Travelodge, the UK's largest independent hotel chain with over 500 hotels, has chosen Infor SunSystems to streamline operations as it grows.
The application focusing on financial reporting, procurement, invoicing and financial management will be deployed in the cloud, and hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Infor SunSystems was chosen for its hospitality industry-specific capabilities, including USALI compliance, and for Infor's deep domain expertise in the hotel industry. Travelodge opted for a cloud deployment because it removes the need for on-site hardware at each hotel, and it can scale with growth plans.
"To support growth plans, we need a world-class operations and financial infrastructure, and by working with Infor SunSystems via a cloud model, we are able to do exactly that," says Nick Taylor, Travelodge director of operational finance.
"The budget hotel market has substantial room for growth in the UK," said Wolfgang Emperger, vice-president, Infor Hospitality EMEA & LATAM. "A critical part of achieving success in this market is to streamline local operations at the hotel itself and then centralize and accelerate as much of the back-end as possible. Technologies such as optical character recognition scanning and automatic bank reconciliation all contribute to this success, especially when they are delivered via the cloud and can scale quickly as a business grows."