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Visual One Signs Partnership Agreement
with Rocksoft In Ireland
December 8th 2003 - RockSoft Hospitality Systems Ltd. has signed a Partnership Agreement with Visual One Systems, a leading Hotel software provider to offer its product suite of Hospitality software in Ireland.

Visual One Systems software includes Front Desk (PMS), with automatic delivery of reservations through the Irish Hotels Federations distribution channel www.irelandhotels.com from SynXsis, integrated Conference & Banqueting, Accounts, Golf & Leisure management systems.

Visual One systems was founded in 1977 & is one of the original major suppliers of hospitality software. Visual One has 1500 sites worldwide & has well known customers including Sandals, Club Resorts, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, Ocean Reef Resort, Seymours Hotels (Jersey) and the Marriot Palace in Malaysia.

In the early 1990's following market research - Philip Rock identified a gap in the market for more sophisticated & integrated systems and set about promoting the IGS Hotel system.

The IGS Hotel system quickly established itself as the market leader in Ireland.
The common thread between Visual One & IGS is the relationship between Mike Gadbury - Managing Director Visual One (Europe) & Dave Burroughs - President of Visual One Systems in the USA, which goes back over 18 years.

Mike & Dave achieved major success together in the 80's and 90's when Mike became a distributor of the IGS Hotel system eventually buying it outright in the UK and becoming a market leader before selling it on to Softbrands.

"I am personally very happy to be working again with Philip", commented Mike Gadbury, Managing Director of Visual One Systems (Europe). "He has a proven track record in not only selling systems to hotels, but in building personal relationships with clients. We have a world class product at Visual One and I wanted someone on the ground in Ireland who would sell our product and build a client base for our products. There is no one better able to do that than Philip Rock".

Philip has been involved in the hotel sector for nearly 20 years, graduating with a B.Sc. (Hospitality Management) from Dublin's Institute of Technology, he has worked as the I.T. & Revenue Manager for the London Tara Hotel, an 800 bedded property.

When Hotels computer systems were in their infancy, Philip worked alongside software vendors developing integrated systems from Conference & Banqueting, Guest History, Sales & Marketing programs and later with Yield Management systems.

About Visual One

Since 1977, Visual One Systems has provided software systems to the hospitality industry.  Their Windows-based products, using a Microsoft SQL database, include property management, sales & catering, restaurant point-of-sale, back-office accounting, and golf course management. The company has 1500 sites worldwide and has many well-known customers including Sandals, Club Resorts, Pinehurst, The Royal Westmoreland, Seymours Hotel Group and the Marriott IOI Palace Malaysia. The US Headquarters are based in Washington and the UK Headquarters are based in Leatherhead, Surrey.

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Contact:

Philip Rock
Rocksoft Hospitality
+353 (0)1 236 6651 
philiprock@eircom.net

Dan Wasser
Visual One Systems
(301) 926-2500 x 311
dwasser@v1s.com

Mike Gadbury
Visual One (Europe)
+44(0) 1372 371155
mgadbury@visualone.co.uk

http://www.v1s.com


 
Also See: The R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, Duke University Chooses Visual One / October 2003
Visual One Awarded Beales Hotels Contract / October 2003
Danesfield House Follow the Visual One Road! / September 2003
Visual One 2003 Users Conference Concluded; Well-attended conference is labeled a success / September 2003
Tundra Lodge Chooses Visual One / August 2003
Visual One to be installed at Perdido Beach Resort / July 2003
The Exclusive Ocean Reef Club Chooses Visual One Systems; Integrated Property Management, Condominium Accounting, Spa and Golf Systems Lead the Way / July 2003
Visual One Systems to Introduce Two, New Modules at HITEC; Spa Management and Central Reservations software is fully-integrated with V1's property management and point-of-sale software / June 2003
Visual One Lands Major Contract with Seymour Hotels of Jersey / June 2003
Visual One Systems Inks Software Agreement with Tamar Inns / May 2000
Visual One Provides Hotel Web Sites with a Turnkey Online Reservation System / Mar 2000
Visual One Property Management System Now Linked with WorldRes.com / April 2000 

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