Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management for Hospitality Selected as Champion by Info-Tech Research Group

  • Infor
  • 02.24.15
Infor has announced that Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance management (d/EPM) for hospitality has been selected as a champion in this year's Info-Tech Research Group business intelligence (BI) for gaming, hospitality and leisure vendor landscape.

Infor was noted for its hospitality-specific functionality, which helps to speed implementation through pre-built reports, dashboards and key performance indicators (KPIs) designed purposefully for the industry’s business model. Info-Tech Research Group releases this annual report to highlight the highest scoring vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms with a strong market presence among mid and large-sized gaming and hospitality enterprises. 

“Infor has grown its dedicated hospitality business unit over the years by continuing to expand and enhance its product portfolio, developing applications with the daily challenges of hoteliers and gaming companies in mind,”  said Larry Fretz, gaming and hospitality practice lead at Info-Tech Research Group. “While Infor d/EPM supports many industries, its hospitality edition is designed with in-depth functionality to help jumpstart implementations and facilitate detailed what-if scenario analysis. Its Office Plus feature also promotes higher user adoption by integrating directly with Microsoft Excel. Infor d/EPM for hospitality is a good option for companies seeking an enterprise BI platform with an emphasis in the gaming and hospitality industry.”

A next-generation analytics platform combining BI and performance management, Infor d/EPM is equipped with industry-specific modules designed to help hotels and casinos benefit from a greater return on investment while minimizing the need for customizations. With design-driven capabilities for forecasting, budgeting, planning, profit and loss (P&L) calculations, and the flexibility to manage and group multiple properties, Infor d/EPM can help hospitality organizations better monitor and drill down into performance to facilitate improved decision-making.

Infor d/EPM integrates with Infor SunSystems, Infor HMS and Infor EzRMS through Infor ION®, a flexible, lightweight middleware application. This real-time connectivity allows the platform to automatically aggregate data such as updated daily forecasts to create dynamic, actionable insights that help hoteliers better navigate uncertain demand cycles. Extending beyond traditional performance management, Infor d/EPM delivers investment planning functionality to track expenses related to items such as major repairs or leasing. Detailed budget scenarios allow hospitality organizations to see the potential risk and impact of an action before moving forward, helping decision-makers to choose the most cost effective option for the business.

“Infor d/EPM for hospitality provides hotels and casinos with the ability to consolidate and drill down into critical information from source applications, both Infor and third-party, through in-context analytics built with the challenges of their industry in mind,” said Bernard Ellis, vice president of industry strategy, Infor Hospitality. “With deep, hospitality-specific functionality right out-of-the-box, customers are positioned to experience cost savings related to both the initial implementation and long-term use.”

Hoteliers spanning from single properties to global enterprises can utilize the scalable platform to compare occupancy, average daily rates (ADR), revenue per available room (RevPAR), social media reputation scores and overall performance against competitors. These insights allow companies to identify trends in market share and determine areas for improvement within the organization. The platform’s industry-specific core is also designed to help streamline the opening of new hotels and casinos, speeding deployment while simultaneously creating a flexible environment for truly dynamic performance management.

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