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Vendor Updates

Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

2006 Fall
Pittsburgh, PA

Aptech’s Data Manager Automates Multiple Property Information Gathering–Replaces Manual Spreadsheets, Centralizes Financial Data for Faster Decisions

Aptech is rolling out an expanded release of Data Manager® which provides multiproperty chains and management companies with the ability to collect and centralize daily hotel operating data via the Web. Data Manager streamlines information gathering from properties with front office and back office systems that do not interface with their chain or corporation financial application by employing simplified Web templates to capture each property’s daily operating information. Regardless of the PMS, the Data Manager facilitates data transfer to the back office system for posting. Data Manager interfaces with third-party systems such as J.D. Edwards, Epicor and other applications.

Melodee Insley, director of financial analysis of Dolce International, said, "One of the most significant challenges we face in data collection is having multiple properties with different back office systems.  Data Manager captures information from each of our properties in a format that is easily uploaded to our Execuvue® corporate financial system for consolidated performance analysis."  Prior to installing Data Manager, Dolce used a manual spreadsheet process requiring considerable re-keying at the corporate office level.

Data Manager provides the capabilities of a spreadsheet without the data transfer and storage issues to let multihotel operators make better management decisions by automating the process of gathering and consolidating daily performance metrics from many separate properties.

Execuvue is an Internet-enabled enterprise business intelligence application for large and small hotel companies that coordinates data from various corporate systems, including Smith Travel Research, into accessible information with familiar Windows simplicity. Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Concord Hospitality, Innkeepers Hospitality, Peabody Hotel Group, Hershey Entertainment and other successful companies use Execuvue business intelligence.

Targetvue®, the newest component of Aptech’s Performance Management suite, gives operators the ability to create a report card on management effectiveness, 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 multiple property sites.

With over 750 installations, Aptech recognizes that professionals in the hospitality industry each view accounting differently. The company delivers customized, Web-enabled solutions that can fit any requirement, including distributed accounting, centralized accounting, regional accounting or any combination needed to meet a company’s unique operation.

For over 35 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.


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