The historic Edgewater hotel in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, has selected Infor SunSystems to benefit from an integrated, hospitality-specific financial management application.
After a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation, The Edgewater reopened in October as a portal to Madison's lakefront in the heart of Wisconsin's capital city. The revitalization includes a new hotel tower as well as the restoration of the two original buildings erected in the 1940s and 1970s.
The Edgewater chose Infor SunSystems because of its accounting functionality and ability to meet the hotel's needs right out of the box without requiring extensive customization.
"The Edgewater was looking for a financial package that would meet our current and future operational needs. We needed a system that gave us ease of transactional processing as well as overall reliance on the financial output," said Laura Klocke, controller of The Edgewater. "Infor SunSystems is a turnkey solution that incorporates time-saving integrations with our POS and PMS systems. In addition, it offers a comprehensive budget package that gives us greater insight into our numbers, which improves our financial decisions and ultimately facilitates a better experience for our guests."
Infor SunSystems combines financial management with purchasing, inventory and performance management to deliver accurate, real-time information on everything from established key performance indicators (KPIs) to critical tax data.
The Edgewater will integrate Infor SunSystems with its existing property management system (PMS) and point of sale (POS) application using Infor ION®, a lightweight middleware platform that enables connectivity between both Infor and third-party systems. This will create enterprise-wide visibility for The Edgewater, helping managers to improve strategic decision-making based on greater insight into revenue and spending.
"Purpose-built financials are critical in the hospitality market, where hoteliers are continuously looking for new ways to reduce costs and increase profitability," said Stewart Applbaum, Infor Hospitality general manager. "Infor SunSystems helps companies to optimize profitability by delivering the metrics decision-makers need to derive actionable insights."