Two-Way Interface to be Deployed
is first to deploy new NovaPlus hardware/software upgrade
PHOENIX — MAY 11, 2006 — Multi-Systems Inc. (MSI), the leading supplier of fully integrated property-management and marketing systems, completed a comprehensive survey of its NovaPlus PMS users which confirmed the value of the product and its benefits, and validated MSI’s continuing strategy to grow the product and complete the Best Western Two-way interface no later than the end of 2006. MSI purchased the NovaPlus PMS (a private-label solution for more than 450 Best Western hotels) last fall from Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions.
According to MSI’s recent survey of NovaPlus users:
“It is our goal to grow the NovaPlus product and enhance our customers’ ability to profitably manage their properties,” Tiller said. “We are pleased to apply MSI’s industry-leading technology and service paradigms to the NovaPlus product.”
Rick Munson, MSI President, said two-way communication is key to any successful partnership, “in every sense of the word.” Therefore, he said, in order to aggressively synch development of the Best Western Two-way CRS interface with the needs and input of NovaPlus users, MSI initiated the survey to gather data and feedback.
“We want our new NovaPlus family members to know that we are here for them, to address their concerns, answer their questions, and act on the input they provide to enhance our relationship,” Munson said. “We have a good understanding of the Best Western membership and its technology integration needs, being the first in the industry to develop a two-way interface between our WinPM solution and the Best Western CRS. We are committed to Best Western and to our new NovaPlus family.”
Based on feedback from NovaPlus users, MSI announced that it has:
Using the turnkey solution mentioned above, MSI upgraded the Best Western Royal Sun, Tucson, Ariz., from one of the original versions of NovaPlus developed in 1998 to IBM equipment and the newest version of NovaPlus, 2.07.08. Key features of the upgrade include: credit card encryption, advanced reporting and multiple software enhancements.
“MSI delivered exceptional service during the entire NovaPlus upgrade,” said Neil Shah, Best Western Royal Sun owner. “The software upgrade gave the added functionality we needed including improved revenue management, enhanced reporting and credit card encryption with complete security tracking. Likewise, the new IBM equipment has enabled us to improve the speed and accuracy of our audit and back-up processes. The sleek hardware design is esthetically pleasing and offers additional work space for our compact front desk area. We are now positioned to implement the Best Western Two-way CRS interface following MSI's delivery by year end.”
Munson gave kudos to the MSI team, saying: “We congratulate our development and support teams for their speed in reaching out to our NovaPlus family. We look forward to utilizing the feedback we have gathered to grow and perfect the NovaPlus product to exceed our customers’ expectations. We anticipate that every hotel will be equally as happy with the NovaPlus upgrade as the Best Western Royal Sun is.”
Founded in 1990, MSI (Multi-Systems, Inc.) is a leading supplier of hotel technology and property management systems. MSI empowers the lodging industry, through great people, superior service and innovative technology.
With an installed customer base of close to 3,000 hotels and resorts throughout North America, MSI is one of the largest providers of fully integrated property management, sales, marketing & catering, point of sale, centralized corporate services, and wireless PM systems. MSI specializes in "total system solutions" for management companies and hotel chains by providing central reservation and property system integration. Its customer support team has been recognized as the industry leader and is the key to the success of MSI’s products and services. For additional information about MSI’s technology solutions, please contact Bridget Oliva at 800-331-7890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on MSI, visit www.msisolutions.com.
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