Infor just announced their collaboration with international hospitality group PPHE Hotel Group, operator of the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, art’otel, Arena Hotels & Apartments and Arena Campsites brands. The Hotel Group has selected Infor SunSystems as part of an international expansion program and will use the application to help standardize reporting across each of the group’s properties across Europe. With a strong reputation within the hospitality sector, Infor SunSystems was chosen on the basis of a successful deployment within nine managed UK Park Plaza properties and two regional offices. It’s flexibility and capabilities of supporting international report frameworks were also crucial factors to the decision. “One of the biggest benefits of standardization has been to create a consistent level of detail across all areas of our business,” said Amit Arora, business control manager at PPHE. “We are very confident in the quality of our data and where and when we capture it. We can feed this data into our BI to help make better decisions and change how we do things throughout our properties and management companies. The bedrock of these decisions is consistent, high data quality and deep visibility into our operations.”
Infor recently announced that physical oil supply and trading company Novum Energy Trading Corp. has successfully deployed Infor SunSystems FMS. Implemeneted by Infor global partners TouchstoneEnergy, Infor Sunsystems is designed to help transform financial information into profitable action, in one unified solution, and will support Novum Energy’s trading activities of refined oil products including gasoline, distillates and other fuel oils. Since Novum Energy Trading focuses mainly on niche markets in the Caribbean and Latin America, they needed a risk management platform supportive of growth, streamlining management reporting, and financial record keeping. Since their inception in 2012, Chief Financial Officer Chris Scott of Novum Energy Trading has noted significant growth, leading to the company’s decision to think about alternative accounting solutions. “TouchstoneEnergy has been an invaluable partner advising us how to get the best from our new accounting system… We are now reaping the benefits of a full and robust system that can support our increased trading and that can help instill confidence in our decision making as we continue to grow,” says Scott.
With recent innovation to a European chain hotel, Infor Hospitality Management System (HMS) is making more strides in the Asia division. Infor HMS, along with Infor SunSystems financial management, was successfully implemented at three hotels in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai managed by Artyzen Hospitality Group (AHG), which delivered improved guest experience. AHG was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. With 7 operating hotels and 12 in development, its brand line up includes Zitan, Artyzen Hotels and Resorts, Artyzen Habitat and citizenM. Artyzen Habitat Dongzhimen Beijing was the first AHG property in mainland China to deploy the customized integration of Infor HMS and Infor SunSystem about a year ago. Infor worked alongside AHG to bring Infor HMS and Infor SunSystems online at Artyzen Sifang Nanjing in August, and at Artyzen Habitat Hongqiao Shanghai in September. In addition to AHG’s hotels in mainland China, its Macau property, Grand Coloane, also utilizes Infor HMS. Infor HMS offers the flexibility for AHG to deploy localized solutions for its hotels in China utilizing the solution’s open API and webservices, enabling localization to take a shorter period. Eric Wong, VP Hospitality of Infor Asia Pacific, says of the collaboration, “A fast-growing hotel management group needs the scalability and flexibility in its property management operations to accommodate its business expansion, which itself is inherently a dynamic and fast-changing industry. Infor HMS can offer that scalability to streamline processes and let employees access actionable information on guests to deliver a highly personalized experience, or access work orders, for revenue management and more.”