SmartHOTEL's Smart Channel Manager Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality
New interface enables fast, secure and isolated data exchange between Oracle Hospitality OPERA and all distribution platforms.
SmartHOTEL, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Smart Channel Manager with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. The integration empowers Oracle Hospitality OPERA property management system (PMS) users with a direct connection between the Oracle Hospitality OPERA PMS and sales channels like Online Travel Agencies (OTA), Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and Internet Booking Engines (IBE). It isolates the distribution flow, making revenue management more efficient while empowering hotels and chains to take full control over their configuration and more quickly anticipate a changing market by using dynamic pricing.
To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. The validated integration between Oracle Hospitality OPERA system and Smart Channel Manager is enabled by OPERA Exchange Interface (OXI). It contains direct data exchange of room availability, rates, and inventory data upload towards the distribution channels and reservation download into Oracle Hospitality OPERA PMS. It can be extended to handle more types of guest data and is fully configurable by the property.
Derreck Weterings, Director of Strategy & Solutions, SmartHOTEL: "We are proud to provide individual hotels and chains with a solution that drives a more dynamic revenue stream and makes distribution more efficient by cutting out central platforms and third-party interfaces. Due to continuous development, the direct connection to Oracle Hospitality OPERA will contain innovative data transfers like guest profile export, stay records and payment data from PMS to thFour Star Apartmentsird parties. We are close to adding new functionalities for syncing all channels with data from Oracle Hospitality OPERA with just one click. The release of this new interface is the start of a new and optimized journey of data exchange for the hospitality industry."
"Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between SmartHOTEL's Smart Channel Manager and Oracle Hospitality OPERA is functionally sound and performs as tested," said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. "For solutions deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner's integrated offering."
For more than 16 years, SmartHOTEL has been helping hoteliers navigate the exciting world of online distribution. From its office in the Netherlands, the SmartHOTEL team serves hotels and chains worldwide by providing channel management and tailored connectivity. SmartHOTEL specializes in integrations with Oracle Hospitality products, focusing primarily on integrated distribution solutions to Oracle Hospitality Distribution Cloud Services, Oracle Hospitality OPERA ORS, PMS, and Oracle Hospitality Suite8 PMS. Our solutions are distributed via a global network of esteemed Oracle Hospitality software retailers. For any questions regarding this interface or our Oracle retail network, contact us at sales@smarthotel or call +31 (0)182 75 11 18.
About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of a complementary partner software product with an Oracle "on-premises" Application has been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations, and partners who successfully complete the program are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at https://solutions.oracle.com/scwar/scr/AboutPartners/validated-integration/index.html
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