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Yanolja Cloud has been recognized as the country winner at the IDC Future Enterprise Awards 2023 by the International Data Corporation (IDC), a renowned IT market analysis and consulting organization.

Jongyoon Kim, Yanolja Cloud CEO, has been honored as South Korea winner in “CEO of the Year” category at the IDC Future Enterprise Awards 2023 for leading the digital transformation of his company and the industry to achieve future growth and innovation. Under his leadership, Yanolja Cloud has become a leader in integrated hospitality solutions using AI and big data technologies, enabling digital interactions with customers and forging over a dozen strategic partnerships with industry leaders. This has helped raise revenue sevenfold and grow to over 80,000 solution licenses in just a few years. Jongyoon also ensured the implementation of a cloud-based infrastructure that enhances scalability, flexibility, and accessibility, and promotes collaboration and remote work capabilities, all based on a unified vision that brings together distributed member companies.

This prestigious award from IDC recognizes CEOs who have developed a strategy to create a future enterprise and whose vision sets an agenda for the digital-first world, responding effectively to new customer requirements, capabilities, critical infrastructure, and industry ecosystems. Their vision includes working with partners within the ecosystem to develop new products, services, and experiences, built by a digitally capable and empowered workforce in a data-driven organization. CEOs are also evaluated for their ability to ensure that the organization is equipped to take on the challenges of the digital-first world: striking a balance between business agility and innovation, managing risk and security, and cultivating sustainability within the business. Any CEO taking home this honor also needs to be an excellent storyteller and successful in delivering this message to the rest of the organization.

“I am humbled to be named CEO of the Year at the 2023 IDC Future Enterprise Awards – Korea.” said Jongyoon Kim, CEO of Yanolja Cloud. “As the hospitality and leisure industry continues to evolve and respond to rapid changes, digital transformation will become more important than ever and I look forward to Yanolja Cloud continuing to lead digital transformation everywhere, one property at a time.”

The IDC Future Enterprise Awards, now in its 7th edition, identifies organizations that have demonstrated excellence in business innovation through cost-effective and sustainable operational strategies in the face of ongoing economic challenges. A total of 18 award categories were presented to organizations that showcased outstanding performance. Over the past six years, this award has recognized innovative companies that are well-suited for the digital business era.

The selection process for the IDC Future Enterprise Awards in the region follows a two-stage approach. All candidates are objectively evaluated by regional researchers based on the IDC Future Enterprise classification criteria. The national winners then advance to the regional finals, competing against other national winners in the same award category. The Asia-Pacific regional winners of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards will be announced at the IDC Future Enterprise Summit Asia-Pacific Conference scheduled to be held on October 31st in Singapore.

IDC Korea’s Associate Vice President Han Steffi, commented, “The Asia-Pacific region, including Korea, is leading the way in the digital business era. Simultaneously, the strategic impact of digital business innovation on companies is expanding, leading to an increase in CIOs, CDOs, and CEOs advocating for digital-first strategies and digital business.” She further noted, “The domestic winners of this year’s IDC Future Enterprise Awards showcase various achievements of organizations that have successfully transformed their business, operational, and organizational models in pursuit of a transition to digital business models.”

2023-10-17

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Get To Know: Yanolja Cloud. Jignesh Rana, Cloud Infrastructure TLM

Name
Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-09-11 9:24:36

Yanolja Cloud is a leading global provider of AI-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries — and made up of member companies from around the world, each with its own history and expertise. The people who make up Yanolja Cloud and its member companies are equally unique. We invite you to learn more about some of the talented individuals helping to drive global digital transformation.

Stepping into  Yanolja Cloud story, we delve into the journey of Jignesh Rana, Cloud Infrastructure TLM of Yanolja Cloud member company eZee technosys(hereinafter eZee).

1/What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I work on the eZee solutions team based out of Surat, India. eZee provides end-to-end hospitality software solutions focused on the hotel and F&B industries. Our customers are very hard working and it’s nice to be part of an organization, now backed by the vision and innovation of Yanolja Cloud, that adds so much value to our customers in a tangible way. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Lead Manager is being surrounded by an environment with accomplished leaders and a constant influx of new learning opportunities. Each day brings with it a unique set of challenges, and as I navigate these intricacies, I find myself continuously expanding my knowledge. This dynamic process of problem-solving and skill refinement cultivates a profound sense of satisfaction.

