Vendor Updates

Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

2010 Summer
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.aptech-inc.com

La Quinta Inns & Suites Leverages Aptech Business Execuvue Intelligence to Analyze Operations, Increase Profitability 
The La Quinta brand has nearly 800 hotels, of which approximately 400 are owned by the company. “We saw a need to put our owned properties on a BI platform that would enable us to monitor all performance areas daily without using e-mail or paper-based data collection,” said Vivek Shaiva, chief information officer for LQ Management, L.L.C., which operates and provides franchise services hotels in 45 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands.

La Quinta implemented Aptech’s Execuvue® business intelligence solution as part of a data analysis platform that collects property information from its 400 owned hotels’ property management systems for business analysis and customized reporting. 

Flexible Reporting is Essential
“Execuvue enables us to create customized performance reports that provide our officers and corporate management team with near real-time data that identifies trends and key business performance indicators and how they impact our forecasts, rate setting, hotel management strategies and profitability,” Shaiva said.  He underlined the importance of flexible reporting.  Many BI solutions require that custom reports be developed by the application provider which can take time.
  
“Our CEO and other officers have custom Execuvue operating reports on their desks by 8 a.m.,” Shaiva said. More detailed analytical information is available before noon.

La Quinta’s executives rely on hospitality industry business intelligence to evaluate metrics that include:

  • Revenue across all owned properties
  • Budget variance in revenue, occupancy and other indicators
  • Occupancy and demand forecasts that influence rate setting
  • Regional booking horizons

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

Profitvue is a widely used thin-client, Internet-enabled hospitality back office solution that easily handles single or multiproperty and multicompany accounting, and incorporates accounts payable, general ledger, statistics 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 multiple property sites.

With more than 2,500 properties, 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 for people.  All of its applications are supported seven days a week and 24 hours each day by experienced hotel industry professionals.

For more information about Aptech and its products, please contact Cam Troutman at (800) 245-0720 or e-mail vueinfo@aptech-inc.com. Please visit Aptech at HITEC booth No. 723.



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