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Press Release11 June 2019

HTNG Releases Business Analytics Specification

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HTNG's Business Analytics Transactional Extract (BATE) Workgroup developed the first specification in their roadmap to benefit the hospitality industry.


Until now, there were many methods for extracting aggregated transactional data, but no standards to extract raw, detailed transactional data from many hospitality business systems to perform business analytics.

Led by Co-chairs Marshall Knauf, product manager, Cloudbeds and Iris Steinmetz, vice president of product and partnerships, SnapShot GmbH, this group developed a BATE specification creating data extraction standards for financial transaction, reservation data and group blocks to solve this problem.


Additionally, the BATE Workgroup recently rechartered to develop a standard Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) target for Point of Sale (POS) systems both front of house and back of house to help create consistent extracts across the industry. If you would like to participate in Phase II of this workgroup, click here and log-in to join.

About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) | The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3.1 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit

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