Katana’s Rob Woodward Named Alliance Partner of the Year at ARDA World 2014

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Katana Software, Inc. honored at ARDA World 2014 in April 2014 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.



Santa Barbara, CA, USA, May 18, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Katana Software, Inc., and CEO Rob Woodward were named Alliance Partner of the Year in the international ARDA Awards program at ARDA World 2014.  The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) annual convention was held in April at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The ARDA Awards program recognizes the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, service, technology, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, advertising and staff.

In addition to Rob Woodward’s achievement, also honored was Melissa Gordon, Katana’s COO as a finalist for Technology Project Manager.

“ARDA World 2014 and the recognition we achieved at this major industry convention was extremely fulfilling for us,” said Woodward who is a member of ARDA’s Chairman’s League. “It gave us time to share some of our expertise as speakers on educational panels as well as spend quality time with existing and prospective clients.  We are particularly honored to receive the ARDY Alliance Partner of the Year Award as it affirms and validates the priority we put on absolute commitment to our business relationship focus with our customers.”    

Unique in the Timeshare and Hospitality Industry

Selection of the company as ARDA’s Alliance Partner of the Year was based primarily on Katana’s unique strengths in custom software and systems integration combined with their award-winning customer-focused agile project management, positioning them as a leader in the emerging area of strategic data mining, business intelligence, and cross-function data analytics.  The company is highly regarded as a leading enterprise technology services, business data intelligence and analytics firm that uses its unique ASGARD TM systems platform to provide custom integrated software and work flow solutions across departments.

Highly praised in the industry is its comprehensive facilities management system designed specifically as an integrated resource for timeshare, fractional, condo-hotel, and homeowner association operators which may be used daily in all operational areas.

Katana has pioneered the development of the first-ever, enterprise-level technology services agreement built around dedicated project management, custom software and systems integration, and outsourced end user support.  Katana is the first vendor to successfully partner with several industry leading brands to develop enterprise-wide, custom operations and data-driven analytics platforms that create resort applications and central brand management tools focusing on achieving cost reduction, revenue enhancement, and measurably improved guest/owner satisfaction.

The Software as a Service (SaaS) partner  delivers cost-crushing efficiency solutions for all areas of Resort Operations and Finance, HOA budgeting, Asset & Reserve Management, Preventive Maintenance and Work Order Management,  QA and Inspections, and Supply Chain Management.

Among its many clients are Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Diamond Resorts, Intl., Hyatt Vacation Club, and The Signature at MGM.  The strategic resort operations and business intelligence platform now supports the vacation experiences of over 1,150,000 owner weeks and growing.

For more information about Katana contact Candace Vigil, Director of Customer Service cvigil@katanasoft.com or John Locher, john@johnlocher.com. For more about Katana Software visit www.katanasoft.com  

Contact:  Rob Woodward 805-494-1651
Media: Georgi Bohrod 619-255-1661    


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