Updates from SMS Surrounding COVID-19
Stowe, VT – August 2020
A message from Robert Selwah, President of Springer Miller Systems
Like all of you, both personally and professionally our lives continue to be dominated by the COVID19 pandemic and the anxiety of the unknown. Arguably, no other industry has been hit as hard as the hotel & travel industry has. However, I am pleased to see promising signs of revival, as our customers pivot and adjust. Properties are beginning to re-open, and welcome guests back, albeit with some operational changes and challenges. We have seen our customers use this time to invest in their people, with training and new software that aides the team to operate in the new normal. I remain hopeful and motivated by the success stories of our customers. We are in this together, and the collaboration and support of the user community has been impressive to witness. I invite you to take advantage of our Customer Community – this is a free resource and channel to you and your team and a space for discussion and a wealth of information. You can sign up here for your free access.
As an organization, I am equally as impressed with the resilience of our business and employees alike. Overnight, we essentially transitioned our worldwide Springer-Miller Systems operations to a work-from-home model. At this time our offices are slowly opening back up where it is warranted and safe, and the team continues to make me proud as they find creative ways to collaborate and execute. SMS is committed to our goal of being the best partner and technology provider that we can to our loyal customers. As a business, we are motivated by our customer community and eager to deliver solutions.
At this time, all in person events remain postponed, cancelled, or have transitioned to virtual. An important annual event I encourage you to attend virtually is the Host Users Group Conference. For over three decades our user group community has planned and hosted this event, this year is no different – just virtual! Please visit the HUG webpage for more information.
On behalf of the entire Springer Miller Systems team, please take care and stay safe. We are in this together!
Rob Selwah | President of Springer-Miller Systems
SMS Response Surrounding COVID-19
Stowe, VT – March 2020
With the daily updates and constant changes surrounding COVID-19, Springer-Miller would like to reach out and offer our support to help in navigating these challenging times together. Please know that the health and safety of all our Springer-Miller clients and employees is of the utmost importance to us. We are closely monitoring the situation and will follow both the CDC recommendations and any State regulations/mandates as things evolve.
Keeping our team’s and customer’s health at the forefront, we will be postponing all of our up-coming events within the next 60-days. This includes our Live+Local events that were planned in Miami, Seattle and Washington D.C. We will be communicating in the near future regarding new dates and information for these events. With the changes to our live events, we plan on increasing our online presence through webinars and online trainings. Please visit our events page to see our upcoming webinars or reach out to your account manager if you are interested in learning more about remote trainings for your property.
We expect no interruptions in our business to support your operations during this time and all of our support locations will continue to be fully staffed 24/7. Our support team and the rest of the Springer-Miller team is here to help you through these times in any way that we can.
Helpful Resources for your Business
Our goal is to help your business be as successful as possible during these times and want you to know that we are in this together. Below we have provided additional resources from some of our partners and industry leaders to help you navigate your business.
- STR Report: COVID-19: Hotel Industry Impact
- Updates from Skift: Coronavirus and Travel Industry
- HospitalityNet: Coronavirus: Impact on the Hospitality Industry
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates
- Canada Public Health Updates: COVID-19
- World Health Organization (WHO) Updates
From everyone here at Springer-Miller Systems, we want to thank you for your continued support and we wish you all good health as we work through these challenging times.
ABOUT SPRINGER-MILLER SYSTEMS
Springer-Miller Systems is a fully integrated suite of hospitality management systems that are tailored to hotels, resorts and spas of every scope and specialty. The suite of solutions includes SMS|Host Property Management System, SpaSoft Spa Management Software, and Teres POS. With Springer-Miller’s SMS|Host property management software, properties can deliver a premium guest experience backed by technology that will truly revolutionize the way they do business. SpaSoft Spa Management System represents a complete, dynamic activities management software solution trusted by five-star spas worldwide. Teres POS provides premium, guest-centric point-of-sale solutions for food and beverage and retail operations at your luxury hotel or resort. For more information, please visit springermiller.com.