BirchStreet’s Doug Sanborn To Speak On “How eProcurement Has Finally Come Of Age” at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show
Newport Beach, Calif., October 30, 2006 – BirchStreet Systems, the leading independent provider of eProcurement and back office automation solutions to the hospitality industry, announced that President and CEO Doug Sanborn will be speaking at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, the world’s largest showcase and exchange of products, trends, and developments for the hospitality industry.
Sanborn will be speaking on the topic of “How eProcurement Has Finally Come of Age.” Attendees will hear how leading hospitality companies like Hilton Hotels Corporation are using the latest eProcurement technologies to strengthen their hand in supplier negotiations while improving efficiency and financial controls in their properties. The session will also address:
- How instant enterprise-wide reporting can help optimize existing purchasing programs, kick-start new programs, or get the most out of your group purchasing organization
- Today’s procurement solutions, examining several leading systems and comparing their strengths and weaknesses
- Issues of user acceptance, supplier participation, and the implementation process
Sanborn’s presentation is part of the Hospitality Leadership Forum, which takes place on the first day of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
2:30pm to 3:30pm
How eProcurement Has Finally Come of Age
Location: Room 1E06
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
United States – New York, NY 10001
Douglas Sanborn is the president and CEO of BirchStreet Systems, Inc. In 2001, Sanborn saw that generic e-Procurement and ERP systems were no longer sufficient to meet the specialized needs of hospitality firms, particularly the rapid price fluctuations in commodity food products. In 2002, he launched BirchStreet Systems, the first enterprise-wide eProcurement solution designed specifically for hotels and restaurants. In 2005, BirchStreet Systems reached the $1 billion mark in total spend through its platform. Today, BirchStreet’s solution is the largest independent e-Procurement platform in the hospitality industry.
BirchStreet Systems, Inc. is the leading independent provider of eProcurement solutions to the hospitality industry, with more than 10,000 users in over 1,000 hotels and restaurants, buying from 12,000 suppliers. The company’s e-Procurement software is a suite of web-based applications tied directly to suppliers, and are designed to help hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality organizations leverage their collective buying power, automate back-office processes, and tighten financial controls. Clients include Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott International, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, and the Cipriani Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.birchstreet.net
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