Designed for the cloud and developed in San Francisco, Frontdesk Anywhere’s property management system was built for independent hotels, resorts, and management groups. There is nothing to install or download; only Internet access is needed.

Frontdesk Anywhere offers hoteliers a complete PMS solution to run key aspects of their business, including reservation management, guest communication, standard and customizable reports, revenue and reputation management, point-of-sale and credit card processing.

Frontdesk Anywhere’s PMS features a pooled inventory model for maximizing online sales with two-way connectivity to OTAs, GDS, Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Internet booking engines.

The software comes with a commission-free Internet booking engine, and bookings across channels are automatically delivered into the system with all channels kept up-to-date.

Frontdesk Anywhere is integrated with leading industry partners, including revenue management, POS, eConcierge and eReputation providers, and has over 95 payment gateways worldwide.

Commission-free Web booking
Commission-free Web booking
Commission-free Web booking
Guest profile
Guest profile
Mobile view
Mobile view
Overview
Overview

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8



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Porntip from V.J. Searenity Koh Chang

Specialty:  Resort

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

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September 2018

The Best PMS for Small to Mid-size property!

Pros

The program is very user-friendly, and easy to use.
The analytic part is all you need. The details in reports are adjustable, which is quite rare among some could based PMS.
Customer service is very good.

Cons

Training in Bangkok office is a bit difficult for new staff who work in countryside, may be an online tutorial would help.
In the future, if FDA develops their own Channel Manager system, would be easy for user to finish everything just one site.

Nattanant from Siam Champs E'lyse'esi Unique Hotel

Specialty:  Independent Hotel

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Hotel

Reasonable price but not sure for the bigger property

Pros

Manager report and details of the report including figures shown are very details, only one report can tell almost cover

Cons

Complicated of name of the report which are difference from others so sometime it difficult for new staff

Justin from The Clarendon Hotel

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Not User Friendly

It is the least intuitive PMS I have ever used in my 15 years of industry experience. I do not believe the software was ever tested in a live hotel.

Pros

It has a friendly support team. Night Audit functionality is a breeze.

Cons

It lacks even the most basic functions of a PMS: Early check out is not possible. You can't check out a room the same day it has been checked in. This forces you to "hold" until it can be checked out. It has almost no options for reports that a front desk agent can print unless they have management access. Housekeeping room status is on a separate tab. This makes it difficult to quickly change a room status and often confuses the housekeeping department. Changing a room number is nearly impossible if the hotel is sold out. The system forces you to slot rooms like a puzzle. If no slots are open it is extremely difficult to change the assigned room number. You can make them unassigned but will receive a "sold out warning" and will still not be able to change the assigned number. The billing and creation of invoices is overly complicated and not intuitive. There is also no way to refund a charge processed via the POS.
The software also contains many glitches-housekeeping room status seems to change for no apparent reason despite the set rules. Invoices sent as an email fail to be delivered.

Lance from Sawtooth Lodge

Specialty:  Lodge

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Frontdesk - Okay, but not enough

Pros

Frontdesk Anywhere is a decent Property Management System that also helps you manage your relationship with OTAs. It has great reporting features, a nice back end user interface, decent front end user interface, and automated emails.

Cons

Frontdesk Anywhere lacks an availability calendar for its front end users, which is something that should be standard with any booking engine. It doesn't offer promo or group code features, the support features are minimal, and the price is not competitive.

Rada from Mantra Samui Resort

Specialty:  Independent Hotel

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Efficient support team! Great software for hotel operation, services, and time management

Pros

I've been using Frontdesk Anywhere as our PMS software for 3 years now. As a Sales and Marketing manager of an independent hotel, this cloud based software is a gem. Their support team gives us a comfort with 24 hours support service, and immediate hands on to resolve the glitch that we encountered.

With this software, our team can review the occupancy forecast, plan our promotions, as well as monitor and manage our rate via the rate manager or booking suite tab to keep an eye on our competitors price. This allows us to adjust the our rate within a few second.

The software is upgraded regularly which, often times, added a new and exciting features on to their software. Recently, we are thrilled with reputation tab which allows us to track all online reviews and see our current rating. It's great for us to quickly respond to reviews from OTAs and Tripadvisor, as well as to recover the hotel reputation through Frontdesk Anywhere software. In short, we're incredibly happy with the report analytics, reservation system, and online reputation channels which save us a heap amount of time on complicated stuff and spare us more time to focus on the real hospitality service with our hotel guests.

Cons

We are looking forward to be using their full function of POS software. At the moment, we use the lite version that comes with the package but the result is great anyway.

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July 2018

Great value for money and a good system

Pros

The layout of the platform is good and easy to use, it has more potential for further development and some good reporting functions also available.

Cons

The customer service can be improved, it is not very easy to get a problem resolved and sometimes it can be frustrating having to wait for things to happen.

Vanessa from The Plaza Suites

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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April 2018

Meant for Independent hotels

Pros

Love that is was developed in San Francisco. The software comes with a commission-free Internet booking engine

Cons

Based on the reviews it looks like others have had the same issues as me, customer service could be improved.

Blair from The Plaza Suites Santa Clara

Specialty:  Independent Hotel

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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March 2018

Frontdesk Anywhere- Literally anywhere!

Pros

The hotel software Frontdesk Anywhere definitely has more pros than cons. You can access and check statuses using this this software via desktop, tablet, or smartphone!

