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IDeaS Announces Certified Integration with Visual One
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Integration Between IDeaS Revenue Optimization
and Visual One Property Management System 
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Minneapolis, MN – AUGUST 28, 2006  – IDeaS, the leading provider of hospitality  focused revenue optimization solutions and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced the immediate availability of a certified integration between IDeaS Revenue Optimization and Visual One’s Property Management System. The availability of the solution offers joint clients and future prospects the assurance of compatibility between the two products. 

“For companies considering purchasing the respective solutions they can rest assured that the solution has been fully tested in live client environments and the clients themselves have been happy with the integration,” said Linda Hatfield, Vice President of Product Management for IDeaS. “Our goal was to provide peace of mind for our clients and prospects, and I am happy to say that it has been delivered.” 

“With the availability of the Visual One/ IDeaS integration joint clients are now able to fully leverage the strengths of both our respective products,” added Dan Wasser, Senior Vice President for Visual One. 

The integrated products have been installed at various joint clients including the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.

“The importance of being able to couple IDeaS revenue recommendations with our existing Visual One system made this integration especially important for our environment,” added James Meadlock Jr., Vice President for the Perdido Beach Resort. “In our environment the use of IDeaS’ BAR reports gives us the ability to easily identify growth opportunities in the transient segment while at the same time, supporting our group business model.”

Key Product Highlights: IDeaS in use at the Perdido Beach Resort

IDeaS Best Available Rate (BAR) Module is designed to help the hotelier answer the challenge of what rate to quote to the unqualified guest. Price too high and lose the guest; price too low and compromise your revenue. The IDeaS pricing engine selects the optimal rate with the highest probability of selling based on arrival date and length of stay. 

IDeaS Reports bring together the data you need in charts and tables with options to export to Excel or a PDF. IDeaS reports are designed to highlight business trends and exceptions, review booking paces and showcase results of marketing activities as well as revenue management control reports.  IDeaS offers over 30 easily accessible reports targeted to key areas of Forecast, Decisions and Management, users can measure ongoing performance against forecast and prior year’s performance. 

IDeaS web based delivery was designed to provide a faster, easier and more cost effective deployment method for hoteliers of any size and in any location in the world. IDeaS ASP deployment method offers hoteliers the best of both worlds, our award-winning technology delivered in an easy to purchase, faster to learn and conveniently supported way. IDeaS’ web delivery provides all the benefits of IDeaS’ technology with none of the encumbrances inherent in a traditional software purchase.

About Visual One Systems
V1 is a privately-held company that has provided software to the hospitality industry since 1977.  In addition to the software mentioned above, V1 also provides condominium accounting, payables, general ledger; purchase order, central guest data warehouse, central reservations systems, self check-in/out kiosks, and interfaces to hundreds of other systems.  Visual One is the lodging and golf system at many other famous golf resorts such as Pinehurst, PGA National, Ocean Reef Club, Grand View Lodge, Bandon Dunes, and Barton Creek.  Visual One is also considered a leader in many other hospitality technology applications and is the PMS of choice for Sandals, Sodexho Conference Centers, Guest Services, Inc., and recently was selected for the 1,250-unit Trump Las Vegas condo hotel.

About IDeaS
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, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels, Universal Orlando, Travelodge UK, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Vail Resorts 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
www.ideas.com


 
Also See: TRUST.WIZCOM and IDeaS implement one of the first interfaces using new industry standards; New interface allows seamless exchange of data between IDeaS' revenue management solution and Voyager Central Reservation System / June 2006
Hyatt International continues its roll-out of IDeaS Revenue Optimization / May 2006
IDeaS Adds to its Americas Sales Team with the Appointment of Two Long-time Hospitality Industry Professionals; Cliff Atkinson and Adam Werner to Sell IDeaS Acclaimed ASP Solutions / March 2006


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