PurpleCloud Technologies uses Tableau to help hotels comply with COVID-19 regulations as they reopen


Rapidly redirected product efforts to focus on COVID-related capabilities
Built a slimmed-down platform that uses Tableau to track staff and compliance
Provided platform to 200+ hotels for free to help them comply with CDC regulations

PurpleCloud Technologies was in the midst of scaling up its cloud-based hotel operations management platform when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Seeing an opportunity to help the hospitality industry at a critical time, the company developed PurpleCloud Covid Response (CR), a slimmed-down version of their platform specially focused on new and enhanced requirements resulting from the pandemic.

PurpleCloud CR helps hotels complete sanitation checklists using Ecolab and CDC guidelines, facilitate contact tracing, track training progress, and safely coordinate staffing to minimize face-to-face interactions. Using Tableau dashboards in the CR solution, hotel managers and executives can quickly check key COVID-related compliance metrics to ensure they're creating a safe space for guests and employees.

Many PurpleCloud customers, including large hotel chains, are using older software that doesn't have visualization capabilities. Joe Durson, Chief Technology Officer at PurpleCloud, shared that “Tableau has built-in features that let us create dashboards where non-technical people can easily monitor the status of their hotel and use data to ensure they maintain safe operating standards.”

Knowing that nearly all hotels are experiencing drastic declines in revenue during the pandemic, the company currently makes the PurpleCloud CR platform available to their customers free of charge.

Our COVID-19 response solution, including Tableau, lets hotels streamline crucial operations information in real time. We’re helping them provide the safest environment for their employees and their guests during a critical time.