Is your hotel still stuck with legacy systems? Are you still contemplating cloud? Then you really need to pull up your socks and get down to it.
Why should hotels switch over to cloud from a legacy based system?
Reliability: With a legacy system if the servers are down or there is a power failure at the property, the hotel can stand to lose out on a lot of data, without proper backup.
Cloud-based solutions like Hotelogix ensures that they keep their clients data completely safe and secure. Data security is given utmost priority by using the best data centers and IAAS providers. Failover and redundancy data mechanisms are inbuilt, if one server goes down it switches over to a different server.
Cost Effective: A cloud-based solution does not require any electrical wiring or extra hardware. Whereas legacy systems involve annual maintenance contracts for the numerous hardware required in legacy systems, also the IT support team can easily be a one-man job. With a cloud-based solution there are no recurring costs of system, product and software updates which can be a huge expenditure for hotels, any software upgrade done on the cloud is automatic, and the benefit is passed on to the consumer.
Hotels can be accessed from anywhere: As long as there is internet access, a cloud-based system can be accessed from anywhere and at anytime. Hotel owners sitting in a different country can access their hotel’s reports via any device, and managers can be moving around the property and still view the system via their phone or tablet. This is invaluable to small sized hotel, where the employees are expected to multi-task.
Keeping up with the times: Hotels need to either stay one step ahead of their guests or at least walk in line with them. Smartphone’s are the preferred way of communication for today’s travelers. Reservations, special requests, even check-ins and check-outs can all be done via their mobile. Guests expect the hotels to be available to them online at all hours. With a Legacy system, these functions are restricted. Cloud-based system enable hotels to connect with their guests via digital mediums seamlessly.
With technology evolving by the millisecond, hotels should be ready to adapt to modern and more efficient systems. Why spend time and effort on a solution which are costing you both in terms of money and resources? Instead hotels should look at systems that needn’t burn a hole in your pocket and can still be very powerful.