Vancouver: Property automation system Operto Guest Technologies has announced a partnership with vacation and short-term rental software provider, Hostfully.
The relationship brings Operto’s Smart Stay automation solution to property managers internationally as it seeks to cement its position as one of the leading operating systems in the industry.
Operto provides property managers with a software platform to manage access, temperature control and monitoring that streamlines operations and improves the host/guest relationship. Its collection of curated hardware and custom built software makes internet of things [IoT] technology meaningful for property managers looking to scale their business.
Hostfully is an end-to-end property management platform which aims to increase bookings and boost revenue for vacation rental property managers. Its solution streamlines workflow and simplifies operational processes in the industry.
The latter’s digital guidebooks also help property managers to modernise communications by providing guests with professional and branded information that can be viewed prior to check-in and be updated remotely.
Michael Driedger, co-founder and CEO of Operto, said: “Hostfully is an innovative company and we are excited to team up with them. Together we look forward to offering professional property managers increased efficiency allowing them to do what they do best, which is to deliver on guest experience.
“We have exciting things planned with their integrated guidebooks as well,” he added.
Hostfully co-founder and CEO, Margot Schmorak, said: “Operto’s expertise in IoT and device management will bring tremendous value to Hostfully property management platform users. Vacation rental managers have so much important work to do each day.
“Working with Operto on device management will help managers spend less time on repetitive tasks and more on other important aspects of their high-touch business. We couldn’t be happier with our partnership with Operto – it’s a great way to bring the most innovative solutions to the vacation rental industry,” she added.
Operto seeks to solve operational issues commonly faced by professional property managers – whether they be of short-term rentals, hotels or hostels. Its flagship Smart Stay solution fully automates guest entry by programming unique entry codes for every reservation onto keypad locks.
According to Booking.com, 63 per cent of guests want a keyless solution for entry into a property. With no action required by the manager, guests get the convenience of fully secure 24/7 self check-in – no app required.
Operto’s range of Smart Stay solutions also includes monitoring of noise, occupancy and air quality, while energy savings are realised through intelligent thermostat control. Smart alerts and scheduling reduce turnover time and repetitive tasks for property managers which, in turn, reduce costs.
The company is currently working with hotels, vacation rentals, serviced apartments as well as more niche accommodation alternatives across North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.