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From Startup To Live In Nine Months: apaleo Launches Cloud PMS In Record Time

apaleo GmbH 23 October 2017
apaleo, the creators of the Open Hospitality Cloud, announced the completion of multiple milestones. Not only did they complete the development of the first native-cloud PMS, they also released an integrated IBE (internet booking engine), certified their two-way integration with Booking.com, achieved PCI-compliancy and took their first hotel customer live. The entire project is built on top of the Open Hospitality Cloud, the API-based ecosystem that enables multiple companies to rapidly build apps and components."The record-breaking speed in which we built this PMS is due to the revolutionary architecture of the ecosystem on which it is based," said Uli Pillau, CEO of apaleo. "Not only is the development more efficient, but the reliability, security and performance is magnitudes stronger than anything we have seen before in hospitality technology."The pilot customer will open its doors in 2018. Currently they are taking reservations via the IBE on their own website, via Booking.com and via the group call-center."We didn't merely build a standard integration with Booking.com; we implemented some of the newest and most advanced features Booking.com has to offer" added Benni Schmid, co-founder of apaleo. "Of course it helps that several members of our technical team have done this before."The Open Hospitality Cloud ecosystem represents a new paradigm in hotel technology. No longer are hotel companies forced to choose a proprietary, monolithic product. Open Hospitality Cloud solutions are collaborations of multiple software vendors who have agreed on a common API. This enables hotel companies to build their dream solution using their favorite components and apps from different vendors, with the confidence that all the pieces fit together.apaleo is currently taking orders from European hotels. The company management will be in London at the World Travel Market at Excel from 6th to 9th November. Interested hotels and partners may contact wtm@apaleo.com to schedule a meeting.
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apaleo announces Open Hospitality Cloud, an ecosystem for the hotel industry that integrates a true cloud PMS and an extensive API

apaleo GmbH 31 July 2017
apaleo's Open Hospitality Cloud is centered around a true cloud PMS with an intuitive user interface which facilitates quick and easy implementations in hotels and hotel groups. At the heart of the platform, a powerful inventory system manages inventory of all kind, i.e. rooms, beds, workspaces or meeting rooms for any given period - not only overnight stays and day use offerings but also bookings specified to the minute encompassing spa appointments, late checkouts and anything else that is required to operate a hotel with flexible service offerings.Martin Reichenbach, founder of apaleo, comments, 'There is a considerable need in the market for a new approach to deploying and running a PMS considering the mobile business requirements of the hotel industry. Hotel groups have been stuck with closed, inflexible systems for far too long and are looking for an open ecosystem.'The Open Hospitality Cloud will provide third parties with a powerful open interface to pull all relevant data into their apps, apply business logic and push any data back into the platform. apaleo has already been working closely with several launch partners such as Conichi, Up Hotel Agency andOaky who are developing specialised apps that plug into The Hospitality Cloud.'This will be a vast improvement over the status quo in which hotels may be dependent for years, if not decades, on a single vendor and their monolithic system. The API has already been published andanyone is free to access our platform through our website (www.apaleo.com),' explains Stephan Wiesener, apaleo's CTO.A major benefit for the hotels will be the ability to pick vendors autonomously. The hotelier will be able to choose a housekeeping app from one vendor, a CRM app from another vendor and a banqueting app from a third vendor. The plug-and-play infrastructure of Hospitality Cloud ensures that everything works together smoothly. If the hotel is no longer satisfied with one of their apps, itwill be able to swap it for a different one from the Hospitality Cloud App Store.Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Cloud7 Hotels comments, 'We are not technologists, we are hoteliers. We have strategies we would like to implement in our hotels but are unable to do so because the technology has not allowed us to. In this fast-changing industry, we can't afford to wait. We want solutions now. With Hospitality Cloud, we will be able to react quickly to changing environments. The possibilities will only get better over time.'apaleo was founded in 2017 by experienced hospitality and cloud software experts. The Munichbasedcompany is well-financed and already employs 15 hospitality enthusiasts.About conichiconichi offers seamless hotel stays by merging digital processes with traditional services through the guests' smartphones. The app technology enables an Express Check-in, gives Keyless Access to rooms and allows Mobile Payment & Check-out in all participating Smarthotels worldwide.About Up Hotel AgencyUp Hotel Agency has one mission, to be the best Digital Hotel Agency in the world. We work very much like a boutique hotel providing a unique range of services that are completely tailored to our individual clients. Our full service team provides modern web application development, creative websites and digital marketing to hotels which provide real results.About OakyOaky is the commission-free and personalised upsell platform for hotels to maximise profit and enhance the guest experience. With modern upsell for the modern traveller, Oaky put guests in control of designing their upcoming stay with upgrades, deals and services. Using the online dashboard, hoteliers add guest-facing deals in just one minute. Real-time revenue reports help Revenue Managers maximise profit.
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apaleo announces completion of seed financing round

apaleo GmbH 26 June 2017
apaleo was founded in January 2017 by a group of friends and partners who had a unique focus on hospitality and technology. The group started developing a true cloud platform for hotel management in February which form the basis of an open ecosystem. The Munich-based start-up of currently 15 people is constantly growing and the funding will support this infrastructure for at least 18 months.Digitisation is the main driver for innovation in hotels but unfortunately the integration of new systems has turned out to be extremely cumbersome and expensive because today's core technologies for operating hotels are entirely closed. The vision of apaleo is to establish a software ecosystem based on an open API. Hotel groups and hotels will be empowered to instantly connect third party software and apps of their choice.Both hospitality customers as well as existing and new technology companies will benefit hugely from this type of ecosystem. apaleo's mission to develop an open platform has the potential to change the IT landscape for a hotelier and can impact IT planning over the long term.One of the founders of apaleo Uli Pillau adds, 'Initially this round of seed financing had been planned with internal resources only. When we pulled together our apaleo community we saw a great deal of interest from parties who not only wanted to support the company with their expertise but also with financial backing. This led us to establish a group called apaAngels consisting of good friends with an excellent reputation in hotel or hotel technology.'

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