Smart Hotel PMS for Growing Number of Hotels in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka continues to do well in terms of attracting tourists from around the globe. The tiny island nation has an exclusive tourism proposition with its pristine beaches, scenic hills, wide range of wildlife and varied cultural and historical attractions. This has also led to surge in hotel business in the country. In this scenario, the competition amongst hotels is set to grow and only a smart and all-in-one Hotel PMS can help them automate operations to serve guests efficiently.

Sri Lankan Hotel Market Overview

Many international and domestic hotel brands are betting big on Sri Lanka to set up their luxury and upscale properties in next couple of years. The capital city Colombo seems to be the most poised location for hotel construction activities. According to a recently published JLL report, the city will add approximately 3500 hotel rooms by 2020. A majority of these rooms will come from upscale and luxury segment.

The report also suggests that, the South-west Coast, known as the prime leisure stretch will add over 2000 rooms in the upscale segment in coming years. Similarly, over 437 hotel rooms will be added to North-east Sri Lanka’s existing inventory. The central region too will attract its share and over 472 rooms will be ready by 2019.

Importance of Hotel PMS

New age hospitality technology solutions like Hotel PMS / Hotel Software have now emerged as the most useful technology platform for hoteliers. It lets them handle their daily complex operations, save time and cost and most importantly aids in serving guests efficiently. In simple words, a smart Hotel PMS helps users increase revenue, reduce costs & improve operations and enhance guest experience.

Integrated Hotel ERP

Today’s smart hoteliers are no longer looking at a hotel property management system that comes with disparate modules. So, we have now Hotel ERP that is highly integrated and comes with 13 operationally essential modules running on a single data base. It helps users to manage data effectively with less effort. It also makes the process of information sharing easier across all departments.

Our Hotel ERP is the most user-friendly hotel software available in the market. Users can perform multiple operations in a single window. Our FortuneNEXT 6i Suite of Hotel ERP also provides user-definable reports across modules. This allows users to define their own formats for reports using their own permutation and combination.

We have integrated our Hotel ERP with a smart Channel Manager Solution. This integration helps our Hotel ERP users to better distribute their inventory across multiple channels. It aids them sell more rooms and increase occupancy which leads to increased revenue.

Save Cost

With our integrated Hotel ERP in place, hoteliers don’t have to invest more to buy additional software. Moreover, Food & Beverage Costing and Materials Management module of the Hotel ERP helps users tally total cost of consumption against F&B revenue. This will help them reduce raw material costs.

Enhanced Operational Capabilities

Our Hotel ERP comes with FortuneNEXT iAlert, which lets the users enhance operational capabilities. The solution sends alerts managers and staff on events on events like VIP Check-in, complaints and high bills etc. It also allows hotels communicate and stay in touch with their guests by sending out SMS alerts.

Serve Guests Efficiently

FortuneNEXT 6i Hotel ERP users can significantly enhance guest experience at their properties by leveraging our mobility solutions like Easy Check-in and Easy Dine. While Easy Check-in helps hotels reduce the guest check-in time to a great extent, Easy Dine, the e-menu app provides ultimate dining experience to their guests.

Debi Prasad Sarangi handles Corporate Communications at IDS Next Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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