Accelerated Go-Live Practices Prove Ideal for Leading Hospitality Brand Owner
Newport Beach, CA – July 14, 2008 – BirchStreet Systems, a leading provider of hosted procure-to-pay solutions specifically designed for the food and beverage needs of the hospitality industry, today announced that it has achieved an installation milestone by deploying its suite of solutions in more than 40 Hilton Hotel [NYSE:HLT] properties within a 30-day window.
BirchStreet solutions can provide a substantial return on investment (ROI) for properties that have adopted its e-procurement systems. In all cases, an immediate return is seen in the form of reduced time and costs associated with the purchasing cycle. Effective automation consistently shows a significant reduction in time, errors and costs. On average, requisition-to-order time is reduced by 65%, and processing costs are reduced by more than 58%.
“We were able to quickly deploy multiple Hilton locations because of our ‘best-of-practice’ approach to development, which integrates the knowledge gained from hundreds of BirchStreet implementations spanning across the globe,” said Douglas Sanborn, president & CEO of BirchStreet Systems.
Recently deployed properties include:
Egypt: Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort, Hilton Dahab, Hilton Bourg El Arab Resort, Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza, and Hilton Taba Resort & Nelson Village
United Kingdom: Hilton Avisford Park, Hilton Portsmouth, Hilton Southampton, Hilton Brighton, Hilton Metropole, Hilton Basingstoke, Hilton Newbury Centre, Hilton Newbury North, Hilton Puckrup Hall, Hilton Watford, Hilton Wembley Plaza, Hilton Cobham, Hilton Croydon, Hilton Swindon, Hilton Bath City, Hilton Bristol, Hilton Newport, Hilton Dartford Bridge, Hilton Maidstone, Hilton Bromsgrove, Hilton Coventry, Hilton Leicester, Hilton Milton Keynes, Hilton Nothampton, Hilton Nottingham, Hilton East Midlands Airport, Hilton Leeds, Hilton Bradford, Hilton Sheffield, Hilton York, Hilton Manchester, Hilton Bracknell, and Hilton St. Anne’s Manor
Netherlands: Hilton Amsterdam, Hilton Rotterdam, and Hilton Schipol
France: Hilton Strasbourg
With the addition of these 40 properties, Hilton now runs BirchStreet solutions in 673 of its hotels worldwide.
More than 20,000 registered users currently utilize BirchStreet. They process more than $1 billion in spend annually. As a recognized leader in the Hospitality market, BirchStreet delivers its Web-based platform to some of the world’s most recognizable companies including; Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Omni Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Carlson Hospitality. They help customers reduce the risk, complexity and cost associated with large-scale regional or worldwide procurement and back-office operations, while empowering business users and delivering unprecedented ROI. Headquartered in Newport Beach California, the company is managed by a team of enterprise software veterans. For more information, visit www.BirchStreetSystems.com.
About Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,900 hotels and 490,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton¨, Conrad Hotels & Resorts¨, Doubletree¨, Embassy Suites Hotels¨, Hampton Inn¨, Hampton Inn & Suites¨, Hilton Garden Inn¨, Hilton Grand Vacationsª, Homewood Suites by Hilton¨ and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection¨. For more information about Hilton Hotels, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.