The Essex Resort & Spa, managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, installed SMS|Host twenty-nine years ago, and continues to benefit from SMS|Host's regular system upgrades introducing new features and functionality. Today, progress is underway to migrate the hotel's PMS data to an SQL database engine. Utilizing a SQL database, The Essex, along with the entire SMS customer base, will benefit from enhanced security, have improved backups and database maintenance; ultimately reducing costs associated with system administration, downtime and data loss. "We are excited to complete this upgrade. Migrating to SQL will allow our SMS|Host PMS to communicate more seamlessly with our other 3rd party software" commented Tony Gaeta, Vice President of Information Technology with Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.
The 2018 introduction of SMS|Host using an SQL database follows in the footsteps of Springer-Miller's major 2017 initiative of deploying its PMS, POS and SPA products in an off-premise, hosted model, via Amazon Web Services. "We are very proud of both our SQL and hosting initiatives," commented Rob Selwah, President of Springer-Miller Systems, "Both SQL and hosting were massive undertakings and represent testaments of Springer-Miller's continued commitment to protecting our customers software investments and addressing constantly changing demands in today's technology."
Springer-Miller's Account Management team is working closely with its customers on upgrade planning as they prepare to migrate their data storage to SQL databases.
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for nearly 40 years. Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence.
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Set on 18 acres in the scenic Lake Champlain Valley in the foothills of the Green Mountains, The Essex - a Culinary Resort & Spa is easily reached via Interstate 89. The resort is just minutes from Burlington International Airport, and the town of Essex is served by Amtrak's Vermonter train. The Essex is surrounded by all the attractions of Vermont from skiing, boating and hiking to shopping and antiquing. Guests can enjoy the resort's full-service spa, fitness center, 18-hole golf course, clay tennis courts, Cook Academy, two restaurants, hiking and biking trails and special services for pets. The Essex also arranges guided family activities, Vermont tours, hot air ballooning and unforgettable team building activities in the Cook Academy. Visit http://www.essexresortspa.com for more information.
Springer-Miller Systems provides premier software solutions for the finest hotels, resorts and spas worldwide. Springer-Miller Systems offers the SMS|Host Hospitality Management System, the truly guest-centric and fully-integrated property management system, and SpaSoft, a dynamic activities management and scheduling software solution for luxury spas.
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