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CSM Lodging Achieves its Goals Faster Using
M3 Hotel-Specific Accounting Software
Minneapolis, MN - September 23, 2004 - CSM Lodging, a division of Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation, a diversified real estate development company, has implemented the Hotel-Specific® accounting software of M3 Hotel Accounting of Gainesville, Georgia.  CSM now owns and operates 34 hotels across the United States. 

The decision to move to M3 Accounting was two-fold: CSM Lodging will save thousands of dollars a year by allowing M3 to host their back office accounting system. Additionally, they will gain vital hotel-specific functionality that their previous accounting system did not provide.

“CSM Lodging needed enhanced accounts payable features to lower their total cost of processing invoices,” said Allan Duarte, VP of Information Technologies at M3. Under the direction of CSM Lodging Controller Terry Steffen and his staff, M3 software developers quickly created the software to accomplish Enterprise Check Writing.  “Thanks to CSM, not only do they have a more robust accounts payable module, but all 88 Hotel Management Company clients of M3 can now take full advantage of this new features too,” said Duarte.

For nearly six years, M3 has thrived by creating win-win relationships with its clients by bringing them the current technology they need to lower expenses and increase productivity.  In this specific case, CSM-as well as other M3 clients-will save thousands of dollars annually by using the enhanced check writing features of AccKnowledge.  AccKnowledge has become the standard for Hotel-Specific accounting. 

“The addition of M3 to our accounting process keeps us on the cutting edge of technology,” says Robin Kirk, President of CSM Lodging, “and allows us to glance into our hotels’ financial performance with up-to-the-minute data.  With accurate real-time information, we can move quickly and make better management decisions.”  “It also allows us to streamline our accounting procedures, thus providing increased efficiency.” 

CSM Lodging operates Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn and Country Inn hotels in a portfolio of 34 hotels for CSM Corporation.  Founded in 1976, CSM Corporation engages in acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets across the United States.

M3 provides 88 Hotel Management Companies with the software they need to meet the daily challenge of working most efficiently.  M3’s industry leading application called AccKnowledge replaces your 45-day-old reports of “what happened” with real-time, useful Decision Support Data, accessible at the click of a mouse.


M3 Hotel Accounting
Rick Frommer 

CSM Lodging
Robin Kirk, President of CSM Lodging
(612) 395.7108

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