Happy New Year


Ringing in the New Year – Happy 2017!

As another year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a great 2017!  And, take some time to highlight a few of the major enhancements made this year

If you haven’t had a chance to try all of the new features and functions added in 2016, we have put together a list of highlights with links to step-by-step instructions below. Let us know if you have any questions, we would be happy to help. We look forward to an exciting 2017 with more enhancements, integrations, features, tutorials and webinars!


New! Rate Management Tools

As a BookingCenter customer, you have access to automated Rate Management tools already built in your PMS system. You can easily make % or $ adjustments to multiple rates at the same time using Manage Multiple Rates or quickly change a daily rate using on the Dynamic Rate Grid.

Looking for an automated rate management tool?

The Yield Management module is a powerful tool that gives you the ability to automatically change rates based on key factors like occupancy, date range and competitor’s rates. In addition, Booking.com/ BookingSuite customers can now integrate Rate Intelligence/Rate Manager Tools.

To learn more, watch our last webinar “Maximize Revenue with Rate Managment Tools


Important Update! Credit Card Retention Policy

In order to increase security on credit card data, we have implemented a Credit Card Retention Policy for Credit Card Numbers stored in Bookings. What this means is that Credit Card numbers will be retained for a period of 30, 60 or 90 Days after guest check-out and then automatically purged from the system after the designated retention period. The retention period (30 -90 days) depends on the setting you choose in MyPMS. Note: The last four digits of the Card Card # used for payment in the booking will be retained. For instructions, see General Settings.


MyPMS Release Highlights 2016

RATE MANAGEMENT

REPORT ENHANCEMENTS

TAPE CHART ENHANCEMENTS

  • Flag a Guest Choose a “Color Code Flag” to Guest Types to identify the guest types on the Tape Chart.
  • Group Booking Icons – Assign “Color Icons” to Group Bookings for easy identification on the Tape Chart
  • Room Amenity Icons – Display by Room on the Tape Chart.
  • Date bar repeat – Choose default row display view.
  • New Legend: See Room Type amenities and new muted red color for Unconfirmed Booking color on Tape Chart. See Tape Chart Enhancements

BOOKING TOOLS

  • Deposit Quote We have added a new field called “Deposit Quote” to the New Booking process. This makes it easy to quote – and pay – the deposit amount required based on your guarantee policy set in Marketing and Policies
  • Guest History link on New Booking Window: Easily look up Guest HIstory when making a new booking. Enter Guest Name and click the Guest History link to see all history for that particular guest. See New Booking Guest Information
  • Hotel Logo on Folio Print/Email: There is now an option to add your hotel logo to the Folio printout or email. To add your hotel logo, See Setup
  • Guest History link on New Booking Window: Easily look up Guest HIstory when making a new booking. Enter Guest Name and click the Guest History link to see all history for that particular guest. See New Booking Guest Information
  • Print All Reg Cards by Room. We have added “Room” to the sort options for the Print All Reg Cards Report giving you the ability to sort and print the report by last name or room. See Print All Reg Cards

OTHER ENHANCEMENTS

  • Owner’s Area: Each unit owner can now go to https://owners.bookingcenter.com and log in to see their details, bookings, commissions and reports. Learn more about Owner Management
  • Group Booking Engine: The “Add Room” function in the Group Booking Engine now displays the Room Rate and Reservation total when a guest is making a booking. All properties using the BookingCenter booking engine has a booking engine for groups. Learn how to use the Group Booking Engine.
  • Manage Rates – Weekly rates Flag. Make managing rates easier. If you don’t use weekly rates, we have given you the ability to “hide” the weekly rates from the Manage Rates screen making it faster to change change rates. Turn this setting on by using the new “Weekly Rates” Flag in the Booking Engine Settings. See Weekly Rates

See our full Release Notes.