Another successful trip to Dubai!

Our CEO, Michael Velasquez, and Global Director of Sales, Kevin Yarnell, just got back from visiting our Dubai office this past week. This marks the second trip for both this year – a trip well worth the long flight!

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Michael and Kevin spent the bulk of their time overseas collaborating with one of our top partners, Cisco, within the UAE region, as well as with other great partners such as Interel. In addition, our team members visited multiple large hotel brands across the Middle East and Asia as part of our effort to capitalize on this growing region.

 

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Just as Percipia has begun to expand within the UAE, so has the region itself. In effort to prepare for the 2020 World Expo, the number of hotels in the UAE is expected to double! Dubai will hold the 2020 World Expo and is slated to open more than 35,000 hotel guest rooms between 2015 and 2020, bringing the total number to more than 100,000 guest rooms within the city alone!

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Michael and Kevin had an extremely productive trip and felt right at home while staying at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers. With business booming it’s only a matter of time before another visit is around the corner!

 

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Percipia visits Cetis

Last week, our team members Kris and Katherine spent a few days visiting our friends at Cetis, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO.

They toured Cetis’s warehouse and offices, and had meetings with the sales team as well as additional meetings with key team members.

They also had lunch at the iconic Broadmoor.

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And there was even enough time to take a quick tour of the mountains too!

Suffice to say, it was a great experience to reaffirm the partnership between our two companies!

3 Reasons to Visit PERCIPIA at TribalNet 2015!

We’re only 3 DAYS away from one our our favorite conferences we look forward to every year: TribalNet!

So in honor of our anticipation for the event, we’re giving you three reasons to visit Percipia at TribalNet next week!

1) S.T.A.R.
We’re beyond excited to show off S.T.A.R. It’s our newest product, and, simply put, it’s a easy-to-use solution-based software that makes property management simple. You can learn all about S.T.A.R. here.

2) Meet the team
We have a great team of hospitality technology experts coming to Austin for TribalNet. Our team boasts a cumulative 30 years in industry experience!

3) Experience our products in action
We can tell you all about how great our products are, but trust us, you’ll want to see them in action! We’ll be showcasing S.T.A.R., Latitude and our other great products at booth #5, so stop by and check them our for yourself!

BONUS item:
4) Visit us and win!
We’re also giving away a $100 Amazon gift card at our booth. Visit us at the conference to find out how you can win!

For more information on TribalNet, read our last blog post here!

TribalNet 2015!

Percipia is happy to announce it’s attending the 16th Annual TribalNet Conference next month in Austin, TX!

The event is a great opportunity to make new connections in the tribal gaming industry!

Percipia has been attending TribalNet since 2011, and we’ve met some people through the conference. It truly is a great experience, and we’re happy to keep going back every year!

Check out TribalNet’s website to learn more about the conference’s history!

If you’re also coming to TribalNet, be sure to visit us at booth #5!

Thanks for having us TribalNet, we can’t wait for November!

Welcome to the team, Cari!

Please welcome our newest employee, Cari C. to the team!

It is always nerve-racking coming into a new company and trying to break the ice. Ensuring that new employees feel comfortable is crucial to building a positive transition within a company. We thought it would be fun to ask Cari a few questions to get to know her a little better.

Q: What is your official work title?
A: Systems Support Specialist

Q: Can you tell us more about your professional experience/history?
A: Immediately after finishing High School I began working in Webhosting Tech Support, wherein I advanced from Jr. Linux Admin, to Dedicated-Server Support, to Datacenter Ops, to midrange Linux Admin, to where I am now. I also practiced pro-bono English Instruction/Tutoring, freelance Graphic Design, and Child Care for Executives.

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: Staying creative, making video games, comics, visual art. I also tend a small community garden I started (called The Hero of Thyme), and like to practice RC Aviation. I’d eventually like to obtain a Private Pilot’s license.

Q: What are your greatest travel experience?
A: I moved to Argentina to live with my boyfriend (whom I recently married).

Q: Favorite movie?
A: Howl’s Moving Castle

Q: Guilty pleasure music artist?
A: The Pillows

Q: What is something that inspires you?
A: Other peoples’ success stories and seeing the fruits of their labors. Being able to admire the superb craftsmanship of someone’s project is encouraging evidence that anyone could make something impressive if they’re dedicated to the task. It’s easy to get discouraged by your own failures, but knowing by example that it’s possible to make something work can help oneself to get back in the game.

Q: What would you say your professional goal would be now that you are employed at Percipia?
A: Making use of both my IT background and my creative drive, with tasks such as software development.

MEET S.T.A.R.!

Percipia is proud to introduce its new hotel management solution: S.T.A.R.

S.T.A.R. is a  Service Tracking And Response software comprised of five parts: star-Link, star-Attendant, star-Engineer, star-Rescue and star-Concierge.

star-Link manages guest requests & inter-department work orders through a web-based platform that sends jobs to all types of devices.

star-Attendant simplifies housekeeping operations.

star-Engineer streamlines management and maintenance operations.

star-Rescue replaces traditional log book systems with a comprehensive incident report application.

star-Concierge uses real-time data to support daily concierge functions & processes.

Each component of S.T.A.R. works together to seamlessly make your property more efficient.

Discover more about what S.T.A.R. can do for your property by visiting our website!

Meet Kris!

Please welcome Kris W. to our Chicago team!

You may have seen Kris’s face around and on our social media already: he’s been working part-time for Percipia this summer, but now he’s sticking around, so we thought it’d be fun to ask him some questions to get to know him a little better!

Q: What is your official work title?
A: Inside Sales Representative

Q: Can you tell us more about your professional experience/ history?
A: I was accepted into a top 10 U.S. internship program for Northwestern Mutual as a life and disability insurance agent after my first year of college. From there, I left to pursue my dream of playing on the PGA Tour and competed professionally in golf tournaments up and down the East Coast of the U.S.

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I love to be outdoors. You can always find me playing golf, working out, running, at a concert or just out trying new restaurants!

Q: What are your greatest travel experience?
A: I’ve been to at least 5 islands in the Caribbean and I would have to say my favorite place I’ve been is Jamaica. Never been to Europe or Asia, but I will definitely try to get there ASAP.

Q: Favorite movie?
A: Can’t pick one…Wedding Crashers, The Big Lebowski, Forrest Gump

Q: Guilty pleasure music artist?
A: John

Q: What is something that inspires you?
A: My fear of mediocrity, I’ve always been someone who wants more and will stop at nothing to achieve that.

Q: What would you say your professional goal would be now that you are employed at Percipia?
A: To corner the Chicago hotel and hotel development market. I want Percipia’s name in every hotel.

Welcome to the team, Kris! We’re excited to have you!