Software from NFS to streamline your business and generate revenue
Hotelympia – ExCel, London, February 26 – March 1 2012: NFS Hospitality Group show a range of dedicated software for the hotel, restaurant and conference centre industries.
NFS are international providers of software solutions for hospitality, leisure and corporate environments, with a portfolio that includes best-of-breed restaurant point of sale software, conference software for venues, scheduling software, hotel software and an integrated club management system.
With the growth of leisure time in the UK, hotels, restaurants and clubs are seeking sophisticated yet cost-effective ways to streamline their businesses and simplify their procedures to allow more time to be dedicated to the needs of their guests. NFS’ portfolio of software is dedicated to making this happen with easy, intuitive solutions tailored to the individual needs of a diverse range of businesses.
At Hotelympia, NFS will show four software solutions from their stable – roomMaster, IBS, Aloha and Rendezvous – and showcase the company’s new iQ-Kiosk.
The focal point of any hotel is its reception area. Here, whilst dealing with arrivals and departures, staff are called on to manage telephone or email bookings, deliveries, ordering food, payment of invoices, logging queries from guests, scheduling and organising the turning out and cleaning of rooms, and all the time recognising the different rates guests are paying according to when a booking was made. Whatever the size of a hotel, roomMaster provides property management software to automate much of this business.
That automation now includes the iQ-Kiosk. For guests who want to avoid the queue at the front desk, the Kiosk is a new device specially designed to provide easy-to-use self-service check-in or check-out out in under a minute. At check-in it sells room upgrades with full pictures and descriptions, allows gests to update their contact information and handles payment terms in accordance with an individual hotel’s policies and procedures. At check-out, guests swipe their keycard to access information, view waiting messages and process payment.
The roomMaster software suite also includes:-
- roomMaster Point of Sale (iQ-POS), a fully featured POS software solution in its own right to couple bill-to-room capability with ‘big picture’ reporting.
- roomMaster.net, a real-time Internet Booking Engine that allows travel agents and booking agents to log into roomMaster and make bookings 24/7, 365 days a year.
- iQ-Schedule, to give hoteliers a fully integrated solution to book meeting rooms, activities, tours and spas with automated notifications, integrating with iQ-POS so that tours, activities or spa treatments can be created on the point of sale and then billed to the guest’s folio.
The IBS Club Management solution addresses the challenges faced by golf and private members’ clubs to retain existing members and attract new ones. Its total integration across the whole club brings together every aspect of business seamlessly from one user-friendly and intuitive solution.
Key benefits include:-
- Unlimited member and customer profiling
- Member accounts with auto-emailed statements
- 24/7 access for members
- Customisable membership categories
- Flexible payment structures.
IBS also includes a Retail Management package designed to deliver on every aspect of a retail outlet’s needs, with integrated stock control and purchase orders for effective management.
Owners of fine dining restaurants, whether an independent business, a large chain, or situated in a hotel, know the importance of delivering outstanding and memorable service to their customers. The same is equally true of fast food outlets. Aloha Point of Sale software optimises restaurant and bar management, while increasing revenues.
- Seamless integration between stock control, labour management, loyalty and gift cards
- Head office management
- Table reservations
- Guest management
- Tableside ordering
- Mobile payment systems
A graphical user interface makes it easy to configure menus, split bills and add modifiers. A range of hand-held solutions is also offered to increase the speed of ordering. Aloha delivers critical management reporting on key aspects of a restaurant’s business including total sales, server sales and labour costs.
For venue operators who need to deliver excellent service, top-notch facilities and outstanding catering, Rendezvous manages the smooth operation of the business and also automates the sales process in a way that is a necessity in this competitive and fast-paced era. This cost-effective, easy-to-install event management software tool for the hotel conference centre deals with all the main business functions.
Rendezvous’ business tools include:-
- Calendar/availability management
- Room bookings
- Food service and billing
- Sales management and customer relationship management (CRM)
- Room layout planning
- Extensive reporting.
All NFS products are backed by a fully-manned, 24/7 helpdesk, with consulting and training services for all clients.