Putting the spotlight on Emanuel Arcos, a software developer from Argentina who is innovating in the hotel management space with a brand new subscription model.
November 1, 2023
Emanuel Arcos, a full-stack developer from Buenos Aires with over 7 years of e-commerce experience, is making waves. He recently left the e-commerce world to become an entrepreneur and start his company Triqueta Software Solutions, with his eyes set on a brand new type of subscription service.
Emanuel discovered Xata through the Next.js conference last year and thought he would try it out for his newest venture. Back then, he wasn’t thinking about building a SaaS solution for hotel management. He was focused on building management software for two businesses he’s a partner in — a kinesiology center and a local hotel.
With a stack built on Next.js, Tailwind, and Tremor, he was in search of a serverless database. Remembering Xata, he realized it checked the boxes for reliability, operational management, and feature sets he was looking for. Emanuel admitted that in the beginning, it was a little scary choosing Xata. When a platform is new and you’re building a big application, it’s important to really trust it. In a sense, it’s a gamble.
What turned him around? Our community was the largest deciding factor.
His first management software project was for a kinesiology center. Emanuel created a system that handled scheduling, invoices, and administration, transforming the center's operations and business.
With learnings from this business, he expanded on the application scaffolding and applied some of the same ideas and capabilities to hotel management workflows. The application he built handles check-ins, monitors client transactions, stores bookings in a calendar, handles room inventory, and even sends quotes via WhatsApp to future customers.
The foundation around all these experiences are built on Xata. Booking and transactions are stored as relations between tables, finance time series data leverages the aggregation endpoint, and the app itself puts the Xata TypeScript SDK to heavy use. Because Xata removed a lot of complexity at the data layer and plugged right into his developer workflow, Emanuel was able to build out both of these solutions in just a few months.
Xata was a game-changer for me. I’m not great at DevOps and database infrastructure management, which I find rather tedious. Xata takes care of this with an excellent developer experience. Thanks to Xata, I was able to build out both of these applications in just two months.
Emanuel Arcos - Entrepreneur
These days, Emanuel is building off of his success in crafting these different management solutions and planning to deliver a suite of functionality for a full-fledged hotel management SaaS solution.
The global hotel and hospitality management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of approximately 8-10% over the years leading up to 2025. This growth can be attributed to increasing technological adoption in the hospitality industry. There is a ton of opportunity here and Emanuel is excited to enter this space.
He plans to offer various features, including scheduling, invoice generation, inventory, and revenue management, across different tiers. Hotels can then select from these options, much like an a la carte menu, to best meet their requirements.
The new software is still in the works, and Emanuel is planning to add full-text search and file attachments to a number of experiences. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out to Emanuel on LinkedIn.
As we chatted about the future, we asked Emanuel to share some of his favorite parts about Xata and where he thinks we can improve. Here were some of the reasons Emanuel chose Xata for his businesses.
When asked what he’d like to see from Xata, here’s what Emanuel shared.
Xata provides the best free plan in the industry. It is production ready by default and doesn't pause or cool-down. Take your time to build your business and upgrade when you're ready to scale.