TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY,HOSPITALITY TRENDS
Agilysis | January 04, 2023
Agilysis, a provider of hospitality software solutions, recently announced a partnership between Marriott International, Inc. and Agilysis, a cloud-native property management system (PMS) software provider.
Agilysys and Marriott will collaborate to form a cohesive strategy and activation plan before taking steps to replace the various proprietary property management systems currently in use.
Agilysys remarked that it is looking forward to deploying its cloud-native PMS that is easy to use, comprehensive in functionality, and backed up by world-class service and support. As an organization focused solely on hospitality, Agilysys designs solutions to serve all hotel types while also accommodating diverse needs, which is an advantage for organizations with extensive brand portfolios such as Marriott.
Being chosen to provide property management technology to the world's leading hospitality corporations to help them meet the growing needs of the next generation of employees and guests is a testament to the hospitality solution advancements resulting from the company's substantial investments in research and development and its accelerating rate of innovation.
Adding to this, Marriott International said that it is also looking forward to utilizing Agilysys’ property management technology to elevate and simplify the associate experience, enabling them to focus on delivering exceptional guest service.
Agilysys delivers hospitality-focused technology solutions. The company offers point-of-sale, property management, inventory and procurement, analytics, payment processing, document management, mobile solutions, support, maintenance, professional services, and third-party hardware products and operating systems. It offers innovations for the hotel industry, diverse capabilities for different properties, and cloud-native technology that makes work easier for staff and improves the guest experience.
Deem | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Deem, a pioneer in mobile-first corporate travel management software, announced that its improved Etta business travel booking website is now available for early access. Deem representatives can provide customers with access, allowing them to experience new features, including:
A new e-commerce-style shopping cart enables users to search and select hotels, flights, and rental cars in any order and then check out when finished.
Responsive design that improves the booking experience no matter what device is used.
EcoCheck tool features the same functionalities and data as Etta for iOS and Android.
Etta's award-winning accessibility features are now fully realized in the desktop app, allowing everyone to book corporate travel on the Etta website easily.
The delegate booking feature, available in both classic and updated Etta, enables travel managers to book, manage, and monitor travel for their entire team.
Responsive design is a crucial requirement today, as 92% of people browse the internet on their phones. Moreover, website traffic through phones is on the rise, with 59.5% as of 2022's third quarter. The new version of Etta will automatically reformat for optimal performance on the platform used to access it.
Sustainability information is also important to travelers, with 77% of business travelers responding that reducing their carbon footprint during travel is a moderate or top priority. Those between 18-34 account for the highest percentage (86%) of the respondents. EcoCheck offers reliable carbon emissions data, contextual information, and hotel ratings during the travel booking process.
Better accessibility is crucial to enable more people to benefit from digital platforms. With Deem's award-winning accessibility functionality now on the Etta website, it meets the WCAG 2 AA-level guidelines.
Customers with early access can activate the latest Etta web experience by toggling a button in the screen's top right corner. Once enabled, the toggle is applied across the site. This new version of the Etta business travel software will be available for all locations this summer.
Deem is a corporate travel management software provider with solutions designed to help employees work and travel more efficiently while companies can apply policies and control costs. Its platform allows travel managers to customize travel programs and easily service travelers. The company's products give employees the tools to make better travel decisions, save money, and stay connected. Its technology plugs into travel management and expense providers, and its suite of tools is used by corporate customers and travel management companies globally. Deem is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, and has offices in Bangalore, India and Dublin, Ireland. It is wholly owned by Enterprise Holdings.
Olo Inc., | February 13, 2023
Olo Inc., a renowned open SaaS platform for restaurants that facilitates hospitality at every guest touchpoint, recently announced the availability of Borderless functionality for all customers of Olo Pay. This unlocks the advantages of streamlined payment across a larger set of 600 brands in Olo's network to improve the checkout experience for guests. This feature and several other product innovations are now available to aid its restaurant clients in providing superior hospitality.
Borderless, which was offered only to customers using Olo Pay's white-label interface Serve, is now available to all Olo Pay customers, including those with custom ordering websites and apps, allowing more brands to increase revenue and gain actionable guest data. For example, its capabilities eliminate the need for guests to remember passwords or enter credit card information at every transaction, simplifying the checkout process. It also lets restaurants increase guest retention, basket conversion, and visit frequency, improves the guest experience and de-identifies guest data to guide high-level business decisions.
Olo also introduced QR Code Ordering and Geolocation Partner Notifications this quarter. The new QR code ordering capability lets guests update their table numbers quickly and easily from their mobile device, allowing them to dine where they want and connecting guests to servers, thereby enhancing on-premises dining.
Expo, Olo's tablet-based software solution for restaurant front-of-house workflow, now displays guest arrival and approaching notifications for restaurants using Geolocation Partner Notifications. The feature's automation solves the need for multiple tablets and facilitates quick and fresh food preparation for guests.
New York-basedOlo is a major on-demand commerce platform driving the digital transformation of the restaurant industry. The platform provides the infrastructure to capture consumer demand and manage orders across all channels. Through integrations with over 300 technology partners, its customers can create digital experiences with the industry's most robust and adaptable restaurant commerce ecosystem. Over 500 restaurant brands utilize Olo to increase digital sales, maximize profitability, and maintain direct customer relationships.