The world of hotel technology, or the tech stack as it’s commonly called, has long been characterized by a series of competing visions, competing for software and multiple, sometimes confusing programs. Today, however, there are increasing signs of consolidation as large players in and out of this category vie for a larger slice of the billions of dollars being spent each year.
Consolidation is not a goal in and of itself, but it does represent a path to achieve certain objectives that have long been debated within the industry. For example, just how much do you know about the various terms, functions, and elements of the existing stack?
How much do you understand the operational processes and personnel management challenges involved?
what about the question of what those new solutions should look like? That’s a good question, one that requires some planning and in-depth analysis before you can answer it adequately. While there may be some room for developing a brand new hotel package from the ground up, what’s probably most needed today are scalable solutions that can leverage off the existing technology stack and then be quickly deployed across multiple locations.
In most cases, it will involve bringing together a wide variety of functional departments to share and leverage the existing infrastructure and software stack. Such solutions will need to be flexible enough to evolve as the business does, and able to address changing needs as they arise.
So, what’s next?
Well, if you want to get ahead of the competition, you need to be thinking about technology solutions that can help hotels of all sizes meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Today, many are looking to technology to help them remain competitive in the marketplace. With the advent of cloud computing and mobile computing, it’s become clear that staying on top of critical business processes isn’t just about having the right equipment and the requisite software licenses.
It’s about getting the right people to help do it.
What about Digital Transformation Strategies?
Many of today’s top hotels are using Digital Transformation Strategies to leverage the power of digital technologies to transform business processes and increase operational efficiency.
The goal is to reduce costs while improving service, productivity, and customer satisfaction. What’s more, by taking advantage of new technology, hotel tech can help hotel owners reduce operational costs while enhancing the design of their facilities. Digital Transformation Strategies can help address the key business problems of today including:
Digital transformation strategies
are also helpful because they address some of today’s most troubling issues. Chief among these is the issue of employee theft. Where before, thieves had to work closely with staff members of the hotel, now they can simply use the internet and guests’ personal data to bypass security and gain access to rooms, showers, and other buildings.
By providing hotel tech with comprehensive software solutions, such as “virtual swipe” technology, hotel owners can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of theft. In addition, by creating an environment where employees know that their information is safe and secure, hotel tech can help guests feel safer when they come to the hotel or when they make reservations at the hotel.
Why not contact your hospitality industry bank
or credit union and discuss financing options for your next development project? You may be able to negotiate a financing package that includes a purchase price. If you contact a local hotel management agency, they can review your finances and find out what your best option may be.
You may find that you can negotiate a purchase price that saves you money on finance charges, thereby helping you achieve or even exceed your hotel investment goals.