Lanyon has announced it has acquired the assets of RFP Express.Both companies help issue and respond to the complex Requests For Proposal involved in negotiating preferred hotel rates for corporations and agencies.
With the addition of approximately 190 RFP Express clients, supporting over 2,500 companies, Lanyon has consolidated its position as the largest supplier in the field. By bringing an unprecedented number of travel buyers and suppliers together in a web-based environment, Lanyon has increased ability to drive additional business to travel suppliers. Its best-of-breed technology delivers cost savings to all parties involved in the RFP process. Complementary technology services help collect, manage and distribute the content - information about individual properties including rates, pictures, etc. - that hotels and hotel chains need to publish to today’s many distribution channels.
With this acquisition, Lanyon will now:
- Provide RFP and content tools to over 80,000 hotels;
- Serve hundreds of large corporations, in many industries;
- Support the multiple languages needed by a global business;
- Provide industry-leading technology to mega-travel agencies;
- Process bids against RFPs issued by or on behalf of over 21,000 corporate, leisure, travel management company and agency accounts; and
- Process substantially more than the one million bids that it processed in 2007.
“This acquisition further enhances our position as a leading RFP solutions provider and provides clarity for travel suppliers and buyers in the process of selecting a partner for RFP processing,” said Todd E. Tyler, president and chief executive officer of Lanyon. “Because it both complements and expands our current product offerings, we are able to better serve our existing and newly acquired customers.”
Lanyon solutions are already among the most comprehensive in the market, with solutions for many of the travel industry’s information technology needs also including web-based GDS access and e-procurement.