Current install rates for cloud-based PMS hover at around 9 percent, and an additional 15 percent of hotels are planning a migration in the year ahead. HT offers guidance from those who've taken the leap above property with four factors to consider before making a purchase.
The global standard for chip-enabled payment cards, known as EMV, promotes a more secure payment infrastructure with lower risk and fraud potential that should benefit the entire payment ecosystem. While a standard in Europe for 25 years, implementation in the U.S. has created a stir as uncertainty and misinformation permeate the marketplace. Steve Barrow, vice president IT for Luby's Fuddruckers, addresses the roadblocks that remain for foodservice to see benefits of EMV implementation.
Dunkin' Donuts integrates Visa Checkout with Dunkin' Mobile App as new mobile payment option.
The acquisition is expected to strengthen the company's presence among hard-to-reach hotel users of Internet booking engines in Asia.
Interfacing with the hotel's property management system, it will charge guests when towels are not returned.
Fundamental enhancements for location-based service include virtualized LBS software, calibration-free deployment, user presence and integrated support for BLE beaconing.
Cloud computing: At first just a buzzword for computing services delivered via the Internet, the Cloud has matured and fueled innovation in the hospitality industry.
Real-time insights are expected to allow smoother payment processing, increased speed of service and improved operating efficiency.
Referral partnership with CrowdCompass by Cvent and PSAV will strengthen adoption of mobile tech for meetings and events.
New cloud-based, touchscreen point-of-sale system features digital menu boards, kitchen video screens, customer-facing displays for advertising, and integrated security cameras.