The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports in RDPWin --> Reporter
--> Reports --> Stats folder replace the DOS 360 Occupancy Forecast
reports. Use the reports that come with revisions 18.104.22.168 or
Which report to use
The DOS 360 report had 5 options to choose from:
The RoomForecastbyGenCat and
RoomForecastbyGenCat-GuestCount reports replace the DOS 360 option 1
The RoomForecastbyGenCatGrpAndNonGrp and
RoomForecastbyGenCatCrpAndNonGrp-GstCnt reports replace the DOS 360
option 2 report.
report replaces the DOS 360 option 3 report.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat-TotalsOnly and
RoomForecastbyGenCat-TotalsOnly-GstCnt reports replace the DOS 360
option 4 report.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat-Recap and
RoomForecastbyGenCat-RecapGuestCount reports replace the DOS 360
option 5 report.
The DOS 360 report has some prompts that the RDPWin
reports do not. Below are the DOS 360 report prompts:
The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports do not prompt to
use only the room charge portion. They only use the room
charge portion of packages.
The Rooms, Owned Rooms or Both prompt is not used.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports show both.
The prompt to skip N/R and OLD rooms is not used.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports do not include N/R and OLD rooms.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports prompt to skip
Maintenance reservations with the default being No.
The prompts to include the last 3 people categories
are not used in the RoomForecastbyGenCat reports. They include
all people categories in the number of guests.
The RoomForecastbyGenCat reports prompt for Property
Code with the default being * for all property codes.
The RoomForecastyGenCat reports have an additional
prompt to include blocks with the default being No. When this
prompt is set to Yes, revenue and guest counts are included for group
blocks not picked up.
Reasons for Differences between the DOS 360 and the
RDPWin RoomForecastbyGenCat reports
The RoomForecast report may differ from the DOS 360
on the current system date. The DOS 360 report looks at
reservations, while the RoomForecast reports look at the stat file.
Once reservations are checked out or checked in, the reports will
differ. For example, a reservation that is checked out will no
longer count as a departure on the DOS 360 report, but it will still
show as a departure on the RoomForecast reports. Another
example is a reservation that is checked in will count as a stayover
on the DOS 360 report, but will still count as an arrival on the
Owner referral (R type) reservations are handled
differently between the reports. The DOS 360 report will count
it as a Non-Group Reservation, but the RoomForecast reports will
count it as an Owner & Guest of Owner reservation.
Complimentary reservations (C type or reservations
with COMP rate plan) that are attached to a group will show as a
Group reservation on the DOS 360 report, but will show as a
Complimentary reservatoin on the RoomForecast reports.
The Non-Group & Group Totals line excludes Owner &
Guest of Owner, Maintenance, and Complimentary reservations.
The Occupancy % for Non-Group and all Group
reservation types is calculated by dividing the End rooms by
Non-Group & Group Total Rooms. For example, in the above
screen shot, the occupancy % for Non-Group reservations calculation
is 18 (End rooms) \ 174 (Non-Group & Group Total Rooms) = 10.3%.
The Occupancy % for Owner & Guest of Owner,
Maintenance, and Complimentary reservation types is calculated by
dividing the End rooms by All Types Total Rooms. For example,
in the above screen shot, the occupancy % for Complimentary
reservations calculation is 2 (End rooms) \ 190 (All Types Total
Rooms) = 1.1%.
RevPAR is the revenue per available room. This
is calculated by multiplying Avg Rate Per Room times Occupancy %,
then dividing by 100. For example, in the above screen shot,
RevPAR for Non-Group reservations calculation is ( 95.28 (Avg Rate
Per Room) * 10.3 (Occupancy %) ) / 100 = 9.81.