Jomres is a professional Joomla and WordPress web based booking and property management system currently used by many thousands of businesses to manage their accommodation rentals. It is basically an integrated set of applications designed to manage the process of taking bookings for various accommodation types such as hotels, apartments and villas. Jomres was initially created in early 2005 by Vince Wooll and Aladar Barthi, as a system to management a client’s hotel. As users requested more and more features it rapidly transformed into a successful online booking system.
It must be emphasized that Jomres is a complex full featured piece of software that might require a longish learning curve to fully understand and implement correctly. That said, the software offers the functionality and features comparable to those seen on professional level systems costing many times more. This post cannot begin to cover everything Joomla is capable of but we hope it will give a flavour of its capabilities.
The system is designed so that it will scale as your business grows and is capable of managing unlimited properties from a single backend user interface. You can choose to integrate Jomres into your existing website, build a new site using Jomres with a prebuilt theme, or hire their developers to install and configure the site for you. The system is fully configurable and you have total control over all accommodation details including flexible rates, occupancy, supplements, and minimum stay lengths.
Jomres can display real-time availability so customers can book online 24/7 without having to worry about double booking. This helps reduce the overheads of preliminary phone calls or emails to check and confirm availability. If the customer is not yet ready to book online they can send an enquiry and receive a full quote with a link to make the payment. Additional sales can be made by offering other products and services at the time of booking, or by offering last minute, coupons, agency discounts. There are options to accept flexible deposits or deferred payments, giving customers a choice on how they pay ensures more bookings. Payment systems include PayPal or a choice of over fifty secure payment gateways.
After customers have booked they have the facility to log-in to their own user account to view their invoices, pay their balance and post reviews to properties they`ve stayed at.
Jomres is designed to be mobile friendly via both the front end website and the backend management system making it fully accessible from all devices, including mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops. Visitors country locations can also be detected allowing the system to automatically display pages in the appropriate languages and currencies.