Who Uses This Software?
Small to Medium sized accommodation properties (hotel, motel, resort, Inn & B&B) looking to manage all guest records, reservations & online presence with a easy-to-learn, and simple-to-use tool.
Average Ratings24 reviews
- Overall 4 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4 / 5
- Features 4 / 5
- Value for Money 4 / 5
- Starting Price US$1,495.00/one-time
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Installed - Windows
24/7 (Live Rep)
- Centium Software
- Founded 2009
GuestPoint is an easy-to-learn Accommodation Management Solution streaming every step from reservation to check-out. GuestPoint offers the flexibility of a cloud-based system with the advantages of an installed solution. Features include: easy-to-use multi-task reservation plan (tape chart), guest communication/profiling, performance tracking/reporting, PCI compliant credit card handling, housekeeping, financials, exports, remote management, commission free online booking page, plus much more.
- Built-in Accounting
- Employee Management
- Extended Stay
- GDS/OTA Integration
- Loyalty Program
- Maintenance Management
- Marketing Automation
- Online Booking
- Point of Sale (POS)
- Single Property
- Vacation Rental
- Activities Booking
- Booking Notes
- Customer Support
- Group Reservations
- Promotions Management
- Rate Management
- Room Booking Management
- Third Party Booking
GuestPoint Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 02/04/2019
Comments: Overall, very happy customers and would highly recommend GuestPoint to any motelier looking for a reliable, easy to use, feature packed property management system.
From the initial setup, install and training we have found the program and their service to be of a very high standard.
The colour coded reservation plan is very easy to read and see your occupancy/availability at a glance. Making bookings is simple and we have found the automated emails and text messages a great marketing tool (and we’ve received lots of compliments from the customers too about the “Personal emails and texts”).
There are a myriad of reports you can run – all the ones you would normally expect in a PMS, as well as extras such as which of your regular customers haven’t stayed in a little while. We often use this to follow up and see what they’re up to.
Our absolute favourite feature though would have to be the “dashboard”. It is so easy to compare our performance, as well as see where all of our bookings are coming from and so many other stats.
We have always found their service to be extremely prompt and helpful – available 24/7.
Cons: Nothing! I cannot fault anything about it.
Reviewed on 18/11/2018
Don't go near Guest Point unless you want double bookings
Comments: Apart from the above issues and the major fault (#1), Guest Point would of been a great PMS which I would of recommended to others. Unfortunately the update time between Guest Point and your channel manager ruins the whole system because it makes it a liability for your property. I wouldn't normally leave a bad review on a company however the fact we first mentioned this fault over 12 months again, you can never get a hold of anyone, no one ever gets back to you from their company makes it obvious their staff don't actually care and Centium Software is more focused on their Event Air software rather the Guest Point.
Pros: Has many good features that other PMS don't have. Property dashboard is a good idea, Management Tab is relatively easy to set up although some features weren't thought out very well like the promotions feature which could of been structured better to manage contracts. Accounts Management is really good, no complaints here over the functionality of the department. Customer Management is easy to manage and access data however again not thought out very well. The reservations calendar is visually good although takes getting use to, Guest Point has many good features other PMS's don't have however also has many annoying things which make it obvious it was designed by developers rather than them seeking advice for people in the industry.
