How Useful Are Reports Generated by Your Hotels Property Management System?

IDS NEXT Report Writing Tool

Each department of a hotel enters information into the hotels property management system, be it financial data, or guest related information, records of hotel staff or vendor related information. The main purpose of storing this data is for hastening retrieval, and of course, if you happen to be management personnel, this data can be requisitioned for locating trends, opportunities to grow revenue and enhance the profit of your hotel.

Yet many hotels fail to understand the tremendous benefit of a good reporting tool and how it can be used to enhance planning and track functioning of the property. Does your hotel software offer you a good reporting tool? Is it user-friendly and dies it allow you to easy generate reports?

IDS NEXT recently launched a new version of their enterprise hotel software FortuneNEXT 6i. The software comes in 4 versions namely Enterprise, Professional, Express and Genie and an important feature of their software is that it comes power-packed with a state-of-the-art report generation tool.

IDS Print Form Designer and IDS Report Designer

The report generation tool comes with two variants- IDS Print Form Designer and IDS Report Designer.

IDS Print Form Designer lets users customize the visual aspects of reports and vouchers, allows users to insert their logo and other elements of branding and even a message.

The IDS Report Designer on the other hand allows users to access a set of standard reports from the system or generate their own report as required by the hotels management. The IDS Report Designer also allows users to extract and present data is a visually appealing manner. Through a simple drag and drop format, users can add columns or remove them. Users can design, modify and create over 300 reports from a wide range of data sources including reservation, front desk, marketing, forecast and audit etc. The tool allows users to use graphics, colors, charts and fonts of their choice and develop a customized report.

Features of IDS NEXT Report Designing Tool

  • Quickly and easily create customized reports
  • Incorporate your logo and add/remove columns
  •  Generate customized vouchers for front office, point of sale and even pay slips
  • Drag and drop feature helps you to create reports without formulas
  • Report writing engine is compatible with all printers  and allows users to preview option
  •  Secured- users cannot modify data in the final PDF version of the report
  • User can assign department wise security to prevent report generation by unauthorized personnel
  • Configured reports can be scheduled and mailing
  • Schedule reports for daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis


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 over 25 years, we have earned the trust of over 3000 customers globally. We have a strong presence in 40 countries across South Asia, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

For more information on IDS NEXT email us at


About hospitalitytechnology

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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