250-391-8889
1-800-730-4790

Memorable first trip to Canada - wonderful time kayaking on the lagoon and marvelling at the guse with their babies. Dieter advised us...
- MARY & BILL
We love the place, the welcoming atmosphere. The beautiful room, only too short a stay ! Now, we know where you are ! Thank you.
- Beudd & Jutta
Tami was right ... this is a great place to stay! We have had a wonderful time here !!!. We so enjoyed the canoe. Thanks for all the "...
- Jack & Marilyn
Dear Birds of a Feather B&B, this place has been amazing to us! The food is great, and the host is welcoming and friendly. We are...
- The Levits
This has been a wonderful experience!! The room is lovely & comfortable & your hospitality is beyond compare. And the food......
- Pat & Cathy Shepherd
Thank you Debbie for being a wonderful host! We very much enjoyed our stay here and loved your cooking! Bed was extremely comfortable...
- Stephanie and Wendy
You took "our invasion" in stride and you made the best experience we ever had in a B&B. Althought only five of us speak german it...
- Dieter and Margret
Absolutely amazing! Thank you. 
- Alli, Jeff and Jeremy
We came here for our elopement (we were married on the dock !) which was absolutely perfect. The place is beautiful, the hosts...
- Mr & Mrs Chaaban
Lovely setting & host. Too short of stay - will be back...
- Tibby & David

3.3: Property Management System setup | configuration | integration

BOOK DIRECT - Best Price

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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