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IDeaS Revenue Optimization Brings Accuracy and Consistency
to Forecasting and Reporting with IDeaS V5i Forecasting Solution

- IDeaS V5i Forecasting highlighted at HITEC -

MINNEAPOLIS – June 22, 2009 – IDeaS Revenue Optimization, the leading provider of pricing, forecasting and optimization solutions and services, today introduced IDeaS V5i Forecasting, a cost-effective tool that provides hoteliers clear insight into anticipatory data.  This enables a more accurate and consistent forecasting and reporting process which can lead to increased revenues.  IDeaS V5i Forecasting is ideal for hotels that are considering automating revenue management processes but are not ready to commit to a fully automated system.  IDeaS will showcase IDeaS V5i Forecasting on booth 748 at HITEC 2009 in Anaheim, Calif.

“With the introduction of IDeaS V5i Forecasting, we are providing hotels a quick and easy-to-implement solution for automating a specific portion of their revenue management process,” said Linda Hatfield, vice president of product management and marketing for IDeaS.  “This allows hotels to begin realizing the benefits of an automated system prior to committing to a full deployment.  This solution is the perfect first step into the larger revenue management investment, particularly in these difficult economic times.”

Incorporating uncertainty and specialized algorithms, IDeaS V5i Forecasting applies IDeaS’ industry proven forecasting methodology.  This allows hotels to benefit from the automated updating of forecast patterns, based on recent trends through pattern recognition technologies.  Similar to all IDeaS V5i products, IDeaS V5i Forecasting is implemented via Software as a Service (SaaS), can operate on cloned data even before a hotel opens through the IDeaS New Hotels Success Service Package (NHSSP) and seamlessly integrates with other property management and central reservation systems.

Key Benefits of IDeaS V5i Forecasting:
  • Budgeting: Hotel performance can be assessed on daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis against financial goals
  • Multi-property view: IDeaS V5i Forecasting centralized control allows for access to all properties in the world, at any time, remotely
  • Custom Reports: Provides client-driven and highly specialized reports directly through the IDeaS V5i Forecasting application interface
  • Management Reports: Provides analysis of all data, including business trends and exceptions, forecast and booking paces

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About IDeaS Revenue Optimization
IDeaS, a SAS COMPANY, is the premier provider of Pricing, Forecasting and Optimization solutions and services. IDeaS’ Solutions are implemented via Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment with very little infrastructure, guaranteeing small upfront costs and easy implementation. IDeaS’ Advantage and IDeaS for Success services help at all levels of a client’s organization—strategic through operational— and our integrated approach differentiates IDeaS from the competition and creates the foundation for a successful partnership. Headquartered in Minneapolis, IDeaS has technology, support, sales and distribution offices in North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit

Mulberry Marketing Communications 
(312) 664-1532
Megan Davidson

Star Bazella
IDeaS Marketing Manager
+1 952 698 4200 


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