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Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

2005 Spring
Pittsburgh, PA

Sandals Resorts Installs Execuvue Business Intelligence for 18 Properties; Uses Execuvue to Standardize Multi-Currency Revenue Reporting and Performance Analysis Across Its International Resort Chain
Sandals Resorts has installed Aptech’s Execuvueâ„¢ business intelligence to centralize financial management, automate multi-currency evaluation and analyze key performance metrics for its 18 resort properties. The centralized Execuvue system is hosted at Sandals’ corporate offices. Financials and other measures are received from each hotel daily and incorporated into a daily management report to assess performance and furnish strategic decision support.

Aptech’s President Jay Troutman said, “Sandals is a truly international chain with separate currencies and conversion rates at many of its hotels requiring standardization for accurate corporate performance analysis. The Sandals management team is using Execuvue to gather operating data from all of its resorts and then conducting flexible analysis in whatever currency they require. The information is readily available for property comparisons and to develop best practices for greater profitability.”

Montego Bay, Jamaica-based Sandals is also using Execuvue for budget evaluations to measure key areas such as room revenue, wedding participation, occupancy and other metrics across properties. Sandals is taking advantage of Execuvue daily management reporting to review a snapshot of each property’s performance side by side for more accurate enterprise management.

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, Winston Hotels, Inc., Peabody Hotel Group, Hershey Entertainment and other successful companies use Execuvue business intelligence.

Profitvue is a widely used thin-client, Web-enabled hospitality back-office solution that easily handles single or multi-property and multi-company 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 or access financial and statistical data as well as 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, centrally controlled and can expand to handle multiple property sites.

Aptech, with over 750 installations, 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 30 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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