Preno

RATING:

4.7

(46)

About Preno

Preno is a cloud-based hotel management solution that offers booking management, channel management, accounting and reporting functionalities within a suite. The product caters to independent hotels, hotel chains, timeshares, bed and breakfasts, motels and more. Preno features front-desk management, which allows users to manage hotel bookings, check-ins, check-outs, payments and bills. Back office management functionalities include rates management, agent commissions, housekeeping and channel management. With the help of the channel manager module, users can manage bookings from third-party hotel booking websites such as Expedia, Booking.com and Agoda. Preno offers Xero integration which allows users to manage invoices, agent commissions and payments, deposits and ban...

Preno Pricing

1 - 10 rooms: $89 per month 11 - 20 rooms: $149 per month 21 - 50 rooms: $249 per month 50+ rooms: Contact Preno Subscription is billed in NZD$ (excl taxes) with no minimum term.

Starting price: 

$29.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Preno's Property Management Software | Have access to all of your guest bookings on one page. Easily switch between different views to see check-ins, unpaid invoices, returning guests and more.
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Preno Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Preno

1 - 5 of 46 Reviews

User Profile

Michael

Verified reviewer

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2020

Preno again!

Customized service and personal contact with no time wasting. Quick and efficient problem solving management>

PROS

Our company is using Preno for over 3 years. What can I say. If I would not love it I would have changed :)

CONS

There is nothing I do not like. They constantly improving.

Reason for choosing Preno

Fits us perfectly.

Reasons for switching to Preno

Preno is integrating with STAAH. They work together and make thing easier. Family atmosphere!

Mike

Hospitality, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2022

Lakestone

PROS

We got this because entering all our services in Resbook was very painful.

CONS

*We can't credit agents money back in preno, which always requires tech support *It would be handy to change the date in services. We we have a 3 night stay and forgot to add a bottle of wine on the first night, it shows on the receipt they had the wine on the last night. *I would prefer to invoice the agent in preno, not xero and leave the booking highlighted until the money is paid.

Reason for choosing Preno

It looked smoother to use. Recommended by [SENSITIVE CONTENT], [SENSITIVE CONTENT]

Reasons for switching to Preno

They didn't link directly to Luxury Escapes (which siteminder does) and we always had difficulty adding services. We miss the booking calander on our website (we now use siteminder and it's rubbish). We also miss being able to send a credit card like in an email to guests who have called or emailed.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much for the feedback Mike, we're glad that you find Preno easier to use than your previous system, and we're glad to hear that you have a booking engine back on your website to secure those direct bookings. Thanks again, Scotty from Preno.

Replied April 2022

Amy

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed March 2018

Easy to use but lacks simple functions

It lacks simple functions. Whilst it is an easy program to use, it still needs some work to make it a successful program across the board.

PROS

The program is easy to use especially for training new staff. We love the credit card feature and how easy it is to pop the credit card in and charge the card the card without manually using an eftpos machine. Entering rates has never been more easier, we love the the tabs along the bottom to show for outstanding balances etc. Visually the program is easy on the eyes. Simple program good for very small properties. Not sure how it would go on a large hotel. I like the idea of the revenue reports, however this would only be functional if accounted for is accurate entered through.

CONS

The program lacks a few simple features and functions. We don't like the check out process for a guest departure. When you click the checkout button (even when no money is owing on the profile) it takes you into the guest folio, you then have to go to the home tab and go through the pointless screen slide. A bit time consuming. 2. There is no where to set up a group master to add a payment too. There is way to much room for error for direct deposits to not be accounted for correctly or invoicing the incorrect people. The reconcile report can not show you if money has not been accounted for some where. It just shows that a button has been clicked and its shown up on a report. It is all to easy to clear a profile and void a profile for money to become easily untraceable. Simple functions for setting up groups (e.g. school groups, travel agents) can apparently only be done through Xero to apply payments and then to cash a guest profile off in preno you select relevant sub heading... If not set up correctly money is accounted for incorrectly and in our case untraceable from previous employees misuse. You need to stay on top of all transactions daily going back and forth between too many avenues. This is not a one stop shop program. A bed selection tab on the guests profile would be so handy the current way is harder to use, especially when converting to the housekeeping report. Overlapping bookings is easy to do if moving rooms. 1 month blocks would be nice to view.

Vendor Response

Hi Amy, I think there were some unique issues in your handover from your previous management that proved challenging at the start. I think we did not give you enough training during this hand over too, but we know what it's like, it's a busy time. We are different in how we leverage specialised apps like Xero and channel managers. This is what provides the time savings to so many of our users. It sounds like you have a good handle of Preno now. We appreciate your ongoing support and feedback!

Replied May 2018

Vicki

Hospitality, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2022

Early Days

Very good once we got started. The support team were very patient and polite, despite the confusion

PROS

Bookings seem to be easily managed once set up, all the most important information is all together on the booking information. Also appreciated the useful marketing and hotel management information that was freely available

CONS

The set up process. As most of the set up is done manually by us the process of understanding how the software worked was frustrating at the beginning. Unless you are very familiar with the software and the language it was confusing at times, especially when Preno was the PMS and the booking engine and channel manager was integrating at the same time with STAAH.... Two different systems that seem to work differently, understanding the relationship took some time to get my head around. It was further complicated by the fact we were moving from another PMS so there were some issues transferring the correct information across. There was a lot more work to changing systems than was anticipated.

Reason for choosing Preno

Local/ NZ, more intuitive, cost effective ( not a commission based plan), great sales team, 24/7 support.

Reasons for switching to Preno

We were looking for a system that was more intuitive and not so 'clunky', and something that integrated with XERO. Also the level of service from SEEKOM dropped when the company was sold to an International company and they wanted to move us to a more expensive commission based plan. We were also waiting on the new design booking engine but were not offered it. A bit of a case of so busy working on getting new customers and forgetting about your existing customers. The fact that SEEKOM was no longer an NZ company too had a bearing on our decision and one of the reasons we went for PRENO and STAAH

Vendor Response

Hi Vicki, thanks so much for your review. Really glad to hear that you're enjoying the system now that you're all set up, and so happy to joined the bootcamp! We're actively working on the onboarding experience to make it a lot less manual, so in the future our customers can upload a lot of the information themselves, without the backwards and forwards with the team. Thanks again, Scotty.

Replied March 2022

Justin

Hospitality, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2022

PRENO make the switch

PROS

Everything. Best software package I have utilised in hospitality in 35 years experience. My answer is summarised in one word: Finally!

CONS

That we hadn't discovered Preno before 2 prior software programs

Reason for choosing Preno

Fit for purpose. It does everything in one programme. Is easy to master, easy to train. Very quick to optimise rates / occupancy. Third-party site rates are derived from rate(s) you set in Preno

Reasons for switching to Preno

Fit for purpose. Preno offered a one-stop solution which integrated seamlessly with our Accounting software (Xero). Enabled us to reclaim control re: Inventory, rates. PRENO understands the Industry and has built a comprehensive software package that reflects that understanding.