IDeaS, SiteMinder join forces

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IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting, and SiteMinder, an award winning distribution company, announced Monday the complete certified integration of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager and the IDeaS Revenue Management System (RMS), according to a press release from IDeaS.

The integration offers joint clients increased online exposure to a multitude of top-performing local and international booking sites through one fast, easy-to-use and reliable interface. Each day, the IDeaS RMS recommends customized pricing strategies to hotel revenue managers. Once the rates are approved, the IDeaS RMS automatically sends the updated rates to SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, which promptly forwards the rates to online travel agencies. The streamlined, automated integration results in faster and more extensive rate distribution and improved rate optimization.

As the use of online booking sites rises, integrating revenue management software with channel management technology can bring increased revenue to hotels and resorts. The partnership eliminates tedious, manual data entry and enables hotels to more effectively distribute their rates—a necessary advantage given the competitive nature of the industry and the current economic climate.

“The integration between the IDeaS RMS and SiteMinder’s Channel Manager allows revenue managers to focus more on strategic activities that drive business growth instead of repetitive administrative tasks,” said Linda Hatfield, vice president of product management, IDeaS. “Together, these systems will save clients valuable time and help maximize revenue at their hotels.”

“We are thrilled about SiteMinder’s integration with the IDeaS RMS,” said David Williams, general manager of sales and marketing, SiteMinder. “By offering our clients a faster and simpler way to utilize online booking channels, we can provide them with a distinct advantage over hotels that do not use automated distribution services.”

About IDeaS

Founded in 1989, IDeaS Revenue Solutions – a SAS Company, offers industry-leading revenue management Software, Services, and Consulting to the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, IDeaS has technology, support, sales and distribution offices in North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Greater China, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.ideas.com.

About SiteMinder

SiteMinder’s ‘software-as-a-service’ distribution platform enables hotels to sell more rooms on dozens of accommodation booking sites around the world. From offices in Sydney and London, SiteMinder’s channel management technology allows accommodation providers to manage room availability and rates across a multitude of online channels from a single interface. More than 4600 accommodation providers in over 60 countries now use SiteMinder as their preferred solution for online distribution. Visit www.siteminder.com or www.siteminder.co.uk.