Storm of innovation hits hospitality sector

New tech from Dublin and Galway business Storm Technology streamlines all processes across all departments for hospitality businesses.

With scaling plans envisaged across Ireland and the UK, tech business Storm Technology has revealed a new cloud-based ERP system for the hospitality sector.

Storm Technology – which already works with the Gleneagle, Doyle Collection and Staycity – hopes to build on its existing portfolio of hospitality clients across Ireland and the UK with the new solution. It targets all types of establishments within the hospitality sector including hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants – whether they are individual units or smaller hospitality groups.

“The hospitality sector is one that has experienced considerable disruption in recent years”

Hosted on Microsoft’s Business Central platform, the cloud-based mid-market ERP solution for small and medium sized hospitality businesses has been developed to monitor, track and control all processes across all departments – from the warehouse to finance to front of house.

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As well as automating and streamlining processes, this end-to-end offering has the ability to centralise disparate systems and domains within one platform. It can also be integrated with other technologies and tailored to the customer’s individual requirements.

In particular, it can prove useful for finance departments with its ability to produce accounting reports in various formats. For example, the new ERP solution can simplify the allocation of marketing campaign costs across different establishments and locations.

Furthermore, the ERP hospitality solution provides staff with enhanced, real-time visibility of bookings and stock levels, thus allowing businesses to better manage not only their resources but also supplies and orders.

From a security and data protection perspective, the platform is fully backed up and customers will be provided with ongoing support from Storm Technology – which has over 25 years’ experience in the sector and has successfully delivered thousands of digital projects.

“The hospitality sector is one that has experienced considerable disruption in recent years,” said Mike Lillis, chief commercial officer at Storm Technology.

“It’s also one where businesses are managing various functions and processes with potentially outdated systems and approaches.

“With our new ERP hospitality solution, we hope to rejuvenate and modernise how such establishments – from family-run restaurants to smaller hospitality groups – do business. Easy to use and scalable, this offering has the power to make an impact, deliver more value and maximise the return on investment for customers, both today and in the future.

“As well as innovative solutions which reduce costs and boost productivity, we are driven by customer success and pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled customer service. Through this, unrelenting focus on client success we help our clients grow at scale.”

Main image at top: Mike Lillis, chief commercial officer at Storm Technology

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.