Website Booking Engine
- A NEW Room Type "Image Slideshow" for the Booking Engine: Show an image slideshow on your Booking Engine. You can now add up to 20 images per Room Type to display on your Booking Engine. See Booking Engine | Image Slideshow. To use this new feature, all you need to do is add more images to your Room Types in Setup. see Add Room Type Images.
- ADA Compliance for the Booking Engine: Your Booking Engine now meets strict ADA Compliance Standards (Americans with Disabilities standards). Learn more at Booking Engine | ADA Compliance. As part of design implementation, we have provided an "ALT Tag "field for each Room Type Image in MyPMS, but 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 each Room Type Image, go Add Room Type Images.
Front Desk Dashboard
- NEW Dashboard Widget: We have added an new Dashboard Widget, "Today's Occupancy By Channel". See Admin | Front Desk - Page Layout
- Dashboard Layout: The MyPMS Front Desk dashboard has a new look! We have realigned the 'Front Desk Widgets' to provide a streamlined look by updating the "Admin - Front Desk Layout" to make it easier to add and reorder widgets. If you haven't customized your Front Desk Dashboard yet, learn how at Admin | Front Desk - Page Layout
Tape Chart, Booking By Availability and Book By Inquiry
- Tape Chart - NEW! View Rates: You can now view all of the Rate Plans available for a Room Type right on the Tape Chart. Just click on the date and when the New Booking pop-out displays, click the new "Rates" button to see a list of Rates. See Tape Chart - New Booking
- Tape Chart "Room Details" Pop-out: We have streamlined the Room Details window and added the 'Room Type' description, amenities, max occupancy and notes to make it easier to see room details when making a booking. See Room Details
- Booking By Availability- NEW "View Rates": We have added a "View Rates" option to Booking By Availability giving you the ability to view the Standard Default Rate for the the Room Type on any selected dates. See Booking By Availability
- Booking By Inquiry: The Book By Inquiry page has been updated to make booking by Rate Plan, Room Type and Source easier. We added more Room Type Details to the "View Details" pop-out, as well. See Booking By Inquiry
Room Type Multi-image Upload: We have added a multi-image function to the Room Type Images for the new Image Slideshow on the Booking Engine and upload to Airbnb (subscription required) and reformatted our image upload function to include "ALT Tags" for ADA Compliance.learn how to add multiple images to the Booking Engine. see Add Room Type Images.
- New Upload method: You can now upload or drag and drop an image.
- Room Type Images: We have added instructions, new image size requirements and a "Help" link to the Room Type Images page in Setup.
- Update Labels on Room Type Images: The labels on the Room Type images have been updated and now includes an "Image Description" which also serves as the ALT TAG for your images.
- Items Included Report: We have added a new Report for Rate Plans with Included Items: You can now create a Rate Plan with an "Included Item" from your Inventory Items List. Each of these Rate Plans will display one Rate to the Guest and account for Room Rent and any 'included' Inventory Item separately in a Report. This is perfect for Rate Plans that include a breakfast charge; or rental units that include a cleaning fee, as example. To learn more, see Items Included Report.
- In-house Guest Ledger and; In-House Reports: We have added totals to the columns to both of these Reports. See Daily Reports.
NEW! Self Check-in Features: We have added new features to the Self Check-in System. The Self Check-in system includes automatic messaging, payment authorization, Esign – Digital Document Signing (optional), and room specific information allowing detailed room access instructions. Learn how to setup and use Self Check-in.
- Front Desk Bookings and Group Booking 'Rooming List': Add "Exempt Booking From Self Check-in" and "Exempt Booking From E-Sign" flags on the Booking Data, New Booking, and Group Booking Rooming windows. Self Check-in | Exempt Settings
- Arrival Time: We have added the ability to control Self Check-in for each guest using the arrival time. See Self Check-in | Booking Criteria
- New "Add Payment" Method: You can now use a payment method in specific 'Self Check-in' bookings to require guests to add a payment method (usually a credit card, but not always) for incidentals prior to allowing Self Check-in. See Self Check-in | Booking Criteria
MyGuest Enhancements: We heard that properties wanted to receive email notices when Requests were submitted - by Staff and/or Guests - and thus are now sending an email to the main property email' set in MyGuest to receive emails of all new request submissions.