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This MacNews Category Review looks at part two of our three-part round-up of Mac OS X software for hotel, motel and bed and breakfast owners. Products covered include Adaptive Hotel, BedSheet, BookingCenter, ElevenBC Business Center Kiosk System, EQUISIS DA@Touch Screen, HansaWorld Express, HotelBell, Information Concierge, InnScheduler, Innformed Manager, MacHotel, MotelMate, Oxygene, Reservations, Sixth Sense Cafe, tourishotel and Welcome!-Hotelselftware.
Adaptive Hotel is a complete hotel management solution from Portugal. It has a realtime reservation engine with online status feed for Web bookings.
BedSheet is an Excel-based tool for managing bed and breakfast operations. Includes scheduling, occupancy, invoice and other "back-office" features.
BookingCenter Property Management Software is a booking and management solution for all Macintosh (and Windows) computers. It's designed for independent lodging properties including hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels to sell their rooms over the Internet. BookingCenter.com combines property management software with Web based reservation services and network distribution to thousands of travel sites and global distribution systems. Lite and Pro versions available.
ElevenBC Business Center Kiosk System
ElevenBC Business Center Kiosk System is a centrally managed, all-in-one guest solution designed for hotels, convention centers and other public venues. Central administration, customization of branding, pricing (or free access) and other key features and real-time reporting are all available through a web interface. Your guests can choose Mac OS X or Windows and switch between the two operating systems during their session. Afterward, all of their data is digitally shredded to protect privacy.
EQUISIS DÃ©tail Touch Screen
EQUISIS DÃ©tail Touch Screen is a software solution from Belgium for the management of restaurants and bars. It has been specifically designed to be used with touch screen devices. Combined with the EQUISIS Stock management module, it offers a solution for the management of such activities as: follow-up of the orders by waiters and table and/or customer; order transfers from one table to another, from one waiter to another; sales histories by customer, article, waiter; stock management; automatic generation of suppliers orders, etc.; and more.
With HansaWorld Express small and medium companies can take care of their accounting needs and manage logistics, sales, projects and customer relationships. In addition to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) functions, HansaWorld Express offers specialized solutions for industries like hotels, restaurants or consulting firms.
HotelBell is a graphic multilingual program for hotels.
[url=http://www.ait.co.in/ ]Information Concierge[/url] is a Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) compatible hotel management solution that includes room reservation/billing, house keeping and laundry, inventory, point-of-sale, food-and-beverage, conference hall, Web site reservation and accounts integration modules. It's fully customizable.
innScheduler is Japanese software designed to handle the reservation and front desk activity of hotel and lodging establishments containing up to 100 rooms or units. The application was adapted from the defunct MacInn interface for scheduling reservations, but with additional features including seasonal rates, definable weekends, group bookings, folio and shift histories. Other features include package rates, instant access to room and hotel descriptions as well as ownership information for condominium and resort properties.
The Innformed Manager is reservation, guest, and financial management software created and designed specifically for the inn/bed and breakfast industry. It offers a complete reservation history, guest history, built-in word processing, custom report generation and more. There's also the ability to email guest and inquiries directly from the package.
The InnFormed Manager has management reports such as referral reports, occupancy reports, tax reports, and income booked reports. It comes complete with its own basic accounting functions and allows for export to Quicken and M.Y.O.B. Four different calendars, each capable of remaining open on the screen while inquiries and reservations are made, are available. There's also the ability to export room availability to online reservation services keep you up-to-the minute in reservation software.
MacHotel is hotel management software. It's available in English and Italian versions.
MotelMate is a hospitality property management program from New Zealand. It will handle all your reservations, scheduling, billing and service tracking as well as links to your PABX for phone billing.
In conjunction with TrafficMate, a hardware router solution you can also manage / charge for your internet access seamlessly. MotelMate is created using FileMaker Pro and so is fully universal both now and in the future.
Oxygene is management software from Switzerland that's designed for hotel and resort receptions.
Reservations, developed in FileMaker, graphically displays rooms that are available. It lets you print, e-mail or fax confirmations and invoices. Allows for unlimited number of rooms. Reservations offers detailed guest information and history to help owners keep in contact with guests and promote return visits to their property. The system integrates with MYOB accounting software.
Sixth Sense Cafe
Sixth Sense Cafe is POS (point of sale) software can "turn a Mac or PC into a cash register, accountant, and business partner." It's purportedly designed from the cash register up and not from an accounting package down. Sixth Sense isn't a module of an accounting program, but a fully functional cash register with inventory and customer tracking and control. It comes with reporting and graphing capabilities, and the ability to handle customer accounts including automatic statement generation.
tourishotel is a property management system from Germany that's built for any type of accommodation like hotels, B&B, hostels, motels, etc.
Also from Germany is Welcome!-Hotelsoftware, which is designed to handle tasks involving occupancy, reservations, mail merge and more. An interface to an accounting module is included.