Check-in kiosks in support of customer service
Improved hotel management derives from the automation of multiple tasks, which results in time and money savings as well as in overall satisfaction (for both guests and staff). More particularly, self-serve electronic check-in and check-out kiosks are now available, which allow for greater guest autonomy and user-paced service. The kiosks can deliver room keys, pre-authorize payments and communicate hotel regulations.
There are many advantages to using the kiosks, including fast and efficient service when it comes to booking and booking management at any time day or night. Employees have more time to spend interacting with guests and can, therefore, offer more comprehensive customer service. The use of a PMS system such as Hotello should be seen as a productive complement to customer service. Receptionists can work side-by-side with the check-in terminals.
Customer service and efficiency
Regarding customer service, a good PMS system’s efficiency comes down to one significant keyword: speed. Your system must be time efficient to avoid queues at check-in and when it comes time to pay at check-out. The same rule applies where the booking form is concerned; it must be easy to understand and allow for active data entry. The speed of the service offered through the PMS system will determine guests’ degree of satisfaction. A good PMS system must be user-friendly, scalable, automated, encrypted and available on the cloud as well as provide adequate technical support. These attributes are the main qualities you should look for in a good PMS!
Customer service through integration
Your PMS system may be your hotel’s focal point, but for it to be as efficient as possible, it must integrate seamlessly with other systems. The kind of integration required allows for fluid communication between multiple systems and provides optimal and comprehensive customer service. For example, a PMS system must integrate with the in-room guest management system, the connected key system that makes late check-in possible by sending guests a code by email or text before they arrive.
To have access to these features and offer them to guests, integration between the PMS and other systems is essential. Automation lies at the heart of this integration. When you acquire a good PMS system, keep in mind that it is always possible to improve customer service further by making judicious and broad use of the PMS’s features.