PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges to industries around the world. With mobility restrictions in place, business owners had to rethink their operations and adjust to navigate the uncertainties in the new normal. Although some companies were able to adapt and seamlessly shift to the new norm, the process was not easy with many struggling with financial losses and temporary business closures. A survey from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released September last year reported that the Philippine economy experienced the worst impacts of the pandemic. The Philippines logged the highest number of business closures and layoffs among its peers in Southeast Asia. Despite that, Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups, said that resilience is one of the core values that helped businesses conquer the challenges of the pandemic. This ‘unbreakable spirit’ of enterprises allowed them to embr

D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions extends its offering with a hotel CRM


In today's hotel ecosystem, guest data is scattered across many tools: PMS, CRS, official website... which leads to unreliability. In a recent study, CRM experts at dailypoint™ analysed over 4.5 million guests' profile across 120 hotels and found surprising statistics. The most striking is that the hotels had an average of 2.3 profiles for each of their loyal guests - in other words, these hotels thought they had twice as many loyal guests than they actually had.

As consumers, we expect our interaction with a brand to be personalised, but while the benefits of personalisation are becoming more apparent, most hoteliers feel under-equipped to deliver on this new expectation.

To help hoteliers make this required jump, D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions is launching a new range of solutions, powered by dailypoint™: GUEST MANAGEMENT. The new product family encompasses a Hotel CRM, Guest Loyalty, and Guest Feedback solutions, all fully integrated with the D-EDGE CRS.

GUEST MANAGEMENT is based on advanced technology - AI, automatic learning, and patented algorithms - to open up a world of possibilities for hoteliers to better target and automate marketing campaigns and offer a better experience to their customers.

What makes this solution particularly appealing for hotels is the unique algorithm that captures data from multiple sources (PMS, CRS, WIFI, website, etc.), cleans it - removing duplicates, inconsistencies, etc. - and re-injects it into a single guest profile.

With centralised and reliable guest data, hoteliers can:

View and append data such as room preferences, interests, satisfaction, etc.

Adjust the marketing pressure by unsubscribing or providing temporary email marketing breaks.

Fulfil guests' stored data requests for GDPR compliance.

Go beyond PMS data with a visual timeline of the guests' entire interaction with the hotel brand from website visits, email exchanges, on-site interactions, feedback, and remarketing efforts.

Pierre-Charles Grob, CEO of D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions, concludes "In the Expectation Economy we live in, customer data is pivotal for effective sales and marketing. With the launch of GUEST MANAGEMENT, we are offering individual and chain hoteliers a new component, integrated into our CRS, that allows them to consolidate data from multiple sources and shared with hotel's operational and marketing teams to improve conversion, satisfaction and return rates".

Guest Management is available now and will be presented at the D-EDGE booth at:

-ITB Berlin (4-8 March - Hall 8.1 - Booth 127)

-BTL Lisbon (11-13 March- Booth 3E45)

-HITEC Palma de Mallorca (22-24 April -Booth 164)

About D-EDGE
Established from the merger of two long-established hospitality digital solutions providers, D-EDGE offers leading-edge cloud-based e-commerce solutions to more than 12,000 hotels in over 100 countries.

Combining the technical excellence of Availpro with the digital marketing expertise of Fastbooking, D-EDGE brings a holistic hospitality technology infrastructure under one roof. The integrated range of solutions covers all stages of hotel distribution which encompasses Central Reservation System, Guest Management, Data Intelligence, Connectivity Hub, Digital Media and Website Creation.

With a team of 350 experts located in over 20 countries, D-EDGE provides localised support, services and tools. With its global network of 500+partners D-EDGE's ever-expanding ecosystem is a positive place to do business and grow.  Check their website D-EDGE or watch this video: (PR)

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