Sustainability has been top of mind among hoteliers in recent years as tourists are increasingly concerned about the environmental issues. In fact, green practices adopted by hotels may soon become critical factors for travellers when choosing and booking accommodation to stay in.
The democratisation of technology and the transformation of society that it facilitated are impacting virtually every major industry. In high tech manufacturing, the trends are causing an upheaval. No matter how innovative, flashy, or anticipated a product might be, high tech companies can also get punished in the marketplace if those products don’t measure up to quality.
Topics: Technology trends
The lines have been increasingly blurring between high tech and non-high tech manufacturing—in large part due to the proliferation of technology into everyday consumer and business products. This has major implications for how high tech manufacturers operate today and how they’ll need to operate in the future. The first step in managing this transition is to understand the forces driving the integration of high tech manufacturing and other industries.
Topics: Technology trends
Advanced technologies provide hoteliers with full-scope support and benefits, from front desk to back-office operations. Cloud technology, for example, has played the key role in improving the end-to-end experience from booking to post-staying of guests, reducing cost and resource demands, increasing ROI, and hence, improving the overall business management capability of the business.
It is estimated that by 2020, the world will have more than 20.4 billion connected devices, creating one enormous intertwined network called the Internet of Things (IoT). In hospitality, IoT can be the key to achieving a complete personalised guest experience at an optimised operating cost. Embracing IoT’s endless possibilities can certainly help hoteliers create a good head start in their digital transformation journey.
Nowadays, amenities such as flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, aircon, minibar, etc. in your typical hotel rooms are considered must-haves and can no longer act as key differentiators. Hotels will certainly evolve, and the adoption of new technologies is inevitable. The question is, how drastically?
The sharing economy (also known as “peer-to-peer economy” or “collaborative consumption”) is the concept of sharing resources that are otherwise go to waste. Technology plays a part in helping the sharing economy to expand, and making the assets cheaper, more accessible than ever. In today's article, we'll focus on the hospitality industry and how much impact the sharing economy, particularly Airbnb, is having on the industry as well as the consumers.
From cloud computing and robotic process automation to analytics, AI, and machine learning, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming the role of finance. Will all the automation and technology that CFOs have at their fingertips ultimately replace the need for a traditional finance chief, or will CFOs be able to harness that technology to improve their bottom lines?
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) has delivered significant benefits to practicing businesses. According to a recent study conducted by Aberdeen Research, companies with a well-structured IBP process achieved the following benefits over a two-year period post IBP implementation:
Integrated business planning (IBP) is a business-focused evolution of traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) that aligns sales, business strategy, and operations with enterprise-wide financial performance.