Why your hotel should have a cloud-based PMS?
With emerging trends, evolutions and challenges, technology has become an essential element in the hotel industry. In an effort to continue to innovate and optimize the management and profitability of their establishments, hotel managers are increasingly relying on advanced solutions such as the new generation of Property Management Systems (PMS) which are accessible from web browsers.
The cloud, also known as “cloud computing”, is a computer system that uses remote servers to store data or access software. By opting for cloud hosting, you are divesting yourself of the responsibility of managing your software by transferring this responsibility to the provider and also benefiting from a whole range of benefits associated with this choice.
Therefore, here are 4 good reasons to equip your hotel with a cloud-based PMS!
Remotely accessible and easy to use
Equipping your hotel with a cloud-based hotel management software will allow you to connect from home with your own device such as a computer or a tablet. All you need is a WiFi connection and a web browser. Thus, cloud hosting offers hotel managers greater mobility. Indeed, with this technology, they no longer need to go to their hotel in person in case of booking concerns or to view statistical reports.
Savings on hardware investment
More often than not, the subscription for a cloud-based PMS is monthly. Its price and various included features can vary and be adjusted according to your property’s needs. In addition, you won’t have to invest in hardware that will be stored within your hotel such as servers, hard drives, storage, database licenses and more.
In addition to saving money, cloud hosting saves you from having to maintain physical IT infrastructure.
Real-time data synchronization and back-ups
Whether it’s for a booking, an arrival, a departure or a change in room status, a cloud-based Property Management Software allows you to synchronize all this information in real-time. This represents a significant gain in time and efficiency for your teams in addition to improving communication between your departments.Moreover, cloud hosting provides a true reliability advantage. In case of technical problems, data is saved regularly and can be restored if needed.
Enhanced data protection
Choosing a cloud-based PMS means choosing an external hosting platform rather than local storage. Cloud hosting helps to reduce the risk of hacking, enhance data privacy and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU-wide personal data privacy protection law.
Opting for a cloud-based PMS can only be beneficial for your hotel. Indeed, cloud hosting has undeniable advantages such as remote accessibility, ease of use, savings on hardware investment, real-time data synchronization, regular back-ups and enhanced data protection.