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The 2014 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems Offers Recipe for Success in Hotel Software Purchasing

Starfleet Media releases 35-page eBook and companion website, providing essential information for selecting - and implementing - the right hotel software for any lodging business

CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Starfleet Media today announced the release of The 2014 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems. Featuring research data, analyst insights and expert recommendations for reducing costs while increasing occupancy, revenue per available room (RevPar) and overall profitability, this 35-page eBook is required reading for anyone managing a hotel, resort or other lodging property.

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Starfleet Media also announced the launch of a companion website, simply called Hotel Property Management Systems. The website includes content snippets from the Smart Decision Guide.

The timing of the Smart Decision Guide couldn't be better, given the widespread confusion in today's marketplace. What are the key benefits of next-generation hotel software? What are the important buying considerations? What questions should be asked of solution providers? What evaluation criteria should influence the purchase decision? Having implemented the software, how can hotels maximize the value of their technology investment?

Written by industry experts and steeped in survey-based research data,The 2014 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems addresses these and many other questions, helping managers make the right software purchase decisions.

The Smart Decision Guide explores the basic operational capabilities that most prospective buyers will expect of a Hotel Property Management System. These include managing reservations and rates, checking guests in and out of the property, assigning rooms and managing room inventory, servicing guest requests and handling accounting and billing requirements. It also explores advanced features such as revenue management and customer relationship management.

The research is based on data collected from 112 survey respondents across different geographies, different types of lodging properties and different levels of the organization, all of whom identified themselves as buyers and/or users of Hotel Property Management Systems. The content was independently produced, providing for unbiased, fact-based information. The underwriters include the following industry leaders: Hotelogix, Infor, innRoad, ResortSuite and RoomKeyPMS.

The 2014 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems is now available for complementary download. It can be accessed here.

About Smart Decision Guides

Smart Decision Guides serve as definitive resources and required reading for decision makers researching selected niche markets with the intention of making a purchase decision. The content is independently produced, without editorial involvement from company underwriters, providing for unbiased, fact-based information and buying recommendations. To learn more about Smart Decision Guides and Starfleet Media, please visit www.starfleetmedia.com.

Media Contact: Alisha Levin, Starfleet Media, 847.926.7197, [email protected]

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