08/07/2024

Leading villa holiday business, Villa Plus, implements Sage Intacct.

Established in 1986, Villa Plus’s ethos centres on creating a passionate community of customers and villa owners, with relationships built on expertise and trust to deliver exceptional holiday experiences.

With 1,600 properties across 23 destinations, the company’s travel experts hand-pick and inspect all villas. Their insider knowledge ensures that beautiful sunsets, desirable locations, top-notch facilities, and the perfect private pool (complete with show-stopping views) are all on the checklist.

Villa Plus needed to replace its legacy in-house cashbook system with a modern, cloud-based, out-of-the-box financial management platform for a modernisation project. Reflecting Villa Plus’s pan-European property portfolio and divisions, the solution had to support multi-currency, multiple entities, consolidation, and streamline all financial processes for a fully integrated finance operation.

A Good Slice of Fortune

Villa Plus selected Sage Intacct and Percipient to support its modernisation from a shortlist of five. The decision was based on the fact that Sage Intacct was the best system, with capabilities that could easily scale to support growth for the holiday home specialist, the capacity to deliver fast insights and intelligence, and easy integration with other third-party systems. In parallel, Percipient was chosen based on its credentials, experience, and expertise in the hospitality industry.

David Keen, Financial Controller for Villa Plus, explains:

“Percipient was a breath of fresh air, instilling huge confidence from the outset. The team’s understanding of our industry, down to the nuances, nuts and bolts of the sector and our particular niche within it, combined with a best practice model, impressed us hugely. Because they have worked with so many other hospitality organisations, they left no stone unturned in helping us navigate our way around the processes and opportunities presented by the system.

“We actually looked at Sage X3 pre-Covid but delayed due to the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality sector. Having resurrected the project, the availability of Sage Intacct can only be described as a good slice of fortune as it’s such a perfect fit for our business.”

Sage Intacct for Hotels

Since going live, Villa Plus’s processes have become much quicker and less manual. Because the team can categorise by different dimensions, personnel can quickly search for a view of a particular area. Depending on what the team needs at a given time, they can search by booking, villa, country, or month and see every relevant detail they need.

“Sage Intacct is super-fast, easy to use and intuitive, and its cloud-native functionality aligned with our requirements. I can’t speak highly enough about it, it really is an incredible system,” comments David.

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