With this merger, IDS Next becomes the only full-stack enterprise SaaS provider for hotel chains and groups

BANGALORE, India, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s largest smart hotel software provider, IDS Next, has announced the acquisition of Indiabased at ShawMan Software, a specialist provider of restaurant, leisure and wellness cloud solutions for the hospitality industry.

Binu Mathews, CEO of IDS Next.

With this acquisition, IDS Next will be able to accelerate the migration of hotels to complete enterprise cloud solutions designed for hotel groups and chains. ShawMan’s software is highly complementary to IDS Next’s award-winning solutions that automate and streamline front and back office hotel operations.

Commenting on the merger, Binou MathewsPresident and CEO of IDS Next, said, “We are delighted to welcome the ShawMan team to IDS Next and look forward to embarking on this major step in our hotel technology journey together. With the many synergies of our solutions, combined expertise, and a common vision for the industry, we can eliminate the need for hotels to work with multiple vendors and dissimilar systems. With the addition of a point of cloud-based (POS) sales, table and spa reservation software, sales and catering, and club management, we will be able to further accelerate our growth and expand our offering in our cloud models and hybrids on Microsoft Azure.”

“We are delighted with this merger,” said Jim Shaw, CEO of ShawMan Software. “The opportunities are endless, and we will now be able to offer our customers and partners enhanced and globally integrated solutions.”

With the goal of redefining how hotels operate through intelligent software solutions, IDS Next is a trusted technology partner and preferred supplier to the international hospitality industry, managing over 300,000 daily check-ins, 600,000 daily users and 10 million US dollars in daily transactions. From contactless check-in and reception, to handling guest inquiries and housekeeping, to payroll, finance, inventory management and purchasing, IDS Next ensures everything runs smoothly and security of hotel operations. With an open API approach, IDS Next integrates with over 100 of the world’s top technology partners to complement its hotel partners’ existing systems and solutions.

IDS Next’s mobile solutions support the industry’s quest for contactless technology, meet traveler expectations in the new normal, and enable hotels to own their guests, maximize revenue, manage costs, improve efficiency and deliver a premium customer experience.

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