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Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

2014 Fall
Pittsburgh, PA

Aptech Mobile GM Dashboards with STR Stats Give Operators Competitive Advantage
“All of Highpointe’s GMs use tablets and Aptech’s Execuvue® Reports to be totally mobile and stay current on property operations,” said Mark Pate, assistant controller and IT manager for Highpointe Hotel Corporation. Highpointe operates 15 hotels in three states. Its properties include Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Residence Inns and Marriott Courtyard flags.

“Execuvue automatically gathers data from all of our separate hotel property management systems daily and combines it with each property’s STR comp-set information,” said Pate. “Aptech merges the data, analyzes it and creates interactive reports and mobile tablet dashboards for every property. Each GM has a daily snapshot of his or her financial performance, labor costs against budget, guest satisfaction reports and their STR comp set comparisons on one screen.”

The GM Dashboard lets managers review guest service metrics from Marriott and SALT scores from Hilton. Pate said, “In the past I had to go to a separate location to get a snapshot of property financials, STR ranking, payroll and guest satisfaction. Now I can see all these important measures in one place. Highpointe’s managers can easily spot issues with performance against budget for payroll; the historic revenue comparison shows at a glance where I am, and where I should be.”

Highpointe also worked with Aptech to create mobile-friendly reports for its GM tablets. “With Aptech’s Active Reports on their tablets, our GMs can check department performance on interactive reports,” said Pate.
Aptech Computer Systems is an IBM Software Premier Solution Provider and Value Plus Partner. Aptech is one of the only providers of a fully integrated enterprise accounting, business intelligence (BI) and planning ecosystem for the hotel industry. Its solutions create standardized operating data from multiple systems for one or more properties that enable fast, intelligent business decisions.
Execuvue is an IBM Cognos-based ASP enterprise hospitality business intelligence application that enables faster goal achievement for large and small hotel companies.
Targetvue is Aptech’s hospitality-driven budgeting and forecasting solution. Aptech joined forces with PROPHIX to develop a totally new budgeting and forecasting application fully integrated with its Profitvue accounting and Execuvue business intelligence systems. Targetvue eliminates the need to correct and recombine multiple spreadsheets for consolidating and reporting.

Profitvue is a widely used thin-client, Internet-enabled enterprise back office solution that easily handles single or multiproperty and multicompany accounting, and incorporates accounts payable, general ledger, statistics and financials. Profitvue is available as an ASP service or on a licensed basis.

Webvue is a Web-based extension of Profitvue that supports property accounting and reporting.  Webvue is designed for limited-service hotels and is scalable to large enterprises. It enables properties to quickly and easily send and access financial and statistical data and generate reports online. The system provides real-time access to financials at any time from any location, and is centrally controlled and fully secure.

With more than 3,200 property clients, Aptech recognizes that each professional in the hospitality industry views accounting differently. The company delivers customized, Web-enabled solutions that can fit any operating requirement.
Aptech has led the hospitality market for 40 years by leveraging change, valuing human relationships and applying technology to solve complex business problems. Experienced hotel industry professionals support all of Aptech’s applications seven days a week and 24 hours a day.

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

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