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

Thank you so much for the amazing breakfast what a wonderful place I / we can't wait to return!
- Kathy
Our family had a great time here & the view is beautiful and peaceful. Debbie is a great host and we really enjoyed our stay. We...
- Frank & Tiffany
Thank you so much for everything. We really enjoyed the stay, and the place is lovely!
- Nicolas
Beautiful & Relaxing - Just what our family needed - Animals were very entertaining!
- Oakey Family
Food outstanding. Popcorn was a hit with our grandson. Charming, peaceful - what an ideal place to spend a few days! Our grandson said...
- Bev
We stayed a night - last minute booking.  Wished we had arrived earlier.  Great for relaxing in the evening and good birding in the...
- David
Fantastic view, thanks for the wonderful breakfast, we enjoyed the use of canoe and thanks for the information for our future travel. 
- Lamie, Arthur & Harry
Thank you a great stay !! Lovely breakfasts and beautiful views.
- Babs & Simon
Thanks for the hospitality and providing such a marvelous place for visitors! Glad to have experienced one of Victoria's gems! We'll...
- Judith & Marie (sisters)
What a wonderful spot you carved out for yourselves here. The home and grounds are warm and inviting particularly the genuine...
- Jim, Priscilla and Britt

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 | StikkyMedia | QCollege | QAcademy | BirdsofaFeather | MarineEcotours

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

 

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