Cloud computing has brought about a paradigm shift in thinking as regards the deployment of IT resources by businesses. This is because it encompasses all aspects of computing services delivery – servers, databases, storage, networking, software, intelligence, analytics, and more – over the Internet. All over the world businesses are shifting to cloud computing and the hotel industry has also started joining the bandwagon to take full advantage of the benefits it offers.

Cloud-based hotel management software provides faster, less risky and more affordable solutions to the hospitality industry. It helps them to service customers faster, reduce training costs, and more importantly improve cash flow. In short, cloud computing software enables hotels to build an information technology infrastructure on their own.

Having said that here are a few ways in which cloud computing software is helping big hotels:

Hotels can cut costs by up to 50 percent

The cloud solution for the hotel industry is a mixture of Platform as a service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This means that services can be availed on the basis of demand. This enables hotels to avoid investments in expensive hardware, reduce maintenance costs, and cut down manpower costs associated with the management of the IT infrastructure. This also means that hotels need to pay only for the services they use.

Cloud computing software helps hotels take bookings directly from customers

Hotels often pay a lot of money in commissions to online and offline travel agencies. The cloud computing technology has made it possible for hotels to add payment gateways to their websites, host the sites at lower rates, and take bookings directly from customers. This means that hotels don’t have to share their profits with either online or offline travel agencies. Cloud computing does not only make direct booking a lot cheaper but also convenient.

Cloud computing software offers operational flexibility

This is one of the greatest features offered by cloud computing technology. Businesses have the flexibility to work from anywhere. In the case of chain hotels, they can employ the technology to manage database and clients requirements from one centralized place located anywhere in the world. As cloud computing reduces IT downtime, management and staff can focus more on serving guests efficiently and keeping them happy. This, in turn, helps to improve their business.

Future of cloud technology in the hospitality industry

SaaS technology enables global and local brands to speed up the implementation of new projects. Many hotels have already started enjoying the benefits offered by cloud computing software in terms of efficiency, adaptability, and cost-effectiveness. This means that the hospitality industry is going beyond reactive service. The shift towards delivering real-time and personalized guest experiences using cloud technology is becoming more and more pronounced by the day.

Zerone Technologies, one of the top systems integration and software services providers, offers software and services built around Microsoft Office platform on a subscription basis. Zerone is also a Cloud Accelerate and Cloud Deployment Partner in Qatar. The company has technical expertise in resolving issues such as data migration, developing DMS online, and archiving existing data on the cloud.