IDS NEXT Sponsors Hotelier India’s ‘IT Person of the Year’ Award

Bangalore, December 19, 2011 IDS NEXT, global leader in ERP and total technology solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries sponsored the ‘IT person of the year’ award at the Hotelier India Awards 2011. Testament to the increasingly innovative uses of technology in the hospitality space, two winners were chosen this year – Gangaram Sawanth, Vivanta by Taj, Goa and Jackson George, Berggruen Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, at the awards ceremony which took place at The Westin, Gurgaon on 16th December 2011. Saravanan B Ayyappan, Aloft, Chennai was also declared as the first runner up for the title.

The awards which saw nominations from across the country had the winners chosen by the jury in recognition of their contributions to IT in the handling of front and back-of-house operations at the hotel. Presenting the award of behalf of IDS NEXT was Mr. Manoj K. Mohanty, VP Sales, South and Central Asia.

In a celebration of excellence, the third chapter of the Hotelier India Awards witnessed the presence of industry stalwarts and aimed at bringing merit to hotel personnel across departments including back-of-house roles as well. The nominations for the ‘IT person of the year’ award showcased some of the best examples of hotels leveraging technology to increase efficiency and productivity through the creation of streamlined business processes.

Commenting on the award category, Mr. Manoj K. Mohanty, VP Sales, South and Central Asia said, “Having been associated with Hotelier India since the inception of these awards, it is great to see the success stories that technology has helped create for hotels across the country. Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way and now provides hoteliers with more than just transactional assistance. The focus has gradually shifted towards business intelligence and there are some amazing examples of how this intelligence can be put to use to enhance guest satisfaction.”

IDS NEXT has over 24 years of dedicated domain experience in the hospitality industry and is currently operational in over 40 countries. In addition to the design and development of information systems for hotels, IDS NEXT also handles Strategic Consulting, Business Outcomes Services and Total Technology Solutions for the hospitality and leisure industry.


IDS Softwares Pvt. Ltd. “IDS NEXT”, is a global leader in providing ERP and total technology solutions for the Hospitality and Leisure industries. With a track record that spans 24 years, we have earned the trust of over 3000 customers globally and have a strong presence in 40 countries across South Asia, Middle East, Asia Pacific andAfrica. InIndia, IDS NEXT is the leader in hospitality technology solutions and has the largest installed software with over 1700 installations. IDS NEXT’s clients include a host of prominent hotel chains including ETA Star, Ramee, Choice International, Carlson, Radisson, Ramada Hotels and others.

IDS NEXT’s portfolio of capabilities includes Strategic Consulting, Business Outcome Services, Custom Design and Development, Total Technology Solutions. Our range of next generation software products  address every segment of the hospitality industry, including independent and  chain hotels,  business hotels, resorts, clubs, service apartments, limited service, spas, cruise liners and restaurants.

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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