How to navigate it and what to look out for
What is the Parity Check?
This module offers an overview of room prices across your various channels, thereby allowing an efficient comparison between them.
What can I do with the Parity Check?
You can perform a double-check for every room type and correct any potential anomaly.
Also you will want to keep an eye on your rates to see that OTAs don't undersell your rooms without your knowledge.
Find out how to set up your online channels if you haven't done so yet.
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Where can I find the Parity Check?
Select Parity Check from the left menu:
How is the Parity Check data displayed?
The Parity Check shows a price comparison of your rooms across different channels.
All your channels are listed in the table; below them you will see the current prices and the price difference to your reference channel.
Prices are highlighted in different shades of orange to point out relevant price deviations: read below how to customize the deviation parameters using the thresholds.
Next to the highlighted prices, the difference is enumerated in green if the change is positive and red if it’s negative.
Rates that were last shopped before midnight in the Parity Check will be greyed out until updated.
Thresholds help you decide what deviations should influence the comparison and therefore what prices should be highlighted. Find out how to manage your parity thresholds.
How do thresholds work?
Here's an example:
You are selling your room for 100 € on your website and for 105 € through an OTA.
The important information for you now is to know whether the price on that OTA drops below 100 € or rises above 105 €.
So, you’d set the thresholds to a minimum of 0 % and a maximum of 5 %.
Everything in between won't trigger a highlight.
This comparison works on every (yes, on every!) room type you have mapped before.
The more prices exceed or deceed the thresholds the darker the color gets, thus the higher the irregularity is.
Check for parity at the LAR level
The first view of the Parity Check is from the LAR level.
See the comparison of the LAR of all active channels and META channels (Tripadvisor and Trivago).
A click on the room rate shows the META channel on which we found the price and the wholesaler who sells the room.
Choose between All days or Irregular days. By selecting Irregular days you will only see the marked rates with price deviations, as per the threshold settings mentioned above. These could indicate that the prices on the highlighted channels are either higher or lower than the ones in your reference channel.
To refresh data for a specific day, hover over the row of interest and click on the refresh button next to the date. To refresh data across the whole table click on the refresh button on top of the page, next to Last Update.
See in-depth data for a specific channel by clicking on any row within a channel column. A pop-over will open, showing your room rates, the price difference with your reference channel and the room names for that channel. To refresh data in the pop-over, click on the refresh button next to the date in the top left corner.
Check for parity at room type level
For more detailed information, you can switch to the room-type view using the flaps on the right.
Click on a date to view more in-depth data and see every room type and room rate across every channel for that specific day.
If you only want to compare certain room types, restrictions or occupancy, you can control this via the filter.
Can I customize the settings of the Parity Check?
Yes, by all means! Customize the parity check to fit all your needs.
Do you have any questions or need help?
Contact our support team, and we will be happy to help you.