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Integrated EAM for Hotels: An Overview
According to a recent NYT article, the hotel industry saw record revenue last year reaching $138 billion, growing $28 billion from the previous year. In

travel reservation  of thousands of global travel agents are connected to a hotel’s central reservation database via a global distribution systems (GDS), such as Amadeus , Sabre Holdings , Galileo , and Worldspan (the latter two operate under TravelPort, but have both retained their brand names). In addition to calculating travel agent commissions, administrators need to manage travel agents’ logins, passwords, and profiles, as well as their permissions. Increasingly, large hotel chains are also making business to busine Read More

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Vendor Extends Welcome Mat for Hospitality Industry
SoftBrands Hospitality business supports the enterprise information management needs of hotels and resorts. SoftBrands' range of hospitality software products

travel reservation  standardize communications within the travel industry, and the Best Western two-way interface conforms to OTA specifications. The new two-way interface will make it possible for guest reservations to be booked or updated through the Best Western central reservation office or through an individual property using real time hotel availability data for Best Western properties. PORTfolio PORTfolio is a comprehensive client/server hotel system that offers a wide range of functions for both front- and back-offic Read More
May a New Day Begin for Mature Enterprise Applications - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined the trend of enterprise applications vendors’ attempts to win their users’ hearts and minds (as well as wallets) via more

travel reservation  will likely feel like time travel to at least two decades in the future (or as if they were participants in ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover show ). And who might then care about what other vendors might be doing in this regard? The Infor ERP Adage MyDay Datasheet is available at the company’s web site here . Now I get that MyDay, being free of charge and exhibiting a unifying, dynamic, and snazzy UI, should resonate with Infor customers on antiquated and diverse products. The UI enhancement has also very Read More
Remedy Corporation: Poised for a Comeback?
Once the toast of Wall Street, Remedy has redefined its business. With products in CRM, service management and e-procurement (and others), and propelled by

travel reservation  it to offer a travel and expense product. Revenue has grown consistently and substantially, with revenues rising from $20 million in 1994 to $229 million in 1999. (See Figure 1). Annual growth has been less than 50% only in the last two years, with the low point at 22% in 1998, and 1999 at the 45% level. Figure 1 Spending, both on Research and Development and on Sales and Marketing, has been growing, as shown in Figure 2. On the average over the past few years, sales expenses have been about twice Read More
Manugistics Lays Groundwork For Talus Integration
This $152 million SCM vendor should make e-commerce the focus of its integration effort.

travel reservation  industries, such as air travel, car rental, hotel & casino, and even apartment rental, where a variety of factors influence the optimal price. The solutions analyze historical data, make predictions of consumer demand, and provide algorithms to maximize revenues and profits using parameters such as availability, product margins, and seasonal factors. One unique aspect of Talus is the initial segmentation of the customer base according to buying habits, price thresholds, and responses to changes in availab Read More
Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative
Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

travel reservation  to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was launched in the United States and will expand to Canada, Europe and countries in Asia and the Pacific early next year. Market Impact Like the similar announcement by TD Bank of Canada (See TEC News Analysis article: Bank is First Mover in Canadian E-Commerce December 27th, 1999), PricewaterhouseCoopers is taking the position that anyone can create Read More
The 6 Steps to a Successful Enterprise System Implementation
The process of implementing a new enterprise solution is incredibly complex. This process can send your organization down a long road of beneficial—and

travel reservation  you won’t have to travel that road again. The key question: how do you do it right? Read More
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

travel reservation  Suppliers Minimizing Freight and Travel Costs Changing Production Models Finding Opportunity in Market Changes Acting Now Can Spell Success   Introduction Finding a silver lining in the clouds of a destructive storm is not always easy. Rapidly rising fuel costs have been a devastating force for many manufacturers of industrial equipment. The immediate impact has been an increase in the cost of transportation and freight as well as some raw materials. Some machinery manufacturers may also suffer from Read More
Project Management Strategies for a Challenged Economy
As recent media reports suggest, the dreaded “R” word—recession—is looming large across the horizon of most western and global economies. Many organizations

travel reservation  team members by cutting travel. Get them out in the world and exposed to new thinking. Send teams to trade shows and webinars, and encourage networking through associations, all to review costs with an eye toward eliminating unnecessary expenditures. 6. Introduce new technologies, such as business intelligence (BI) and enterprise resource planning (ERP), which will generate savings and add analytical visibility. For information on BI and ERP vendor solutions, consult TEC’s vendor showcase. Read More
Certify Cloud T&E Solution Joins Kronos Workforce Ready Marketplace
Kronos has announced the addition of Certify, a cloud-based travel and expense (T&E) management solution, to its Workforce Ready Marketplace. Certify is the

travel reservation  Certify , a cloud-based travel and expense (T&E) management solution, to its Workforce Ready Marketplace . The Marketplace for small and medium businesses (SMBs) features tightly integrated, best-of-breed complementary products and services from accredited third-party vendors and internally developed Kronos offerings in various functional categories, including background screening, 401k, benefits enrollment, workers’ compensation, and human resources (HR) content .   Kronos Workforce Ready is the Read More
Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

travel reservation  these core personnel will travel to bolster local teams. Each office generally has at least one proponent familiar with User Intelligence tools and methodologies. Regional Differences in Services The user may find that there are regional differences in services largely due to the environment and the way in which the DBSP has grown up. One way to acquire talent in the areas of strategy is through acquisition of companies with digital management consulting expertise. As many pure play DBSPs started as Read More
i2 e-Business Strategy Services Not For Everyone
Companies that know what they want in terms of Internet capabilities might benefit from eSOA, but others should give it a wide berth.

travel reservation  for the airline and travel industries. Though Gate Gourmet seemed pleased with the results, vendor-supplied strategic services are not for every company. Market Impact Vendors and analysts differ in their views on the merits and aims of vendor-supplied strategic services. Vendors maintain that such services are intended merely to assist companies understand how technology can help their businesses. Many analysts view them as ploys to sell hesitant companies a slew of products they don't really need. The Read More
The Devil’s in the Details (Based on a True Story)

travel reservation  as I had to travel to a different city the next week The project was initially to take five working days and launch internally for testing the following week. Instead it took three weeks to get to that point. The project sponsor was dismissed. All this drama could have been mitigated with one simple question during the sales cycle: “What licensing level and version of the database do I need for all my selected modules to run?” This is a very clear example of why maintaining a rigorous level of detail Read More
FinancialForce PSA Winter '13 Helping “Road Warriors”
Recently released FinancialForce PSA Winter ’13 builds on FinancialForce.com’s commitment to making professional services teams more effective, mobile, and

travel reservation  by FinancialForce.com, Workday, SAP Travel On Demand , and similar cloud solutions. Read More
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