New Groupize integration into SolutionSource® marketplace makes it easier for corporations to launch a simple meetings programs or to merge their travel and meetings programs
Boston, MA (November 6 2018) – Groupize, the award-winning provider of innovative simple meeting technology solutions, today announced the joining of SolutionSource®, the BCD Marketplace. To date, Groupize had been a Preferred Technology Partner of BCD Travel affiliates, and with this new partnership, BCD Travel customers can work with their account managers to access this best in breed solution for their Simple Meeting programs.
Simple Meetings, which represent 60-80% of meetings, have been a long-overlooked category of travel management expense because until now there was no cost effective easy to deploy solution, so the focus has been on large and complex events. Groupize enables visibility and management over this significant unmanaged segment of corporate expense. BCD clients can maximize their investment in their travel programs and SAP Concur, to finally bridge the gap between transient and meetings.
“We are excited to be included in SolutionSource alongside other authorized technology solutions that are innovating and transforming corporate travel programs,” says Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, President, and CEO of Groupize. “We are impressed by BCD’s initiative of a marketplace which vets and integrates solution partners and gives us a platform to deliver value and world-class solutions to thousands of corporations in a simple, secure way.”
Groupize defines Simple Meetings as a combination of sleeping rooms, meeting space, F&B, audiovisual, and air – with a common agenda for an average of 4 to 4,000 attendees. Simple meetings can be further defined by an organizations business rules including user role, budget, number of attendees and number of sleeping rooms, not just size. Simple meetings include internal meetings, sales meetings, speaker series, training, store openings, work crews, recruiting, project teams and more.
To learn more about how Groupize helps the company with their simple meetings, please visit groupize.com or call +1-508-232-7719.
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,500 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2017 sales of US$25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
Winner of Phocuswright Innovation Award, BTN Top 25 Most Influential of 2017 and Skift 2018 Corporate Travel Innovators, Groupize offers the leading end-to-end platform for simple corporate meetings. Groupize is revolutionizing meetings technology with innovative, self-service solutions that reduce the complexity of starting, sourcing, managing, and measuring simple meetings. Founded in 2011, Groupize is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, please call 1.855.GROUPIZE, or visit groupize.com.