The RDP system has the ability to post charges to guest folios and group masters. This feature can be used as a limited Point-of-Sale system for simple locations, such as selling a few items at the front desk. Many RDP customers require much more sophisticated POS features for their Restaurants, pool, Spa, Golf Course, and many other locations. To satisfy these requirement RDP has interfaced to a wide variety of third party Point-of-sale systems as indicated on the list below. Please note that we are frequently adding new POS interfaces. The RDP sales team can help you identify the best POS system for your applications.
The RDP interface includes the following capabilities:
Automatically post charges to the guest folio or Group Master from the POS system.
Provides an “inquire first” capability if your POS system supports this feature. For example, a clerk in the restaurant can first inquire to see who is in room 102, prior to posting a charge.
Optional Pre-check-in posting is available for all POS interfaces using the “Micros” standard. For example, a guest may arrive at the property at noon, but their room is not ready until 4:00 p.m. The guest can put a credit card on file and start charging items immediately, using their reservation number as verification.
Optional Post checkout posting is available for all POS interfaces using the “Micros” standard. For example, a guest may checkout at noon but still use the facilities for the rest of the day and charge items, which are then paid for by the credit card on file.
The room key created by the VingCard encoders interfaced to the RDP system can be used to post charges to the room using a Micros 8700+ compatible POS system.
There may be new additions to this list – please call RDP Sales to Confirm latest information
Point of Sale Integration to Back Office Accounting
The POS system and RDP system both act as accounting sub-ledgers to your back office General Ledger System. The flow of events is as follows;
POS Terminals can be placed at various locations, such as your restaurant, Pool, Spa, Golf Course, etc. These POS terminals send all charges to the POS accounting Sub-Ledger, which separates the charges into various general ledger accounts, such as food, liquor, etc.
The POS system offers settlement by various methods such as; Cash, Check, Credit card and “bill to RDP”, which can be to the guest folio or group master. If a guest pays Cash, Check, or Credit card, the information is not sent to RDP at all, and is stored in the POS accounting Sub-Ledger only.
The “Bill to RDP” charge detail is also stored in the POS Accounting Sub-Ledger, and the settlement totals are sent to RDP. RDP shows the totals on the guest folio or group master bill. For example, if a restaurant bill has 25 line items for a total of $355.00 plus $35.00 in tax, the guest folio would show “Restaurant Charge” for $355 plus $35.00 tax for $390 total. The detail of all 25 line items is stored in the POS sub-ledger to separate into Food, Liquor, and other categories. While the detail is stored in the POS system, with some POS systems it is possible to view the detail from the RDP system.
At the end of the day the POS system creates various settlement reports and a debit/credit balanced POS Sub-Ledger report, containing the full breakout of all charges. With most POS systems, the POS Sub-Ledger is automatically sent to the back office General Ledger. You can use a wide variety of accounting systems, such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, MAS90, etc.
The RDP system also is an accounting Sub-Ledger, containing all activity posted to reservations, guest folios, travel agents, owners, and other entities. The RDP Sub-Ledger is also automatically posted to your accounting General Ledger.
The Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and other financial reports for the entire property are generated from the back office accounting General ledger.
Resort Data Processing (RDP) software has been installed since 1981 at over 1000 locations worldwide (see customer list). Please use the links below to learn more about RDP software for Hotels and Resorts. If you are renting homes or condominiums on a short term basis, please start with Vacation Rental Overview. Timeshare properties should begin with our Timeshare Overview. Our Campground system is also available. Our systems are fully integrated, so all features in our hotel system are available for vacation rentals and timeshare resorts and vice versa.
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