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1,800-room Sheraton Waikiki Achieves Automated F&B Staffing Accuracy of Over
90% Using the Carnus Forecaster’s Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology
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The leading AI technology provider, Carnus Systems offers the most accurate and
automated forecasting and scheduling solution available
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San Francisco, June 10, 2008 – In search of a highly accurate and automated solution to address the industry-wide challenge of predicting volatile F&B demand patterns, the 1,800-room Sheraton Waikiki recently implemented the Carnus Forecaster across the property’s F&B outlets. As promised, the Carnus’ artificial intelligence quickly “learned” the operating environment and is automatically providing a consistent staffing accuracy of over 90%. 

Victoria Peters, Director of Six Sigma Black Belt at Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotel said, “We are impressed with the automation and 83+% cover accuracy of the Carnus Forecaster. The system continues to improve over time as it “learns” our operating environment using its artificial intelligence technology.”

Having just completed a massive $55M renovation in 2007, which included revamping all F&B outlets, the brand and its ownership have been constantly focused on new ways to maximize the return on their recent investment. “We turned to the Carnus Forecaster to help us solve the age-old challenge of accurately forecasting demand in a highly volatile F&B setting.  Carnus’ automated forecasting solution frees up valuable manager time each week and enables us to maximize labor productivity across our F&B outlets,” said Michael Doyle, Executive Vice President of Asset Management at Capital Hotel Management (CHM), the largest independent hotel asset and investment management company in U.S. 

Up until now forecasting & scheduling restaurants has been widely accepted by the industry as a weekly "crap-shoot". Carnus forecasting & staffing technology can significantly reduce regular and overtime labor using the most cutting edge artificial intelligence technology the industry has ever seen.  This NASA technology is coupled with Carnus’ automated labor scheduling feature which makes accurate forecasting and scheduling a 2 click-of-the-mouse process, thus eliminating a traditionally manual task that is often highly inaccurate and takes many hours per week of valuable management time to accomplish. 

According to Vicky Bradshaw, CEO of Carnus Systems, Inc., “Labor is by far the largest expense in the hospitality industry.  Therefore, a highly-accurate forecasting and staffing system can be a hotel’s biggest asset towards achieving the brand and ownership’s aggressive profit expectations.  We have designed the most advanced yet affordable solution to meet this industry-wide need.”

Carnus Systems will be showcased at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exhibition & Conference (HITEC) June 16-19 in Booth 1939 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. 
 

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Contact:

Carnus Systems

info@carnussystems.com
Phone: (415) 283-3221
Fax: (415) 283-3321

Locations:
Corporate Headquarters
580 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco CA 94104

www.carnussystems.com
 

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Also See: Hotel Owners & Operators Take Action to Control Labor Costs During Turbulent Economic Times; Carnus Systems, the leading artificial intelligence forecasting and labor scheduling provider, reports a spike in new inquires and implementations as the hospitality industry seeks to maintain profitability amidst economic uncertainty / April 2008
One of Florida's Largest Resorts Applies Artificial Intelligence Technology to Reduce Labor Cost; 2,300-unit Orange Lake Orlando Resort implements Carnus System's patent-pending Artificial Intelligence technology to automate entire F&B demand forecasting and labor scheduling process / March 2008
Carnus Systems Forecasting Technologies Featured in Three Leading Hospitality Industry Publications; Carnus Systems' artificial intelligence forecasting technology is showcased as leading business intelligence in the Food Service and Hospitality, HOTELS, and Cornell Hotel School magazine / June 2007
F&B Labor Scheduling Robot Unveiled; Carnus Systems introduces the first artificial intelligence solution to provide seamless forecasting and employee scheduling for F&B operations / January 2007
Carnus Systems Named 2006 IH/M&RS Editors’ Choice Awards Finalist; Artificial Intelligence F&B Forecasting Technology Grabs Attention at the 91st International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® in New York City / Novmeber 2006
Outlook: Superhuman Artificial Intelligence F&B Forecasting & Scheduling Technologies / October 2006
The Future of F&B: Using Superhuman Artificial Intelligence To Improve F&B Accuracy & Reduce Costs / October 2006
Accuracy, Automation, Artificial Intelligence: An All-In-One Approach to Revenue & Labor Management; Carnus Systems unveils Auto-RLM, the first automated Revenue & Labor Management System that uses artificial intelligence technology / August 2006
Accurate Forecasts Achieved Using Carnus Systems Automated Software at 966-Room Hyatt Hotel / June 2006
Carnus Systems Lays Roadmap for the Future of the Hospitality Industry / March 2006
Carnus Systems Releases Hospitality Forecasting Software / January 2006


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