SOURCE: Infor Global Solutions

Infor Global Solutions

Infor Global Solutions

June 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Larkspur Hotel Chain Expands Relationship With SoftBrands

SoftBrands HMS Implemented for Deep Hospitality Functionality

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - SoftBrands, an affiliate of Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, today announced that Larkspur Landing Hotel has just completed its implementation of SoftBrands HMS V1.0 at its Hillsboro, Oregon location. Larkspur chose HMS V1.0 due to its industry-specific functionality, providing unmatched options for stability and scalability within the hospitality marketplace.

News Points

  • Larkspur Hotel & Restaurants owns and/or manages 23 hotels globally and chose its Hillsboro location as the first site for SoftBrands HMS V1.0.
  • Larkspur has worked with SoftBrands throughout the years, establishing a positive relationship that contributed to the decision to move forward with the HMS project.
  • The HMS solutions' intuitive nature and hospitality-specific functionality will provide Larkspur with the framework to create dynamic "guest experience" packages, enabling guests to personalize their own hotel stay experiences.
  • Additional functionality of SoftBrands HMS includes:
    • One single database deployment of traditional multiple property PMS and CRS functionality.
    • Guest recognition with the ability to determine the guests' lifetime value each time a reservation or check-in screen is displayed to a user.
    • Screen designer that allows the hotel to design its own screen layouts to fit business requirements.
    • Multiple deployment options including traditional on-property or hosted in a private cloud or the Infor cloud.
    • Better usability with the system's single screen design that allows users to access the information they need from one single screen.
    • Interfaces which are available via the existing SoftBrands Liaison product, providing the opportunity to use existing interfaces that have already been developed for other SoftBrands products.

Larkspur Quote
"We have completed the training and implementation of the SoftBrands HMS application, and we are extremely pleased with the Infor SoftBrands team and the product's functionality. It is innovative, versatile and adaptable," said Amy Healy, general manager, Larkspur Landing Hillsboro. "With any new product we expected surprises, and the only surprises have been 'good' surprises. Surprised at what the system is capable of and how it has effectively helped to streamline our business."

SoftBrands Quote
"SoftBrands HMS is the foundation for our next generation of hospitality solutions that will integrate front office and back office systems for the benefit of the hospitality industry," said Stewart Applbaum, general manager, SoftBrands. "I am delighted with our success at Larkspur and the teamwork from all the SoftBrands employees that have planned, developed, launched, and now implemented SoftBrands HMS into the marketplace; this was truly a team effort from everyone."

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About SoftBrands
SoftBrands is an Infor affiliate with more than 10,000 properties worldwide using its Hotel Management Software Solutions. Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping 70,000 customers in 125 countries improve operations and drive growth. For more information, please visit www.infor.com/solutions/hospitality/.

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