"As the hospitality industry continues to embrace the cloud and SaaS, it is critical for its vendors to provide reliability that is second to none," states Mike Baldinger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Evention
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Evention announces the completion of its migration to Windows Azure, Microsoft Corp.’s public cloud platform, which now hosts Evention’s suite of web-based software applications that automate gratuity distribution and cash management in the hospitality industry. The move to Windows Azure helps provide immediate benefits including redundancy and virtually unlimited scalability to help increase Evention’s performance and reliability. By taking advantage of Microsoft’s global network of managed servers, Evention is now able to provide a world-class software hosting environment to all of its customers.
Evention offers software as a service (SaaS) solutions, and the strategic relationship with Microsoft along with the transfer to Windows Azure adds a level of flexibility and capability to the Evention products. With its flagship products Evention Tips & Gratuities, Evention SecureDrop and Evention Shuffler, Evention provides unique back-office automation applications for the hospitality industry (including hotels, casinos, clubs and convention centers).
“As the hospitality industry continues to embrace the cloud and SaaS, it is critical for its vendors to provide reliability that is second to none,” said Mike Baldinger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Evention. “Windows Azure has helped enable Evention to deliver our applications in a robust environment that can grow and scale with the needs of our clients.”
Evention Tips & Gratuities distributes service charges, gratuities and tips in outlets and departments including banquets, in-room dining, restaurants, spas, front desk and more. The product takes tedious data-entry and manual reporting out of the payroll process, leaving more time for managers to focus on core responsibilities such as spending time 'on the floor' with their customers. The software imports POS, Event Management and Time & Attendance data. It also calculates tips and gratuities, generates audits and reports, manages TRAC tips, and uploads payroll directly to each property’s payroll system. Evention is proud to offer this application in the cloud via Windows Azure so that the gratuity process can be managed from virtually anywhere. For properties using spreadsheets to manage thousands of dollars in gratuity payroll, Evention Tips & Gratuities saves time, ensures accuracy and dramatically increases productivity.
“Windows Azure provides a global, scalable cloud platform for customers and solution providers such as Evention,” said Bill Hamilton, Director, Windows Azure Product Marketing, Microsoft. “Evention relies on Windows Azure to help hospitality organizations automate their back-office functions, so employees can focus on their customers, increase their productivity, and manage their hotels and other hospitality facilities.”
In addition to gratuity management, Evention also provides cash management and cash journaling automation through the cloud. By managing cashier drops, duebacks, house banks, over/short tracking, and the audit against the POS & PMS, Evention SecureDrop has completely revolutionized and automated cash journaling. The solution has saved accounting departments countless hours of time and has established an automated cash journaling process that has never before been available. Because effective cash management is so crucial to hospitality management, Evention SecureDrop has gained rapid adoption in the industry. Windows Azure helps enable Evention to further advance the future of cash management in hospitality and other verticals.
With a rapidly expanding customer base, the transition to Windows Azure has been instrumental in providing a platform for Evention to host its applications. With Windows Azure, the computing capacity and bandwidth of the Evention applications can be increased. This is especially important as the client-base grows and the products advance, as it is essential to meet the evolving needs of Evention's clients.
About Evention LLC:
Founded in 2004, Evention LLC is a software provider that is reinventing back-office management for the hospitality industry. Evention offers a suite of products including Evention Tips & Gratuities, Evention SecureDrop and Evention Shuffler which are utilized in marquee hotels across the globe. Evention hospitality management applications provide a fresh perspective on hotel management by bridging the gaps between existing applications through unique web-based solutions. By utilizing Evention’s services, hotels can eliminate cumbersome manual processes and increase their productivity, allowing more time for customer service. Evention prides itself on offering this unique automation that has already improved and will continue to advance back office management in the hospitality industry. For more information, visit Evention’s website at http://www.eventionllc.com.
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