If increasing efficiency in your hotel is on your to do list for 2017, read what we prepared in the 0.47 release. This time you can expect not only bug fixing and improving existing features!
The core of 0.47 release is making the system more user friendly and providing more value for the hoteliers, through direct impact on revenue.
Therefore, you will get a possibility of integrating your KWHotel Pro with two revenue management systems – Booking Suite Rate Manager and YieldPlanet Price Optimizer. With these tools you can always be a step ahead of your competition!
As of January you will also receive possibility to export your invoices to one of the most popular, international accountancy programs – Quickbooks.
Also, KWHotel will now exchange data with a modern POS software (POSBistro). We are including in our scope one more channel distribution manager – FastBooking!
Of course, KWHotel itself also received new modules and features, among them long term reservation management.
Read the below changelog to learn the full details of 0.47 update.
New synchronizations = explosion of possibilities:
– Implemented synchronization with two revenue management systems – BookingSuite Rate Manager and YieldPlanet Price Optimizer.
No more guessing in rates planning! Now take aware decission, based on analysis of important factors (like competition prices, events, historical data and more) or put the system on auto-pilot to optimize your rates, thus income!
– Synchronization with Quickbooks accounting software – now your invoices can be sent directly to Quickbooks now!
– Support for credit card payments; first to be deployed in the KWHotel Booking Engine and later in KWHotel itself. It will give the possibility to your clients to pay by credit card for their package.
– Synchronization with FastBooking channel manager – simple and intuitive system to distribute your prices to most profitable channels.
– Synchronization with Point-of-Sale system “POSBistro”. Now your hotel and restaurant can be billed in one system!
Brand new features:
– Long-term reservation module for easier management of such reservations
– Rate plan wizard so that managing rates is intuitive and simple
– Booking confirmation wizard; newly created booking confirmations can be further edited and configured to be sent automatically
– Online bookings module which shows you all reservations downloaded from Booking.com and channel managers
– Completely rebuilt Users module; new Permissions feature that allows to fully and in details manage roles of each individual program user
– Added price period wizard to the rate plans module
– Added meals wizard
Enhanced reporting and statistics:
– Implemented possibility to send automated reports and booking confirmations; they can be set up using multiple criteria
– More legible and informative layout of reports module
– New Housekeeping calendar and reports
– Improved the “Reservation – custom report”; it now contains additional fields, requested by the Users
Local language versions:
– Improved the Italian translation of the program
– Improved the English translation of the program
– Improved the Greek translation of the program
System overall efficiency:
– Optimized data exchange between workstations (KWHotel Pro); it now takes no longer than 1-2 seconds
– Redesigned interface to be more friendly and intuitive
– Added tooltips in the majority of program modules so that User is always aware what the given option does
– Significantly increased program performance
KWHotel in the cloud
We are strongly developing our cloud-based product KWHotel Web. See below what it gains with 0.47 update:
– Redesigned, friendly interface
– User management module
– Customer management functionality
Installation and setup:
– Rebuilt KWHotel Pro setup for much easier installation
– Facilitated the license loading and managing multiple properties on the same database
– Faster program startup
– Added support for reservation and customer import
– Added possibility to fully restore any deleted reservation, including its` history
Faster and safer synchronization:
– Improved the synchronization security in case of the channel manager or Booking.com synchronization
– Faster data synchronization with channel manager and Booking.com
– Additional logs in the program installation directory that allow you to monitor the program`s work
– Intelligent logging system; KWHotel will remember the last property you have logged to (in case of multiple properties on the same database)
– Improved the appearance and functionality of the registration card
– Added new options to the rate plans module for higher price flexibility
– Further improvements to the Statistics module for easier data analysis
– Added search filters to the Logbook module
– Added many enhancements to the Meals module
– Added new variables to customize your invoices
– Printouts can now be modified using a simple wizard
– Added possibility to create services for multiple days
– Added settings verification to KWHotel Booking Engine
– Added new messages and tooltips to KWHotel Booking Engine
The 0.47 release is planned for January, however please note, some features may arrive after initial release.