protel PMS

protel PMS is a market leading Property Management System, installed in over 8,000 properties in 80+ countries. protel caters to the needs of every market segment, from small individual hotels to multinational hotel groups. By offering locally installed and cloud-based deployment options (via Xn protel’s data centre facilities, if required), protel allows customers to adapt rapidly as their business needs change and evolve.

 

protel is available in Single Property (SPE) or Multi Property (MPE) editions. The core PMS is enhanced by a range of fully integrated modules and product extensions. protel also takes full advantage of mobile technologies, offering native applications and dedicated modules for smartphones and tablets.

 

Reflecting the critical need for a PMS to connect to all other applications in a hotel, protel PMS has an extensive library of over 1000 certified interfaces to all major third party systems.

 

A further major benefit of protel PMS is the ability to customise the product to adapt to our clients’ specific business processes.

 

Independents

 

protel Single Property Edition (SPE) is a hotel management system for individual hotels, serviced apartments and other accommodation businesses. Existing protel SPE users supported by Xn range from 8 to 800 bedrooms.

 

protel SPE is a mature, internationally proven hotel management system, providing powerful support for all your activities. Learn about your guests, their stays and their preferences. Proactively manage your hotel’s occupancy and REVPAR, raise efficiency levels and boost profits and revenues.

 

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Features:

  • Real time reservations from all channels – voice, GDS, OTAs, web
  • Front Office service operations
  • Cashiering
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Extensive profile management
  • CRM
  • Sophisticated rate management
  • Integrated Conference & Banqueting
  • Accounts Receivable/Sales Ledger
  • Over 2,000 reports
  • Extensive connectivity via interface library
  • Mobile apps
  • Extensive range of add-ons (voucher management, survey tool, SMS manager, etc.)
  • No matter which market sector you operate in, protel SPE is completely scalable to meet your needs.

Groups

 

protel Multi-Property Edition (MPE) is a true, single database, centralised Property Management System for groups and chains from 2 properties upward. All hotels access the same guest information from a central database in real time. Data and functions are available across all properties, thereby providing for meaningful data and lean business processes.

 

protel MPE offers all of the functionality of protel SPE and adds central reservations, marketing reporting and other key functions in one package so you can monitor and control all of your business activities and revenues across the entire organisation.

 

Central Reservations

 

Each hotel can access not only its own centrally stored data, but also data from other hotels, where user permissions allow. Rates, availability, reservations and all other data are posted in real time and immediately visible across all properties. Front Office, Conference & Banqueting and Sales & Marketing are accessible both centrally and from each hotel in the network.

 

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Real time, two-way connectivity to GDS, OTAs and your own web site is made possible by tight integration with all of the leading distribution systems, including Xn globalRES. Rates, availability and allocations are managed in protel MPE and pushed to all connected channels, while reservations are retrieved in real time and automatically populated in the protel MPE database.

 

Central Marketing
Guests, companies, travel agents and bookers are held as a single profile in the central protel MPE database, regardless of the number of hotels stayed in. With total visibility of revenue, guest history and future bookings, the sales department can centrally plan and manage strategies within protel MPE for an effective customer relationship management program.

 

Central Reporting
Real time, consolidated, multi-property reports are provided to allow for central analysis of business trends and ease of comparison of hotels’ performance. Optional Business Intelligence tools are becoming increasingly popular for self-service, on-the-fly report creation and drill down to the relevant details.

 

Modules

 

A diverse array of optional protel modules and add-ons are available to provide a complete solution for your business. Listed below are some of the most popular, but please contact sales@xnprotel.com for the full list.

 

Conference & Banqueting
protel Banquet helps you to plan and host receptions, banquets and events of all kinds and sizes. With protel Banquet, you can keep track of your long-term occupancy levels and generate schedules and room plans quickly and effortlessly.

 

protel Banquet integrates seamlessly with the protel product suite. Whether you use protel SPE, our solution for individual hotels, or manage groups with protel MPE, protel Banquet accesses the same SQL database and interacts seamlessly with all Front Office features.

