Many hoteliers are often surprised by their center’s experience usage when it comes to hotel business centers. From the number of necessary machines and pages printed to utilizing key data points such as search queries, getting dialed into usage is an essential component a hotelier will need to understand to realize the full potential of their hotel business center.

Understanding usage, hoteliers can then plan for downgrades or upgrades – and even new equipment – that could impact the bottom line.

Hotel Business Center Print Usage – What to Know

For example, if hoteliers see that a business center is being used heavily for printing, they may want to invest in a new printer with a higher speed and quality. Or may decide to add mobile printing to accommodate guests.

Alternatively, some hoteliers feel that with guests using Mobile Devices, they may not need as many computers and may want to consider the location or number of computers. 

But first, you need to understand what’s in use and what’s not. 

Beyond Printing – The Right Business Center Analytics Tools Matter

By understanding how hotel business centers are being used, hoteliers can make better-informed purchasing decisions. 

This starts with the right analytics. 

Hotels should make decisions based on factual statistics. For example, with TTI’s proprietary software, a hotel manager can see which links generate the most hits and adjust their advertising/hotel promotion to that. 

Tactics such as incorporating links for local attractions, maps, mobile printing, etc., could reduce the hotel’s dependence on front desk or concierge staff. When hoteliers have these tools, they can adjust their software as needed. This will not only increase hotel sales, but hoteliers can also expect an uptick in customer satisfaction.

The key is to know what your hotel business center is being used for and understand how that ties into revenue generation. By having analytics that allows you to connect direct links to hotel usage, hoteliers can take those statistics and apply them to hotel budgets. This will give hoteliers a clear understanding of how hotel business centers tie directly into hotel revenue generation.

TTI’s portals offer managers a place where they can update the links, pictures, as well as messaging. Information such as local happenings, transportation, or even where to enjoy happy hour is viable hotel business center links that hoteliers can utilize for hotel promotion. Hotels can even time when messages will appear on the desktop. 

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More Than Data – Security Should Be a Top Priority

Of course, while the look and functionality of the hotel business center are essential, the most critical aspect of design is that it works and works as securely as possible.

That’s why with TTI’s portal, underneath all the new bells and whistles, it is the same secure and easy-to-use software that we have been developing for over a decade.

Once a session starts, the user will be treated to a standard desktop (Windows, Mac, or Both!) that they are familiar with, all backed by 24/7 live technical support, remote monitoring, and proactive maintenance.

All solutions are tested to ensure a secure environment. See more about security compliance here. Rest assured, we aim for 100% security with:

  • Deletion of customer files, downloads, and passwords are deleted after each use
  • All software is PCI Compliant
  • CIPA Compliant Web Filtering
  • Blacklisting of inappropriate sites

Usage & Security – What to Consider When Planning Your 2022 Hotel Business Center Budget

First of all, hoteliers need to know how hotel business centers are used. As mentioned above, hotel managers can adjust hotel usage and hotel promotion according to these statistics. 

Beyond this, hoteliers need to be aware of the latest security threats and how their hotel business center solutions can combat them. Security should always be a top priority when planning your hotel’s budget – after all, what good is a state-of-the-art hotel business center if your guests’ data is at risk?

The hotel business center should be a hotel asset, and hoteliers can make an informed decision to invest in one, thanks to insights from Usage and Security Analytics.

At TTI, we believe hotel business centers should never become a liability for hoteliers. With Usage and Security Analytics, hotel managers will have the tools they need to make more informed purchasing decisions and keep their hotel business centers up-to-date with the latest security threats.

Want more? Reach out to see how we can save add to your hotel’s bottom line.

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