Philadelphia-based meetings technology specialist StarCite has launched a new platform designed to bring meeting planning into ‘the cloud’ using web services. Its new product, Nexus, the company says, represents “a sharp departure from rigid technology systems” with a ‘Google-like’ search interface that Starcite claims is more intuitive for buyers, streamlining the supplier RFP selection.
“Nothing in the meetings industry can match the combination of flexibility, simplicity and depth that Nexus offers,” said Starcite President and CEO, Greg Dukat.
Starcite also claims the Nexus RFP models have additional features that make results more comparable and consistent across suppliers.
“This approach will drive a better user experience for buyers and suppliers alike,” said Dukat. “It can equally meet the needs of companies just starting out with meetings management and those well underway, enabling any company to create a more robust meetings program and realise greater value from their StarCite relationship.”
“StarCite’s technology approach, which brings a service based and metadata driven approach, puts it alongside some of the most innovative software companies in the world,” said Chuck Geiger, Partner – Technology at Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) who has held senior technology positions from leading companies such as PayPal, eBay, InterActive Corp., and Travelocity.
StarCite claims its proprietary online marketplace allows meetings buyers to conduct business with 83,000 hotels, venues, destinations and suppliers globally.
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