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Dakota signs with Sage Intacct

10 week deployment builds scale, cuts costs and drives sustainability for boutique hotel group.

Percipient, a specialist provider of cloud-based financial management & accounting software, today announced that luxury boutique hotel group, Dakota Hotels, has gone live with Sage Intacct. Following a rapid deployment which took just 10 weeks, the hotel group is already benefitting from more time to focus on innovation, as well as reduced costs, increased sustainability, and better resource allocation across the group’s five hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

Having acquired two new hotels in 2020, Dakota’s existing Sage 50 solution could no longer keep pace with the needs of the business. With a business model that sees individual hotels running their own P&L, the new platform needed to be cloud-based, and support a multi-entity model, providing autonomy while delivering consolidation, reporting and intelligence at a group level.

Dakota Hotels selected Sage Intacct based on its ease of use, dashboards and reporting, value and scale, while Percipient was chosen on the basis of its impressive credentials in hospitality, and as Sage Intacct’s UK partner of the year.

Accounting Software for Hotel Management “Percipient really did bring so much value to this project,” Sam Hartley, Finance Director, Dakota Hotels, comments. “The team’s knowledge of the hospitality industry and experience of similar Sage Intacct deployments meant that we were incredibly focused on our project goals, and went live within just a few months. The setup of the system was fairly straightforward, helped hugely by the cloud deployment model. And Percipient’s Cloud Connect API-led integration technology, which allowed Sage Intacct to easily integrate with Dakota’s other core systems, including PMS and procurement platforms, was also key.”

“Using Sage Intacct, we can manipulate data by an inordinate number of categories, by hotel, department, floor, room or time period,” Sam explains. “At any given point we have access to one version of the truth, and can spot anomalies, patterns or opportunities. The value of this real-time insight is that problems can be headed off before they become business risks, and opportunities can be leveraged to drive increased service or profitability while the window is most open. We also have a live group position which was difficult to achieve before, as the process relied upon input from each of the hotels.”

The Finance Experts Read the full Dakota Hotels implementation story, or for more information on how we can help your hotel take the next steps towards cloud-based finance software, get in touch or call us on 01606 871332.


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