London, UK (March 1, 2011) — Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership is delighted to announce that the Osborne Club in Torquay, one of the UK’s most established and successful timeshare resorts, has selected Merlin to provide software for its resort operations.
The Osborne Club was established in 1979 as the first English timeshare development. Today, the Club offers 46 one, two and three bedroom apartments located in the 5.5 acres of tranquil gardens of Hesketh Crescent in Torquay. The Club is affiliated to RCI for worldwide exchanges and has been a Gold Crown resort since 1993. In 2010 The Osborne Club became a TATOC accredited resort. The apartments are located throughout the Crescent and each is furnished individually to the highest standards. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an all weather tennis court and the health suite. There are two restaurants within the Crescent itself. While the Osborne is fully sold out, the Club acts as agents on behalf of its owners for the re-sale of apartments and also has an active rental program.
Ms Sarah Smith, resort manager, explained the reason for their choice of software provider. “As a mature resort our focus is on providing the best possible service to our owners and guests and the software we choose to run our systems will help us with this. From tracking ownerships and running our rental programme to management fee billing and owner reservations, Merlin can support all of our activities. We are delighted that Merlin works with all types of resorts from the newest start ups to mature resorts like the Osborne Club and are very impressed with their professionalism”.
Merlin Software provides a complete, single software solution for today’s resort business. Developed as state of the art Business Application Software, Merlin is the only software available that is intrinsically web-based and served totally over the internet. 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).
For more information on Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership contact Mike Ashton by e-mail at email@example.com or visit www.quickmerlin.com to arrange a full demonstration of the software.
For more information on the Osborne Club please visit www.osborneclub.co.uk
About Merlin Software
Merlin Software has been developed by Mike Pnematicatos who has over 25 years experience in the fractional and vacation ownership industry in sales, marketing and resort management.
Using the latest web technology, Merlin is the complete software package for today’s hospitality industry and can handle all types of ownership product.
Merlin Software incorporates modules for sales, marketing and front and back office. Its inherent flexibility means it can operate all types of sales activity and holiday product. As Merlin is served over the Internet there is no requirement for any expensive communication links or set up fees and can be accessed from wherever there is an Internet connection.
SOURCE: Merlin Software