Intuitive, easy-to-use tool enables pre-populated answers and single-page response, with far fewer clicks
Announcing new easy-to-use eRFP management tool up to 70% faster from @ActiveBusiness
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SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Jan. 13, 2014─ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions, the leader in SMART EVENTS™ technology, today unveiled at PCMA Convening Leaders in Boston a new, easy-to-use tool that allows hotel and venue sales teams to respond to eRFPs up to 70% faster* than before. Part of the SMART EVENTS Cloud, ACTIVE MarketView 3.0 features a completely redesigned, intuitive user interface and navigation structure, with the ability to respond to eRFPs in a single page, with far fewer clicks. Formerly StarCite® MarketView, the new tool connects buyers from Small- to Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs), associations and Fortune 500 companies with properties in ACTIVE’s supplier marketplace, comprising hundreds of thousands of hotels and venues around the world. ACTIVE MarketView 3.0 allows users to answer eRFP questions with pre-populated “favorite” responses, such as information about meeting location specifications, default language, and default currency, saving hours of time and ensuring consistency across responses. Additionally, answers to eRFP questions are automatically saved, so hotels and venues can answer different parts of the eRFP in any order without having to follow a wizard.
“Our goal is to provide suppliers with technology that gives them time back in their day to focus on high-value activities, such as building relationships with customers,” said David O’Donohoe, General Manager, Suppliers with ACTIVE Network Business Solutions. “By making it quick and easy to accurately respond to eRFPs in a single page with pre-populated answers, ACTIVE MarketView 3.0 meets these needs.”
“The volume of eRFPs we receive is increasing and organizers are planning events with short notice,” said Rodahl Leong-Lyons, Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We need a tool that allows us to quickly and completely respond to each eRFP, in order to demonstrate to planners why we are the best fit for their event. ACTIVE Network understands these challenges and has developed a solution that allows this, freeing us up to spend less time on data entry and more time focusing on our customers.”
ACTIVE Network™ is powering the next generation of SMART EVENTS™ through its Business Solutions technology suite, which provides intelligent data and insights designed to increase potential revenue growth, deepen attendee engagement and gain efficiency. Customers of all sizes—including small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise corporations, associations, tradeshows and expos—benefit from a single technology partner for all of their event management needs. The Business Solutions technology suite includes ACTIVE Conference™ for large flagship conferences, ACTIVE RegOnline™ for attendee management solutions, ACTIVE StarCite™ for strategic meetings management and event expense management, and the ACTIVE Marketplace™ to connect events with suppliers. For more information on ACTIVE Network Business Solutions please visit www.activeevents.com.
About ACTIVE Network™
ACTIVE Network™ is the leading provider of Activity and Participant Management™ solutions. Our leading ACTIVE Works cloud platform scales to meet the needs of our customers, large and small, and makes managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. We power over 55,000 global customers and build leading vertical technology applications for the markets we serve. ACTIVE Network was founded in 1999, is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.activenetwork.com or follow us @activenetwork.