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Cendyn and Arcaneo Partner to Create Next-Generation Meeting
Venue Sourcing Solution for the Hospitality Industry
Boca Raton, Florida - June 19, 2009— Cendyn, a leading provider of interactive marketing solutions to the hospitality industry, and Arcaneo, developers of Metron™ the preferred strategic meetings management solution for Global 2000 Companies and Third-Party Service Providers, today announced their partnership to create a next-generation meeting venue sourcing solution for the hospitality industry.
The new offering from Cendyn and Arcaneo will enable all stakeholders from both the corporate and hotel sectors to more effectively manage venue sourcing. Users will now be able to visually research venues, issue RFPs, negotiate business terms, and manage the payment process in a visual, easy-to-use and integrated manner from within Metron™. Hotels will now have the ability to manage the RFP process from prospective corporate customers in a more efficient and standardized manner, thereby enabling them to improve service levels while gaining insights into customer purchasing behaviors.
Arcaneo’s partnership with Cendyn enables the embedding of Cendyn’s new Visual Meeting Search EngineTM within Metron™, thereby offering the richest and most accurate capabilities for venue searching available to meeting planners anywhere. Additionally, Arcaneo is embedding Cendyn’s QuickQuote™ and eProposalTM products within Metron to provide immediate cost estimates and stunning proposal responses.
“In today’s business environment our customers are seeking increased cost savings, efficiencies and responsiveness from their internal and external meeting planning teams and suppliers. By extending Metron™ with Cendyn’s comprehensive and media rich venue search tool coupled to our best-in-class and transparent RFP workflow, we are addressing the needs of all stakeholders in the meetings industry.” said Dale Beckles, President & CEO of Arcaneo “Bringing the capabilities of Cendyn and Arcaneo’s products together to bridge the gap between the corporate and supplier worlds is a natural extension of our respective visions.”, added Beckles.
Cendyn’s award-winning eProposalTM system, used in hotels and venues worldwide, is the only proposal response system that is integrated with Metron™ which presents a distinct advantage for over 26,000 eProposalTM users. The quick and cost effective eProposal™ responses integrate with Metron™ in the eProposal™ format allowing the Meeting Planner to view a multimedia proposal along with standard content.
According to Charles Deyo, President of Cendyn “The end results will produce incremental business to hotels as well as other venues while making the meeting management process more efficient. This new initiative perfectly matches Cendyn’s mission to help our customers drive bottom line results.”
The goal of this partnership is to enhance all aspects of venue sourcing for both hotels and their corporate customers, while delivering the following benefits:
Founded in 2001, Arcaneo is a provider of best-of-breed technology to all stakeholders in the meetings value chain. Arcaneo's flagship product, MetronTM, is the recognized leader in strategic meetings management solutions for use by mid-size and Global 2000 enterprises seeking to more effectively plan, execute and measure meetings. With MetronTM, meeting planners can better manage all aspects of meetings, while enabling management to measure the impact of meetings across their enterprise.
More information about Arcaneo is available at www.arcaneo.com.
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Cendyn is a full-service interactive marketing agency established in 1996. Cendyn has won several prestigious industry awards for its design, innovation and marketing efforts.
Specializing in turnkey solutions for the travel and hospitality industry, the innovative products are in use by more than 9,000 hotel and travel destinations worldwide. Cendyn provides highly personalized customer service and its comprehensive range of services include website marketing, website design, branding, search engine marketing, along with many other interactive products such as eProposal™, eConcierge™, eSurvey™, eInsight™, eContact™, eConnectivity™, eBooker™, and eMenus™ among others. For a complete list of products and services, please visit our website www.cendyn.com.
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