The Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS)

The hospitality industry is starting to see the benefits of the Cloud. Some of these benefits are:

  • Low upfront costs
  • Minimal IT infrastructure
  • Easy access across multiple properties

Read the excerpt below about how limited budgets have increased the need for Cloud technologies and SaaS.

Cloud and the rise of Software as a Service (taken from an article by Mike Baldinger)
With the beginnings of positive forecasts and increasing RevPars, we know that business is returning but ownership is still trying to cut costs, limit budgets, and minimize new spending.  With these opposing forces in play, the emergence of cloud technologies may help to satisfy both sides.  Even since the pre-recession days, the cloud and software as a service (SaaS) have rapidly advanced in hospitality. Low upfront costs, minimal additional IT infrastructure, and easy access across multiple properties are major benefits.  The SaaS model allows hotels to implement new technologies while avoiding large capital expenses.  If voids have been found in the analysis of your properties processes, cloud based solutions may offer a low cost solution that can grow and evolve with your business.

This is why most hotel brands are making the move to mobile printing using PrinterOn. With the advent of the HP ePrint application for BlackBerry and other smartphones to follow, guests and business travelers are finding mobile printing to be an amenity that is not only a productivity tool for them but an amenity that is now being asked for across the globe. With PrinterOn the mobile traveler can now print on-the-go to their hotel’s business center or directly to the hotel printer at the property.