News
Mar
18
GuestCentrix E-Messaging!
Posted by James Tintinger on 18 March 2016 09:30 AM

In recent months a large number of clients have been adding GuestCentrix E-Messaging which can automatically send pre-arrival or post-stay emails to their guests.

GuestCentrix E-Messaging enables you to select the specific guests you want to communicate with and sends an email at a specific time. 

We know of one client who sends a great email to guests that have booked through OTA's with various offers to book direct next time around!  

 


For more info click here <http://www.cmshospitality.com/Products/E-Messaging.aspx>  or contact sales@cmshospitality.com


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Sep
17
Introducing GuestCentrix Cloud!
Posted by James Tintinger on 17 September 2014 10:34 AM
Introducing GuestCentrix Cloud!

CMS Hospitality now offers cloud hosting for all of our software applications eliminating the need for servers to be located at your property. 

Your data is stored on our secure server which is centrally and automatically monitored 24 hours 7 days per week. 

All you need is a reliable internet connection to access the applications.

We will take care of system backups, data security and maintaining optimal efficiency. 

We also take care of the database administration leaving you a stress free highly reliable hospitality software to use.

 

 For further information on GuestCentrix Cloud speak with one of our sales consultants.


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Jul
1
GuestCentrix knowledgebase update!
Posted by James Tintinger on 01 July 2014 01:15 PM

We are updating our knowledgebase! In the meantime, feel free to browse to our Document Storage facility:

Login and follow the link from the featured article in the current Knowledgebase!


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Jan
28
Logmein No Longer Free
Posted by James Tintinger on 28 January 2014 12:34 PM

It has come to our attention that from 28 January 2014 Logmein will no longer be offering a free service. Logmein made this announcement towards the end of last week and have very kindly given a grace period of 7 days which begin the next time the account is logged in.

New LogMeIn accounts cost $99 a year, but if you have an existing account, you can sign up for premium for $49 for 2 computers.

Whilst Microsoft Remote Desktop has always been CMS Hospitality’s preferred method of remote connection, many of our customers have used LogMeIn (and in many cases the free version) so we encourage you to please check with your IT support provider if they are aware of this and if they have any alternative.

There are alternatives to paying for the premium subscription. TeamViewer, for example, is a great remote desktop and online collaboration tool that remains free for private users – though there are subscription fees for business users starting at $750 for 15 seats.

Other options include Microsoft Remote Desktop or 2X and there are also many Web based systems available. As an interim measure we have the facility of taking over any of your systems using our HelpDesk system which has a built in application to do so.

Please feel free to contact our Operations Manager James Tintinger should you have any queries regarding this.


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Nov
19
Windows XP Support
Posted by James Tintinger on 19 November 2013 01:11 PM
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP

CMS Hospitality would like to announce the end of support for GuestCentrix Software Solutions running on Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Office 2003.

For any new upgrades to GuestCentrix, and new installations of GuestCentrix from 1st November, Windows XP will no longer be guaranteed to offer system compatibility.

Microsoft have officially announced that from April 08, 2014 Windows XP (and Office 2003) will no longer have security updates or patches released, which may expose users to potential security risks.

Microsoft have published the following information on their website:

Support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 ends on April 8th, 2014. After support ends, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. Continuing to run Windows XP SP3 in your environment after April 8, 2014 exposes your company to potential security risks, as unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security threats.

Migration efforts are well underway to get current for many companies. For those who have not started, now is the time to upgrade to a more modern operating system. Erwin Visser, on the Windows for Your Business Blog, addresses the importance of starting to plan and begin migrations now to ensure businesses are not running unsupported operating system once we pass the support deadline.

For those who need more assistance, Microsoft offers in-depth technical resources, tools and expert guidance to ease the deployment process. Online information and resources are available by visiting the Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 end of support site. To learn more about migration and deployment programs, please contact your Microsoft Support Professional. We are dedicated to helping you remain secure and are here to assist you every step of the way.

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/msl-windows-xp-office

 

GuestCentrix applications are no longer tested on Windows XP or Office 2003 and we can longer confirm usability.

Existing Windows XP users are recommended to contact their IT support for further advice on upgrading their workstations.

CMS Hospitality would like to farewell their old friend in XP, which has proved to be one of the most stable platforms that our applications have been used on!


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Mar
26
CMS Hospitality expands with new Team Members
Posted by James Tintinger on 26 March 2013 01:13 PM
CMS Hospitality expands with new Team Members

CMS Hospitality would like to announce the appointment of two new key members of the team.

Nicole Manderson joins our Sydney office as Business Development Manager. Nicole has extensive experience across the hospitality and tourism industry, and will be responsible for new sales and clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Sami Einola comes to CMS Hospitality in a newly created role of Engagment Manager, and will be involved in large scale new projects, and managing several of our key client sites. Sami joins the team having had vast experience as IT and Project Management at Radisson Hotels across Europe.

Nicole and Sami are looking forward to strengthening and developing relationships with new and existing GuestCentrix clients. 


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