JDA Software Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide to Co-host Revenue Management Webinar as Lead-in to HITEC

  • JDA Software Group, Inc.
  • 06.12.07
JDA® Software Group, Inc., a leading provider of hospitality enterprise revenue management solutions, announced that it will co-host a pre-HITEC executive Webinar, “The Changing Face of Revenue Management” with Carlson Hotels Worldwide for operators and high-level revenue managers on June 14 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST).

The Webinar’s focus will be on how next-generation revenue management solutions are capitalizing on fundamental changes in market behavior to benefit operators.  The Webinar will feature a presentation by Carlson Senior Director Revenue Optimization Jim Rozell, who is leading the company’s revenue management team.  

JDA Group Vice President Revenue Management Andy Archer said, “By successfully implementing JDA’s revenue management solutions in a distributed environment, Carlson is uniquely positioned to discuss how new, streamlined technologies are helping hotel groups successfully manage in this rapidly changing market segment.”
Carlson is implementing JDA’s demand forecasting and revenue optimization platform to increase asset value and profitability by developing a strong forecasting capability across all of its properties. 

The Webinar will also examine the lessons hospitality operators can learn from other industries that have implemented demand forecasting and revenue management solutions. JDA provides revenue optimization solutions to multiple markets including travel, transportation, hospitality and retail. Clients include DHL, Continental Airlines Cargo, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Omni Hotels, Charlotte Russe Holdings Inc. and other leading companies. In addition, Webinar co-host Dominic Beveridge will discuss trends that are changing the industry as well as JDA’s vision of next-generation enterprise revenue management for hospitality.

“Carlson’s forecasting ability will be greatly enhanced by implementing the JDA demand forecasting solution,” noted Rozell. “We will provide franchisees in diverse markets with an accurate expectation of demand, which in turn will enable them to maximize rates and more profitably manage staffing, marketing and other areas.”

JDA will also host an invitation-only executive dinner for revenue management professionals following the upcoming HSMAI Revenue Management Strategy Conference in Orlando, Fla. on June 25, 2007.  The theme of JDA’s HSMAI event is the future of demand modeling, which is also the focus of JDA Software Group’s next-generation enterprise revenue management platform. Carlson’s Rozell is slated to speak on his company’s work in the area of demand modeling and chain-wide revenue optimization at HSMAI.

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