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TECH TALK The latest spa software innovations, deals and developments Infor will integrate with SpaBooker software


SpaBooker partners with hospitality software vendor


Improvements free-up storage and help speed-up the system


Database and invoicing upgrades for SpaSoft


The latest version of SpaSoft (3.5.0.0) now has an historical database structure for booking and point of sale modules. This enables properties with large databases to move old information from the main system to free up storage and speed up the system. However, the data will still be readily accessible. Another new feature is a multi-


business centre invoice numbering module. This allows spas with mixed ownership or remote locations to separately track point of sale documents. The 3.5.0.0 release also includes


new interfaces including RunIT POS Inventory Control and an inventory interface from Adaco. Spa-kit.net keyword: SpaSoft


Bliss is one of the fi rst spa operators to use Book4Time’s booking app


Book4Time launches mobile booking app


Book4Time has created a booking app for iPhones and plans to launch an Android version this month. Bliss Spas is one of the fi rst operators to sign up for it. The app can be customised with logos, images and wording and Roger Sholanki, the CEO and founder of Book4Time feels this will help to create a lasting connection. The app pulls from a spa’s exist-


ing client database, which gives customers access to their purchase history and preferred therapists. In addition, the app includes an integrated content management system so spas can send quick updates and push promotions directly to their clients. Spa-kit.net keyword: Book4Time


SpaBooker, the spa management software company, has announced a tie-up with hospitality system supplier Infor. Under the agreement, Infor will


integrate SpaBooker software into its Hospitality Management Solution (HMS), which is aimed at hotels and has more than 70,000 customers. The integrated solution is purchased directly from Infor. SpaBooker’s cloud-based platform off ers


online booking using desktop, mobile and tablet devices. It also features scheduling, reporting and other spa management tools. In other news, SpaBooker has signed


strategic deals with search and mapping websites Yelp and MapQuest. Both deals are designed to enable spa operators using the SpaBooker system to be more ‘discoverable’ and bookable by consumers. Spa-kit.net keywords: Spa Booker


Shiji to sell CSS in China


Concept Software Systems’ (CSS) prod- ucts are to be sold across China following an agreement with the Shiji Corporation. Under the contract, Shiji Information


ResortSuite launches tablet-based check-in app


ResortSuite has released a tablet- based check-in application. Called ResortSuite SPA Check-In, it’s designed to streamline the fi rst step of the spa journey for both guest and staff . It enables staff members to check a guest in effi ciently from an arrivals list and view details about them and their services. It then


The aim is to streamline the fi rst step of the spa journey for both guests and staff


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allows staff to switch to a Guest Mode and hand the tablet over to the guest where they can complete an intake form and questionnaire. Itinerary and service details can also be viewed. The app, which is part of the ResortSuite Operations framework, synchronises with the SPA (Services, Programs, Activities) module for up-to-date schedules and guest preferences and alerts. Spa-kit.net keyword: ResortSuite


Technology will market and sell CSS’ software – which includes the Concept Spa & Leisure System – in the country. CSS and Shiji have previously worked


together to supply Chinese hotel chains such as Peninsula, Shangri-La and Lang- ham. Additionally, CSS products are already translated into the Chinese language. Spa-kit.net keywords: Concept Software


Jason Holland is the product editor of Spa Business Tel: +44 1462 471922 jasonholland@ spabusiness.com


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