Rearden Commerce Expands Service Offering to Include StarCite Meeting Management SolutionsA Seamless Meeting Registration and Travel Booking Platform, Encouraging Saved Time and Resources
Rearden Commerce Inc. today announced the addition of its StarCite service, which offers Web-based solutions to strategically manage corporate meetings and events. With this integration, members of the travel industry will have a complete meetings solution that covers the entire process from event planning and execution to individualized travel bookings for each attendee. The resulting solution makes meetings and event planning, booking and management simpler, easier and more cost-effective for corporations.
"We are excited to provide Rearden Commerce customers with seamless access to StarCite's meeting solutions," said Kevin Young, SVP Marketing and Partner Management. "Our integrated solution will allow Rearden Commerce customers to improve the meeting attendee experience while ensuring compliance with travel policies."
Rearden Commerce customers will now be able to apply meeting-specific travel policies and negotiated rates that can be set by meeting planners and then automatically administered through the Rearden Commerce™ Platform. Once bookings are complete, itinerary information will automatically be fed back into the StarCite solution, providing companies with consolidated reporting to manage meeting logistics and overall meeting spend.
"The partnership was a natural and logical progression for us, given our growth and the client demand we have seen for this," said Tony D'Astolfo, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Rearden Commerce. "The StarCite integration will give corporations increased visibility into employees' spend and enable leverage of real-time data, which will serve to manage this often overlooked spend category."
As the company expands its service offerings, it does so in a consistent fashion, maintaining the same user experience, profile functionality and design throughout the entire platform. An individual begins the meeting registration process in the StarCite Attendee Management System, and then is seamlessly transitioned to the Rearden Personal Assistant to complete any necessary travel bookings. There is no need to repeatedly key-in the same information as the Rearden Personal Assistant provides automatic input of key data such as airport arrival times and meeting dates. Individuals will also be able to concurrently view other itineraries to immediately identify any travel conflicts. Furthermore, meeting travel itineraries are synced with the Mobile Personal Assistant and work calendar, completing the loop into the other productivity tools and devices they use.
Rearden Commerce is a pioneering a new way for companies and individuals to buy goods and services online. The company continues to be recognized for creating the Rearden Personal Assistant™, an intelligent business tool that delivers personalized information and allows users to make informed decisions by considering their identity, the context of what they are doing, their immediate location and corporate policy settings.
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.