ProcurePoint announced the introduction of free live weekly online seminars for corporate travel managers that will focus on applying procurement best practices and technology to corporate annual hotel negotiations. Participants will learn valuable techniques and processes to streamline the RFP process and to achieve the most competitive offers from suppliers.
As the hotel negotiation season fast approaches, many travel managers are evaluating technology options to enable them to negotiate more effectively for annual preferred rates. Until recently, corporations and hotels negotiated these rates using phone, fax and mail-based processes which took place over the course of several months. Companies using the ProcurePoint Enterprise Transient? solution are able to leverage a unique combination of RFP automation and advanced negotiation tools, including transparent OpenBid? negotiations, to reduce their procurement process from months to a matter of weeks and achieve an average year-over-year savings of 15%.
“We’ve heard from many companies that they would like an easy, effective way to learn about leading edge technology and best practices that they can apply to their hotel programs,” said Ed Sarraille, ProcurePoint CEO. “These regular online seminars offer a no-cost opportunity for travel managers to stay up to date with the latest trends without having to leave their desks.”
To sign up for these sessions, which are scheduled every Thursday at 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern from August through October, travel managers can register at the ProcurePoint website. Registrants then receive a confirmation email with login instructions for their selected date.