eA Unveils Online Travel Procurement Community

21st Aug 2003

eCLIPSE Advisors announced today the availability of the first online Travel Procurement Community site for corporate travel buyers.
The Travel Procurement Community features:

¤    Travel Procurement Research—Includes both eCLIPSE Advisors proprietary research and relevant government and third party statistics.

¤    Free Monthly Webinars - Community members receive an invitation to attend the highly praised travel procurement webinars conducted by eCLIPSE Advisors consultants.

¤    Discussion Forums - eCLIPSE Advisors consultants moderate online discussion forums regarding timely topics such as airline code-share effects and hotel consolidation and leverage.

¤    Client Branded Site - eCLIPSE Advisors clients receive a free client branded site that will contain their company-specific travel procurement reports.


¤    Sourcing and Purchasing Research - Includes relevant third-party research about procurement topics such as reverse auctions, supplier conferences, and online RFQ best practices.

¤    Job Postings—Includes open travel procurement positions.

¤    Edited Industry News—Industry news edited by the eCLIPSE Advisors consulting team for travel procurement relevancy and immediacy.

“We’ve learned from our clients that the sourcing and procurement process in travel is widely dispersed and relatively uncoordinated,” said Michael Boult, COO, eCLIPSE Advisors.  “We believe having all travel procurement information in one place will foster greater coordination and process efficiencies for corporate buyers. In addition, the moderated online discussion forums create a mechanism for the benchmarking and supplier comparison that travel buyers find irreplaceable.”
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