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What is a Hotel Management System?

HMS  is a type of properly management system that facilitates the management of hotel operations and functions; main operations such as front office, sales, planning, and accounting.

General Hotel Management Software aims to automate functions such as:
  1. Guest bookings
  2.  Guest details
  3. Point of sale
  4. Telephony
  5. Accounts receivable
  6.  Sales and marketing
  7.  Banquets
  8. Event Management
  9. And many more features
Modules of many Hotel Software are:
  1. Reservations includes pre-booking, and booking functions
  2. Profiles for classifying what guest, privileges , and memberships
  3. Groups and blocks for large groups of guests with different privileges
  4. Rate and inventory control monitoring for rooms, amenities and materials
  5. Administration  assigns the access control for each hotel department , and other staffs
  6. Reporting displays  custom reports for various outputs in the automated hotel operations

What is Folio Number on the Hotel Receipt?

Folio No. is printed on the hotel receipt to help hotel users retrieved the guest folio by searching the Folio number. Folio No. is a unique number generated by the hotel software or hotel system, or hotel management system that is associated with a registered guest.

For programmers Folio number is a unique number that is generated by a predefined sequence of characters and numbers. Folio number is a primary key in the database.

Hotel Software can be as basic or advance when it comes to the need of the client needs on management operations. Some hotels have integrated restaurants on its operations thus; they also need to have an add-on to handle the management of the restaurant processes and flow. In this scenario, they need mediator to connect the HMS to the restaurant’s management system. In the real world of hospitality industry, you need to be equipped with knowledge and the right systems not to compromise the operations but optimize it for greater stability and more profit.

Jojo Balagosa

Jojo Balagosa

Sales and Marketing Manager at Jinisys Software Inc.
A software Consultant for hospitality and real estate solutions in the Philippines. General manager for sales and marketing for Jinisys Software. You may follow me on Jojo Balagosa
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