 

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Features:

  • Full integration with Front Office for reservations and billing
  • Detailed diary with multiple views and event drill down
  • Fully featured Sales & Marketing module (optional)
  • Customisable graphical room plans
  • Inventory control for equipment hire
  • On-the-fly menu creation
  • Fully customisable function sheets/banquet event orders
  • Detailed forecast reporting

 

protel Sales & Marketing
protel Sales & Marketing is a comprehensive customer relationship management tool for hotel sales teams, providing total visibility into guest needs and enabling focused campaign management.

 

Like protel Banquet, protel Sales & Marketing integrates seamlessly with protel’s Front Office module (SPE and MPE).

 

 

Features:

  • Activity Manager allows salespeople to manage daily tasks, calls, appointments and contacts
  • Sales Navigator provides detailed analysis of actual and projected revenue by customer, open activities and other critical account information
  • Comprehensive query tool allows segmentation of customers by multiple key criteria
  • Campaigns can be defined, initiated and managed from within protel
  • Salesperson activity can be monitored and influenced by the management team
  • Integration with Outlook

 

protel Vouchers
protel Vouchers is seamlessly integrated in the protel PMS and relieves you of the administrative strain often associated with voucher sales.

 

 

Issue, print, sell, administrate and redeem as many vouchers and gift certificates as you want. Now includes voucher sales on your web site.

 

Mobile

 

The rise and rise of smartphones and tablets continues at a frightening pace. In both consumer and professional environments, the demand for mobile apps is insatiable. protel has already launched a number of innovative mobile modules for protel and more are in the pipeline.

 

protel for iPad
Don’t let work tie you to your desk. Go wherever you like and take protel with you.

 

protel for iPad is the first fully mobile hotel management system and offers the hotelier significant opportunities to enhance customer service and increase operational efficiencies.

 

 

protel for iPad offers more than just traditional Front Office features. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities:

 

  • Save unnecessary waiting time – check your guests in while greeting them personally in the lobby or on the way to the room.
  • Handle booking requests from anywhere and at any time.
  • Access management reports, evaluate the latest statistics and make informed decisions whilst on the move

 

protel Housekeeping
This native app for the Apple iPhone or iPod touch connects housekeeping staff, maintenance teams and front desk managers, allowing them to share live information on housekeeping and maintenance issues.

 

Housekeepers can update room status on the spot or post a guest’s consumption while replenishing the minibar. They also can send a maintenance request to the appropriate team, including photos taken on the device, if required.

 

 

  • Housekeeping list: Check and change room status and details
  • Minibar: Charge the consumption while replenishing the minibars
  • Maintenance: Create and edit maintenance orders, add pictures using the iPod or iPhone
  • Lost & Found: Create and edit entries, add pictures using the iPod or iPhone

Custom

 

The name “Xn” has evolved from the original “Xn”, meaning value multiplied, which lies at the heart of our ethos to this day. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the value we add to the protel suite through the numerous customisations we provide to our protel users. From popup alerts to fully featured, seamlessly integrated modules, Xn protel has invested heavily in its own development resource to deliver that last 5% to our customers. This ensures that protel and other Xn protel Systems adapt to your business processes, rather than the reverse.

 

 

protel’s unique “C-Kit” functionality allows Xn to develop comprehensive bespoke functionality, fully integrated with the main application to reflect the individual needs of each customer. This is achieved using XML “hooks” in the application and does not require core code development, thereby reducing cost and lead time.

 

Examples of C-Kits range from user alerts when dealing with VIP guests to sophisticated bolt-on modules managing the unique operational and financial requirements of long stay businesses.

 

Our intimate technical understanding of the protel application and its underlying database also allow us to produce intricate and detailed reports in accordance with customer specifications. No two hotels operate in exactly the same way and our report development services prove invaluable to senior management teams.