What Is Hotel Software?

Hotel management software is composed of various different modules that can all work together as an integrated whole. The modules communicate with each other so that anything that is done on one module will immediately affect all of the other modules. The system can be controlled centrally in order to monitor the work that is being done in different department and for management purposes.

Online hotel reservation is the most common type of hotel software. It is a convenient way for guests to make bookings online, from anywhere in the world at any time. It is also a far easier and more efficient way for hotel staff to manage reservations and customer information than the traditional manual systems of administration. Every change that is made to the system, such as a new booking or a special request from a particular guest, is instantly transmitted to the whole system, ensuring that there is no chance of making a double booking or a similar mistake. Having easy access to information about guests also enables the hotel to provide a better service. It is possible to check the guest’s preferences from their previous stays, for example, in order to offer the same facilities and services when they return.

Property management software can be used to schedule and organize the work of members of hotel staff. It can be synchronized with other software systems, such as the reservation and payment systems. This enables services to be scheduled according to the needs of the guests, for example enabling housekeeping services to be timed for when the guest leaves their room.

Point of sale software can be used to organize the handling of payments from guests and to gather information for inventory and accounting purposes.

Hotel accounting software can be used to organize the finances of the hotel. Because this software can gather information from other parts of the hotel software, such as the reservations and payment systems, it can make hotel accounting much easier and more efficient.

Call management software enables hotels to easily schedule and make calls to their guests and former guests, and to organize the contact details for their customers. This can be used to arrange automated calls to guests while they are staying in the hotel, for example a wake up call. It can also be used to make marketing calls to people who have previously stayed in the hotel, or to arrange follow up calls to ask guests about their stay or notify them of any belongings that may have been left behind.

Other types of hotel software are also available. The data that is gathered by the hotel software is easily accessible. Particular types of information can quickly be found on the system and reports can be generated, for example for accounting purposes.

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Facebook Bootcamp: 5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Do you have a Facebook business page or profile but feel like it’s a little, well, flabby? Has your page been a bit of a couch potato, always watching from the sidelines but never really raising your heartbeat? Well, it’s time for Facebook boot camp. Here are 5 ways to strengthen your social media presence online, increase your visibility and ensure that the right message is being communicated to your target audience.

1. WARM-UP: First thing’s first. You need to be prepared for this workout. Let’s talk about your Info tab – make sure that it is filled to the brim with information. Are all of your websites and social media links present? Do you have a captivating bio that tells your brilliant story and makes readers want to know more? Don’t forget about your mission, your products and your contact information. First-time visitors will often go straight to the Info tab to learn more about who you are or what your business is all about. Don’t miss out on this very important first-impression moment.

2. PUSH YOUR LIMITS: Time to step it up and push yourself to do something outside of your comfort zone. Use the built-in camera in your laptop to make a video of yourself talking about a new product and post it. Smart phones and small video devices like the Flip are also easy-to-use options for shooting video almost anywhere and offer easy upload options to post to Facebook. Another idea is to publicly schedule that event on your Facebook page that you’ve always dreamed of doing but keep putting off. By making a commitment to the world (in Facebook), you’ve created accountability and will be motivated to make your dream event happen.

3. STAY THE COURSE: It’s time to prove your stamina. I’ve often said that social media is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. You need to commit to being present and active in order for your social media to work. Take this boot camp challenge: Commit to post original content once a day. You can still repurpose other content or comment on current events, etc, but you must write at least one post per day that comes from your heart. Share an insight, a breakthrough moment, or that you finally chose the perfect color for your office. Whatever it may be – write it. It is in these posts that your readers will get to know – and trust – the authentic you, leading to loyal followers who will be more likely to look your way when they need a trusted source to help meet their needs.

4. GET BUFF: Build your followers! Brainstorm ways to reach out and attract fans to your social media in order to increase your visibility and make sure your message is getting to as much of your target audience as possible. Have special promotions or giveaways. Offer unique reports or downloadable guides. Find another entrepreneur and join forces to promote each other and offer something special between the two of you to build both your audiences.

5. COOL DOWN: Within gratitude you will find your social media zen. Acknowledge the value of others via your Facebook page – and be sure to use the @ feature to link to their Facebook profiles or business pages. Not only are you giving them authentic gratitude, but you are also showing a valuable part of your own personality – one that will draw people to you even more.

Wow, check out those Facebook muscles! Now go grab a smoothie and pat yourself on the back, knowing that by applying each of these 5 boot camp exercises to your Facebook, you have strengthened your online presence in order to boost your business.

