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Opinion Article 7 May 2019

Hotel Yearbook: Buying hospitality technology in the future

By Pete Simpson, Senior VP Global Business Technology at protel hotelsoftware

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Buying hotel technology today is too hard, says protel’s Pete Simpson. The sales cycle today is a long, tortuous path for the average hotelier. Even when hoteliers know what technology they want to deploy in their hotels and already have a firm commitment from their management teams, it still takes many months to source, buy, deploy and finally have the software operational.

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Buying hospitality technology in the future | By Pete Simpson

Buying hotel technology today is too hard, says protel’s Pete Simpson. The sales cycle today is a long, tortuous path for the average hotelier. Even when hoteliers know what technology they want to deploy in their hotels and already have a firm commitment from their management teams, it still takes many months to source, buy, deploy and finally have the software operational.
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Pete Simpson, Senior Vice President Global Business Technology at protel hotelsoftware GmbH, has over 32 years in IT Management. The former CEO of a successful Australian ITC integration and consulting company, Pete also spent 16 years with MICROS Inc. in various technical roles. He launched MICROS hosting initiatives in 2003 and managed their industry-dominating Cloud business until the Oracle acquisition.

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    About protel | Hotel software made in Germany

    protel is the hotel PMS and platform pioneer with over 14,000 hotel customers in 90+ countries. protel's new enterprise hospitality platform - consisting of an enterprise service bus called protel.I/O and a multi-hotel solution called protel CENTRAL - is a breakthrough for the industry. It's the only technology that allows hotels with multiple integrations to aggregate all specialist technology behavior to a central level, thus creating a secure, vendor-neutral, open infrastructure to store, access, integrate and use their data from any guest touchpoint in real time. As a result, hotel CEO's, CIO's and CMO's can take control of their technology infrastructure and create best of breed ecosystems that deliver best-in-class guest experiences. protel's global headquarters were established 25 years ago in Dortmund, Germany and U.S. headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Further information: www.protel.io

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