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Supplier News20 June 2013

B4Checkin to Showcase Industry’s First Integrated Mobile Online Check-in Solution at HITEC 2013

Award-winning online solution maximizes convenience for mobile-friendly guests

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B4Checkin, a leading provider of customizable, revenue-maximizing online booking, communication and feedback software systems for the hospitality industry, will showcase the industry's first mobile-friendly online check-in solution at HITEC 2013 in Minneapolis. Integrated directly into the hotel PMS and CRS, B4checkin's Online Checkin (OLC) makes it easy for guests to check in online before arriving at the property. Continuous live demonstrations of this innovative solution, which won the prestigious Editors' Choice Award for Best New Technology in 2012, will take place at Booth # 1414 at HITEC 2013 in Minneapolis, June 25-27.

Modeled after the airline industry's online check-in technology, B4checkin's Online Checkin (OLC) is an innovative Cloud-based guest-facing system that maximizes convenience for today's mobile-friendly guests and significantly increases efficiency at the front desk for the hotelier. It works by automatically extracting information from the property PMS, including guest name, confirmation number, arrival and departure date for all arriving guests with a valid email address the day before arrival, and sending guests a reminder email or text that they can check in online.

Upon receipt of this communication, the guest has the option to check-in online, just like an airline check-in. By doing so, they reconfirm the booking and confirm their arrival time. The hotel is then sent an email notification, so that they can pre-key the guest and express check them in. Upon arrival, the guest's credit card is swiped and the pre-prepared keys are given to the guest, expediting check-in and reducing staff time needed at the front desk.

Operationally, this provides a host of benefits, such as allowing housekeeping to know when potential early arrivals may be coming in, so that rooms can be ready based on priority of location and type reserved. This helps to maximize guest satisfaction and loyalty. In addition, the front office can schedule breaks around the peak arrival times, as they are now known, creating even greater staffing efficiencies.

In addition to optimizing the guest experience, B4Checkin's OLC helps to differentiates independent hotels from their competitors, since most hotel brands do not currently offer this service. B4Checkin is an affordable benefit, since as a Cloud-based service, it is charged on a monthly fee basis, with only a one-time set-up fee to get started.

For more information about B4Checkin and their integrated suite of cloud-based online booking and guest feedback software solutions, please visit Booth # 1414 at HITEC 2013 or visit

About B4checkin

b4checkin™ supplies an innovative suite of cloud-based software solutions for the hospitality industry. Designed to help hotels better manage business and operations online, b4easypost replaces traditional credit card authorization forms with a secure payment solution that is both staff & consumer friendly and reduces fraud and chargebacks. For hotels that require flexibility in displaying lodging options, chameleon, the industry's first truly pliable online booking engine. b4checkin is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with installations serving customers all over the world. For more information or to schedule a demo, please call 902-423-3001 or visit

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