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Avon Data officially a Tech Star for 2017

At Avon Data, we’re always looking at ways to drive the hotel industry forward with our innovative software, so it’s no surprise we’ve been highlighted as a hospitality technology star, once again!

For the second year running, Avon Data has been included on Hotel Owner magazine’s Tech Stars of the Year list.

To quote Hotel Owner, 2017 was “a big one for technology in the hospitality sector”.

“The industry seems to slowly be moving away from the human touch it is known for and has begun to implement the use of digitised software and products across the board.

“These products have proposed to make the lives of hoteliers and hotel staff easier with swift, fail-proof operations as well as giving the customer the fuss-free service they desire.”

The feature offers a round-up of the companies which have come out with some of the most innovative developments to push the industry forward.

How did we do it?

Launched hosted version of Hotel Executive

We launched a hosted version of our property management system Hotel Executive, which increases direct bookings and maximises the profitability of every single room.

The cloud hosted PMS has dramatically reduced IT glitches by removing reliance on hotel servers and provides stability and security.

Twice-daily automated backups are also taken care of, freeing the hotel from that critical responsibility.

Unveiled HE Secure Plus

Created in partnership with WorldPay and TokenEx, both industry leaders in PCI-Compliance, this provides new improved credit card security features to ensure all client hotels could safely take guest payment details and process payments while remaining PCI compliant.

To further boost its secure payment capabilities, Avon Data also announced a new partnership with e-payments expert Secure Trading.

Integration with STAAH

To offer hotels greater choice and flexibility in their channel management, our property management system Hotel Executive now integrates fully with leading sales channel manager STAAH.

Through this partnership we can now offer clients extra services including website design and build; a rate shopper so hotels can compare their rates with competitors; a gift voucher engine enabling vouchers to be sold and sent; and a ReviewMinder which alerts hotels to new online reviews across multiple sites in one easy dashboard.

Securing new hotel and pub contracts

Securing contracts with dozens of great hotel and pub brands including Butcombe and Brakspear. Also, the iconic Heights Hotel in Portland, The Orwell Hotel in Fexlistowe, and the Body Camp Ibiza to name but a few.

Here’s to further tech developments and appearing on next year’s list!