SnapShot GmbH: STR & Shiji backed Hotel Demand Management Platform readying for V1 launch
SnapShot, The new standard in Hotel Demand Management
successfully closed its seed financing round in May. Founded in 2013, SnapShot has raised €2.2 million including participation by Shiji Networks (China) STR Inc (US), STR Global Ltd (UK) and Wulf van Alkemade (NL).
merger of Revenue Management, Distribution, Marketing & Finance activities to drive optimal profit & performance. The company introduces a new platform to the hospitality industry consisting of three main pillars: Education, Consulting & a cloud-based Technology.
The education initiative launched early May at ESSEC in Paris, where 20 MBA students (IMHI) attendedSnapShot's first bootcamp. The content of the five-day course was generated by a team of 30 industry collaborators, centered on the subjects of Online Marketing, Revenue Management, Asset Management, Demand Generation and Communication.
SnapShot's technology platform has been developed first and foremost to help hotels better manage allof their market & performance intelligence data by aggregating the information into one intuitive dashboard. Additionally, SnapShot is an Excel-killer that shifts hotel's budget, forecast & strategy tools into the cloud and tracks in real time the cost of distribution & acquisition.
SnapShot launched its beta-version in March 2014 and currently has approximately 15 brands testingthe solution as Early Adopters, ranging from independent properties through to larger hotel groups and international chains. Current plans are to deploy Version 1 in autumn 2014.
As David Turnbull (COO & Co-Founder) explained at the recent PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit in Dublin: 'One of the biggestchallenges hoteliers are facing today, is the increasing amount of performance & market intelligence data they are required to collect and integrate into their Excel planning tools. SnapShot fundamentally saves time for hotels and encourages higher collaboration and visibility of demand management data throughout the organisation.'
In June 2014, SnapShot will be attending HEDNA, HOSPA's Revenue Management Annual Debateand HITEC.
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Founded in 2013 in Zell-am-See, Austria, SnapShot is a hotel data company and marketplace for hotel applications, with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. In the last 12 months, SnapShot has signed more than 3,000 hotels to its platform, as well as 40+ data partners.
The Snapshot Marketplace offers a wide range of applications from Snapshot and third party developers. These include comprehensive hotel data analytics, easy-to-use budget control tools and a user-centric hotel communication/messaging service.
Acting as a hub for application developers needing to access and work with hotel data for applications and hotels needing secure, integrated applications, SnapShot is a unique resource in the industry, allowing a fast and efficient access to technology for hotels, and a rapid and secure access to hotel data for developers. To find out more, visit www.snapshot.travel.