Cons: #1 fault with Guest Point which is why I wouldn't recommend it to other operators is it is the only PMS on the market who don't update availability to your channel manager on a regular basis. Most PMS I've dealt with in the past update your availability to your online platforms every 30-60 sec, Guest Point can take up to 10-20 mins before to sends an update to your channel manager. Also it can often take up to 10-20 minutes before an online reservation appears on your booking Calendar, not good if that was you last room and someone books it over the phone before the online booking appears. On top of that, beyond 3 months out from your current date they will only update your channel manager once a day. If you take a reservation over the phone 6 months out it will often be still bookable for over 12 hours online before Guest Point send an update to your channel manager. The staff at Guest Point don't seem to care about how big of an issue that is risking their customers reputations with double bookings as I first made them aware of this fault over 12 months ago and they still have no valid answers. All I have got out of them is them blaming the channel managers however after investigating multiple PMS and Channel Managers I discovered this is not true. Despite all the good features which would actual make Guest Point a great system to recommend this one fault is the #1 reason I would warn people away from Guest Point unless you like double bookings. #2 Support - Support if often difficult to get a hold of. Most modern systems have an online support portal to communicate through however with Guest Point you have to phone first. The majority of the time you get a hold of someone in their admin which can't help with an issue but schedules a ticket where a support team member will call back. Typically it takes a few hours before anyone contacts you. #3 Customer Tab - Gathering, storing and accessing guest information is great however customer/ individual records can't be linked to a company. When your making a booking it would of been great when you select said company that a list of all the employees or individuals in that company appear. This just makes it awkward when a regular books and you can't remember his name and or the company name so a feature like this would of been nice. #4 Reservations - Reservations are pretty simple to make however again their are a number of things the developers didn't think through properly. For example if your on the phone with a travel agent who wants you to book 4 rooms. You could book all 4 rooms at the same time however if they have different Purchase Orders you have to do them individually and then you don't have a record of which reservations are associated with each other. Also, you can't link reservations after they have been made, if you want them to be linked then you have to delete the reservations and start again which is just annoying.
Reviewed on 18/02/2016
Be careful if you buy this software
Pros: The actual reservation portion (take reservations, check-in, check-out) is easy to use.
Cons: The money handling portion of the system can be a disaster. The system is set up for accrual type of business and does not function well on a cash based system. So if you post revenue day by day it might work. If you post your revenue when it is received, there are a lot of problems. Our motel has the customer pay in full at check-in and this system is not made for this. In addition the credit card processing is a nightmare. They use NMI as the credit card gateway and NMI uses a "time initiated settlement". NMI is unable to allow a manual settlement of the batch so reconciling between GP and NMI requires a great deal of manipulation (primarily if you have on-line-booking). If the sales team would have been honest with us, we would not have bought this system. During the sales cycle, everything will work for you, after purchase "good luck". The credit card situation is the biggest problem and requested GP to allow another credit card processor to write an interface (replacing NMI) and were told "they will not do it and have no plans to do it". This is even after their tech support people agreed that NMI's method of settlement does not work properly for the hospitality industry. Finally, the customer support team does not advise other customers if a problem occurs on their software. We had a problem where the on-line booking allowed a customer to book a room, pay nothing, and get a confirmation saying "PAID IN FULL" even though no payment was made. After it was fixed for us, we contacted other users who unknowingly had the same issue but were never told about it and it was still working improperly. When the encounter a major bug, they need to contact all their customers.
Comments: We are a 29 room Beachfront Inn which also has an award winning steak house onsite. Before using GuestPoint, we were using an older DOS based software. We moved to GuestPoint a few years ago because we wanted an easier system to use, that also integrated web booking functionality. It was the right choice for us. GuestPoint is very easy to use, and it laid out very logically. We have found Centium to be very responsive to the users, taking their input very seriously and using it to constantly improve it. Implementation was fast and easy, and the Centium staff was there all the way. Getting used to dealing with a new system is always an adjustment, but in the case of GuestPoint it will be a switch you will be very glad you made. In fact, you will probably kick yourself for not making the switch sooner, I know I did! If you are anything like us, GuestPoint will make a world of difference in running your property. Your business will run more smoothly and profitably, and everything is accounted for. Training our staff was a breeze and training new staff takes about 30-60 mins for them to get there head around Guestpoint. Since implementing the web booking functionality we have increase of our occupancy by 10.5% and the feedback we are getting back from our guests is great, about how easy it is to make their bookings now. The automated emails and text messages is a great function, reminding guest that they have booking in the next couple of days and reminds them that if they are not going to make it, to cancel the booking and giving you a chance to sell that room and not being left with an unsold room.
Reviewed on 18/07/2015
Simple, easy to use and great support team
Pros: This the 5th motel in 7 years that I have changed the PMS to GuestPoint. I can honestly say that I have used a lot of different systems in the 20 years in hotels and motels and GuestPoint has not only made things easier, but allows those who are out there using their product to really give the advise on how we need things to work. I am someone who is always sending in ideas for the next update and it is always cool to see them added or implemented and then getting the benefits from the changes.
Cons: Obviously nothing as I continue to change over each property as I take over the property.