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+18 revenue management systems (RMS) in 2024
+18 revenue management systems (RMS) in 2024

How to choose a revenue management
system (+18 top RMS solutions)

If you’re still relying on spreadsheets to conduct your revenue management strategy, it’s time to look at how technology can help you streamline processes to save time, earn more revenue, and make better business decisions.

Thankfully, revenue management technology has come a long way since its inception in the 1980s and can do a lot of the heavy lifting for lodging operators when it comes to analyzing real-time data, demand forecasting and providing pricing suggestions.

What is a hotel revenue management system (RMS)?

A revenue management system is a comprehensive tool designed to help hotels manage various revenue tasks, including data management, pricing, inventory, and reporting. It uses a rules-based or analytics-based pricing algorithm that factors in internal and external data to recommend or update pricing and stay restrictions.

In a nutshell, a revenue management system provides data-backed suggestions so that hoteliers sell the right room, to the right guest, at the right price to maximize occupancy, revenue, and profitability.

In this short video, we explain what a revenue management system is, why your property needs one, and 8 benefits of using this technology.



How does modern revenue management software work?

Typically, modern revenue management software analyzes historical, competitor, and market data in real-time to calculate ideal room rates. The range of features available may vary widely, but thanks to recent developments in machine learning, automation and AI, the technology is more accessible.

Some of the most notable RMS players in the space for dynamic pricing and data-driven decision-making, collect internal, historical data via integrations with more hotel management tools such as the property management system (PMS) and channel manager, along with important external data that impacts demand, like seasonality, events, competitor rates, flight data, weather patterns, and the economy.


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Why is a revenue management solution important to use?

Technology is becoming increasingly important across the hotel industry — here’s why RMS, in particular, is a crucial tool for hoteliers to have.

  • Competitive pricing. Demand post-pandemic has reached all-time highs, and price is now one of the main determining factors in a traveler’s purchase decision. An RMS is a gamechanger to ensure you’re pricing competitively without losing out on revenue opportunities.
  • Rapidly changing market conditions. Back in the day, hoteliers could update rates on a weekly, monthly, or sometimes yearly basis and be fine. Today, the market is changing so rapidly that you need a dedicated system to constantly monitor market activities.
  • Accurately report on critical metrics. ADR, RevPAR, TRevPAR, GOPAR — these are just a few of the key financial metrics across hotel businesses. An RMS can help you track these KPIs, perform data analysis, and provide suggestions for improving performance.
  • Do more with less. Whether you have a dedicated revenue manager or not, manually conducting accurate forecasts and altering your pricing strategies require a great deal of expertise and time. With an RMS, you can make more informed decisions fast.

8 benefits of an RMS

Let’s break down the benefits of using a revenue management system in the hospitality industry.

1) Complex calculations can be done quickly & accurately. RMS algorithms work around the clock to analyze data points and market trends based on real-time data.

2) Make informed pricing decisions. Let’s face it — without an RMS there can be times when we make pricing decisions based on a “gut feeling.” While these might work out sometimes, data-driven decisions will ensure consistent revenue streams through optimal pricing.

3) Maximize revenue. Your bottom line relies on how well you price your rooms. With an RMS you’ll never miss out on the chance to optimize your room rates through automation and preset rules for ultimate revenue growth.

4) Expand the role of your revenue manager. Give your revenue manager the time and data needed for more strategic decision-making. An RMS can help hotel owners and revenue managers unlock insights that may have never been considered without technology.

5) Don’t have a revenue manager? No worries. An RMS can be a lifesaver for smaller, independent properties without a dedicated revenue manager. Most RMS’ present data in a simple, straightforward fashion so that anyone on your team responsible for pricing hotel rooms can do so effectively.

6) Keep an eye on your competitors. Your day is busy enough without worrying about what the hotel next door is doing. An RMS provides insights into your competitive set to help guide any changes you may need to make at your property.

7) Improve the guest experience. Travelers want a fair price for their room type and value hotels that are strategic about their pricing. In addition, by streamlining tedious revenue management activities, your team will have more time to determine how to increase revenue through ancillary services and value-added upsells.

