SiteMinder and leading Australian property management software provider HiRUM have today announced a partnership to offer a new, wholly-integrated online distribution solution for hotels in the country. The partnership involves the integration of HiRUM’s Front DeskTM PMS with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, which will automate online bookings for the companies’ mutual hotel customers to reduce the time and costs involved in overbookings and manual management of reservations.
HiRUM’s general manager, Alex Blinko, says, “We are pleased to partner with SiteMinder, the recognised global leader in channel management. HiRUM’s partnership with SiteMinder is about bringing together two best-of-breed solutions so hotels can benefit from greater control and efficiency. The HiRUM and SiteMinder brands have very strong presence within the Australian market and so our partnership is about working together to provide local hoteliers with the choice to select the best that hotel technology has to offer.”
SiteMinder is today’s leading provider of two-way integrations for property management systems, integrating with more than 150 the world over to provide hotels with a seamless flow of room rates, availability and reservations between their selected property management system and more than 300 online channels – in real-time.
Michael Kinloch, director of sales – Pacific at SiteMinder, says, “Many of Australia’s – and, indeed, the world’s – hoteliers now have multifaceted roles, so efficiency is incredibly important to staying ahead and competitive. What is particularly great for hoteliers using HiRUM’s Front DeskTM is the software’s simplicity and suitability for all accommodation types. We are pleased to have a partner that continues to innovate and introduce new capabilities such as automated customer communication and owners’ portal, for a complete end-to-end front desk solution.”
HiRUM’s Front DeskTM is installed in more than 1,200 accommodation properties, managing more than 120,000 rooms. The software is supported by the HiRUM team based in Australia, which collectively offers over 120 years of accommodation industry experience.