RDP Technology - Property Management Software Review
Resort Data Processing RDP Software uses a variety of technologies as follows:
This article describes the RDPWin technology used by your employees for internal access. RDPWin uses the Microsoft Windows .Net technology. Each workstation can install RDPWin ("Fat Client") or use Terminal Services/Citrix. ("Thin Client"). Workstations can be physically at the property or remote. After reading this article, existing RDP customers should also read Adding RDPWin to an Existing RDP System. Also see: Hardware Required. Topics in this document include:
The RDPWin product uses Microsoft's ".Net" technology for Windows. Microsoft has spent billions of dollars developing ".Net" as their platform of the future. Learn more about ".Net" at http://www.microsoft.com/net/.
RDP systems have always offered tremendous performance. In a test database with over 500,000 guest history records, any one can be found and displayed in less than one second. Scalability testing has shown over 100 workstations accessing the RDPWin database with excellent response times (less than 2 seconds).
RDPWin is Windows-based software, using to full advantage Microsoft's Graphical User Interface (GUI). Most people today are very comfortable with the familiar point and click Windows interface, graphical displays, fonts, pictures, graphs, etc.
RDPWin uses intuitive linked screens for booking reservations, checking guests in, reports, night audit, etc. It is based on 20+ years of property management software experience. A sample inventory display screen is below.
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RDP software is designed for Microsoft operating systems, using single workstations, peer-to-peer networking (2-10 workstations), or Windows 2003/2008 Servers (over 10 workstations). RDP does not sell hardware, but we will be glad to work with the vendor of your choice to ensure the correct configuration is purchased. Please see Hardware Requirements for specifications. The diagram below shows how the RDP data server and optional Internet Reservation Module server are connected to the Internet and the Global Distribution System.
RDPWin can be installed on each workstation at the property or can be installed using a thin client environment using either Citrix or Terminal Services. A combination can also be used, where some workstations have RDPWin installed directly and others use Thin Client. See Hardware Requirements - Citrix or Terminal Services
In 2001, Resort Data Processing celebrated its 20th anniversary of developing, installing, and supporting property management software. Over the past 20 years, we have installed over 2000 property management systems in 20 countries on six continents. The design of RDPWin is based on the feature set developed over those 20 years and used by over 2000 customers. RDPWin combines the power of Microsoft's ".Net" technology and ease-of-use of Windows, while preserving and enhancing thousands of RDP features added over the years.
RDPWin is fully compatible with RDP's Internet Reservation Module (IRM), which allows guests to make reservations over the Internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, directly into the RDP system, without paying reservation commissions. RDPWin accepts reservations simultaneously from:
In the next five years, Resort Data Processing sees electronic distribution channels growing immensely. RDPWin is prepared to integrate with these channels, and your property will be prepared to accept revenue from these electronic reservation sources.
One of RDPWin's most powerful features is the ability to run Crystal Reports easily from various menus. RDPWin allows remote owners, managers, or offsite employees (sales agents) to run reports from their remote office or travel destination. For example, a Group Sales Director at an industry tradeshow no longer has to contact the property to check availability. Instead, he or she simply connects to the Internet, logs on to RDPWin, and prints an up-to-date availability listing for a variety of dates. RDPWin's portable reporting capabilities eliminates phone calls and faxed and/or E-Mailed reports. Any RDPWin report that can be viewed at the property can be viewed from a remote site via the Internet!
A sample Crystal Report appears below. View additional Crystal Reports.
RDP also provides RDPSQL, which allows ad-hoc access to the RDP Database using powerful SQL queries. RDPSQL is designed for those customers familiar with the power of SQL. The example below selects all future reservations for analysis. The results can be sorted filtered and sorted many different ways and also exported to Microsoft Excel.
Starting in 1982, RDP sold a DOS-based system to over 1000 customers. These customers can now add the RDPWin system to access their existing database, without any conversion of system data. RDPWin is available today for all existing RDPDOS customers. Please see Adding RDPWIN for Existing RDP Customers. Also, please review all the new modules available for new and existing RDP customers:
Resort Data Processing (RDP) software has been installed since 1981 at over 1000 locations worldwide (see customer list). Please
links below to learn more about RDP software for Hotels and Resorts. If you are renting homes or condominiums
on a short term basis, please start with Vacation Rental
Overview. Timeshare properties should begin with our Timeshare Overview. Our Campground
system is also available. Our systems are fully integrated,
so all features in our hotel system are available for vacation rentals and
timeshare resorts and vice versa.
Other Links in ResortData.com