More than 6000 hotels around the world use Property Management System (PMS) and Central Reservation System (CRS) products developed by German-based protel. SiteMinder’s General Manager in Europe, Brendon Rogers, said SiteMinder had launched a two-way integration to protel’s SPE (Single Property Edition) PMS and MPE (Multiple Property Edition) CRS as well as to protel’s SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, ‘bookatonce’ and ‘protel Air’, using SiteMinder’s plug-and-play ‘pmsXchange’ technology, which more than two dozen PMS and CRS systems now use to provide two-way access to the world’s leading online booking systems. “We are very excited to be working with one of the world’s most ingenious hotel management software companies and we look forward to helping protel and its many hotel clients expand their online distribution, boost yield and lift operational efficiency,” Mr Rogers said. The protel partnership means live availability for hotels will be automatically updated on the world’s major booking sites from protel’s PMS and CRS networks via SiteMinder. Reservations from those sites will be automatically delivered by SiteMinder directly back into protel’s networks, eliminating the need to enter bookings manually and lowering the cost of acquisition. Manfred Osthues, co-founder and CEO of protel hotelsoftware, said from Germany: “We know that process efficiency can make or break a hotel - today more than ever. At protel, we never lose sight of the most important purpose of our software: to optimise our clients’ workflows and thus improve their operational effectiveness. We are pleased that with Siteminder we have found a partner who shares our goal.” SiteMinder’s is an award-winning online distribution company whose product suite is used by thousands of hotels in over 70 countries worldwide to help increase online revenue, streamline business process and drive down the cost of acquisition. SiteMinder leads the way in redefining distribution. Visit www.siteminder.com or www.siteminder.co.uk.