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HIA vs Nimble Property

HIA and Nimble Property both offer cloud based, hotel-specific financial management software. In a showdown between HIA and Nimble Property, Who is the Best Choice?

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The Rundown

The main distinction between the two software is the level of sophistication. As an ERP system, HIA comes with robust modules and advanced capabilities. This includes functionality to help large portfolios and management companies run more efficiently, as well as features like rich dashboards, automations, workflows, and an Open API for tight integrations.

Nimble Property offers hotel-specific accounting software with some automations, limited dashboards, and limited workflows. It lacks the in-depth accounting capability and full range of modules of HIA.

Feature Comparison

Features & Functionality
Nimble Property
Daily Reports
Document Management
Budgeting & Forecasting
Business Intelligence
Full Mobile Capabilities
Expense Management
Real-Time Bank Balances
Dynamic Approval Process
Enhanced Reporting
STR Connectivity
Custom Daily Report
Drill Down on Reports
Report Scheduler
Custom Cover Sheet
Labor Management
Two Factor Authentication
Secure by User and Device
Not by Device
Change Passwords Yourself
Ease of Use
Fully Browser-based
Knowledge Base integrated
Search Capabilities within System
Drag & Drop Files
Two-Way Excel Integration
Asset Management
Accounts Receivable
Advanced Intercompany
Contract Management
Project / Construction Management
Fixed Assets
Pricing and Implementation
Unlimited Users Included
Open API
3 Years Detailed GL History

What Do Our Customers Say About HIA?

Scot Hopps, VP Operations

Lark Hotels

Top 5 Differentiators

Differentiator #1:

HIA is Feature Rich


As an ERP & Accounting system, HIA comes out-of-the-box with rich features and technical capabilities suited for multi-property portfolios and management companies. This includes extensive modules like Dashboards, Daily Report, Reporting with Budgeting & Forecasting, and Accounts Receivable with advanced Intercompany for management company billing. 

HIA’s user-friendly design allows users to navigate the system with ease and speed. These features include the Universal Search to find any invoice, transaction, or file quickly; a Favorites Tab so users can jump directly to favorite pages and reports without going into specific modules; and a Built-in Knowledge Base to find answers quickly. 

Furthermore, HIA is deeply invested in the success of our customers, which is why we provide a thorough 3 Phase Onboarding and Training process covering Orientation, System Setup, and Deployment. 

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Nimble Property

Nimble Property offers hotel-specific accounting that gets positive user feedback on ease of use, though it offers less in-depth features and less advanced technical capability. Some users say that the system falls short on some accounting essentials, and has minimal automations. For example, the download functionality is limited, without the ability to download bank or credit card transactions. 

Interestingly, unlike other hotel-specific accounting software, Nimble Property offers a free trial period for users. While this is a nice offering, it also speaks to a more limited onboarding process and/or training, without many software customization options.

Differentiator #2:

HIA is Built for Integrations and includes a Full Functionality Mobile App


HIA is a true-cloud system built for speed and tight integrations. That means that both the system and reports run quickly, there is a 99.98% Uptime, and HIA has an Open API for tight integrations with 250+ partner options.

The modern HIA system can be accessed from any browser/device or from the PCMag Best Business top-rated Mobile App. All changes are immediately synced to the system and the Mobile App is as functional as the desktop version so users can work on the go, whether that is approving invoices in a multi-approver workflow, or checking in on key reports and KPIs.

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Nimble Property

The Nimble Property system does not have an Open API for integrations. This means that setting up integrations can require more time and technical customization, which can limit the number of integration options.

Without a direct connection, certain tasks also become manual. For example, while the Nimble Property system allows you to import STR files, it should be noted that this is a manual upload process, rather than an automatic data transfer through an API, like with HIA. 

Nimble Property does not currently have a dedicated mobile app.

Differentiator #3:

HIA has Advanced Customization Options


 HIA has a high level of customization options available for each customer. This includes custom reports and dashboards, custom instances if desired, adding the customer’s logo to the platform, individual property logo options, custom branded report cover pages, and more. Also, additional “low code/no code” technology allows HIA users to make their own customizations, such as adding more filters to data and reports as desired. 

Machine Learning also works in the background of HIA – such as to detect anomalies in the GL, or in the Business Intelligence module to detect items like unusually high overtime. By learning what ranges are standard and what are anomalies, the machine learning provides HIA customers with more customized insights the more they use it.

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Nimble Property

The Nimble system is known for being economical and for its ease of use. It does not offer many customization options, and is not built to handle larger portfolios. Users also comment that the system lacks pre-set reports per property.

Differentiator #4:

HIA has Daily Report Automations & Dashboards


HIA’s Daily Report has a high level of flexibility, formulas, and automations. The automations stemming from the Daily Report include:

Some of the flexibility includes the ability to synthesize multiple report types into the Daily Report if desired, to correct the Daily Report and corresponding Journal Entry right from the Daily Report screen, to identify an out-of-balance and update data all from the same screen, and the built-in Review Days, which give GMs the flexibility to correct an out-of-balance report while continuing to stay current in reporting.

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Nimble Property

Nimble does not offer a custom daily report per property or have much in the way of automations. The system has a dashboard but it is quite limited, and seems to primarily consist of AP status items.

Other than the PMS import, there do not seem to be other automations for the daily report. The system does not offer POS import capability, and there does not seem to be report scheduler functionality.

Differentiator #5:

HIA is Built for Scalability


HIA is built for growth and scalability with features like Unlimited Users and Unlimited Properties. The advanced system is designed to manage a portfolio of hotels, including full service hotels with multiple entities, such as restaurants and retail outlets, with the right structure to do so. 

HIA offers features to make management companies more efficient – like the ability to operate the management company on the same system as the hotels with Accounts Receivable and advanced Intercompany Transactions and Billing. 

Plus, as an ERP software, HIA offers full back-office functionality with additional optional enterprise level modules such as Contract Management, Project/Construction Management, Purchase Orders, Multi-Currency, and more. 

HIA’s Business Intelligence module is another popular add-on. The system provides valuable insights to track performance in Operations, Finance, and Labor. Hoteliers can see which hotels are their most profitable, and get notified as to any anomalies. The charts, graphs, and data visualizations are a great way to get at-a-glance insights and hold the line on expenses to protect profit margins.

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Nimble Property

Nimble Property does not offer the same level of in-depth accounting or management company functionality. There is no Project/Construction Management, Multi-Currency, or full Business Intelligence.

While there is the capability to manually upload STR reports, and to import GSS data, the system lacks full analysis capability.

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