8) Automate operations. Labor shortages are at an all-time high, with more than 90% of hotels unable to fill open positions. Revenue management is one area of operations that you can automate with an RMS to reduce the workload on your team.


Key features to look for in an RMS software

Various software solutions exist today, and your choice will depend on your property’s size, requirements, and budget. Here are a few key features you should look for when researching revenue management systems.

Automated rules and alerts.

To minimize time spent in the system, look for an RMS that can support preset rules and alerts so that you don’t have to check your data and update rates manually. Specific rules and alerts can include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Compset-based alerts: get alerted anytime there is an important shift in pricing (i.e., be alerted every time your compset pricing goes up by 10%)
  • Occupancy-based alerts: get alerted when it’s time to update your rates based on your occupancy (i.e., increase your rates when your occupancy rises).
  • Restriction-based rules: add restrictions that stop you from receiving new reservations (i.e., minimum length of stay).


Rate comparison functionality.

Remaining rate parity is crucial as travelers frequent metasearch websites to compare pricing across a hotel’s distribution channels. Your RMS should have rate comparison functionality that allows you to view your rates across your booking engine, online travel agency connections (OTAs), and against competitors.


Forecasting and pricing recommendations.

Based on factors like market demand, historical data, and competitor pricing — your RMS should be able to forecast and provide pricing recommendations to ensure you always offer the right price at the right time. You should be able to assign the level of control your RMS has in implementing pricing decisions by setting rules where your price is automatically updated in certain instances, and in others, it must have your permission.


Comprehensive dashboard with key reports and insights.

Data is of no use unless it can be analyzed and interpreted for decision-making. An RMS should provide key reports that offer an easily digestible snapshot of performance with the option to dig deeper into the data. Your RMS should give insight into KPIs like RevPAR, TRevPAR, room nights sold, ADR, occupancy rate, booking sources, etc.


Integration with your tech stack.

An RMS is not nearly as effective without proper integration with your channel manager, PMS, CRM, and booking engine. Ideally, your RMS should be a part of a larger hospitality solution designed to work together to conduct operations. Your systems need to be in constant communication to update rates across channels, report on occupancy, and provide data for forecasting.



Market demand is unpredictable and needs to be monitored in real-time. Not only can you log in to monitor performance anywhere, any time, but a cloud-based RMS provides better connectivity between systems and channels and offers regular updates to maintain effectiveness.


A provider with 24/7 support.

Your room rates are the lifeblood of your business and the number one revenue driver. If you have a problem with your RMS, you need a partner with support resources available at all times to help get you back on track.


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18 top revenue management systems

The key to profitability within the hospitality industry is effective revenue management. Say goodbye to spreadsheets and manual processes, and look for a revenue management system to take your property’s revenue management strategy to the next level.

Here are 18 of the top revenue management systems on the market today.

The Cloudbeds Pricing Intelligence Engine (PIE)

Cloudbeds’ Pricing Intelligence Engine (PIE) is a fully-integrated, easy-to-use dynamic pricing tool that empowers hoteliers to drive more revenue to the bottom line while saving them time. Built into the Cloudbeds Platform, PIE’s rule-based system and automation capabilities allow hoteliers to easily adjust and control their rate strategy based on occupancy, length of stay restrictions and competitive set changes. With one login, one support group and no external data integration, PIE is a perfect solution for lodging businesses who want to easily optimize their rates within the Cloudbeds platform and maximize their revenue, regardless of their revenue management knowledge.

Andre Sovgir, Senior Director of Product at Cloudbeds, explains the value of PIE and Cloudbeds’ integrations with leading RMS providers. 




Atomize is an innovative and fast-growing Lean Revenue Management Software built for hoteliers that want to do more with less. Atomize’s core focus lies in increasing revenues and operational efficiency and lowering costs to drive profitability. Harnessing the power of big data, Atomize proves that technology is a way to achieve an edge with its sophisticated machine-learning algorithm. 



