LONDON, UK (May 18, 2011) — Absolute World Group, with offices in Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong and Europe, has announced that it has chosen Merlin Software as its new software partner for its Vacation Ownership and Fractional Ownership projects.
Voted Thailand’s 2011 Best Boutique Developer, Absolute World Group builds unique resort and villa properties in highly desirable, exotic, holiday destinations. The multi award-winning Group has more than 25,000 vacation club members worldwide, a network of operations that spans the globe, over 1,300 staff and defines what it means to enjoy luxury properties in a paradise location.
A leading resort, development, fractional and vacation club operator in Thailand, Absolute World Group has a diverse portfolio of boutique vacation ownership and fractional ownership developments around the country.
Completed developments include Absolute Bangla Suites (Phuket), Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort (Phuket) and Absolute Signature Villas at Palm Grove (Jomtien Pattaya). New offerings currently under construction include The Beach-Samui (Koh Samui), Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa (Phuket), and Absolute’s newest project, The Village Coconut Island (Phuket).
Bryan Lunt, Chairman of Absolute World Group, said: “After reviewing all the various options, Merlin Software stood out from the rest. Merlin Software uses the latest cloud computing technology and runs across the internet. Because it is completely web-based we can all view the same live data from all of our bases. With all of the travelling that we do today, Merlin will allow us to view the business in real time at any time.”
Vladimir Sucevan, Global Chief Operations Officer, explained the Group’s decision. “We were looking for robust business application software with multiple resort, company and currency capabilities which manages all known vacation ownership products from conventional timeshare through to vacation clubs. Merlin Software and the team behind it provide all that we are looking for and more.”
Merlin Software provides a complete, single software solution for today’s resort business from single timeshare weeks to complex fractional ownership and destination clubs.
Developed as state of the art Business Application Software, Merlin is the only software available that is intrinsically 100%web-based and served totally over the internet using cloud computing technology. It is not functionality that has been added as an afterthought in order to keep up with modern trends. Users access their Merlin accounts securely via a web browser from anywhere. Functionality includes the Merlin marketing, sales, front office and back office modules, stand alone exchange facility and website integration.
The technology platform for Merlin consists of a Microsoft SQL Server database back end with the front end built using Active Server Pages (Browser Front End).
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SOURCE: Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership