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

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful location ! Mountains, ocean, stormy, sunny, the wild sea. Everything you could ask for from...
- Bill & Sue Twidale
First day : Really nice home, cool and beautiful? Isn't it? Great ! (Ian) Second day:  This might be my best house I've ever seen ! I...
- Ian, Ryan, Shaoyong & Jin
Thank you sooo much for an amazing weekend. You are amazing! We truly appreciate all of your help with our wedding.  We will...
- Jenn and Doug Carter
Thank you for a lovely stay. Your property is beautiful as well as the surrounding area. We won this stay through a photo contest,...
- Sarah & Wesley
My husband and I are from Northern California celebrating our 20th aniversery and could not think of a better place to celebrate it....
- Paul and Mary Jane
A very enjoyable stay. We had intended to go in to downtown Victoria on Tuesday but spent the whole day here in this area. We watched...
- David & Ruth
Beautiful setting, fantastic room, weather much better than forecast. Good food, good walks, good company - one can ask for no more.
- Janet & Alan
We found this place on the internet as it was close to the Olympic View golf club and we had a family wedding there on Saturday. The...
- Liz and Darren Elliott
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit in your lovely B&B. Food was great (thanks Holly) and Dieter's directions were top notch. We will...
- Jack and Lynda McGarth
We came here to have our wedding. We wanted to elope to a romantic, quiet spot perfect for the 2 of us. Here was the perfect spot......
- DEB + RAY

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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