The SQL Database Upgrade Enables Springer-Miller’s Customers to Leverage Updated Technology While Retaining Their Valuable Guest Data
STOWE, VT – June 18, 2018 – Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, is pleased to now offer an SQL database deployment for its signature SMS|Host Property Management System. Springer-Miller customers will now have an option to utilize a more contemporary database architecture or remain on the current model.
The Essex Resort & Spa, managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, installed SMS|Host twenty-nine years ago, and continues to benefit from SMS|Host’s regular system upgrades introducing new features and functionality. Today, progress is underway to migrate the hotel’s PMS data to an SQL database engine. Utilizing a SQL database, The Essex, along with the entire SMS customer base, will benefit from enhanced security, have improved backups and database maintenance; ultimately reducing costs associated with system administration, downtime and data loss. “We are excited to complete this upgrade. Migrating to SQL will allow our SMS|Host PMS to communicate more seamlessly with our other 3rd party software” commented Tony Gaeta, Vice President of Information Technology with Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.
The 2018 introduction of SMS|Host using an SQL database follows in the footsteps of Springer-Miller’s major 2017 initiative of deploying its PMS, POS and SPA products in an off-premise, hosted model, via Amazon Web Services. “We are very proud of both our SQL and hosting initiatives,” commented Rob Selwah, President of Springer-Miller Systems, “Both SQL and hosting were massive undertakings and represent testaments of Springer-Miller’s continued commitment to protecting our customers software investments and addressing constantly changing demands in today’s technology.”
Springer-Miller’s Account Management team is working closely with its customers on upgrade planning as they prepare to migrate their data storage to SQL databases.