2/Do you have a particularly memorable achievement from your time with the company?

I’m a true believer in bettering yourself and life-long learning, and something I’m proud of is my decision to embrace reading to become a better person and employee. This simple yet impactful choice has led to a wealth of knowledge, benefiting both my professional role in cloud infrastructure and security, and my personal growth. Through books, I’ve gained insights that extend beyond the workplace, enhancing my leadership and problem-solving skills. This commitment embodies the spirit of continuous learning and self-improvement that defines our industry and resonates with our mission to facilitate transformation through technology. Additionally, eZee, as part of Yanolja Cloud, was recently selected as a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality competency. Working in cloud infrastructure, this is really exciting and will open up new avenues for collaboration, learning and innovation. 

3/How do you see you or your organization contributing to Yanolja Cloud’s mission of making it easier for hospitality and leisure properties to transform their business and delight their guests?

We contribute to Yanolja Cloud’s mission by simplifying technology solutions, addressing industry challenges, and enhancing the guest experience. By relentlessly pursuing operational efficiency and excellence, we try hard to ensure that our customers and their guests enjoy a seamless and frictionless experience. Our commitment to providing accessible and practical solutions not only empowers businesses to undergo transformation with ease but also enhances the overall guest journey. We aim to enhance the experience for both businesses and guests, adapting to the changing landscape of this dynamic field. We are constantly listening to customer feedback and thinking about how that can be applied to a new feature or solution. Since the hospitality world is always changing and evolving, our work is never done. 

4/What part of the hospitality and leisure industries are you most looking forward to being improved through technology?

I look forward to creating a foundation upon which transformations can be built, enabling the hospitality and leisure properties to progress towards greater security, operational excellence, and performance efficiency in the technologically evolving landscape. Foremost is security, particularly the critical domain of data security. The preservation and safeguarding of sensitive information are paramount in any organization. Additionally, I’m equally passionate about raising the bar on operational excellence. By integrating intelligent systems and leveraging data-driven insights, we can unlock a new echelon of operational efficiency, enabling businesses to allocate their resources judiciously and optimize their performance. We worked hard towards these goals for a long time, but I look forward to additional innovation and synergies being part of Yanolja Cloud and its member companies around the world. 

5/ Do you have any favorite books, podcasts or resources that have influenced your professional growth?

Two resources have greatly impacted my professional growth. “7 Sutras of Innovation” by Nikhil Inamdar and the Marico Innovation Foundation provides a comprehensive framework for innovation, while “Time Management” by Sudhir Dixit offers practical strategies for optimizing time allocation. As a Cloud Infrastructure Technical Lead Manager, the wisdom shared within these pages has enabled me to better manage complex projects and deliver results in a timely and efficient manner. These sources have not only broadened my horizons, but also shaped my perspective and approach within the industry.

6/ What is your dream Travel Destination?

If given the opportunity, I would love to do a world tour and see as many destinations as possible. The allure of exploring the diverse cultures, landscapes, and experiences that our planet has to offer is truly irresistible to me. I think traveling the world would not only be an adventure of a lifetime but also a source of learning and personal growth.

Thank you!

Learn more about Yanolja Cloud on our website, and be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Linkedin to get to know more employees, and keep up to date on the latest news.  

2023-09-11

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‘HomeKnock,’ a property technology platform developed by Trustay, a joint venture between Yanolja Cloud and KT Estate, has achieved a significant milestone, surpassing KRW 52 trillion in registered assets.

Trustay’s ‘HomeKnock’ is a property technology platform in Korea designed to streamline residential and commercial real estate leasing and asset management. The platform has been on a remarkable growth trajectory, consistently expanding its registered assets and subscriber base through its diverse service and information offerings aimed at maximizing asset value, offering user-friendly asset management features, market trend analyses, insights from legal and tax professionals, and real-time news updates. Within just one year of its launch (as of the end of July), HomeKnock has amassed more than 110,000 registered assets and attracted over 89,000 subscribers. Compared to end-of-year figures from the previous year, the total value of registered assets has more than doubled, and the number of registered assets and subscribers has increased by approximately 175% and 195%, respectively. 

