Guest house manager
At Software Experience we believe we've spotted a gap in the market for a web based system to help owners of small guest houses, b&bs, apartments houses & small hotels. We aim over the next few months to deliver a best in class web hosted application that will deliver these benefits to small business:
better organised, daily work schedules
room availability at a glance
guest history always a few clicks away.
always available info, even out of the house
no software install, just register online and go
build up a comprehensive picture of the business
capture financial information
integrate with selected online booking systems
We aim to deliver a system that is accessible to any business with access to the internet. No software to install as it will all be running in the cloud. This means your data is secure and backed up, the system will be available 24/7 and can grow and keep delivering as more guest houses use the service.
We are aiming to bring all your important data together in one place to allow you to organise, plan and analyse your business. The system will be kept simple and easy to use, with minimal learning curve.
Take direct bookings
Import bookings from selected online booking sites
Quickly find existing bookings
Record guest expenses and stay preferences (smoking, breakfast, cot)
Guest Booking Request
We provide a simple to request widget that can be integrated with an existing guest house website. Allow guest to easily make booking request online.
A graphical and simple view of current room availability. At a glance see what rooms are available for a specific time period.
The system will maintain a comprehensive guest database
Quickly find guest by name, email, mobile number
See details of a guest's previous stay.
Maintain guest marketing preferences.
We provide a comprehensive list of reports to see how your business is running
total stays in a period
length of stay breakdown
room rates and extras
Daily and weekly work schedules
what guest are leaving today
what guest are arriving today
chase up that balance payment
pick up guest from airport
Produce guest invoices
Tourist tax data
Out of the house? No problem login into the system via your smartphone.
Specially designed web pages to work well from most modern smartphones
Check for new bookings
Check a guest history - has this guest stayed with us before?
most guest houses use a combination of channels to get bookings, whether it's established online booking sites, through the local tourist office, direct marketing through own websites or a simple knock at the door.
we aim to add in the ability to import bookings make with some boking sites into this system, With all your bookings in one place it becomes easier to plan, report and make money.
availability and rates can be published to supported booking sites.
For the first release we will support only booking.com. We can develop for other booking sites as demand rises.
So how we will deliver this new system? Using your long expertise in the Microsoft .Net Framework and related tools. The application will be hosted in the Microsoft Cloud called Azure. This means the application will be available 24/7, data will be securely backed up, data is safe, the cloud grows as the usage on the system grows so providing consistent performance to the users.
JQuery and JQuery.Mobile
Hosting with Windows Azure
Summer 2012 : deliver first beta. A small group of guest houses are already on board and helping shape and test the application.
Early Autumn 2012 : deliver the first production release.
Beyond this we anticipate a continuous cycle of upgrades to improve the system. As the system is hosted on the cloud each new upgrade will be performed without the impact on the users. We hope the first release covers the core functions, as the community uses the system new features and improvements will arise and we intend to respond We want an evolving system that keeps delivering the most important features.
We may also tune the product to other related markets such as caravan sites, camping sites,multiple property business, larger guest houses and hotels.