Booking Automation

Booking Automation

by Booking Automation

Who Uses Booking Automation?

Short Term Rental Property Managers, Vacation Rental Operators, Airbnb professional Hosts, Hotels, B&Bs, Holiday Homes, Hostels and agencies and Automation Lovers

What Is Booking Automation?

Booking Automation is a professional level property management software to automate your short-term rental operations. Our platform has real-time synchronization capabilities with all major channels including Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and HomeAway.

On Booking Automation, you can automate your calendar, communication, prices, and payment collection. You are also able to have our own direct booking website and integrate with other tools such as PriceLabs.

Booking Automation Details

Booking Automation

http://bookingautomation.com

Founded 2012

Booking Automation Pricing Overview

Booking Automation does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Booking Automation paid version starts at US$4.95/month.

Starting Price

US$4.95/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Online

Booking Automation Features

Channel Management Software
Campaign Management
Channel Analytics
Incentive Management
Inventory Control
Lead Management
Opportunity Management
Order Management
Partner Management
Product Management
Reseller Management
Built-in Accounting
CRM
Catering
Employee Management
Extended Stay
For Vacation Rentals
GDS/OTA Integration
Loyalty Program
Maintenance Management
Marketing Automation
Multi-Property
Online Booking
Point of Sale (POS)
Single Property
Activities Booking
Booking Notes
CRM
Customer Support
Group Reservations
Promotions Management
Rate Management
Room Booking Management
Third Party Booking
Commission Management
Contact Management
Guest Communications
Guest Experience Management
Housekeeping Management
Lead Management
Owner Statements
Payment Processing
Reservations Management
Vendor Management
Work Order Management

Booking Automation Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 32 reviews

Overall
4.9/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.8/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Mike K.
CEO
Hospitality, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020

"Simply the easiest and most comprehensive platform we reviewed"

Comments: Book It Now was a feature that many of our clients had asked for and Booking Automation took care of this from day 1. The 2nd feature we really thought highly of was the ability to add endless triggered emails and customize them easily. For example - the day of booking - 3 days before arrival - day of arrival - 1 day after departure. Really amazing software to be sure.

Pros: Our company is VacaRent and we own the website [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] (an advertising site for vacation homes for rent as well as hotels and resorts) Back in 2019 we decided we would include a property management platform along with a channel resource manager to our clients who list their properties on our site for free. We spent months evaluating numerous other PMS platforms and some of them were exceptional while others were difficult. Booking Automation continuously landed in the top spot for ease of use, technical support, and cost for features. With their well documented API we were able to easily integrate the 2 platforms (theirs and ours) together allowing our clients to seamlessly upload and download new reservations as well as providing financial reports, triggered emails, channel management and much more. Probably the feature that we were most amazed with was the click and drag interface for moving existing reservations around. No platform we reviewed had this feature and it was virtually assured from that moment on Booking Automation was the final choice.

Cons: It would be easy to say the onboarding is complicated as many others have written, but honestly we have removed all of this from the setup and made it simple to handle. In the end, we just assign a user ID and password and from there our clients only have to concern themselves with taking reservations and generating revenue. But yes, I will concede, when we first started out, it was complicated. Now... not so much.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2020
Ian C.
Owner
Hospitality, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/02/2020

"You can’t go wrong "

Comments: We came to BA from another software platform due to numerous issues with the other software. BA was there from the outset to help us make the transition and get up and running in very little time. Their support staff have been there all along helping overcome challenges and providing helpful suggestions when things don’t go as planned.

Pros: BA offers an extremely wide, and growing, suite of features that make managing various properties a breeze. There is a learning curve but once you figure it out it’s a fantastic platform. Having used others that are easier to setup, the pay off with BA is that it works consistently. We tried other software and routinely had issues.

Cons: It’s a steep learning curve (that is still very worth it) but it is a steep one.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/02/2020
Mark G.
Vacation rental assistant
Hospitality, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/08/2018

"There are better channel management app"

Comments: I rather use other channel management app, it's not user-friendly and the interface is poor and outdated.

Pros: I had an experience using the app, I was an assistant using BA. Can have the same feature as any other app but nothing so special about it.

Cons: Not user friendly, and the interface is so poor and outdated you won't love using it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/08/2018
Ann U.
tourism
Hospitality, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2018

"Booking Automation"

Comments: if a person has listed his property in Air b n b , or booking.com or home away ,etc .. and lots of complication to take care bookings, I recommend booking automation to avoid any mistake in bookings and much more comfortably ,since the host will have all his bookings from different places only in one master calendar .

Pros: my company team really liked the support from booking automation. They actually do the job for client to set up all listings and that makes it very much easy .
they are always available to help for any question or any guiding .
The best part of that is the channel manager that has integration to all rental pages .
if a person has listed his property in Air b n b , or booking.com or home away ,etc .. and lots of complication to take care bookings, I recommend booking automation to avoid any mistake in bookings and much more comfortablity ,since the host will have all his bookings from different places only in one master calendar .

Cons: perhaps the price is bit high and would be great if they consider discount or offer to their permanant customers .

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2018
Cathy Y.
Operations Director
Hospitality, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2018

"Mind Blowing Product"

Comments: BA is our entire business and everything runs on it.

Pros: This is our 4th year of using booking automation, we have grown from just 10 properties to 50+ and we are thankful we found this gem. It is very advanced and robust software which is the reason we have been able to scale our operation. The functionality and flexibility of the product never cease to amaze me

Cons: It takes a while to learn about all the features of the software, 4 years later we are still discovering cool features we wish we found out earlier

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2018