Trustay is continuously enhancing its functionalities for HomeKnock platform users. In a recent update, the company introduced a map-based “Real Estate Near Me” feature to provide more accurate insight into asset price fluctuations. HomeKnock supports asset management functionalities for asset management companies and allows integrated management of individual household units, and is continuing to expand the types of asset managers eligible for registration.

Trustay seeks to establish itself as an integrated real estate management platform by expanding the range of registered assets from residential and commercial real estate to land, as well as adding more features to make asset management more convenient for property owners. Furthermore, Trustay aims to lead the way in developing new services for both property owners (supply-side) and residents (demand-side) by integrating assets with its cloud-based PropTech solutions, HomeKnock Town and HomeKnock Zone.

“To maximize the value of owned assets, it is crucial to have access to precise information and adopt effective strategies according to market dynamics,” said Jungyoon Kim, CEO of Trustay. “Leveraging HomeKnock’s reliable data, we will continue to support property owners by providing easy and convenient access to accurate and timely asset information, empowering them to formulate strategies to help maximize asset value.”

2023-09-08

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Get To Know: Yanolja Cloud. John Boatner, General Manager

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Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-08-17 12:27:09

Yanolja Cloud is a leading global provider of AI-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries — and made up of member companies from around the world, each with its own history and expertise. The people who make up Yanolja Cloud and its member companies are equally unique. We invite you to learn more about some of the talented individuals helping to drive global digital transformation.

In our latest post, we hear from John Boatner, GM of Yanolja Cloud member company Innsoft. Innsoft is a hotel software provider based in Beaverton, OR, USA, helping properties optimize their operations for over 30 years.

1/What do you enjoy most about your job? 

What I enjoy most about my job is being able to help others be successful in their endeavors and careers, which include both our clients and our employees. Innsoft feels like a family and relies upon each other not only for success but also job satisfaction, so advocating for our team is among my top priorities. I’m also very excited about this new chapter in Innsoft’s story, which, with the help of Yanolja Cloud and new member company Go Global Travel, will see us grow and bring even more user-friendly, value-adding and cutting-edge technology to our clients. 

2/Do you have a particularly memorable achievement from your time with the company?

While there are many memorable achievements during my 13+ years with Innsoft, being promoted to General Manager is the highlight of my career. Now I can have even more of an impact on the team and company and can get involved with so many different aspects of the business.

3/How do you see you or your organization contributing to Yanolja Cloud’s mission of making it easier for hospitality and leisure properties to transform their business and delight their guests?

Innsoft has been helping properties delight their guests for over 30 years, so our experience and depth of knowledge runs deep. Now we are poised to bring Yanolja Cloud’s vision to the US market, and with our reputation for providing exceptional care and user-friendly technology, I see our team being instrumental to Yanolja Cloud’s success. And with the technology that Yanolja Cloud is bringing to the table, such as kiosks and other contactless guest services, we’re very excited to be part of the larger mission. 

4/What part of the hospitality and leisure industries are you most looking forward to being improved through technology?

With hospitality being an ever-growing industry, technology needs to keep up with the preferences of travelers in today’s busy world. With the unpredictability guests face during travel, advances in technology, such as contactless guest services, will help take the worry and hassle out of the picture. I also look forward to more and more properties taking advantage of moving to the cloud. This will allow them increased flexibility, security, tech integrations and convenience – just to name a few

5/ Do you have any favorite books, podcasts or resources that have influenced your professional growth?

While I’ve read many books over the years that have each in some way influenced me both personally and professionally, the one that stands out is ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’, by Robert M. Pirsig. I read this book at a very influential time in my life: while in college and working the graveyard shift at a small property doing night audit. This book is very philosophical and asks deep questions about life and its meaning. I think it helped me mature and understand what it means to be a leader.

6/ What is your dream Travel Destination?

Traveling and experiencing new cultures is one of my greatest joys. Having visited most US states and several countries, I’d say my ideal travel destination would be to continue to visit and explore the rest of planet Earth. 

Thank you!

Learn more about Yanolja Cloud on our website, and be sure to check out our blog and follow us on Linkedin to get to know more employees, and keep up to date on the latest news.

2023-08-17

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eZee hotel show colombo

Yanolja Cloud member company, eZee Technosys  – India’s largest hospitality solutions provider – participated in The Hotel Show Colombo, which took place in Sri Lanka, Colombo, between July 21-23. 

