All views expressed in this post are from our personal experiences working with the product. They are intended to help, support, and encourage potential product vendors in showing the right direction. We don't represent or have any affiliation with Oracle Hospitality in any form.
It is a number game. It is about the number of installs, the number of countries, the number of hotel chains & standalone hotels
Recently, I read a similar comment on Linkedin where a user said it would cost 50K USD to integrate his product with OPERA,
and his requirement was very simple; 1. create & update guest profiles 2. create & update reservations 3. Post some charges
to the guest folio in Opera 4. Make sure both systems have the same details at any time, in sync.
We helped 2 of new vendors with similar requirements integrate with Opera, obtained their Validated Integration certification from Oracle, and it didn’t cost even closer to the what people have in their minds..
But, remember if your requirements are as complicated as that of a central reservation system (CRS) or a channel manager that would involve working with a complicated set of requirements. These requirements may involve transferring a chunk of data between your system and Opera asynchronously. Operations such as, allotment bookings, allotment statistics, inventory items, rate code header & details, rate restrictions, packages, sending multi-leg reservations to PMS, eCertificates, loyalty or vouchers may be vital to achieving this integration. then it is going to be an expensive & highly time-consuming task.