Horizon Properties Group Maintains Business Continuity with Aptech’s PVNG During CV19

Horizon Executives Use Tablets and PVNG to Remotely Oversee, Manage Operations for 9 Hotels

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PITTSBURGH - "I came onboard Horizon Properties Group in late 2015 and started to review cloud-based hotel accounting software systems. This was three years before the CV19 difficulty began. When we deployed Aptech's PVNG Enterprise Accounting this February we did not plan for a pandemic, but PVNG has been instrumental in our business continuity because now we can oversee financial performance and effectively manage operations remotely," said Joshua M. Morgan, CHTP, director of technology and infrastructure for Horizon Properties Group, LLC.

Horizon Hospitality LLC specializes in hotel ownership, partner relationships, and hotel management services. Its portfolio includes Hilton, Marriott, and independent properties. PVNG is an enterprise hotel accounting software financial system that supports one property or large multi-brand, multi-property portfolios. It uses the most current technology platform incorporating AP, GL, A/R, statistics, financials, and bank reconciliation with easy to use browser navigation. Aptech is an IBM Premier Solution Provider and Prophix Premier Business Partner offering web-enabled business intelligence, budgeting, and hotel accounting software. Click here for more on Aptech's products and services.

Horizon previously used Aptech's Profitvue® on-premise back office system. "We evaluated another system, then selected PVNG because Aptech could convert all our property data and migrate it to our multi-property corporate PVNG platform," said Morgan. "Aptech's support is very professional; its team understands the hotel business from the inside. PVNG lets us remotely pay our vendors and coordinate the A/P workflow with our GMs. Our VP looks at all payments and invoices personally and can approve them remotely on her tablet from wherever she is. Remote cloud financial management was a major factor in our PVNG decision."

Horizon is a family owned, hands-on operator. "Our VP runs her own reports to generate the performance information she needs to make financial decisions," Morgan said. "She reviews all costs for each vendor, and often drills down into a specific property for that vendor. This is an easy process in PVNG that helps her provide timelier executive oversite. She also provides ownership reporting for each Horizon investor. This comes from PVNG and details each investor's area of interest. PVNG also lets us compare Hilton's property reports with Horizon Hospitality's budgeting and expense data. Our executive team works late and travels, and PVNG lets them oversee operations wherever they are. Even with CV19 taking place, PVNG lets our executive team work more efficiently to serve our properties and investors."

Aptech VP Cam Troutman said, "Horizon Hospitality's team is doing a great job of leveraging mobile technology to operate its properties during CV19's impact on business. Aptech is happy to support the creative management processes Horizon implemented with PVNG. We are proud of how Horizon is handling the current issue."

About Horizon Hospitality LLC

Horizon Hospitality LLC is a forward-thinking full-service hospitality company that makes strategic planning, critical financial analysis and innovative thinking our mission. Providing superior service to its guests and a positive work environment to employees are the core of its hospitality principles. Horizon Hospitality LLC specializes in hotel ownership, partner relationships and hotel management services. As a full-service hospitality management company. Hotel Development, Rooms Management, Food and Beverage, Sales and Marketing, Engineering, Human Resources and a complete back-office Accounting Services System are just a few areas of expertise within Horizon Hospitality LLC's organization.

About Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

Aptech Computer Systems, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the only provider of a fully integrated enterprise accounting, business intelligence and planning ecosystem to the hospitality industry. All of its clients are companies like yours, which own or manage hotels. Its solutions help customers at both the corporate and property levels understand their financial and operational data for faster goal achievement.

The company is renowned for introducing business intelligence into the hotel industry, and offers a solid resource of hospitality professionals. Aptech is an IBM Software Value Plus partner and Premier Solution Provider, as well as a Prophix Premier Business Partner. Incorporated in 1970, Aptech's state-of-the-art back office, true business intelligence and enterprise planning solutions are 100% hotel specific. Solutions include PVNG, Execuvue® and Targetvue. Clients comprise over 3,500 properties - including large chains, multiple-property management companies and single-site hotels. Execuvue is registered to Aptech Computer Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective holders. For more information please visit www.aptech-inc.com.

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