The What-If Analysis Reports include the following information:
- Prompts for the year, month, proposed average daily rate, and occupancy percentage.
- The report takes the information gathered in these prompts and compares them to the actuals for the same time frame. For example, when running the What-If Analysis by Month report, the proposed figures for a specific month in the past are compared to the actuals for that same month. The report can be useful for generating budgetary figures and for projecting future revenue.
- In addition to comparing actual numbers, the report can be used to compare future dates with projected numbers. For example, after running the RDP920 program for a month in the future, use the What-If Analysis report to see how those actual numbers on the books may be changed by increasing the number of rooms booked, the average daily rate, or the occupancy percentage.
|Actual||The Actual column displays historical statistical numbers, including the number of rooms occupied, total room charges, average daily rate, occupancy percentage, and unoccupied rooms.|
|What-Ifs||The What-If column is populated by entering analytical numbers for average daily rate and occupied percentage. In the example below, the analytical numbers are $150 for average daily rate and 75% occupancy. This What-If analysis tells the property that with a higher average daily rate, occupancy may fall slightly; however, total room revenue will increase. Use this analysis report determining rate increases.|
|Variance||The difference between the “Actual” and “What-If” columns.|