Ts. Dr. Lee Khai Loon creates specially designed chalet management system for hotel industry
A lecturer from the Faculty of Industrial Management (FPI), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Ts. Dr. Lee Khai Loon, 34, has created a research product called ChaMs.
According to the Penangite, ChaMS is a chalet management system based on a special design for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the hotel industry.
“This software is easy to use and involves low cost and affordable for SMEs.
“It is also user friendly and only requires minimal computer skills.
“The ChaMS prototype was produced using rapid application development (RAD) techniques through Microsoft Access,” he said.
He added that ChaMS can improve the accuracy and efficiency of data management and even speed up processing time.
“At the same time, it improves operational performance and overall customer satisfaction compared to conventional methods in processing and managing data.
“This research started in September 2019 and was completed within a year for a trial run.
“The idea to produce this study is based on my experience while staying in several small and medium chalets and hotels,” he said.
His research was conducted with a FIM final year student, Lim Xue Ting.
He added ChaMS automates the customer data management process involving booking management, registration, payment, invoice printing, and transaction reports generation.
“The current ChaMS design focuses on internal management.
“Therefore, the next step is to combine website functionalities to enable direct interaction with customers.
“ChaMS offers a promotional price of RM500 one-off purchase and is made based on the needs of consumers,” he said.
This research won gold medals in CITREx 2020 and ITEX 2020.
By: Hafizatulazlin Abdul Aziz and Nur Hartini Mohd Hatta, UMP Press
Translation by: Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, Engineering College/Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology