Adding RDPWin for Current Customers
This page is intended for current RDP customers. RDPWin is our Windows-based software
and accesses the same database at the same time as your existing RDP-DOS system,
all RDP Interfaces,
Reservation Module (IRM), and all Crystal
Reports. This simultaneous access
of the same database with all RDP technologies allows you to start using RDPWIN
immediately without any data conversion!
All customers must be PCI compliant by July 1, 2010 or face extensive fines by the PCI Compliance Organization
RDPWin is included at no charge for all customers who have already purchased
the Internet Reservation Module (IRM - Module RR). To determine if this module
has been purchased, press F6-Modules from the RDP-DOS menu. Please
review the information below or call
RDPWin is designed to work simultaneously with RDP-DOS using the same hardware. For most customers with relatively new hardware, no changes are required. Please check your existing equipment for against this list of Hardware Requirements.
RDPWin uses Microsoft's ".Net" technology for Windows. This technology allows software to run on many future platforms. Microsoft has spent billions of dollars developing ".Net" as their platform of the future. For a complete overview, see RDPWin Technology Overview.
RDPWin is designed to work for all existing RDP-DOS customers without any data conversion. RDP-DOS customers can install RDPWin and start using it immediately. Think of RDPWin as an "add-on" product to RDP-DOS, Crystal Reports, and the IRM. When you install RDPWin, all existing RDP products continue to function as before. RDPWin adds hundreds of new features without taking any away! A given workstation can have both RDP-DOS and RDPWin installed. The chart below shows RDPWin accessing the same database simultaneously with all other RDP products.
RDP was founded in 1981 to develop software for Vacation Rentals and Condo-Hotels. We now have over 1000 customers and 24 years experience with the complex world of reservations and owner trust accounting. This section describes the new features available in RDPWin for our Vacation Rental and Condo-Hotel customers. For more details please see Vacation Rental and Condo-Hotel Overview.
There are still a few features in RDP-DOS that have not been integrated into RDPWin; however, these features are on the list to be included very soon.
The opening screen in RDPWin is shown below. There can be a system wide message for all employees to see as well as individual messages for each employee.
A key new feature in RDPWin is the ability to check-in a guest and not reset the balance due on the reservation. Most of our hotel customers want the totals to be reset, while Vacation Rental and Condo-Hotel customers do not The table below shows this principal. See Vacation Rental Systems for more details.
With RDPWin when a guest checks-in after the close of the day, or several days later, the system can automatically charge the guest for all missed days.
With RDPWin when a guest checks out early, the system can automatically charge the guest for all missed days.
With RDPWin when a guest cancels you can charge the guest and pay the owner for various charges, such as service fees, travel insurance, forfeited room revenue, etc.
RDPWin can calculate additional reservation charges, such as cleaning fees, booking fees, travel insurance, etc. Each charge can be itemized on the rental contract. When available rooms are displayed the system can calculate not only the unique room rate for each unit but the additional charges.
RDPWin displays the guests currently in house, arrivals or departures at a click of a button. Highlight any reservation to view the details. Once a reservation is highlighted, all the reservation and front desk options can be performed on that reservation like post charge, post payment, check in and check out.