Available Third-Party Integrations
As with any operation, there are 3rd Party vendors that provide a service to the property. The most common are PBX, Call Accounting, Key Locks, and In-Room Movies, as it pertains to a guest stay. Portfolio HMS® works with these 3rd Party vendors to create communication protocols to keep the systems communicating, in order to better assist the guest and the property operations. In most cases, the protocols are used to turn on and off devices as the guest checks in and out.
Other 3rd Party interfaces have to do with generating revenue or collecting settlements, which are known as Credit Card processing and Gift Card collections. Due to PCI security standards, Megasys is lined up with credit card partners; Shift4 $$$ on the Net and Heartland Payment Processing. Both companies allow for EMV/P2P chip and pin processing, via Tokenization. These two companies allow for zero scope in the application.
With the Gift Cards, we focus on ValueTec and Stored Value. Portfolio has embedded these two vendor’s applications into the system to allow the User to Issue, Check Balances, and Use for Settlement on purchases made within the property. Each property is set up differently, and doesn’t utilize all things, Interfaces are priced on a case-by-case basis.