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Scandic Hotels' Chief Commercial Officer on Enterprise Software Rollouts

Therese Cedercreutz, Chief Commercial Officer at Scandic Hotels, shares how implementing a cloud-based PMS at 270 hotels led to a successful rollout through meticulous planning, training, and on-site support, emphasizing the importance of ensuring team buy-in for new technology adoption.

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Jordan Hollander in Operations

Last updated May 07, 2024

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Therese Cedercreutz, the Chief Commercial Officer at Scandic Hotels, is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in software, technology, and creative fields. In a recent episode of Hotel Tech Insider, Therese shares insights into Scandic's successful implementation of a new cloud-based PMS across their 270 hotels in Europe. Her strategic approach to integrating technology while prioritizing guest experience and operational efficiency showcases her expertise in driving innovation within the hospitality industry. Dive into the episode to learn how Therese's leadership has propelled Scandic Hotels to new heights in the digital era.

 

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Key Takeaways

In this episode of Hotel Tech Insider, Therese Cedercreutz the Chief Commercial Officer at Scandic Hotels, shares insights on the implementation of a new cloud-based PMS at their hotels and the importance of ensuring team members are on board with new technology. Here are the key takeaways from the episode:

  • Importance of Team Buy-In: Therese emphasizes the critical role of ensuring that team members are fully on board with new software implementations. She highlights the need for extensive training and support resources to facilitate a smooth transition for staff members.

  • Collaboration with strategic vendors: Scandic Hotels embarked on a significant project with Oracle to implement a cloud-based hospitality platform. Therese discusses the driving factors behind choosing Oracle and the benefits of a cloud-based system for efficiency and guest experience.

  • Focus on Guest Experience: Therese underscores the importance of balancing high-tech software with core principles of hospitality. She shares insights on leveraging technology to enhance guest satisfaction and create unique experiences.

  • Continuous Guest Feedback: Scandic Hotels prioritizes guest feedback through surveys and reviews to understand guest preferences and sentiments. Therese explains how this data is used to drive improvements and tailor services to meet guest expectations.

  • Business Objectives and Technology: Therese discusses Scandic's focus on loyalty and guest satisfaction as key business objectives. She explains how technology plays a crucial role in achieving these objectives through data-driven insights and personalized experiences.

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Scandic's Enterprise Tech Stack

Therese Cedercreutz believes that technology is an enabler rather than the driver of transformation in the hotel space. She emphasizes that it's crucial to understand how to use technology effectively to make a difference. This perspective sets her apart from many hoteliers who may focus more on the idea that technology itself can drive transformation. By recognizing technology as an enabler, Therese highlights the importance of knowing how to leverage technology to achieve desired outcomes in the hotel industry.

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Tess mentions that Scandic Hotels has implemented a cloud-based Oracle for Hospitality platform. This software allows them to have real-time access to data, integrate various systems seamlessly, and provide better tools for their team members. They are using this tool to streamline operations, enhance guest experiences, and improve overall efficiency across their 270 hotels.
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Tess mentions that Scandic Hotels has implemented a cloud-based Oracle for Hospitality platform. This software allows them to have real-time access to data, integrate various systems seamlessly, and provide better tools for their team members. They are using this tool to streamline operations, enhance guest experiences, and improve overall efficiency across their 270 hotels.
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Tess also mentions that Scandic Hotels has been working with Ideas on the revenue management side for 20 years. This system helps them innovate for the future, improve revenue management strategies, and optimize pricing and inventory decisions. By leveraging this tool, Scandic can enhance their revenue management practices and drive profitability across their properties.
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Tess also mentions that Scandic Hotels has been working with Ideas on the revenue management side for 20 years. This system helps them innovate for the future, improve revenue management strategies, and optimize pricing and inventory decisions. By leveraging this tool, Scandic can enhance their revenue management practices and drive profitability across their properties.
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Hoteliers, in the ever-evolving landscape of hospitality, the key to success lies not just in the adoption of cutting-edge technology, but in the strategic utilization of these tools. As Therese Cedercreutz, the Chief Commercial Officer at Scandic Hotels, shared in her insightful conversation, the implementation of new software is not just about the technical aspects but also about ensuring that your team is fully onboard and trained to maximize its potential.

From Scandic's ambitious project of implementing a cloud-based PMS to the importance of maintaining a balance between high-tech solutions and personalized guest experiences, the podcast episode is a treasure trove of valuable insights for hoteliers looking to stay ahead in the industry.

By focusing on creating unique guest experiences, leveraging technology as an enabler rather than a driver of transformation, and constantly seeking feedback and insights from guests, hoteliers can set themselves apart in a competitive market.

So, if you're looking to gain a deeper understanding of how technology can propel your hotel's success, dive into the full podcast episode with Therese Cedercreutz. Discover how Scandic Hotels is paving the way for the future of hospitality and gain actionable strategies to elevate your own business. Tune in now and unlock the secrets to thriving in the digital age of hospitality.

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Jordan Hollander
Jordan is the co-founder of Hotel Tech Report, the hotel industry's app store where millions of professionals discover tech tools to transform their businesses. He was previously on the Global Partnerships team at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Prior to his work with SPG, Jordan was Director of Business Development at MWT Hospitality and an equity analyst at Wells Capital Management. Jordan received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management where he was a Zell Global Entrepreneurship Scholar and a Pritzker Group Venture Fellow.