Sri Lanka, which is known for its beautiful scenery and unique culture, is counting on a revival of its tourism industry in the post COVID-19 era.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors, the number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka decreased from 1,913,702 in 2019 to 194,495 in 202, while revenue fell from $3.6 billion to $261 million.

In Sri Lanka, inbound tourism is an important economic sector for securing foreign currency income given the tourism industry accounted for 12.6% of Sri Lanka’s gross domestic product (GDP). In anticipation of attracting more government-led inbound tourism, Sri Lanka’s hotels and resorts are investing in digital transformation, including sustainability initiatives and creating new experiences, to improve guest satisfaction.

Embracing Yanolja Cloud’s vision of leading the digital transformation of hospitality and leisure properties everywhere, eZee’s solutions cater to the specific needs of each of its customers, now extending its influence across India and the world. Moreover, eZee’s contributions to customer business growth have earned recognition from some of the industry’s top players, being selected as an Expedia Connectivity Partner for three consecutive years and a Booking.com Premier Partner for six consecutive years. 

Transforming Sri Lanka’s Hospitality Industry, One Property at a Time

The Hotel Show Colombo holds great significance for the Sri Lankan hospitality sector as the industry’s largest exhibition in the country. The event attracted numerous hoteliers, indicating the local community’s keen interest in digital transformation. As an exhibitor at the event, eZee had a big presence and had the privilege of hearing directly from customers including receiving great feedback on its localized solution bundles. 

Visitors were keen to learn more about eZee solutions that help to address long-standing concerns such as operational efficiency, revenue management, and sales channel management. New customers showed particular interest in the dramatic transformations following the implementation of eZee’s solution bundle, anchored by eZee Absolute(PMS) and complemented by eZee Centrix(CMS), eZee Mint(RM), and eZee Optimus(POS). Existing users of eZee Absolute and eZee Centrix showed strong interest in adopting eZee’s new revenue management solution, eZee Mint, driven by high expectations of seamless compatibility and synergy with existing eZee solutions. 

Interest in Localization and Customization

“Visitors who visited the booth were particularly interested in two aspects of eZee solutions: localization and customizable functionalities,” said Manas, Regional Manager who was in charge of the eZee exhibition. “Additionally, our customers pinpointed eZee’s comprehensive feedback from implementation to operation as well as meticulous post-implementation support as playing a crucial role in their decision to adopt eZee solutions.”

Aeijaz Sodawala, CEO of eZee Technosys, stated, “The event provided a unique opportunity to engage directly with over 60 potential customers. He added, “We are committed to continuing to actively listen to our customers’ feedback and developing technology to better meet their demands.”

Helping your business thrive

With a mission to create technology that makes it easier for hospitality and leisure properties to transform their business and delight their guests, Yanolja Cloud is dedicated to standing alongside its customers in their growth journey. If you are in need of solutions for your business but are hesitant for any reason, click on the button below for a consultation and find out how Yanolja Cloud’s tailored solutions can help your business thrive.

 

2023-08-07

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Yanolja Cloud, a leading global provider of AI-based SaaS solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries in over 170 countries, is delighted to announce its acceptance into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate program, a co-sell program for organizations that provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS.

In 2022, Yanolja Cloud attained the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency, which recognizes the company for delivering product innovation in the travel, accommodation, leisure, food and beverage, and residence industries. One such innovation is an integrated IoT and AI-based hotel solution, which records guest preferences for lighting, room temperature, and amenities, to help improve the guest experience. 

The AWS ISV Accelerate Program enables Yanolja Cloud to build new business models and accelerate sales cycles by working closely with the AWS Sales organization.

Yanolja Cloud, with its vast portfolio of member companies such as eZee, Yanolja Cloud Korea, and SanhaIT, is poised to leverage the co-sell support and benefits provided by the AWS ISV Accelerate program. Member companies can now look forward to enhancing their software solutions, refining their business strategies, and expanding their market reach with AWS, driving innovation, delivering exceptional value, and transforming the hospitality and leisure industries globally.

“We are thrilled to be selected for the AWS ISV Accelerate program,” said Andrew Kim, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yanolja Cloud. “This collaboration with AWS will enhance our technical capabilities, refine our business strategies, and accelerate our growth trajectory. With the program’s comprehensive support, we are confident in our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions that will revolutionize the hospitality industry.”

2023-07-27