DerbySoft Announces "One", Targeting European Hoteliers

Sep 28, 2016, 04:00 ET from

COLOGNE, Germany, September 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

DerbySoft, the trusted hotel business technology provider, today announces "One", an easy-to-use online distribution management platform as part of European expansion efforts. The "One" platform is the first to offer Single Sign On (SSO) access to a variety of connected modules including: a Content Management System, website builder and internet booking engine, a fully integrated channel manager, and a metasearch manager solution. It has been created to simplify operations and reduce the distribution costs for independent and small to mid-size hotel groups. Ahead of the general launch later this year, DerbySoft is offering early access to "One" for a limited number of  businesses as part of the company's Learning Launch.

For these smaller businesses, online distribution is especially challenging due to comparatively few financial and technical resources. As an innovative, simple and affordable tool, "One by DerbySoft" is built to tackle this and help users manage their online distribution in a quick and easy manner, across multiple reservation websites and channels. Time-saving is a crucial element of "One" and it is the only solution that offers a Content Management System that automatically populates all of the hotel's static information within the connected modules of "One".

"Not only will One help to drive more bookings, thanks to the soon to be released meta search tool, but we will also give back time for the user to focus on their guests rather than sitting in front of a computer struggling to navigate the distribution world. After all, the One user may only be a team of one and so this is a tool for them - easy-to-use, yet incredibly powerful", André Baljeu says, Vice President at DerbySoft.

To give hotel managers, online marketing managers and owners a better understanding of what "One" can do, interested parties can join the company's Learning Launch, open now to a limited number of hotels for a short period. By registering at users can test each of the available modules and discover the simplicity of the platform and how it integrates with overall hotel management.

With offices in Dallas and Shanghai, DerbySoft is also announcing an expansion to Europe with a permanent European residence opening in Germany next year. Over the past 15 years DerbySoft has been offering individual solutions to global hotel groups such as Marriott, Hilton, and InterContinental Hotel Group and this continues to be the case across Europe. At the latest count, DerbySoft enables over five million room nights every month across 80,000 hotels worldwide.

With the establishment of a European office in Germany, DerbySoft is aiming to build on their success and focus on key markets such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, and Spain. According to an extensive study by Phocuswright and h2c, the projected gross online bookings for the independent lodging market in Europe are expected to reach €1.5 billion by 2017 as both supplier direct and online travel agency (OTA) bookings swell. The same report found that Independents control an estimated 67% of room supply, and of these, 72% consider direct web to be their most effective distribution channel.

Andre Baljeu says, "We have acquired a strong market position with large international hotel chains who are convinced of our solutions. Now we want to expand that position to important European locations, addressing independent hotels and small hotel groups in particular to support them with their online distribution demands".

"One by DerbySoft" will be widely released to all by the end of 2016. More information can be found here -

About DerbySoft 

The software provider was founded by Ted Zhang and Feng Ou in Silicon Valley (California) in 2002. DerbySoft focuses on individual software solutions for larger hotel groups and corporations and is mainly active in optimizing online sales by providing highly developed technologies. According to this DerbySoft offers next to a fully integrated channel manager several online marketing services, a content system, and a meta search manager. All systems are individually adapted to the demands of the hotels. In 2016 DerbySoft extended its range of technology services by all-in-one solution DerbySoft One for independently run hotels. With DerbySoft One hoteliers are equipped with all relevant tools for successful online sales. DerbySoft keeps locations in Dallas and Shanghai.