature is the peace & quiet. We have been to the...
- Linda & Thomas Ferguson
Lovely spot, is right ! Thank you. Great breakfast too, always good to run into a true CBC fan ! Keep watching and listening !
- Miriam & Art
We spent an amazing 4 days here exploring Victoria and the surronding areas. Birds of a Feather was fantastic! We loved having...
- The Jackson Family
Thank you for creating such a wonderful environment from the moment we spotted your place on our drive in to our final breakfast. It...
- David & Kellie
We enjoyed our stay and the day of birding. Beautiful scenery and the weather was perfect. Also enjoyed all the amenities of the...
- Jim
The ocean view, the birds were really beautiful. We also did a canoe trip while here, thanks for the possibility. If we are another...
- Danilo & Anja
What a lovely home you have. Thank you for welcoming us and treating us to wonderful breakfasts. We enjoyed our time here and the...
- Suzan & Claude
Thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time. The rooms are outstanding! Well done. Thanks Dieter and Annette for...
- Leonard and Terry
A very lovely B&B! Difficult to find at first but it was well worth it. The suite was very spacious and my twin sons loved it. The...
- Tess, Kieran, Kyle and Milou
Visiting from Maryland - Dieter and Ashley gave us memories for a lifetime. Whales, sea lions, ocean air, & fresh salmon. We...
- Evelyn, Tony, Gabriel & David

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3.3: Property Management System setup | configuration | integration

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Cost: $ varies with each project

PMS - Property Management Systems, or HOS - Hotel Operating Systems, are used for hospitality accommodation management. They are computerized systems that facilitate the management of properties replacing paper-based methods that did not interact with OTA's and web based reservation systems.

My services here can be a combination of teaching you the basics about your choice of PMS, or a full setup and integration.

The starting place is choosing the correct PMS. Most often a hotelier / innKeeper chooses by price and/or after receiving a solicitation. It's become a very competitive market, however, price and a friendly voice will often lead to a compromised choice.

We will assist you with any PMS you choose, however, after trying 5 different systems over 5 years in 2015 we chose and continue to use Cloudbeds established in 2012, and owner of widely popular myAllocator.

Here is a list of our recomnended considerations (in no particular order) other than price when choosing a PMS:

  • Guest experience and usabilty by hoteliers / innkeepers
  • Stability - length of time in business
    (numerous PMS have gone out of business - some mid season)
  • Financial resources of company
    (if R&D funds are limited so will usabilty, improvements and performance)
  • Tech Support - 24/7 in your time zone
  • Channel Manager integration and interfacing capabilities with OTA's including Expedia and it's many affiliate sites such as Hotels.com, Booking.com, AirBnB ... etc.
  • Accounting functionality and financial reports
  • Website and Facebook integration
  • Mobility friendly
  • Cloud based instead of PC based software
  • Custom messaging
  • User level permissions for owners and staff

 

Dieter Gerhard

northStudio.com | StikkyMedia.com | QCollege.ca | Q.Academy | BirdsofaFeather.ca | MarineEcotours.com

T: 250-391-8889
T: 800-730-4790
E: dieter@birdsofafeather.ca

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