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INDRA Brings Hospitality ERP to U.S.
 
Based in Spain, the third-largest IT company in Europe is introducing a modular
Hospitality All-In-One system
that converges all property, web and mobile solutions, connectivity
and analytics plus the typical ERP functions onto the universal SAP platform;


Hospitality industry veteran Connie Rheams leading business development effort


[MIAMI — February 5, 2013] — Indra, a global technology company operating in more than 110 countries and the third largest IT company in Europe, is now introducing its integrated, all-in-one hospitality system to U.S. hotels. Indra’s Travel Management Suite -- built on SAP technology, the No. 1-ranked Enterprise Resource Planning business platform with 25.5 percent worldwide market share -- services all the business needs of a hotel chain or management company in one comprehensive system, hosted in the cloud or on-premise. The system is modular and each module is also available individually as a stand-alone entity.


"ERP solutions have been widely successful in many industries around the world, especially when built on the desirable SAP platform," said Connie Rheams, Indra senior vice president, business development. “Minimizing the number of different systems that hoteliers have to deal with onsite and replacing them with a seamless, uniform tool for all of their needs paves the way to higher levels of guest service and much more efficient operations. After all, accessing accurate guest information from all parts of the operation in real time and from a single database is what the lodging industry has been aspiring to for some time, and there’s a strong demand from CIOs to reduce the number of inter-system interfaces they’ve been struggling with for years."

Indra's integrated solution for hotel chain management is unlike others introduced to the U.S. hotel market in that it is built on the world-leading SAP technology platform. It offers unsurpassed functionality for any business area, and it is open, configurable, stable, modular and extensible through the wide universe of SAP customizers and development companies. Hotels can start with any of the TMS modules and add-on as needed in the future, providing a more custom approach to enterprise management.

Indra's modular hospitality Travel Management Solutions include:
  • TMS for Hotels (PMS, POS, CRS, CRO, Spa and more)
  • TMS for Web (website development and content management/booking engine/mobile solutions)
  • TMS for Analytics (forecasting, budgeting and reporting)
  • TMS for CRM
  • TMS for ERP (financial accounting, supply chain management, workforce management and more)
  • TMS for Connectivity (third party distribution sales channels)
"Today, hotel companies such as Hoteles Catalonia, Barcelo, Expo Hotels, RIU, Ginger and Mahindra Holidays are utilizing one or all of Indra's TMS modules in hotels across Asia, Europe and South America," said Xavier Trias Arraut, Indra unit director. "This global, integrated, cloud-based ERP is giving hotel owners and operators access to real-time data anywhere with just a click or a touch. Indra is ideal for any hotel company looking for a centralized approach to enterprise operations but which prefers a modular transition from multi-vendor to a single, unified platform. This technology not only provides the 360-degree view of the customer that hoteliers have been looking for, but also provides owners and managers with the enterprise tools they need to make informed decisions for the entire company. Indra's great availability of SAP knowledge, extensive relationship with SAP partners, open product nature and reduced time to market are key indicators as to why hotels should migrate to an integrated enterprise today."

Educating the Industry on ERP

Rheams comes to Indra with 20 plus years of hospitality technology, sales, marketing and channel/distribution experience. Previously she served as senior vice president of sales for Pegasus Solutions where she was responsible for global sales for all products. She also served as general manager for AltiusPAR, where she led strategic corporate initiatives for the hospitality technology company, including partner relations, global business development and marketing. Prior posts also include vice president of the travel distribution hospitality and leisure group at Cendant Corporation and president of TRUST Inc. Rheams began her hospitality career in 1984, holding a host of management roles at American Airlines and Sabre. 

"We are delighted to bring Connie on board to lead the Indra business development effort in the United States," Trias said. "ERP is simply a smarter way for hoteliers to work across their entire business platform. No one understands that better than someone with Connie's extensive background in hospitality.  As hotel companies continue to feel pressured by increasing globalization and the need to cut costs and find new markets, they need to extend their business process beyond the firewall. They need a software solution that can integrate sales, operations, service and financials on one network for more comprehensive and affordable business management. It is this messaging and new mindset that Connie will be taking to hotel companies.  We welcome her aboard, and look forward to introducing the Indra ERP to the U.S. hotel market."

About INDRA Company
Indra is the leading technology multinational in Spain and a leader in Europe and Latin America. It is the second European company in its sector in terms of R&D, with €550 million invested in the last three years. Its turnover in 2011 was €2.688 million, and 55% of its revenue is currently from international markets. The company employs 42,000 professionals and has customers in 118 countries. Please visit us at www.indracompany.com
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Contact: 

Barb Worcester
PRpro
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

Connie Rheams
INDRA
Tel: (214) 554-3851
crheams@indracompany.com


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