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Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

2008 Summer
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.aptech-inc.com

LQ Management LLC Implements Execuvue Business Intelligence for its More Than 600 La Quinta Hotels
LQ Management LLC, operator of the La Quinta Inn and Suites brand, implemented the Execuvue® Business Intelligence system to automate data gathering and operational performance management for its more than 600 La Quinta Inn and Suites hotels.  LQ Management LLC utilizes Execuvue in its corporate offices for same-day management reporting to track business performance for better-informed management decisions.

Vivek Shaiva, chief information officer for LQ Management, LLC, said, “Execuvue enables LQ to provide its officers and corporate management team with daily operating reports to track key business performance indicators.  The system is a critical part of LQ’s management information system that provides support for tactical and strategic decisions.” 

LQ Management collects operating data from all its properties during the night audit process, and then consolidates the individual hotel information into a central database that exports it to Execuvue for management reporting and analysis.  “Our CEO and other officers have custom Execuvue operating reports on their desks by 8 a.m.,” Shaiva said.  Shaiva said his team worked with Aptech to develop custom flash reports that show the company’s over performance and enables executives to drill down into data to evaluate individual property contribution. 

Execuvue is a Web-based enterprise business intelligence application for large and small hotel companies, and coordinates data from various corporate systems, including from Smith Travel Research, into accessible information with familiar browser simplicity.  Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Extended Stay Hotels, Sage Hospitality, Innkeepers Hospitality, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Peabody Hotel Group and many successful companies use Aptech’s Execuvue Business Intelligence, Profitvue® and Webvue® accounting systems and Targetvue enterprise planning.

Targetvue, an integral component of Aptech’s Performance Management suite, gives operators the ability to build flexible operating budgets and set goals for various aspects of their enterprise. 

Profitvue, is a widely used thin-client, Web-enabled hospitality back office solution that easily handles single or multiproperty and multicompany accounting, and incorporates accounts payable, general ledger, budgeting, forecasting and financials.  Profitvue gives users open database compliance (ODBC) within a scalable, client/server, open-systems architecture.  Profitvue is available as an ASP service or on a licensed basis.

Webvue is an extension of Profitvue that supports property accounting and reporting via the Internet.  Designed for limited-service hotels, Webvue enables properties to quickly and easily send and access financial and statistical data, and generate reports through its Internet or intranet site.  Hotels can have real-time access to financials at any time, from any location. Webvue is fully secure and centrally controlled, and can expand to handle multiproperty sites.

With more than 7,500 installations, Aptech recognizes that professionals in the hospitality industry each view accounting differently.  The company delivers customized, Web-enabled solutions that can fit any operating requirement, including distributed accounting, centralized accounting, regional accounting or any combination needed to meet a company’s unique operation. 

For over 40 years Aptech has led the hospitality market in leveraging change by valuing human relationships and applying technology to solve business problems.  All of its applications are supported 24/7 by experienced hotel industry professionals.

Aptech will be exhibiting at HITEC 2008 in Austin, Texas, June 16-19.  Please visit booth No. 1131 to receive a complete demonstration of Aptech’s Execuvue, Profitvue, Targetvue and Webvue solutions.

For more information about Aptech and its products, please contact Cam Troutman at (800) 245-0720 or e-mail vueinfo@aptech-inc.com.



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