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Future of Hotel Call Accounting

02-12-2009 05:59 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: TEL electronics, inc.

Call accounting has been around for decades to track, manage and bill or allocate phone calls. By the mid-1980s, call accounting was a necessary and very profitable tool for almost all hotels/motels. Some properties made thousands of dollars each month with call accounting.

Now that cell phones are everywhere and long distance rates have significantly decreased, call accounting does not allow properties to bring in nearly as much revenue as before. For many hotels/motels, call accounting has been forced to take a back seat in their organization. A few have gone as far as un-installing phone systems all together. So, is there a role – and a future - for hospitality call accounting? Do hotels/motels still need call accounting systems? The answer to these questions is a profound YES and YES!

Call accounting plays a vital role in hotel/motel management and is as important and beneficial for hotels/motels today as it ever was, and in so many ways. TEL’s INN-FORM products allow hotels/motels to bill guests for all phone calls that the property will have to pay for, recovering costs (plus fair mark-ups and/or surcharges for amortized equipment/service costs, profits, etc., too, if desired). Calls included here are: information; international; and many measured or metered calls. TEL customers say that just a few information or international calls a year from guests could cost much, much more than TEL’s call accounting systems, so they don’t take any risk – they always install TEL in every property! Of course, calls without “costs” can be billed, since these calls still use property resources and could properly bear a part of total telephone costs**.

Managers can also detect phone misuse or abuse, optimize phone system performance, allocate telecom costs by department or extension, set special rates for VIP guests, and decrease billing errors. Knowing which room called 911 or having proof that wake-up calls were made – and more - also makes call accounting valuable – one lawsuit/problem could cost much more than a call accounting system! And REMEMBER: TEL systems usually last for decades, so cost/month is only a few dollars! More than anything, TEL call accounting provides peace of mind and security for hotels/motels – plus revenues – all at a few dollars a month!

Hospitality call accounting has a bright future. Hotels/motels need a way to track and bill phone calls to guests and departments. As PMS and phone systems get more advanced, as internet and VoIP are used more and more, call accounting companies must stay in step and improve, too! TEL electronics, inc., is and has been the leader in hotel/motel call accounting for 30 years and has the knowledge and experience to continue its leadership into the future. Call TEL today!

*(NOTE: TEL strongly urges properties to charge for ALL calls, but at fair AND lower rates – some properties still charge rates that are way too HIGH! High rates will not work in the long run, plus they give properties AND call accounting bad “press”.)

TEL electronics, inc., founded in the 1970s, is one of the nation’s leading call accounting providers for hotels, resorts, and businesses. TEL has provided systems for nearly 50,000 organizations and offers two stand-alone systems, the INN-FORM XL and the INN-FORM Plus, as well as two software-based systems called the INN-FORM PC and the WIN-SENSE 32.

TEL electronics, inc.
705 East Main Street
American Fork, UT 84003

800-748-5022
http://www.tel-electronics.com/hotel-call-accounting-software-innformxl.php

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