Product Updates

At Solonis, we're always innovating.

Our cloud-based PMS is equipped with hundreds of easy-to-use features and integrations - but we won't stop there. Check out the latest innovations built by a team of hospitality professionals.

Be sure to check the Release Notes in your database for more information.  

FEBRUARY 2024

Meet our new access control partner: RemoteLock

Solonis has now partnered with RemoteLock, simplifying remote access management for properties worldwide.

Say goodbye to keys and hello to smart access control. RemoteLock’s universal access control platform offers the convenience and control that hosts need to manage access to their properties while sparing their guests the inconvenience of coordinating precisely-timed key exchanges. 

Automate property access and eliminate the hassle of keys for good with RemoteLock today by accessing the Module Market from your database.
 
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NOVEMBER 2023 

Our enhanced email campaign builder has arrived

We are thrilled to announce our refreshed email Campaign Builder tool. Designed to make your communication efforts smoother and more effective, this refresh will take your guest communication to the next level. Updates include:

  • Streamlined email creation: A user-friendly interface makes it easier to craft engaging, personalized messages for your guests.
  • Greater control over layout: With full control over each email layout, tailor messages and structure to match your property's branding and design.
  • Personalized content: Customize your content to create more engaging emails that resonate with your guests on a personal level and enhance their stay.
  • Unlimited design options: Whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or want to add a unique touch, our design features provide the flexibility you need.
  • Enhanced branding: Reinforce your brand identity by incorporating your logo, color scheme, and other branding elements into your email campaigns.

    Learn more about the new campaign builder in the Help Center.

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SEPTEMBER 2023

Enhanced Rate Recalculation rules are available now

We've updated the rules and prompts around Rate Recalculation. The new rate recalculation rules are determined by whether you post Nightly Rates or Total Rate and if any Rate Overrides exist on the reservation being modified. 

The new behavior is outlined in the Rate Recalculation Help Center Articles.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Staff has more booking visibility with these convenient features


Now your staff can create bookings directly from the interactive map inside of Quick Quote, our tool that enables you to quickly search, quote, and compare availability across properties, categories, & rate types. Just open Quick Quote, filter for what you need, and click the map icon for easy, visual booking options.

Learn more about Quick Quote Interactive Map bookings in the Help Center.

We’ve added photo icons to the Quick Quote screen to let your staff know which categories have accompanying images. If an image icon appears next to a category, your reservation staff can simply click on it and view the images, giving them a visual idea of whether this spot meets the needs of the guest.

Learn more about Quick Quote photos in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Let guests book from inventory groupings on OTAs

Now, when a guest goes to book a room online, they can choose their room preference, and make a booking for the available room or site type within an inventory grouping category. Group two or more site types into a single inventory category to optimize booking for similar site or room types. This single category can be pushed out to OTAs under one rate (you’ll be able to pick one of the sites or rooms to control the rate).

Check out our Help Center article for more on this update.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Pencil reservations are automatically confirmed with a deposit payment


We’ve simplified the process of converting a pencil reservation to a confirmed booking upon payment by reducing the steps previously required. Now, once your guest has paid the deposit on a pencil booking in the Guest Portal it’s automatically converted to a confirmed reservation, removing this step for your staff. If a deposit isn’t paid, the pencil booking will expire as usual according to your set expiration rules.

Learn more about pencil reservation conversions in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Create custom terms & conditions in the Guest Portal

We’re giving you more control over your pre-check in requirements by including five customizable terms & conditions fields. With up to 180 characters for each field, you can now ask your guests exactly what you want during the pre-check in process.

Check out our Help Center articles for more on this update.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Create department to-dos using traces within Solonis


 This feature lets you make templates assigned to specific staff departments, such as Accounting, Housekeeping, or Reception, that serve as traces, or internal to-dos. Within these templates you can create a title, detailed description of the trace, due date, whether this task repeats, and more. View the Traces Report to monitor or review all Traces for a selected date range per department, template, or user.

Learn more about traces in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Let owners use their FF&E account to pay third-party invoices

If your property utilizes Owner Accounting with a Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) account, you can now pay third-party invoices using the funds within that account. Now you’ll see your FF&E balance in a designated column on the third-party payment screen within the Solonis database, and upon payment you’ll be prompted to either apply these funds or the owner income funds to the invoice.

Check out our Help Center articles for more.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Create automatic booking holds to complete room tasks


We’ve created departure blocks so you don’t have to worry about rooms being booked before your required cleaning and inspection tasks have taken place. Now you can configure certain rooms to automatically be blocked from bookings for a specified number of days after a guest’s departure, giving your team ample time to ready the room for the next arrival. If the room is ready before the set number of days passes, simply remove the block. 

Learn more about this in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Travel Agents can make payments in the Corporate Portal

Travel agents can now make payments in the Corporate Portal with properties that use these payment gateways: Windcave, Razor Pay, and Worldline. Let Travel Agents and Companies make payments on the Corporate Portal while making reservations and paying off existing invoices across multiple reservations. You can turn this functionality on and off, according to your property’s unique needs.  

