Bay Lakes Information Systems Introduces New Web Application for Property Managers

By Greg Swain
Published on October 12th, 2016

Reporting and housekeeping functions allow access to critical data from anywhere

For Immediate Release

STURGEON BAY, WI — Bay Lakes Information Systems today is proud to announce the release of a new web application that allows property managers and their staff to access critical data from anywhere.

The application is part of Lodgical Solution®, Bay Lakes’ flagship property management software for hotels, hotel condominiums, vacation rentals, timeshares, campgrounds and marinas. It allows property managers and staff members access to reporting and housekeeping functions of Lodgical Solution from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

“As a property manager, I expect to be able to access reservations and other data from wherever I am,” said James Johnson, the manager of Lake View Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI, and an early user of the application. “The Lodgical Solution web application exceeded my expectations. I am now able to answer questions and stay on top of my property more easily while away from the office. And my housekeeping staff works more efficiently and with clearer communication to the front desk and to guests. Thanks to this application, my staff’s jobs are easier and my guests’ stays are more enjoyable.”

Many property management software packages only work on desktop computers, leaving property managers without access to mission-critical data when they’re away from the office. Other software is based online, but doesn’t work if a property’s internet goes down and doesn’t integrate with properties’ hardware, such as door locks and HVAC systems.

With Lodgical Solution, property managers get the best of both worlds. Properties’ data is based on-site, so on-site workers never lose access to it in the event of an internet service interruption. Lodgical Solution can integrate with almost any hardware system a property has. And with the new Lodgical Solution web application, property managers have access to their data from anywhere.

Property managers can run reports and check on the day’s arrivals while on the road, and housekeepers can view up-to-date information about the rooms assigned to them and mark a room clean with the tap of a button – no clunky walkie-talkies or dial-in systems required.

“We know property managers’ time is best spent taking care of their guests, not fumbling with a computer system,” said Greg Swain, the founder and president of Bay Lakes Information Systems. “This web application represents the next step in continuing to make that idea a reality. Its simple user interface and cross-platform availability untether managers and their staff from the front desk and allow them to get whatever they need, wherever they are.”

The web application is available now to properties currently using or interested in using Lodgical Solution.

About Bay Lakes Information Systems

Bay Lakes Information Systems is an industry leader in providing property management software built by the people who use it. Founded in 1984, Bay Lakes has a long history of working closely with property managers and incorporating their suggestions to create better software. Bay Lakes’ products include the Lodgical Solution property management software, software packages for point of sale, payment processing and room tax filing, and the InnLine visitor information portal. For more information, visit baylakesis.com/lodgical-solution/platforms or  call 920.746.0606.

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