2017 Stats released

We’ve released our 2017 stats to registered users. So you’ll need to register and login to retrieve them.

https://holray.co.uk/2017-statistics/

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials logo

As part of our work towards GDPR compliance we’ve been reviewing and improving our internal security processes working towards Cyber Essentials accreditation.

As of 31st October, we’ve achieved this and can now display the logo with pride.

If you’d like to know more about Cyber Essentials see the UK government site – https://www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials/

Certified Ethical Hacker

As part of our move toward compliance with GDPR, Simon Lunness has undertaken and passed the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker course.

If you’re worried about your systems security or are interested in implementing either internal or external scans give us a call today.

GDPR

On May 25th 2018 GDPR becomes law. Any company or organisation who holds personal data i.e. name, address, email, phone number will have to show that they have taken reasonable steps to prevent that data being lost, stolen or used inappropriately. The penalties for failing in this are severe (and costly).

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/

Visit the ICO’s website for more info.

The more we know, the more information we shall pass on.

Credit card surcharges to be outlawed in January 2018

Remember to remove them from your system!

Pen Testing (part 1)

We have just finished our first level penetration testing on our software and things are looking good – all in readiness for GDPR in May 2018

Holray in the news

We’ve been doing a lot of work on data security and preparing us and our software for GDPR.
Simon recently spoke to the local press about this,
Holray in the EDP
We’re looking at getting some training in during the year so that we can help you with your preparations for GDPR, so if you have any questions, give either Simon or Rachel a shout.

Eastwood Whelpton – Go live

Eastwood Whelpton, a family-run, sailing holiday specialist since 1959 located in the heart Norfolk Broads’ best sailing waters are now live with Holray.
We wish Andy and Annie Hamilton every success in the future and look forward to working with them.
We’ve worked with their web developer to create a custom availability search using our backend API services.

First HUG a success

After a few late nights and not too little worrying our inaugural HUG (Holray User Group) at the Bond Company in Birmingham went off without a hitch. It was great to see so many people there and whilst the afternoon session on new features, especially the “Plans for pricing” epic, was a long haul I don’t think anyone went to sleep.

Thanks to Tim Ford for his presentation on WiFi on boats, it looks like a great solution and I think generated a lot of interest.

As always we completely failed to take any photographs, which I’m sure all the delegates will be thrilled about (so here is a photo of some of our badges!)

imageI definitely think we’ll do another one, but perhaps bi-annually to give us time to deliver some of the things we promised we would.

Once again a big thanks to everybody that attended, the slides should be available soon, if you’ve not yet seen them then drop us an email.

Simon & Rachel

 

 

Inaugural Holray User Group

It’s our first HUG!

After a lot of planning and some false starts, it’s finally here. Wednesday the 18th November 2015 sees the inaugural Holray User Group meeting at the Bond Company in Birmingham.

We’re hoping it will be an entertaining event or at least not too boring, we’re providing cakes, coffee and lunch and Simon’s only speaking for most of the day so there will be some respite from him over lunch time.

The morning session will cover general features and how tos for the system with a brief foray into exporting customer data for analysis in Excel.

There’s a guest speaker coming to give a brief presentation on mobile internet and avoiding big data charges.

The afternoon session will be covering new features, including:-

  • Enhanced pricing including price versioning and the ability to specify a publish date for pricing so you can set your late availability discounts well in advance.
  • New web services – build your own checkout pages.
  • Customer area – View booking history, edit existing bookings, loyalty discounts, pay balances.
  • Variable profiles on units – Change from weekly and short break only in the off weeks to weeks only in the peak weeks.
  • Drag ‘n’ drop transfers – No more keypreses – pick them up on the chart drop them where you want ’em.
  • Updated session management and remote access control.

and there will be plenty of opportunity for clients to put forward proposals of features they’d like to see. We look forward to seeing you all there, and if we’re not seeing you this year we hope to see you next.

 

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