Then in 2010, the cloud-based system came along, which changed so much more about the PMS than most hotels realize. And now, we’ve come even further to the API-first era.

Though it is cloud-based, an API-First PMS is very different from a cloud PMS. An API-first system means that the PMS will connect with ANY third-party software. It is designed with the API first then the PMS is built on top of it so that all integrations are open and available.

Hotels that use an API-first PMS receive all the benefits of cloud-based systems and near-immediate implementations as well as the ability to integrate any feature they want without additional integration fees.