StarCite Announces New Integration Partnership With Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Technology Will Streamline RFP Process and Increase Efficiency for Hotels and Meeting Planners
Starwood is integrating its sales automation system directly with the StarCite platform. With this level of integration, Starwood will ensure fast, efficient and more accurate responses to eRFPs flowing through the StarCite Marketplace. This unique technology will enable Starwood to route leads to specific members of its sales team based on Starwood's own internal business rules. Starwood's RFP response times will increase as the integration eliminates several redundant manual steps. This new technology will ensure that Starwood's top groups and meetings salespeople will be engaged and responding to the most profitable business opportunities in the most expedient manner possible.
"We are thrilled to integrate with Starwood and take another important step in the evolution of online meetings management," said David O'Donohoe, Senior Vice President Global Supplier Sales and Operations. "This partnership is an example of the promise of meetings technology – a new solution that improves the planning experience for meetings buyers and streamlines the sales process for Starwood, increasing efficiency and creating value for both parties."
About StarCite, Inc. | StarCite, Inc. provides a technology platform that makes meetings and event planning, booking and management simpler, easier, and more cost-effective for corporations, hotels, venues and meetings suppliers worldwide. StarCite delivers visibility, cost savings and control over meetings spending for businesses and enhanced revenue opportunities for suppliers. Through Web-based, on-demand technology, StarCite automates and supports every key element of the meetings planning and procurement process: planning, budgeting, buying, attendance, payment, and results measurement. Using StarCite's proprietary online marketplace, meetings buyers can connect and conduct business with over 93,000 hotels, venues, destinations and suppliers globally. StarCite is based in Philadelphia, PA. Its equity holders include Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE), TPG Growth, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and TL Ventures. For more information about StarCite please visit www.starcite.com.