18 June 2014
DataArt Completes Integration of New Global Distribution System for B4Checkin
Software Consultancy Creates a State-of-the-Art One-Stop Shop for Hoteliers
DataArt, a custom software development company that builds advanced solutions for select industries, has completed the integration of a new state-of-the-art global distribution system (GDS) for B4Checkin, the producer of the hotel industry’s premier fully customizable reservations system and guest satisfaction feedback tool.
The new system, called B4GDS, gives hoteliers access to the GDS through B4Checkin, eliminating the need for hotels to have two separate vendors for rate management and availability to the GDS and allowing hoteliers to use B4Checkin’s cloud solutions as a ‘on-stop shop’. B4GDS automates all third-party connections through one fluid system, removing the risk and expense associated with engaging multiple suppliers.
“With so many different booking agents and third parties operating in the travel industry, hotels struggle to manage so many channels directly and typically seek out connections to a global distribution system connection as a result,” said Greg Thomson, VP Sales & Marketing at B4Checkin. “With our new B4GDS platform, our clients can reduce the time they need to spend on channel management and be confident that their business is supported by a state of the art global distribution system, saving them both time and money.”
“As a long-term development partner for B4CheckIn, we were excited to provide the third party integration for B4GDS and help give their customers a new level of access and efficiency,” said Greg Abbott, SVP Travel & Hospitality at DataArt. “DataArt’s unique combination of domain expertise in the travel and hospitality sector and experience supporting B4Checkin's product development road-map allowed us to ensure this project was delivered on-time and on-budget.”
B4GDS provides rapid connectivity for both travel agencies using a global distribution system and online travel agencies using an Internet-based or Alternative Distribution System. The solution allows customers to manage all rates and availabilities through the B4Checkin extranet or the property’s PMS, all at a very affordable fee.