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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!

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2023-09-11

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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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eZee Technosys Named 2023 Booking.com Premier Connectivity Partner

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Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-07-18 12:29:11

eZee Technosys (eZee), a leading global hospitality company offering end-to-end integrated hospitality technology solutions and a Yanolja Cloud member company, is proud to be named as a 2023 Booking.com Premier Connectivity Partner. The ‘Premier’ designation is the top ranking in Booking.com’s program and a reflection of the eZee’s excellent performance, quality of service and commitment to the success of their customers.

To earn this status, Booking.com scores performance across four pillars: business value, property performance, connectivity solutions and engagement. eZee’s extensive experience in supporting a portfolio of top-performing properties have been key factors in earning this recognition. eZee’s feature-rich product offerings also enable properties to manage content with ease and deliver a high-quality connection for a reliable experience and streamline their operations with focus on the guest experience.

Within business value & property performance categories, eZee’s close collaboration with Booking.com focussed on enhancing property performance playing a role in this recognition.

“We are honored to have been named a Booking.com Connectivity Partner since 2017 and a Premier Connectivity Partner for the sixth consecutive year,” said Aeijaz Sodawala, CEO of eZee. “This recognition highlights our dedication to continually raise the bar on providing complete hospitality solutions.”

Reece Evans, Area Manager Connectivity Partnerships APAC, at Booking.com stated, “I am excited to see our valued connectivity partner eZee once again achieve Premier status in our program, recognising the continued investment in our partnership, our connection and their platform offering to deliver a seamless experience for accommodation partners.”

“eZee aims to lead the digital transformation of hospitality and leisure properties everywhere”, said Jongyoon Kim, CEO of Yanolja Cloud, parent company of eZee and a leading global provider of AI-based SaaS solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries . “Looking ahead, eZee remains dedicated to driving the hospitality industry forward by leveraging advanced technology and solutions that enhance guest satisfaction and drive business success.”

For more information about Booking’s Premier Connectivity program please visit the Connectivity Hub.

 

 

2023-07-18

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eZee technosys hosts Summit with Booking.com

Name
Yanolja Cloud
Date
2023-04-12 9:06:13

The highly anticipated Hotelier Summit, jointly organized by eZee Technosys, a Yanolja Cloud member company, and Booking.com, was held at the Mahabaleshwar Bharat Hotel on April 12th. The summit, aiming to foster business growth by harnessing the potential of the latest technological advancements, generated significant interest with over 100 local industry participants registering to attend in the event. 

Headquartered in Surat, Gujarat, India, eZee is the country’s leading technology-driven hospitality solution provider. As part of the global Yanolja Cloud community, eZee extends its influence beyond India by delivering tailor-made solutions that empower users to transform their businesses.

The summit provided attendees with valuable insights into market trends and industry developments, with a specific focus on the Mahabaleshwar region. Speakers included Punit Dalal, Zonal Sales Head at eZee, Jayprakash Mishra, Territory Sales Manager at eZee, and Anuja Bhosle, Senior Manager of Connectivity at Booking.com. This article delves deeper into the market trends discussed during the Hotelier Summit, as well as how eZee connects its customers with technology to drive business success.

 

Trend and Issues

Each year, Mahabaleshwar attracts a significant number of tourists, ranging between 1,000,000 and 1,200,000 annually, with peak visitation occurring during the summer season. The destination’s popularity is evident in the presence of over 1,000 registered properties on Goibibo alone, and 600 property listings on both Agoda and TripAdvisor. Notably, Mahabaleshwar, alongside Panchgani, has been identified by the Asian Countries Chamber of Hospitality Industry (ACOHI) as a potential international tourist hotspot(article).

To meet the robust demand and fulfill the expectations of discerning travelers, Mahabaleshwar hotels are focused on proactively enhancing the guest experience, streamlining operational processes, and optimizing costs. However, the intensifying competitive landscape and rapidly evolving consumer trends, including spending behavior, have often resulted in increased expenses for hotels. In light of these challenges, adopting comprehensive hospitality solutions has become a necessity for hoteliers in the region.

 

Addressing Challenges

The hospitality industry is actively adopting solutions that enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs, including cloud-based Property Management Systems (PMS), contactless payment systems, and self-check-in kiosks. Hotel websites are utilizing chatbots for handling basic inquiries, employing targeted marketing to encourage repeat visits, and implementing Dynamic Pricing to offer optimal prices to customers. Cloud-based services enable hotels to adapt to market changes and meet customers’ non-face-to-face requirements without compromising service quality. Such hospitality solutions that minimize hotels’ operational burden while maximizing customer experience and revenue have become an overarching trend in the industry.

eZee, a Yanolja Cloud member company, is in the business of providing technologies that make it easier for hotels to transform their business and delight their guests. The company offers tailored, integrated solutions that meet the individual needs of properties of all sizes. Using eZee’s innovative solutions, customers can comprehensively manage online channel sales, develop their own websites, and receive assistance in utilizing Google Hotels. Moreover, eZee’s solutions are accessible not only on PCs but also on mobile devices, ensuring maximum user convenience.

The transformative technology provided by eZee Technosys has gained wide recognition within the industry. Speaking as a guest at the summit, the President of the Mahabaleshwar Hotel Association, shared real examples of how eZee’s solutions effectively addressed challenges facing hotels in the region. Furthermore, eZee has been repeatedly awarded recognition by global travel platforms such as Booking.com and Expedia, for its significant contributions to customer growth and success.(article)

 

End-to-End Hospitality Technology Provider

Punit Dalal, who attended as a speaker, said, “eZee will continue to engage with hoteliers across different regions in collaboration with Booking.com to provide insights specifically tailored to the local characteristics and unique needs of businesses in the region.” He added, “We are committed to creating technology that makes it easier for our customers transform their business and support their growth.” 

Yanolja Cloud aims to lead the digital transformation of the hospitality and leisure industries throughout the globe. Through innovations such as the ones showcased by eZee at the Hotelier Summit, Yanolja Cloud hopes to adapt and bring solutions to all types and sizes of customers around the world. With our tailored solutions for your business, we are here to help grow and elevate your business. Simply click the button below to learn more!

2023-04-12