We are always looking for strong technology to be the backbone of our SMM programs, and partnering with SignUp4 allows us to utilize yet another option when evaluating client needs
Atlanta, Ga. (Vocus) September 2, 2009
SignUp4, LLC, a leading provider of strategic meetings management software solutions and BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I), an independent operating unit of BCD Travel, announced today they have entered into a partnership agreement, effective immediately. BCD M&I has selected SignUp4 as a strategic partner for meetings management technology development, and will augment its current technology solutions with the SignUp4 platform. SignUp4's Event Management System™ (EMS) and Travel Management System™ (TMS) will supplement BCD M&I's current technology portfolio, offering clients a powerful, user friendly and scalable solution for their meeting and event management needs.
SignUp4 and BCD M&I have additionally entered into a joint development agreement as it relates to enhancing the technologies available for strategic meetings management programs. "We are always looking for strong technology to be the backbone of our SMM programs, and partnering with SignUp4 allows us to utilize yet another option when evaluating client needs" says Charlene Rabideau, SVP of Strategic Meetings Management at BCD M&I. "This joint effort will give both parties a strong voice over product development efforts in this ever-changing marketplace."
BCD M&I's President, Scott Graf, adds, "As a company we are constantly evaluating technology solutions and partnerships, but in addition to solid system architecture, SignUp4 also provided outstanding service during our piloting of their technology--that service, and a spirit of innovation, continues today. There are many points that make this a good match for us, but consistent service and a focus on innovation will always be key components of any strategic partnership that we enter."
SignUp4 president, Nick Romano says, "We are very excited about the partnership with BCD M&I. As SignUp4 continues to pioneer change in the meetings industry, having a partner like BCD M&I in our corner means stronger products and more satisfied clients for both companies."
Founded in 1999, SignUp4, LLC has built a strong team of experienced software technology and meetings management experts driven by a single objective - to design, develop and deliver cost-effective meetings management solutions for corporate meeting planners, travel planners and events management agencies. Through open and collaborative working relationships with its customers and industry leading partnerships that fuel continuous product innovations and services upgrades, SignUp4 enables customers to change the way they manage their evolving strategic meetings management needs. More information is available at http://www.signup4.com.
About BCD Meetings & Incentives and BCD Holdings N.V.:
BCD Meetings & Incentives is an independent operating unit of BCD Travel, the world's third largest travel management company, owned by BCD Holdings N.V. A Dutch family-owned company founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen, BCD Holdings N.V. is a market leader in the travel industry. The BCD Holdings' companies are: BCD Travel, Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking), TRX (travel transaction processing and data integration services) and Airtrade (leisure travel). The company employs approximately 15,000 people and operates in more than 90 countries with total sales, including franchising, of US$15.6 billion. For more information visit: http://www.bcdmi.com or http://www.bcd-nv.com.
About BCD Travel:
As a leading provider of global corporate travel management, BCD Travel simplifies and streamlines the business of travel. This benefits the organization on every level: from the bottom line to the business traveler. BCD Travel operates in more than 90 countries on six continents, with US$14 billion in total sales and a combined worldwide work force in excess of 13,000. BCD Travel is a BCD Holdings N.V. company. For more information, visit http://www.bcdtravel.com.
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