New Features Give the 115,000+ Buyer Members Real-Time Status, Recommendations, and At-a-Glance Comparisons on a Single Dashboard
Santa Barbara, CA – August 7, 2014 – Elite Meetings International (EMI), the leading provider of group business technology solutions, unveiled SpeedRFP’s new eRFP manager. Designed with easy-to-read graphics and intuitive navigation, the eRFP manager offers a high-level snapshot of hotel proposals, plus features that recommend, offer real-time status, compare proposals, and more.
EMI CEO Kelly Foy said, “As with all of our products, we listened to what the buyers said they needed. That community, now 115,000-strong and growing daily, can save time and develop the most targeted RFPs possible thanks to this new technology. We believe it to be the most sophisticated eRFP manager in the industry, but also extremely intuitive and easy to use.”
Summary of Key Features for Planners
The dashboard’s intuitive redesign and expanded capabilities offer:
- Real-time status of RFPs
- At-a-glance rate comparisons
- Easy cloning to avoid rekeying
- Ability to access, view, and edit all RFPs from one page
- Interactive charts that show which hotels have viewed the RFP, and their subsequent actions
- Smart suggestions for additional venues, tailored to each event’s need for location, space, rooms, etc.
- Scroll-over functionality that alleviates the need to click
Planners will find SpeedRFP embedded on websites for independent hotels and top hospitality chains alike. These include MGM Resorts International, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, the Sonesta Collection, Corinthia Hotels, Caesars Entertainment, and more. The SpeedRFP Network, a database of more than 11,000 hotels, debuted in 2013 at IMEX America. Use of SpeedRFP, both on individual sites and on the SpeedRFP Network, has grown exponentially since its debut. So far in 2014, more than 40,000 unique event RFPs have been submitted. Another statistic attests to the quality of the leads and the search-and-refine criteria. Each unique event RFP includes an industry-low average of less than 2 hotels each.
SpeedRFP is the fastest, most efficient cloud-based electronic RFP management system for facilitating group business. The system, which is free for planners, recently surpassed the 115,000-user mark and grows, on average, by 100 users each day. Hotels, conference centers, and destination websites easily plug SpeedRFP into their websites to unify, simplify and expedite proposals for group business. For more information, please visit www.SpeedRFP.com, or call 805.879.4479.
About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technologies, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include AttendeeHub™(www.AttendeeHub.com), a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.
For more information on the Elite Meetings Alliance, contact EMATeam@EliteMeetings.com or call (805) 879-4485.