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Why It Is So Important to Keep Your Finances Organized

It is very likely that you have multiple credit cards loans, mortgages, bank and investment accounts. Besides the inconvenience of having to remember all of the passwords, this can also cause you to miss payment deadlines, lose track of your goal progress and reduce your ability to make sound financial decisions.

Organizing your finances is very important if you hope to make better decisions with your money, pay off your debt and ensure a successful retirement. It may seem a daunting task, but fortunately the recent technological advances have made it easier than ever to organize your finances.

How Will Organizing Your Finances Help You

When you are on top of your financial situation, you will gain the following benefits:

  • No missed payments. It is easy to lose track of your monthly payments if you are not organized. But if you know exactly what is going on with your money and set up automatic payment reminders, you will be much better off.
  • Easier to stay within your budget. Living by a tight budget is hard enough as it is, but if you can’t keep track of your expenses, it is near impossible. If you have the ability to see all of your spending in one place, you can see right away if you are on track or need to cut back.
  • More likely to meet your financial goals. When you know exactly how much money you have and in which accounts, it will be easy to track your financial goals, such as paying off debt, saving for a vacation or investing for your retirement.

How to Quickly Organize Your Finances

If you haven’t been following the recent developments in financial software, you may be surprised at what you find. Long gone are the days where you had to record your budget, transactions, financial goals and investment returns on paper or in a spreadsheet by hand.

There are many great tools available online or as a software download that can quickly connect to all of your financial accounts, gather and categorize your transactions and enable you to quickly do complex tasks like creating and tracking your budget, goals and investment portfolio returns.

The tools available on the market vary by their cost and features. But surprisingly, the best of them are 100% free. Here are my favorites:

  • Personal Capital – this free online tool connects to all of your bank and investment accounts and lets you track your spending and investment portfolio online or through their mobile app.
  • Mint – a great alternative to Personal Capital, Mint is ideal for tracking your budget and financial goals. And it’s also free!
  • Quicken – Quicken is the undisputed leader in financial software. Although it’s not free, it has every feature you could ever wish for and is extremely customizable.
  • You Need a Budget – a great alternative to Quicken, YNAB is a simpler and more lightweight desktop application that has been embraced by many as their go-to budgeting software.
  • Excel Spreadsheets – although much less user-friendly than the above tools, these are still great if you want to set up your organization just the way you’d like.

With so many great tools available, there is really no excuse for not organizing your finances. It will only take a few minutes and can be one of the best financial decisions you will ever make!

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How to Copy Wii Games: Step by Step Instructions

Several readers have asked for more detailed instructions concerning how to duplicate Nintendo Wii video games, therefore I have written them up today for you to enjoy!

Now, years ago, you had to put in a mod chip in order to enjoy ripped games. I wrote about mod chips in the past, in this post. Essentially, a mod chip is a special kind of computer chip that you have to place inside your Wii console. This calls for cracking open your own Wii, which in turn voids the warranty.

Nowadays, there is a better option. Some resourceful coder created a software program which will actually remove the security off of Nintendo Wii games so that you need not mod your Wii at all in order to play the duplicated games.

So without further ado, here are the information:


Download the software, and save the executable file on your computer’s desktop. The same file is fine on both a Mac or PC. I think they are currently developing a package for Linux.


Install the application. Get the file on your desktop. Double click on it. Hit next each time that it prompts you. You’ll be aware that you’re done when you get a screen telling you that the installation is finished.


Choose the Wii game you want to duplicate. Load it into the optical drive (the CD or DVD burner) on your pc or Mac.


Launch the game clone application which you installed. (Simply double click on the icon within the desktop)


This step is where the main difference comes in as opposed to trying to duplicate games using standard CD burning software programs like Windows Media Player or even Roxio. You have to “rip” the game disc. Select the selection in the game copy software to extract, after which choose where you want to store the file. I recommend just using the desktop just as before. And then click “Start”.


Alright, if you managed to get this far, Now I’m presuming that the copy completed properly. If not, start again at Step Two. At this point, take out the game disc from your optical drive, and place a blank CD or DVD into it. Any kind of CD or DVD which is compatible with your drive will work. Inside the applications menu, select “write” mode. Then browse to the file which it copied to your desktop. Click “Start”.


When it finishes, the app may play some amusing music to tell you that it’s completed, and will report that it is finished. Excellent! Now you simply just remove the game, make a label onto it using a sharpie pen, and you are good to go! Remember to put your master copy of the game in a safe and secure location, and also to always play with your copied game!

Which means that you now needn’t be a computer hardware hacker or even void the warranty just to backup games as is your legal right. Simply just stick to these instructions, and you will be good to go!

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