CLOUD-BASED CHANNEL MANAGER
Upgrading to a cloud-based channel manager is more than just fitting into the trends. A cloud-based channel manager has simple requirements – it only requires an internet-compatible device, such as smartphones or PCs. The system software and data is stored on a shared server at our channel management system’s data center. The users access the channel management system through the Web browser of their devices anywhere, anytime, but we take care of the security and maintenance of software, data, and servers.
Why Choose Cloud-Based Channel Manager?
Compared to locally installed channel managing software, the merits of a cloud-based channel manager are numerous, and if you’re still unsure about what the hype is all about, you should consider the following key benefits of a cloud-based channel management system.
Reduced Costs and Space:
Cutting costs is one of the most important benefit of a cloud-based hotel management software. Using a locally installed system means you’ll need to invest in a dedicated server and IT staff to configure and maintain it. In addition to annual maintenance costs, you’ll also have to pay licensing fee and software upgrade fee. However, a cloud-based channel manager helps you reduce overhead costs, especially on staff training, expensive hardware, and servers that might also take up space. Also, software upgrades and updates are automatic and free, so it saves you space, time, and money.
Using a locally installed channel management system means that access is limited and operation is confined to the front desk or local offices, but Nobeds cloud-based manager actually streamlines your front desk operations. Nobeds cloud-based channel manager can efficiently be accessed from any workstation, even outside your property from any permitted device – such as an internet-enabled smartphone, desktop, tablet or laptop. Remarkably, there wouldn’t be need for software installation. That means you can make relevant and informed business decisions about your property on the go without hassle and limitations of distance.
Compared to legacy management system, a cloud-based channel manager helps you automate daily tasks and enhances operational productivity. It features an attractive user interface and dashboard, where you can manage finances, control staff actions, and perform all operations in just few clicks. With a user-friendly cloud-based channel manager like Nobeds, daily tasks like managing reservation and housekeeping, multiple POS outlets, updating inventory and rates on multiple OTAs, handling guest billing and accounting, and other routines are automated. Hence, operations are seamless, error-free, and faster – which means your guests’ needs are met in time, and your staff are better at their jobs.
Increased Sales and Revenue:
A cloud-based channel manager does not only automate your transaction, it also helps you with an even and real-time distribution across OTAs and boosts your hotel’s online visibility and reputation. This allows you to reach out to newer and a larger target audience. That means you can get more bookings via your website and metasearch sites. Furthermore, you can also collect and manage guest reviews to strengthen your brand’s online reputation for more sales and higher revenue.