Reksoft had already created Medallion, a property management system of its own design, which was consistent with virtually all of Infor’s criteria. However, this system, which had been created for small hotels and midrange hotels, as well as for small hotel «chains», and which was successfully used in more than 2,000 hotels around the world (both in Europe and in Russia under the name Edelweiss), required some modifications directly related to the collecting, processing and presentation system. It was decided to implement a BI system based on the BI technology Crystal Reports (Business Objects) and Sybase.
The developed BI system had to be a powerful and flexible tool for multi-functional analysis. The mechanism for the collection, storage and processing of analytical data was reduced to a single system: managers were no longer required to seek reports on various storages places, which were made possible by easy search by thematic area reports.
In addition, the new analytical business system not only allowed to reception of planned statistical reports (weekly, monthly, etc.), but also provided brief analytical information at any time when it might be necessary for a manager, thereby significantly speeding up the process of hotel management, and reducing the time taken to adopt administrative decisions.
The Medallion / Edelweiss BI system software package compared favorably with conventional statistical forecast reporting in all parameters for small and midrange hotels.