Check out our Help Center articles for more.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

We've partnered with Goki Smart Locks for keyless access 


We’ve partnered with Goki Smart Locks to enable properties to generate smart keys and PINs for a keyless check in experience. Goki can now also read your guest’s check-in status, and deliver the smartkey and PIN based on whether the guest has paid their required balance, if the room is ready, and if the reservation has already been checked in.

Learn more about this in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Set Control Panel Restrictions for your hourly rates

Not only can you view and manage hourly rates in the Rate Manager, now you can set restrictions in the Solonis Control Panel, including minimum hours, available dates, available hours during the day, and more.

Check out our Help Center articles for more on this update.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Collect more guest info during Guest Portal pre-check in


You now have more options in the Guest Portal when it comes to information collection during pre-check in. We’ve added the option to require passport photos & full names for additional guests, acknowledgement questions with up to ten yes/no questions (with a notification to the Message Center enabled by response type), and up to five custom Terms and Conditions.

Learn more about this in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Get more automation with new charge redirection features

Charge redirection can now be set against the rate and configured for a Travel Agent, Company, or Channel to automate billing requirements. 

Check out our Help Center articles for more on this update.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Refunds just got simpler


Refunding receipts just got easier with the ability to apply reversals to refund the total value of the receipt without the extra steps of voiding or assigning a credit note against the charges you’d like to refund.

Learn more about this in the Help Center.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Express checkout is now available in the Guest Portal

Using SMS or email, send your guests a direct link to the payment screen on the guest portal for a quick check-out experience. From this link, your guests can view & sign their statement (which will save to their reservation on your end) and complete their final payment.

Check out our Help Center article for more on this update.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2023 

Streamline Front Desk Upsell Opportunities 


When there’s an upgrade opportunity available on a reservation, you'll see a clickable icon with customizable offer details to help you upsell a room or site to your guest. Preconfigure upsells as a percentage of the rate or choose a flat upgrade rate. Since these charges can be assigned their own unique GL code, our system makes it easy to track and report on revenue attributed to upgrades. 

Learn more about Reservation Upgrades and Category Upgrade Offers in our Help Center articles.

MARCH 2023

The Guest Portal has a new look & feel


This design refresh makes accessing the Solonis Guest Portal smoother than ever by streamlining the login process and removing extra steps. 

What's new in the Solonis Guest Portal:

  • Setting passwords & logging in with reservation details is no longer required
  • Guests will log in with their email or phone number & will receive a secure, one-time access code to verify their identity
  • Once logged in, the Guest Portal stays the same — the features your guests love will remain right at their fingertips


Learn more about the Guest Portal and this update in our Help Center articles.


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FEBRUARY 2023

An efficient new rate feature is now in Beta

Check out this latest feature upgrade — overriding multiple rates at once — available to Beta users now and coming to everyone later this spring. 

Check out our Help Center article for more on this update.

 


Updates in 2022

DECEMBER


Ready to learn more about your guests and their behavior across all of your properties?

Now, you can view a breakdown of each guest's activity across all properties in your group, including:

  • The properties they've visited & date of stay
  • Redeemed rates & room types
  • Number of visits & total revenue for each guest

Users can only view Guest Statistics for properties on their Security Profile.


Learn more from our Help Center article.

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OCTOBER

Group Bookings inside Solonis are now called Master Bookings to better reflect the impact of further enhancements to Master Booking reservations.

All functionality remains the same; however, you will notice "Master Booking" has replaced the phrase "Group Booking" across the Solonis platform and in our communications and support language moving forward.

Check out our Help Center article here.

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OCTOBER

  • Easily view rates with the new column view on the master reservation screen
  • Clearly see default rates when dragging & dropping on the booking screen
  • Add-ons automatically adjust when reservations are extended
  • Conveniently convert any confirmed reservation to a pencil reservation
  • Perform room moves for interconnecting reservations without hassle

OCTOBER

  • Stay on top of tasks with each room clean status clearly visible on the job screen
  • Keep track of current in-progress cleans and staff movement around the property
  • Easily view which staff are on leave across individual properties
  • Let staff pause in-progress cleans and track activity in housekeeping lists
  • View maintenance screens right away upon login


Don't forget! Housekeeping staff will now log into the Solonis database (rather than a separate portal) using their housekeeping credentials.

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OCTOBER

Existing and adjusted meal plans appear on the to-do chart for each reservation, allowing your team to dynamically respond to adjustments and deliver meals without a hitch.

Check out our Help Center article here. 

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OCTOBER

Our document and photo upload features allow you to easily request, monitor, and manage everything you need from your guests before arrival. Now, you'll receive notifications straight to your message center every time a guest completes a task needed for their stay.

