RDPWin V5 Dashboard Features

RDPWIN V5 Dashboard Overview

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RDPWIN V5 Dashboard RDP is pleased to announce the release of a powerful new module, RDP Dashboard, which is available immediately.  Think of the dashboard as starting with a blank screen and you decide what information to display. Each user, or group of users (front desk), can have a different dashboard. Rather than have to select options from a menu, all the data you want is on one screen after login.

The dashboard can potentially replace the entire menu system for some users.  Rather than hop from screen-to-screen, everything you need is available on one screen. Virtually anything can be displayed, including:

  • Arrivals
  • In House Guests
  • Departures
  • House Status
  • Rooms left to sell
  • Reservations made
  • Group Activity
  • Owner Information
  • You decide what!

  • Work Orders
  • Housekeeping Charts
  • Guest History
  • GDS Reservations
  • Itineraries
  • Concierge functions
  • Messages to guests
  • Credit Card activity
  • Virtually anything!

  • Revenue Reports
  • Statistics
  • Res Denials
  • Crystal Reports
  • Booking Pace
  • Point-Of-Sale
  • Res Denials
  • Guest Surveys
  • And much more


The Dashboard is the most important and revolutionary module we have introduced in years. As with all RDP modules we will continue to add features (ie, more controls) as time goes on, and these will all be included with your support contract after the purchase of the module. Those customers who purchase by 9/30/2018 will receive a 50% discount to reflect the fact that the module currently only has 10 controls, but will eventually have over 100. Additionally, early customers will be able to design a “Control” of their choice. If there is something you want to see on the dashboard, give us a call before 9/30/2018.

Technology:  How do I get RDPWin V5 Dashboard?

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Moving to RDPWin V5 Looking to move to our most powerful and comprehensive solution to date? The future of your business awaits! If you are interested in making the upgrade then there are a couple of ways to get on the fast track to RDPWin V5.

RDPWIN V5 Dashboard (Module V6)

Product Name: Description
RDPWIN V5 Dashboard Dashboards contain a group of RDPWin controls.  The controls are configurable on a per user basis, so each user can have their own set of controls and the system remembers the configuration per that user.  There are currently two dashboards: Front Desk & Reservations and Work Orders.  Both dashboards can be active at the same time.

The reservation dashboard is an option under Reservations off the main RDPWin menu and can also be displayed using the Alt-F6 key strokes.  Work Order Dashboard is an option on the Work Order menu off the main menu.

Dashboards are independent windows, so the dashboard can be displayed while using any function in RDPWin.  This works best for workstations with two monitors.  The dashboard icon is displayed in the task bar to display and existing dashboard.

Most controls in the dashboards have an automatic refresh, which is configurable per control.  RDP will be continually adding new controls for the dashboards.

RDPWIN V5 Dashboard (Module V6) – Pricing

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Dashboard Pricing The dashboard product can be purchased for a one time payment of $4,000. Alternatively If you purchase during the beta phase the dashboard can be purchased at $2,000 and your property will have the opportunity to shape the future of the module.

The price for hosted customers is a $50/month increase if ordered before 9/30/2018, which is locked in for 3 years. If you purchase after 9/30/2018 the price increase for hosted customers is $100/month.

For Customers with their own server, there is a one time charge of $2,000 before 9/30/2018 and $4,000 after. Additionally, there is no increase in support if purchased before 9/30/2018!

Call RDP sales at 877 779-3717 before 9/30/2018 to receive your 50% discount AND your own dashboard control.

Front Desk Dashboard

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Front Desk When the dashboard is first displayed, there are no controls.  Select a control from the ribbon.  As controls are selected, they are placed in panes and sized accordingly.  To delete, click the X on the control header.  To enlarge click the box on the control header.  To change the order, click and drag the control header.

The Ribbon may have multiple tabs.  All controls from any tab can be mixed and matched.  To minimize the ribbon, click the ^ in the lower right corner of the ribbon.  To maximize the ribbon again, click on the tab title (i.e. Front Desk and Reservations).  This will display the ribbon in a temporary fashion.  To make the ribbon permanent, click the pin in the lower right corner of the ribbon.

Many of the controls are the same as in other options of RDPWin, so the functionality will be familiar.  For example, from the Arrival list, if a reservation is double clicked, the check-in screen can be displayed if configured to do so.

Controls: Arrivals, In House, Departures & Made Today

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New Features These controls have no configuration option at this time.  Refresh is done manually with the refresh button or when a reservation is changed by double clicking and altering a reservation.  It is recommended that the arrivals be configured to display the check-in screen when a reservation is double clicked and the departure list be configured to display the check-out screen.

Controls: Front Desk Overview

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New Features The Overview chart shows Arrivals, In House and Departures and has a refresh rate that is configurable.  The chart can also be displayed as a bar chart, pie chart (3D or not) and doughnut (3D or not).

Reservation Dashboard

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New Features

Controls: House Status, Made Today

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Reservations These controls have no configuration currently.  The House Status can display a lot of information.  It is often useful to maximize this pane when using this control.

Controls: Rooms Left to Sell

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Reservations Rooms Left to Sell has a refresh configuration which is recommended to be as high has possible.  The Display button can always be used to refresh the listing.  The configuration also allows a starting date (Today Plus ? Days) and the number of nights for the reservation.  The starting room type can also be configured and changed on the control.

Work Orders Dashboard

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New Features The work order dashboard currently has two controls.  The pie chart has drill down capability, so if the slice for Open work orders is clicked, a list of vendors will appear and the pie chart will reflect the vendors and how many work orders they have open.  If a vendor slice is clicked, a list of workers assigned is now displayed.  If a worker slice is clicked, a list of work orders is displayed.  If a work order is double clicked, the work order change screen is displayed.

The gear icon on the control will bring up a configuration screen for the work order list of the pie chart.  This allows various starting points to be set for these controls.


Future Enhancements

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Future Enhancements Dashboards are in an early phase. There are plans to bring even more functionality down the road. Here are a few of the new features in progress.

  • Ability to start a dashboard based on login
  • Management options to show the current day’s property status
  • Dashboard for Owners & Other Masters
  • Dashboard for Stats


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