What a year 2016 has been for our hospitality software – we’ve seen demand on the up and up as hotels and restaurants increasingly gear up for the digital world. This year, a major driver for our customers has been operational efficiency– not surprisingly given the challenging global economic conditions. That’s caused keen interest in
It’s Been a Year of International Brands, Innovations – and a Star Chef!
Snoring? Or Booking Hotels on a Smartphone?
Recently, our visitors at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia West were intrigued to talk to us about the 5 great reasons why successful hotels are making it mobile these days. The unstoppable rise of smartphones continues – Brits recently told a new report that they check their smartphones even when they should be asleep. So
Answering 3 Tough Questions Restaurateurs Need To Ask Now
I was interested recently by a new guide to smart decisions that restaurant managers should make – and keen to put NFS to the test they suggested. The guide says the biggest innovation in the industry is now happening less on the menu and more and more on the technology that is driving increased in
Get Personal to Fight Off the Attack of the Room Raiders
Recently the number of properties available via Airbnb has fallen. It’s because of regulations introduced to protect living space – but there’s no doubt it’s also a welcome outcome for local hoteliers. The industry has been uneasy for a while about the potential threat from ‘sharing economy’ renters, and there has certainly been an impact.
The Connected Toolkit that Works Like a Charm on Productivity
How’s your productivity these days? Could be better? You’re not alone – a new survey says that a quarter of workers complain that their workplace actually trashes their productivity. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In our long worldwide experience, our clients who benefit from having the most productive workers have one thing
5 ways to make online booking work for you
Online booking? There aren’t many hotels that can survive without it these days – and who’d seriously want to, when 35 million people in the UK alone now have a smartphone? In fact, more than half of hotel bookings come in over the internet, and that’s set to rocket. Having good links with the online
How to mix the generations at work – our videos reveal the secret of success
Seems like everyone’s talking about millennials these days, and no wonder – these young people are making their mark on everything from retail to hospitality and the workplace. Millennial is a handy label for a the generation born after 1980, and whether you run an office, a hotel or a chain of stores, you’ve already
Taming Big Brother in the Workspace
Wouldn’t it be totally cool if companies could track where their employees are? Yes – but in today’s world of safe spaces and political correctness, it may also be impractical or even self-defeating. There’s something about companies wanting to monitor the whereabouts of their employees that has everyone chasing their collective tails. But what if
Are you a new-age Luddite – and is it costing you dearly?
The original Luddites smashed weaving machines in the 1800s, keen to stop them putting weavers out of work. But since then, Luddite has come to mean anyone who resists technological progress. You may not think you’re a modern-day Luddite. But ask yourself these questions: 1) Do you have younger people working for you? 2) Is
Tackling the 5 Hidden Costs of Space
When it comes to the overheads in your business, many are in plain view and easy to see – labour costs, for instance, and materials. But all too many businesses find they are somehow losing money every month, and struggle to see exactly where it’s slipping away. Poor space utilisation can be a major culprit –