Quhuo upgrades Quchengdan PMS

China: Beijing-based gig economy platform Quhuo has upgraded its housekeeping solution Quchengdan property management system (PMS), as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to better serve its guesthouse and bed and breakfast clients.

In a bid to offer smarter operation and housekeeping services for clients who manage home stays, Quhuo has optimised the features of its PMS system with more advanced statistical analysis tools, allowing managers to “make smarter decisions, efficiently manage costs and keep track of sales”.

The new PMS automatically categorises sales based on time slots to reflect the sales status, which allows housekeeping managers to make the most informed decisions for their operations. By analysing the sales status of all room listings, the system generates reports that highlight the most lucrative listings and time slots that record the highest profits.

The advanced features ensure that homestay owners and managers can easily identify strengths and weaknesses of their room listings and create operational plans based on seasonal clientele changes in the industry.

Having launched in April, Quchengdan has been developed to serve Quhuo’s clients with a one-stop solution that is designed to connect multiple marketing channels and rental platforms. In order to enhance operational efficiency, the PMS allows housekeeping managers to keep track of orders and listings in an aggregated system with data visualisation tools.

It comes as China’s short-term rental market is growing at an unprecedented pace. It is now estimated to expand 86.8 per cent year-on-year on average for the five-year period that began in 2018 and will last until 2023, with total transactions expected to reach CNY 44 billion [US$6.8 billion] this year alone.

Ji Tong, head of homestay business at Quhuo, said: “As the market grows rapidly, we’re making efforts to make it easier for our clients to manage their room listings. The upgraded system can help our clients save up 90 per cent of their operational costs.

“On top of that, we hope that through our system, housekeeping managers can spend their saved energy and time on more pressing offline tasks. We’ve also made it easier for our clients to train a housekeeping manager,” added Tong.