This helps your team avoid backlogs of work, missing documents, and awkward conversations when your guests arrive by monitoring & reminding them of any outstanding actions ahead of time – all while further improving the contactless check-in experience.

Check out our Help Center article here.

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OCTOBER

The Internet Booking Engine is your guest's first impression of your property – and its functionality and streamlined user experience are key to successful bookings. Deliver a smooth booking experience right from your own website with our fully responsive IBE.

Building on Solonis's existing fully interactive and customizable IBE, ongoing enhancements are designed to give your guests control over their bookings, preferences, and package experiences at your property.

  • Areas marked as dirty can now be made unavailable to guests in real-time when booking via your IBE
  • Guests can now book facilities across multiple dates and reservations, based on property configurations and availability
  • Enable multiple rate options and configurations for group bookings made via your IBE


Check out our Help Center articles here.

OCTOBER

Now, you can easily communicate with multiple guests for each reservation. By using our enhanced merge letter feature paired with triggered correspondence and your existing communication strategy, you can now send reservation details, changes, and requirements to any number of guests on a reservation.

Check out our Help Center articles here.

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OCTOBER

At its core, Solonis is built with Enterprise structure and effortlessly efficient management in mind – and these enhancements are no different. In this release, we've improved financial management and accountability, making it easier for you to manage guests and their credits and debts at both individual and enterprise levels based on your property's needs.

  • Create client accounts across properties
  • Assign and manage credit transfers
  • ACH files for direct debits & credit card processing
  • Aged debtor vs credit limit reports
  • Add credit limits to guest profiles


OCTOBER

Discover our newest partners joining our technology and hardware stack of 550+ innovative industry leaders, directly integrating with the Solonis platform at the touch of a button. Whether you're looking to expand your reach by connecting with the world's most popular OTAs, streamline your EOFY processes with accounting support, or make sure your guests have crisp, clean linens at all times – there's a partner to power it with Solonis.

SALTO delivers the most advanced, flexible, and secure access control solutions for all types of industry applications, providing higher levels of security through reusable, contactless RFID smart key cards.

The Saflok series by Dormakaba offers Bluetooth Low Energy locks that allow guests to use their mobile devices as their room key to enhance guest convenience and improve operational efficiencies.

Ariane Systems is the world leader in providing self-check-in and out solutions for the hotel industry – making check-in safe, simple, and efficient for every type of property.

AUGUST

Reward your guests for every transaction made at your property with our new Guest Loyalty by Spend rewards program. Expanding on our previous Loyalty by Points offering, you can now configure your loyalty program to accumulate redeemable currency.

Having a real, tangible value associated with your rewards program creates strong brand sentiment and a sense of tangible value for your guests, while helping them envision how they will redeem rewards across your property.

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AUGUST

Typically, allotments are created to benefit the property or booking agent by filling particular rooms and offering discounted rates. Now, you can further customize your allotment offering with the additional option to select and make available individual areas in your property.

Configure allotments that meet specific guest requests or drive memorable experiences – whether it's providing a wedding party with views overlooking the ceremony area, or providing conference guests with the shortest commute to meeting and event space.

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AUGUST

Encourage guests to stay with you longer and more often by rewarding them with discounts previously not available. Now, you can apply multiple night discounts usually reserved for single, long stay bookings to multiple bookings made in a single transaction – as long as the total nights booked meets your quota.

Check out our Help Center article here.

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AUGUST

Keep your guests informed with projected balances that include all requirements, add-ons, transfers, and rates associated with a reservation, calculating the full balance before checkout. Our projected balance tools allows you to include all costs marked against a guests account across their stay, before all charges are posted to their account.

Check out our Help Center article here.

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AUGUST

Communicate more efficiently with your guests by using reminders for debit and credit balances, and even automate outreach around loyalty program incentives and birthday rewards. New reminders and triggers include: 

  • Debit Balances: Remind guests to pay outstanding invoices when target balance is reached.
  • Credit Balances: Re-engage with guests and encourage them to use the credits on their accounts.
  • Loyalty Sign-on: Reward guests for joining your loyalty program with custom incentives.
  • Birthday Vouchers: Send your guests a custom voucher or discount to redeem for their birthday.


Check out our Help Center articles here.

AUGUST

Manage requests for leases, rental agreements, property reports, and insurance certificates, all in one place. Check document statuses, review and approve uploads, and remind guests of requirements without jumping between reservations or leaving the monitored trigger screen.

Learn more about monitored triggers on the Help Center.

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AUGUST

With the brand-new Housekeeper Productivity Report, you can view housekeeping "time spent" for each room and task while keeping track of assigned tasks for the day.

Discover more on this and other Staff Portal features in the Help Center.

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AUGUST

Expand your package offering and customize rewards, incentives, and bonuses for your guests. You can even nominate which sundry charges can be used as consumption credits and set up package components. These can be allocated to the guest account and consume the credit until exhausted.

Learn more about sundry packages in the Help Center.

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