New Hilton, Inter-Continental Properties Mirror Industry Automation Trend

The Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, which commands the southern tip of Baja California on the Pacific Ocean, and the Presidente Inter-Continental Paraiso de la Bonita overlooking the Caribbean on the Yucatan Peninsula, are hundreds of miles apart but share several things in common. Both resorts have multiple profit centers, discriminating clientele, and require single-system efficiency to operate at the five-star level.

Although the two hotel teams reached their system decisions independently, both selected the same enterprise suite: the Rapsodia Windows back office system by Advansys LLC. Deciding factors were its Microsoft Windows ease of use, a single database architecture that allows one or more properties with multiple companies to reside on a single server, and the fact that 40% of the Mexican hotel and resort market has standardized on solutions from Advansys. Each hotel`s system suite seamlessly interfaces with the property`s front office and point of sale solutions, and will evolve to provide the property with customer relationship management (CRM), and business intelligence. The single system solution combines financial accounting, fixed assets, time and attendance, inventory, multi-warehouse control, cash management, and menu costing while providing multi-company consolidations. It is completely integrated.

Rapsodia is a customizable, Windows-based, integrated, back office solution with numerous modules including time and attendance, payroll, inventory management, fixed assets, treasury, purchase orders, merchandise reception, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger. With a proven track record in the hospitality vertical, Rapsodia allows executives to create business information reports, such as consolidated statements for groups of corporations, that analyze in-depth information actionable for tomorrow`s decisions. Forty percent of the hotels and resorts in Mexico have standardized on solutions from Advansys for accounting and administrative management.