BEONx is a total profitability platform that goes beyond revenue management to total profitability. Their AI-driven platform makes it easy for hoteliers to shift from RevPAR to RevPAG, optimizing guest journeys and the bottom line. 



Beyond is a revenue management solution for short-term rental managers and owners. Its platform includes a dynamic-demand-driven pricing tool with extensive market data that pairs with OTA distribution channels and booking engines.



Climber’s polished hotel analytics and smart pricing software empowers revenue managers with the information they need to make confident decisions, keep hotel management up to date, and outpace the competition. 



Duetto delivers a suite of SaaS cloud applications for hospitality businesses to optimize every booking opportunity for the greatest overall revenue impact. The software as a service platform allows hotels, casinos, and resorts to leverage real-time dynamic data sources and actionable insights into pricing and demand across the enterprise.


IdeaS G3 Revenue Management System

IdeaS is powered by SAS High-Performance analytics to deliver scientific pricing and rate availability decisions at the room type and key product level to drive results for hoteliers.



LodgIQ is an adaptive revenue optimization platform that uses BigData Analytics and AI to forecast demand and price hotel rooms.



Outperform is an RMS that analyzes all past, current, and future data to optimize prices, improve RevPAR, and discuss reports and KPIs. It uses a price optimization algorithm to identify trends and conduct forecasting.


Pace Revenue

Pace Revenue provides hospitality businesses with insight and intelligence, enabling them to make optimal commercial decisions in real-time. Pace sits between your PMS and the distribution landscape to help you realize your full commercial potential. It includes truly native business intelligence and is built on top of an industry-leading pricing decision engine.



PriceLabs is a revenue management solution that combines human control with automation and market data to maximize revenue. It uses automation rules and customizations to manage pricing and minimum-stay restrictions for larger portfolios to help property managers increase revenue.



Pricepoint is a real-time price optimization engine that analyzes the market and updates room prices to keep you ahead of the curve and in front of competitors.



RevControl is a revenue management software that provides hoteliers with an intuitive platform to optimize revenue and deliver exceptional guest experiences.


Right Revenue

Right Revenue is a revenue management software solution designed for independent hotels. The solution uses advanced AI to help hoteliers make important pricing decisions.



RoomPriceGenie is the easiest way to ensure that your rooms are priced right every night. Purpose-built for the independent hotelier, RoomPriceGenie is fast to implement, intuitive to use, and simple to understand. 



Smartpricing is an RMS that manages the price of accommodation facilities and monitors hotel and market data. It uses smart algorithms to generate the most profitable rate based on current market demand, availability, and trends.



Turbosuite is a revenue management system that covers revenue to account management to ensure the highest possible income to achieve economic sustainability in the hotel and vacation rental industry.



Wheelhouse helps property owners manage short-term rentals as professionally and efficiently as major hotels, from understanding performance to better nightly pricing. It offers dynamic pricing, powerful insights, and personalized strategy all in one system so that you price right every night.


Case study: How The ZERO Hotels automates pricing with Cloudbeds’ PIE

The ZERO Hotels are a unique collection of properties across Portugal that offer guests an unparalleled lodging experience. Its properties are inspired by Japanese capsule hotels where guests stay in minimalistic rooms equipped with a private bathroom in a shared dorm.

Berndaro Thierstein, General Manager at The ZERO Box Lodge Porto, uses Cloudbeds’ Pricing Intelligence Engine (PIE) across properties to automate pricing strategies and monitor competitor and market trends. He says, “we automate a lot of our pricing with PIE, and it’s allowed us a lot more time to spend training staff since it’s doing a part of our jobs automatically.”

With PIE, ZERO Box Lodge Coimbra has been able to increase its average daily rate anywhere from 10-25%, depending on market conditions. 


Final thoughts

Hotels of all shapes and sizes are getting more sophisticated in their revenue management capabilities. In 2022, we saw record-high RevPAR performance, part of which can be attributed to technology enabling hoteliers to price more effectively. Revenue management technology is pivotal in this day and age to make proactive, data-driven decisions to maximize revenue and profitability.


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