Cons

The only con about this software is that it's main focus group is for the use of independent hotels or resorts, and not any that is a part of a chain.

Kimberly from CVI

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March 2018

Lots of great features

Pros

This makes booking rooms and taking reservations so easy for me and my staff. Everything is easy to navigate

Chaivaree from Hotel Bocage

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January 2018

Very easy to use

Less complicated easy to use

Pros

The system is clear and easy to navigate. When checking the system, the entire columns are self-explanation which made it simple even new joining staff can managed it well.

Cons

The system did not separate the income for total revenue in each period clearly. For example guest have booked and paid for the hotel on 8 Jan 18 but the booking date is 12 Jan 18. The revenue period from 1-10 Jan 18 will also include the revenue income of 12 Jan 18 which is quite misleading.

Chayanon from Kiatthada Resort

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December 2017

Poor customer support, but the platform is decent.

Pros

Looks more modern than other software and has many reports for you to choose from. The sales team was nice.

Cons

Customer support is very poor. When my staffs call or email for questions, they feel that they are mistreated by the support team.

Janet from Del Webb at Dove Mountain

Specialty:  Vacation Rental

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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December 2017

Host Team and Del Webb at Dove Mountain

I am grateful for all the technical support provided by India. She was patient and understood how to listen and help me make multiple rate adjustments transitioning from 2017-2018 and really saved the Dove Mountain Hostess Team a lot of time. I wish all your technicians a Happy New Year! Enjoy the holidays with your families!

Pros

Front Desk Anywhere is an efficient and user friendly software. I appreciate the technical support.The more familiar one is with the software the easier it is to make adjustments. Your technicians are most appreciated for their in-depth knowledge of how the software works.

Suppawat from Resort

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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December 2017

good software for manage hotel

Pros

- no install
- easy to use
- cloud software
- multiply user
- many function
- good service support

Cons

- many step for log in
- no mobile app
- don't support thai unicode tis 620 , windows 874 for template

Delton from SMC Hotels

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November 2017

Very intuitive software. A lot of functionality

Pros

Reasonably priced. Easy to use. Built for hoteliers by hoteliers. No need for costly hardware. Team is very passionate and a pleasure to deal with.

Cons

Not accepted by major brands yet. If internet goes down, this would be worrisome. Overall not many complaints.

Cynthia from Tequesta Palms Inn

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2017

Really like the overall user friendly ability of the software and the Support Team is the best!!!

Easy Accessibility and Dependability.

Pros

What I like most about the software is the user friendly options that provide a wide range of categories to choose from to print reports, update guest information, etc. and learning the program with a great Support Team makes all the difference and easier to learn.

Cons

What I like least abouth the software is having to reboot it often in order to get updates on guest bookings.

Kamal from Tremblant Elysium

Specialty:  Vacation Rental

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2017

Great product, great support !

Great staff and product !

Pros

Ease of use. Works well on mobile platforms. Very quick and responsive tech support. Always there for you.Visual tape make its easy get snapshot of week or month.

Cons

Product needs some enhancements in the housekeeping module. The auto e-mail module needs work. It would be nice to be able to package other product .

Andrea from Hotel Cabana Clearwater Beach

Specialty:  Independent Hotel

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2017

FDA is an easy to use property management system.

Pros

Clean user interface, cloud-based software (but an app for smartphone access would be appreciated) and outstanding customer service.

Cons

Lack of app for smartphone access, inability to stack yield management premiums and inability to drag-and-drop room assignments.

Hector from Oasis Hotel

Specialty:  Independent Hotel

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2017

Great Software very reliable, and user friendly. Must needed resource for every small or big Hotel operation.

Pros

The software has a very small learning curve, so you'll have your team up and running in a breeze. Great adaptation to channel manager witch facilitates any hotel operations job. There customer service is awesome every one in the department (India, Mary Anne , etc) have been there to help on every opportunity that we have required there service. In conclusion, we at Oasis Hotel are very happy with software and customer service.

Cons

Minor glitches with communication with channel manager that can cause every once an a while discrepancy on a reservation, I'm sure it's something that can be easily addressed by the FDA technical team. But like I said very minor, nothing to loose sleep over.

Ryan from Tavern Hotel

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November 2017

the support staff has been a great help, she always takes care of what we need. Her response are quickly and

Pros

The ability to use it anywhere, especially from home. A simple system that is easy to train with. It's functionality with OTAs is very helpful with self assigning rooms. I could use some help more on the refund and adjustment side of things though.

Cons

Not being able to pull up previous profile notes especially if there was a guest issue last time they stayed.

Doris from Boardwalk Homes

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2017

User friendly.

Easy to use

Pros

Easy to set up, quick to learn. Visually very clear and pleasant. Easy to run different reports. Use of different colors for different status of the bookings.

Cons

Not able to scroll horizontally so it is hard to see bookings more than a month. No CVV pre-authorisation (CVV can be hidden after pre-authorisation but the system should allow pre-authorisation with CVV checked). Payment between group folio and individual folios should be transferable. Report involving group accounts not always accurate. All emails sent to guest include price information and cannot be omitted - very often guest would think we are sending the same email though the information underneath the price information are different. We are not able to change the subject (Guest Confirmation xxxxx) when sending manual email through the system. No line break or font changes (bold, underline) for additional message under option.
More flexible and customized user levels - we try to put add on rate changes and changes in check-in messages at the basic level but not possible.


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