Is Your Hotel’s Rate Shopping Report
an “Overpriced Tree Killer”?
September 28, 2004 - The ultimate objective of any hotel rate shopping report should be to allow the hotelier to compare their rates to that of their competitors in a quick, simple and easy to read format. 

Unfortunately, many of today’s most commonly utilized rate shopping reports in the industry are quite burdensome and very expensive.

Problem 1:   Tree Killers - A hotel rate shopping report 40 to 50 pages is too long:

It almost goes without saying – why read a 40-50 page report, when the primary information needed can be covered in a 3-5 page report. The most-used rate shopper reports of today take about a quarter of ream of paper to print and use a lot of toner (an additional $4 cost to print one report!). 

Problem 2:   Confusing – Due to the elaborate nature of rate shopping reports, understanding them can be difficult.

The reports of today should be clear and concise to suit the busy, competitive environment of today’s GM, DOS, Revenue and Reservation managers.

Problem 3:  Source of Rates - The GDS

Traditional rate shopping reports have focused heavily on GDS, but not on Online distribution channels.  A hotel in today’s Online environment can make better decisions if their rate shopping tool can shop ANY hotel website, ANY online travel website and ANY section of the GDS. 

Problem 4:  Price – Rate shopping reports are traditionally very expensive

Technology has advanced rapidly and the cost of producing such reports has also dropped just as quickly.  Did your technology company pass on the cost savings to your hotel ?

The Solution:

EZ “Dashboard” integrates Any Rate Software with its Channel Manager and reinvents the hotel rate shopping industry
EZ Yield.com’s integration and partnership with Any Rate Software, Inc. allows it to provide rate-shopping tools designed by hoteliers for hoteliers. EZ Yield now offers Any Rate.

Solution 1.  Any Rate from EZ Yield is just three pages long:

Quick, simple and easy to read. Any Rate is typically just three pages. This is a report your hotel staff will understand and actually read.

Solution 2.  It’s all in the name --- Any Rate does just that ---- it shops Any Rate:

Any Rate can shop --- Any Hotel, Any Website, Any Online Travel Website, and Any Section of the GDS - Any Time. 

Solution 3.  Any Rate is typically 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of other Rate Shopping products: 

Any Rate by EZ Yield typically costs less than a room night per month. Drive the money you save back into your hotel to build your sales and drive revenue.

Solution 4:  EZ to use: 

The “EZ Yield Dashboard” allow you the option to be able to manage all your third party channels, booking engine systems, shop competitive rates, and measure your hotels competitive position in one simple, easy-to-use system.

Henry Danish CEO of EZ Yield, Inc. said “I am delighted to be able to add another in-demand product to the EZ Yield Dashboard. There is a huge demand for simple and easy-to-use rate shopping technology that is affordable for the hotel industry.  We now have the best solution in the industry.” He further added, “Our integration with Any Rate allows us, as the leaders in online channel management, to now be the leaders in competitive rate shopping”. 

John Romeo, President of Any Rate Software, stated, “We are excited to make our competitive rate shopping reports and tools available to the many customers of EZ Yield though this alliance.”  He further added, “Any Rate found EZ Yield to be the perfect channel management tool to partner with our competitive rate shopping tools.  Our newly integrated systems will allow hoteliers to quickly understand pricing opportunities via the Any Rate reports and easily execute their resulting decisions via the outstanding EZ Yield online channel management software.”

For a demonstration of the EZ Yield “Dashboard”, contact:

481 SR 434 North, Suite 117 
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Gary Lobo 
VP Sales & Marketing
Tel: (407) 716-2541
Bill Connor 
National Accounts Manager 
Tel: (407) 629-0900

About EZ-Yield.com: 
EZ Yield is the inventor of online travel website extranet automation (Channel Management).  The EZ Yield.com S.P.I.D.E.R. yielding platform updates major inventory options for its affiliate partners and provides both the hotelier and their “contracted” wholesaler Web sites with a powerful, time-saving solution. EZ Yield.com provides multiple encrypted yielding methods that allow hoteliers to update rates, availability, allotments, cut-off dates, blackout dates, and minimum night stays simultaneously across the “spectrum” of their  “contracted” Internet wholesalers.  Visit EZ Yield at www.ezyield.com.

About Any Rate: 
Any Rate Software, Inc.  is a joint venture of leading hotel revenue management consultants and website technology experts resulting in the hotel industry’s most flexible, accurate, yet affordable competitive rate shopping tools.  Reports and tools include the Any Rate report, the Lowest Internet Rate Guarantee Report, customizable Rate Exception Reports, and a true real-time search tool, called Any Rate Flash. Visit Any Rate at www.any-rate.com



481 SR 434 North, Suite 117
Orlando, Florida 32714

Bill Connor
National Accounts manager
Tel: (407) 629-0900 

Gary Lobo 
VP Sales & Marketing 
Tel: (407) 716-2541


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