Recently, dozens of large vacation rental managers and technology providers gathered before the second day of the Data and Revenue Management Conference for an early morning technology discussion and presentation from the recently formed Vacation Rental Software Advisory Group (VSAG).
The VSAG originated as a collective effort among property managers and technology providers to examine the need for API standards and open connectivity and to address the diminishing number of viable enterprise software options available to large vacation rental management companies.
While the VSAG formed before the announcement that HomeAway Software will be shutting down V12, one of the most widely used enterprise-level property management software solutions, the VSAG meeting saw increased interest and attendance as a result of the news.
VSAG’s membership contracted with Tom Leddy and Lynn Thurston to gather and analyze the technology needs of its membership and began to lay out a road map for technology providers outlining enterprise-level software requirements. During the morning meeting, they presented findings and discussed how best to move forward.
In case you missed it, here is the video from the VSAG meeting.
For more information about the VSAG, contant Lynn Thurston at firstname.lastname@example.org.