SALTO Systems Names Director of Channel Programs and Director of Industry Sectors Engagement

SALTO Systems – a leading manufacturer of electronic access control and operating system solutions that provide a keyless experience – has created and filled two important new roles: Director of Channel Programs and Director of Industry Sectors Engagement.

“The SALTO North America Director of Channel Programs and the Director of Industry Sectors Engagement will be instrumental in leading our efforts to expand and enrich the channel as well as position SALTO as the product of choice for the many industries we serve,” said Colin DePree, Sales Strategy, SALTO North America. “We’ve selected the perfect candidates to lead us in these efforts as they bring a wealth of experience and have the vision to guide us in these important areas as we continue to grow.”

Michelle Johnson has been named as SALTO Director of Channel Programs. Johnson joined SALTO in 2018 as Southwest Regional Sales Manager. Her record of growth and her understanding of how to bring value to SALTO partners make her the right choice to guide the evolution of SALTO’s Channel Program, said DePree. Johnson will lead all aspects of the channel program and will help SALTO continue to focus on creating a journey to ensure success for SALTO and its valued partners. Michelle Johnson can be reached by email at m.johnson@saltosystems.com or by phone at 770-359-7840.

Cliff Brady has been named the new SALTO Director of Industry Sectors Engagement. Brady joins the SALTO team from Milestone Systems where he was instrumental in helping to grow revenue in both channel leadership roles and key account end-user engagements. Brady’s knowledge of the security industry and vertical markets make him a great choice to lead the SALTO industries team. He brings tremendous experience to SALTO’s focus on team member growth and opening doors to opportunities, said DePree. Cliff Brady can be reached by email at c.brady@saltosystems.com or by phone at 770-891-4678.

For more information on SALTO electronic access control solutions, visit www.salto.us.

About SALTO Systems
SALTO Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class hardware and software access control solutions for a variety of sectors: education, hospitality, retail, healthcare, residential, etc. SALTO revolutionized access control with the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic lock; the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) data-on-card technology; and the first wireless access control system that combined a stand-alone locking device with online, real-time capabilities – without wires or mechanical keys. SALTO is used in over 15,000 installations with 20 million daily users and has offices in 32 countries with a partner network that extends to every region of the globe.

RoomRaccoon integrates with Cendyn to bring global distribution channels to independent hotels

RoomRaccoon, an all-in-one Hotel Management System, has announced a new integration with Cendyn. The two-way integration between RoomRaccoon and Cendyn’s Pegasus Central Reservation System (CRS) allows hotels to effortlessly distribute rates, availability, and inventory (ARI) on powerful global distribution systems (GDS) to an audience of over 600,000 travel buyers in more than 120 markets worldwide, in addition to OTAs.

Integrating a Hotel Management System with a GDS is the best way to secure lucrative corporate and consortia business with industry-leading hotel representation and global sales programs. With the joint effort of RoomRaccoon and Cendyn, independent hotels can drive high-value GDS bookings to their property with an ADR (Average Daily Rate) up to 30-35% higher than average rates.

The integration is powered by World Hospitality Solutions (WHS) and provides seamless communication between RoomRaccoon and Cendyn so customers can automatically distribute their rates, inventory and availability from the RoomRaccoon Channel Manager to Pegasus CRS in real-time and avoid dealing with the complexities of a GDS extranet.

Sarah Tissot, Vice President of Distribution & Partnerships at Cendyn, says: “Cendyn is excited to partner with RoomRaccoon as both companies share a passion for creating innovative, technology-enabled solutions that help hotels leverage their data and optimize revenue. This enhanced integration streamlines the data flow between Pegasus CRS and the RoomRaccoon PMS, which will allow hotels to make more informed pricing, demand, and distribution decisions by removing the barrier between guest profile information, rates and inventory.”

Steven Reffin, Head of Partnerships at RoomRaccoon, shares: “We are excited to welcome Cendyn’s Pegasus CRS to our marketplace. With the resurgence of in-person events and businesses requiring employees to travel for trade shows, conferences, and networking events, there has never been a better time for independent hotels to tap into this market and maximize revenue.”

About Cendyn
Cendyn is a catalyst for digital transformation in the hospitality industry. We help hotels around the globe drive profitability and guest loyalty through an integrated technology platform that aligns revenue, eCommerce, distribution, marketing and sales teams with centralized data, applications, and analytics, so they can capture more demand and accelerate growth. With offices located across the globe, in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangkok, and India, Cendyn serves tens of thousands of customers across 143 countries. Cendyn merged with Pegasus in January 2022.

To find out more, visit www.cendyn.com.

About World Hospitality Solutions (WHS)
World Hospitality Solutions provides managed, electronic distribution services to independently owned accommodation establishments throughout the world. Our core specialty is our ability to get the Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) to deliver. World Hospitality Solutions is powered by Pegasus, a global leader in electronic distribution systems for accommodation establishments globally. World Hospitality solutions has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

About RoomRaccoon
RoomRaccoon is an innovative all-in-one Hotel Management System trusted by thousands of independent properties across the globe. Designed by hotel owners and tech specialists, the cloud-based solution empowers hoteliers with powerful technology that helps to streamline operations, increase profitability, and enhance the guest experience. The system seamlessly combines a property management system, channel manager, booking engine, payment platform and more – all in one place! And with over 400 integrations, RoomRaccoon is one of the most connected solutions on the market. In 2020 and 2021 RoomRaccoon was awarded as the All-in-One Best Hotel Management System in the World at the HotelTechAwards.