02 Jan Why you should use a cloud-based hotel PMS
Hoteliers across the globe are moving away from outdated property management systems and towards the modern technology offered by a cloud-based PMS.
Cloud-based PMS systems have many advantages over a served based PMS. Through automation and remote access, they help hoteliers achieve simple hotel management, whilst also offering advanced protection against data hacks.
In November 2018, Marriot announced that 500 million guest records had been hacked. The hackers had accessed payment information, names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passport numbers. Marriot said they were using a server based PMS that been installed in the 80s. This news promoted many hoteliers to look at the security of their own PMS systems.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider switching your outdated PMS to a cloud-based PMS.
With a cloud based software, you have the security of knowing your data is safe. With the rise in data attacks, hackers are targeting outdated PMS systems and yours could be next. A report, by the Security Magazine, says that “There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds”. A cloud based software can protect your data against unexpected attacks.
acomos performs automatic backups every hour to the local server and a further end of day back up to the main server, eliminating the risk of losing your data. If a cyber-attack was to ever happen, you can rest assured your guests data will be safe.
As a hotelier you will understand the importance of being able to have immediate access to your hotel PMS and its data.
With acomos PMS, you can securely log in to your dashboard from any location and view your property in real-time. All you need is a reliable internet connection and web browser.
This also makes the initial PMS set up fast and stress free as there is no need for hardware instillation and costly set up fees.
Automatic security updates
With the acomos PMS hosted on cloud servers, you can be sure that your data is safe. We regularly update our servers to ensure they have the latest security patches and malware protection. The updates are carried out automatically with minimum disruption and will ensure you are running the latest version with new features.
Nick Loades, Head of Business Development at acomos comments:
“96% of organisations are using cloud computing in some form or another, the reason for this is ease of use accessibility established a highly scalable hosting platform for low-latency delivery to enterprise customers around the world”
To find out more information about our cloud software, contact us.