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With an Eye to the Future, Hilton International  Installs IDeaS
ASP Solution at its Cologne and Budapest Locations
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Brings total number of Hilton’s using IDeaS to 92 properties 
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Minneapolis, Minnesota –December 14, 2005 – IDeaS, the leading provider of revenue optimization solutions and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology companies has announced that Hilton International have deployed IDeaS Revenue Optimization, ASP delivered solution for its properties in Cologne and Budapest. While almost 100 Hilton properties currently use IDeaS product, these latest deployments represent a sea change in that they will be using IDeaS ASP solution rather than its enterprise product. 

“We have experienced very solid results with the IDeaS product for several years and consequently we have greatly increased the number of properties that have it installed,” said Tim Davis, Senior Vice President Commerce Development and Information Services for Hilton International. “These current installations with the IDeaS product in an ASP model, are bit more special in that the new product maps closely to the open vision Hilton International has for its next generation revenue management strategy. The ASP delivery nature of the product and the e-learning capabilities will allow us to be more nimble as we install the solution globally, while the IDeaS clustering and multi-property capabilities will provide us with a clearer view to the activity at our hotels. These two properties will offer us a glimpse to the future.” 

“Hilton International is of course, an important client of IDeaS, but moreover they are important bell weathers for the entire hospitality industry. Their vision, of a clear view to their estate’s data, where it’s easy to learn and work online, and where colleagues around the globe can see and work together on the business is one of the industry’s next big trends, said Joseph Martino SVP of IDeaS. “We are honored to continue our strategic partnership into the next generation of Revenue Optimization.” 

About IDeaS Revenue Optimization, ASP solution

Key Product Highlights

Web Based Delivery: Recognizing the need for faster easier and more cost effective deployment, IDeaS has made its industry leading solution available via the World Wide Web. This deployment option offers hoteliers the best of both worlds, IDeaS award winning technology delivered in an easy to purchase, faster to learn and conveniently supported way.

Business Intelligence Reporting

  • Management Reports: IDeaS provides over 30 easily accessible reports targeted to key areas of Forecast, Decisions and Management. Highlight business trends and exceptions, review booking paces and showcase the results of your marketing activities with revenue management control reports, users can easily measure ongoing performance against forecast and prior year’s performance.
  • Consolidated Reports: This set of reports enable comparison between properties and consolidated data to assess cluster performance and trends.
  • Customized Reporting: IDeaS data extraction provides clear access to all the data elements in the system for your use. 
  • Alerts: User defined warnings that monitor occupancy and provide automated notification of future days where forecasted occupancy is different than expected. 
Web-based Support, Training and Learning Management

To successfully execute strategic decisions effectively a well trained staff is critical. Understanding this challenge IDeaS has broken new ground in the development and delivery of web-based training. 

  • The IDeaS Client Portal allows clients to report and view the progress of questions and issues online via the web. 24x7 access to FAQs, application news and support teams keep IDeaS clients connected day and night.
  • IDeaS Educational Hotel offers users a self-paced interactive training program designed to provide education on both the IDeaS system and in the concepts of revenue management.
  • IDeaS Learning Management System is the newest and most advanced online training offering in the industry. The IDeaS LMS offers each user an individualized learning curriculum which starts with the initial implementation process and then offers additional courses to build user expertise. Reporting within the system allows the user and the hotel to view progress at the user, hotel, regional or complete estate level.
About Hilton International
Hilton International (HI), an operating division of the UK based Hilton Group plc, owns the rights to the Hilton brand name throughout the world, with the exception of the USA. HI operates 403 hotels, with some 261 branded Hilton, 47 of which under the Hilton Worldwide Resorts, plus 142 under the mid-market Scandic brand. Hilton International employs over 71,000 staff in 80 countries.

About IDeaS
Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. (IDeaS) is the leading provider of hospitality focused pricing and revenue optimization solutions. IDeaS products offer award-winning technical innovation paired with unsurpassed personalized support. Our products are specifically designed to provide hoteliers with a clear vision to their data, thereby giving them greater control over their business.  

IDeaS primary market focus is the global hospitality industry. The company’s clients include some of the most-prestigious companies in the world, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International, Hilton International, De Vere, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels, Conrad Hotels, Universal Orlando, Travelodge UK, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Vail Resorts, Wynn and Gaylord Entertainment properties, such as Gaylord Opryland.  

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDeaS maintains global technology, support and sales offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia.  For more information, visit www.ideas.com or call +1 952 698 4200.

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Contact:

Amy McNeil-Anderson
Director of Marketing
IDeaS Revenue Optimization
Office : +1 952 698 4200
Direct : +1 952 698 4218
Fax : +1 952 698 4299
Amy.Anderson@ideas.com
www.ideas.com

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Also See: Kimpton Hotels Signs with IDeaS; IDeaS Expertise in Centralized Control and Channel Management Maps Well to Hotel Group’s Business Processes and Long Term Vision / October 2005


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