Granduca's hotel accounting software evaluation was triggered when its previous system proved not flexible or scalable enough for its needs. "We wanted a leading-edge enterprise back office that was scalable, easy to use with flexible financial reporting. We also wanted a GAAP compliant secure web-based system that would let our team work remotely," Moore said. "PVNG does it all. It is so easy to use that one of our accountants was able to learn it in five minutes. It has a secure-access front end that allows users access to specific system areas while keeping the primary system secure."
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Granduca Hotels runs a complex full-service multi-property operation that requires a standardized GL for all its properties with robust, drill-down reporting. PVNG delivers. "Our properties host large events and provide catering and related services," Moore said. "Our bankers and investors want to see overall profitability and the capture rate on food and beverage for all our departments. Property financials must report our production spot on. PVNG is truly banker- and investor-friendly. It tracks everything perfectly and lets us analyze why the numbers are what they are."
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System strength and professional support were a large part of Granduca's Aptech decision. "PVNG is a great enterprise back office system and Aptech's team are hotel professionals that know how to simplify operations. This was important to our decision," Moore said. "The system's A/P module lets us upload transactions for management review prior to posting so we can verify the data before they hit production numbers. We enter invoices, review and post them without having to leave the process. Smaller staffs mean time is more important to hotel operations today. PVNG saves us time and makes our workload lighter."
"I use a web browser to access PVNG remotely," Moore said. "PVNG's remote access flexibility lets us grow our operation without increasing staff. We can run a very efficient operation and I can easily understand our operation better now." Moore noted that Aptech engineered PVNG to communicate well with many third-party system partners including time and attendance, and multiple property management, and other systems.
Sam Costa, Aptech director of customer service and support, said, "Ben Moore and his Granduca Hotels team are really putting PVNG to work to standardize company reporting and identify the most profitable areas of its operation. Implementing PVNG at hotel companies like Granduca is a pleasure because they know their business and what they want to deliver to investors and guests."
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.