Heritage Hotels & Resorts Runs Seven Southwestern Hotels from the Cloud
Properties in Arizona and New Mexico Deliver Same-Day Performance Management Reports
Daily communication with hotels through web-based platform triggers better profitability
Although all of Heritage’s properties could double as resorts, each hotel also offers professional function spaces with a full suite of meeting amenities. "Our properties are not just for leisure travelers," Koen said. "We offer an excellent venue for conferences, corporate meetings, luncheons, dinners, receptions, retreats, reunions, and board meetings. Our segment mix includes corporate, social, education, religious, fraternal, government, military, and associations. We use Aptech’s Webvue internet utility to communicate with all of our hotels daily so we can develop better forecasting and manage for better profitability by the numbers."
Technology provider hosts the Heritage corporate financial platform, lets hoteliers be hoteliers
Heritage relies on Aptech to host its Profitvue financial platform at Aptech’s secure hosting facilities in Pittsburgh. "There are many advantages of having Aptech host our system," Koen said. "The most important is that Heritage is a hotel company, not a technology shop. Aptech maintains our system, backs up our data regularly, updates the software so we are always on the latest version, and provides hands-on support for Profitvue on their own hardware. All we need is an internet connection to access our system and monitor property performance." Heritage also uses Aptech’s Execuvue Lite Business Intelligence system to give them a global view of their enterprise.
One-page Execuvue Lite report rolls up all properties to easily verify budget variances
Heritage is also working with Aptech’s team to create a new suite of reports in Execuvue Lite that will enable the Heritage team to roll up all its properties side by side for expense and revenue comparisons that spotlight best practices. "We just received our new reports that will put our properties on one page to make it very easy to compare rates, segment performance, costs, and other data to verify if our numbers are within budget and identify variances," Koen said. "It is very easy to add properties to both systems, which is important as we continue to expand Heritage. Aptech’s solutions are affordable, multi-property systems that handle all of our financial processes."
About Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a cultural hospitality company offering a collection of award winning accommodations with distinctive style. Each celebrates the rich, multi-cultural heritage of the southwestern United States, drawing from its unique blend of Native American, Mexican, Spanish, and American Western cultural and historical influences. In 2006 Heritage Hotels & Resorts earned nationwide recognition by being selected as the National Minority Business Retail Firm of the Year by the United States Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. The award honored Heritage Hotels for significant contributions to the local community and to America's economic strength and global competitiveness. Heritage Hotels & Resorts may be reached at http://www.hhandr.com
Aptech Computer Systems, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the only provider of a fully integrated enterprise accounting, business intelligence and planning ecosystem to the hospitality industry. All of its clients are companies like yours, which own or manage hotels. Its solutions help customers at both the corporate and property levels understand their financial and operational data for faster goal achievement.
The company is renowned for introducing business intelligence into the hotel industry, and offers a solid resource of hospitality professionals. Aptech is an IBM Software Value Plus partner and Premier Solution Provider and a Prophix Premier Business Partner.
Incorporated in 1970, Aptech’s state-of-the-art back office, true business intelligence and enterprise planning solutions are 100% hotel specific. Solutions include PVNG, Execuvue® and Targetvue. Clients comprise over 3,500 properties - including large chains, multiple-property management companies and single-site hotels. Execuvue and Profitvue are registered to Aptech Computer Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective holders. For more information please visit www.aptech-inc.com.