Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS) has been listed as a Champion in this year's Info-Tech Research Group Hotel Property Management Systems (PMS) Vendor Landscape as well as a winner of the Trend Setter Award. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. For this Vendor Landscape, Info-Tech focused on those vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among mid and large sized enterprises.
Product evaluations were based on eight criteria, including usability, integration, and architecture, to determine the overall standing. Champions received high scores for most evaluation criteria, offer excellent value and are usually trend setters for the industry. Listed as a Champion, Infor HMS was noted for remarkable features and usability, and as a vendor that is continuously expanding its hospitality portfolio. In addition, as a winner of the Trend Setter Award, Infor was recognized as a vendor who has incorporated a centralized platform for social collaboration in its PMS offering and has focused efforts on further developing social tools. Trend Setter Awards are presented to those solutions, and only those solutions, that are deemed to include the most original/inventive product/service, or the most original/inventive feature/capability of a product/service.
"The Infor HMS open architecture is designed with interoperability at its core, offering web services for most functions, and supporting industry interface standards such as HTNG," said Larry Fretz, Practice Lead - Gaming & Hospitality, Info-Tech Research Group. "For hotels of all sizes seeking a system with accelerated deployment and integration times, Infor is recommended. Its aesthetically pleasing and intuitive user interface will also aid with onboarding new users."
Infor HMS delivers broad functionality to serve hospitality organizations across all sizes and scopes, from international hoteliers to specialty resorts. By connecting front and back-office systems in a unified solution, Infor helps to create an enterprise-wide view of operations that promotes better decision-making across the business through greater insight into reservations, financials, assets, sales, marketing, and on-property operations.
"Technology needs and requirements vary greatly across the hospitality industry, which is why a one-size-fits-all approach is not the best option to help organizations maximize revenue potential and create an enhanced experience for guests," said Stewart Applbaum, senior vice president and general manager, Infor Hospitality. "Infor as a whole is focused on delivering scalable, flexible applications with industry-specific capabilities that can be utilized both in the cloud and on-premise, and this recognition by Info-Tech is a testament to our achievement in that area."
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Info-Tech's Gaming & Hospitality Research Center (GHRC) focuses on providing practical and tactical advice for CIOs, VPs and Director level IT professionals within the casino & resort market. Evaluating vendors and products specific to the Gaming & Hospitality industry is a revolutionary way to help evaluate current and future technology. Increased value and accelerated business results can be realized when combined with GHRC consulting services that use a structured, industry best practices approach across four major IT focus areas: IT/Business Alignment, Applications, Infrastructure and Risk Management.
Infor (infor.com) builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor builds software that automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused solely on user experience design. Infor applications deliver a user experience that is fun and engaging while helping eliminate the need for customization through embedded deep industry domain. Infor deploys its applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms.