protel PMS Software

protel PMS Software

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About protel PMS

protel solutions form a robust technology stack for all hotel business types, with a worldwide team of local partners to support it. The ground-breaking app store, accessible directly via the protel PMS, has rapidly changed the way hotels and their technology vendors do business. Formed 25 years ago in Dortmund, Germany, shaped by one of the most dynamic overseas investment markets in the world, the beating heart of this modern software company serves only hospitality. The first cloud-native PMS and apps went live in 2009, and two consecutive Olympic villages - “the largest hotels on Earth“ - were built on protel. Operations expanded internationally to over 90 countries, leading to branch offices in Dubai, Vienna, and Atlanta. Currently, more than 14,000 hotels worldw...
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protel PMS User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3

Showing 1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Shehab

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2021

better than HotelFriend

Pros

Atleast their support is not rude like [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from hotelfriend, very rude person. the whole team of hotelfriend also is very very bad and it took them weeks to answer simple emails

Cons

it is better than hotelfriend by [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

Charl

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Solid System

Solid system for small to medium size properties. I say this as I only implemented on this size property.

Pros

Ease of implementation for onboarding new properties from a group perspective

Cons

Reports are pretty standards and sometimes difficult to customize

Reasons for choosing protel PMS

The group of hotels went through a extensive search to find the right fit that came with a CRS system

Reasons for switching to protel PMS

The property had to conform to Group minimum standards, one of which was to have Protel

Karen

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

February 2019

Waste of money, terrible api integration and support

Absolutely shocking, if I made my customers wait so long for solutions for a non functioning system and errors I'd be bankrupt. The company need investigating top to bottom.

Pros

I like the front end display, easy to use and with the initial setup we were able to design our own confirmation letters. That is all!

Cons

Where do I start?? API : Dont let them lie to you during their sales pitch that they will support any 3rd party integrations for you to build and connect your own booking system. 18 months down the line and over 200 calls in we are still unable to get protel to talk through their own API (which took 8 months to get hold of). At least 5 days between simple questions and a response of acknowledgement and weeks for an answer. We were told "plug and play integration" it doesn't supply this. We cannot use their own online module as it is inflexible in every way. QAS System: this is their own address look up programme, after a replacement PC was installed it took 6 months to get protel running on the PC and they are unable to fix their own software QAS still doesn't run. Reports: Functionality is poor, they tell you TAA is the way to charge everything extra but it doesn't show on overall figures, you manually have to add it up. Customer Support: this is an absolute joke, dealing currently with UK, several people in Germany and someone in America who have no idea how to programme their own system. You ring when the system goes down and they say it isn't a priority and will get back to you, you are queued for a response and sometimes it can take days for an answer. Account Manager : absolutely useless and complained numerous times about no call backs... Their answer "no record of this" Overall I would strongly advise looking elsewhere, hit Twitter publicly if you need help

Dim

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2017

Good ,solid software with a lot of options , tons of reports and a lot of add ons.

Pros

Highly customisation in almost every feature of the software. Solid performance in sales, reservation and front office department . Restaurant POS operates well . Highly recommended for medium-larger hotel units who want to use the reports ...Lots of reports for revenue and not only .. Ease of use is not that good but it can be learned without much effort. Connectivity with third party software .Powerful add ons. Good costumer support Stable.

Cons

Price of the software could be more competitive . If you wish to get the proper value of the software add ons are compulsory not optional .So be ready to pay if you want the full range of "goodies" Interface bit dated , needs an update .Also the reservation module needs to show more information . In some new PC's sometimes the software crashes ( weird but unacceptable issue,)

Response from protel hotelsoftware

Dear Dim, Thanks for taking the time to share your valuable experience of working with our software. I'm really pleased to hear you're getting so much out of it. As for the downsides you have mentioned, we, like any other top #hoteltech vendor, are working hard on delivering even better value. Have you seen what the new protel.I/O can do? It addresses the interface/add-on conundrum; opening up our software to engage more freely with other vendor's products. Google what our CEO Ingo Dignas said 2 weeks ago at the HITEC Dubai - I'm sure you'll like it! Again, thanks for choosing protel. -Jeremy Armes, VP Marketing, protel hotelsoftware GmbH

Replied November 2017

Anonymous

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2018

Awesome product and very user-friendly.

Pros

This PMS has been a life saver, it has a vast amount of options and it is very easy to use this platform. It has a lot of data points and all the hotel team members are able to use this efficiently.

Cons

More functions/reports should be added. We have not seen any real changes since we started using this.

Response from protel hotelsoftware

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our PMS product, and for sharing your positive experience here with the community on Capterra. I can feel the "protel-Love" brimming over, and also acknowledge we can do even better. Although protel has been building successful PMS for nearly 25 years, we have not stood still. Our product is constantly evolving, due largely to customers like you, who let us know what current and future requirements they wish for. (More reporting? Got it!) There are lots of exciting additions in this space due to our new www.protel.io functionality. Ask your protel representative for details, or head over to the marketplace to see for yourself: smp.protel.io) Again, thanks for sharing your enthusiasm! Jeremy Armes, VP Marketing, protel HQ, Germany.

Replied May 2018