This release brings new services, major enhancements to Housekeeping, MyGuest, Reports, Self Check-in, Online Deposits and several bug fixes
Mobile Housekeeping App
The HouseKeeping App is a 'scaled down' version of the MyGuest system, specifically for customers who want a robust Housekeeping management system tied in the with MyPMS, but don't need other MyGuest features nor a Concierge interfaces. Use for Daily Housekeeping (Full Clean or Stay Over cleans) are assigned individually, or in a Group, to Housekeeping staff (what BookingCenter calls 'Users'). Armed with the BookingCenter mobile app (or they can use a web browser), the User receives notification about their daily needs (no more Housekeeping sheets to print out!) and the time the request was sent.Learn more about Mobile Housekeeping App
MyGuest- Mobile Housekeeping Integration
Hotel Incident Reports - go paperless!
Each property can create their own default Incident Report in order to record a Housekeeping or Maintenance 'Incident' that requires written or photographic documentation. Created as a completely customizable letter(s), the one set as 'Default Letter' under the Incident Report section will open a template to be filled in and saved when a Housekeeper clicks 'Incident report' from a Request that has a Booking ID assigned. Allowing the User to place a lengthy description of the issue, with up to 5 photos (uploaded from a computer and/or the mobile device being used by the User), each Incident report is automatically filled in with all relevant data (Guest, Room, Booking, Dates of Arrival/Depart, etc) and the resulting document is a date- and time -stamped, and saved under the "Letters" area of the specific Booking for easy retrieval in case of a dispute. Learn more about the Incident Report
NEW! Channel Manager Ultimate
The Ultimate Channel Manager contains many of the bookings management features of MYPMS, such as: automating Letters, including email and SMS/test messages, based on multiple events such as arrival/departure/date booked; receiving daily Reports automatically via email; complete editing of bookings, dates, rooms, and rates, regardless of source of the booking; managing room assignments and/or Room Type daily management; integration with MyGuest and the Housekeeping App; logging all activity for each Booking; supporting eSign and Incident Report with unlimited storage so all relevant documents are stored and accessed via the Bookings, and other features. The Ultimate Channel Manager costs a bit more than Pro, because it includes additional setup and training, but the features are valuable for the appropriate customer. If you wish to discuss which version of the Channel Manager is right for your business, please contact us.
Customize MyGuest Request Setup
We have created a way for MyGuest Users to customize the Description of each Request as it is entered into the MyGuest Manager's Dashboard and sent to staff. MyGuest customers can find the new "MyGuest Setup" in SETUP | FEATURES AND IMAGES | MYGUEST SETUP. Learn more at MyGuest | MyPMS Integration
Flat Rate Deposit
This setting determines the guarantee or deposit required for bookings made at the Front Desk (manually entered) and for online bookings taken on your website or via OTA/GDS channels. The new Flat Rate Deposit Feature allow you to set a Flat Rate for things like a cleaning fee or Resort Fee. Learn how to set the Guarantee Policy for your property. Learn more Marketing And Policies
MyPMS Automated Reports gives you the ability to schedule daily delivery of the "Manager", "Occupancy" and "Revenue" Reports to a primary email and cc email if needed. You can choose to schedule delivery for one or all of these Reports. Reports that can be scheduled for automated, daily delivery via email.
Future Arrivals Report
This Report is used to view all future arrivals with Folio Balance and Folio 'Projected Income' fields in order to identify which bookings may need financial follow-up. The report can be run for up to a year, and as few as a single day. Learn more at Future Arrivals
Self Check-in Communication Timing
The "Communication" setting is used to control the START TIME of the Email and/ SMS sent to the guest to start the Self Check-in process on the arrival date of the booking. This setting controls the automated system trigger that automatically sends the "Start Self Check-in" email and/or SMS to the all guests on arrival date. For bookings made before or after this time setting, see Self Check-in | Setup
ADA Compliance for "Inventory Item" and "Package Images" on the Booking Engine
The images for for Inventory Items and Packages now meet ADA Compliance Standards. As part of design implementation, we have provided an "ALT Tag " field for each of these Images in MyPMS. However, the descriptive text must be entered by you in order to meet Compliance Standards. For step-by-step instructions on how to enter the descriptive text in the "ALT Tag" field for Inventory Items, go to Add Inventory Item Image and for Packages, go to Add Package Image
We are pleased to announce that the following software bugs were fixed in this release: