Boca Raton, Fla. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
An unprecedented, comprehensive planning and collaboration application for the event industry, RoundTableHQ’s getplanning was the main topic of discussion during Cendyn’s 2013 Technology Roundtable, May 2–4 at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Bringing together six -highly respected event planners, Cendyn and RoundTableHQ presented getplanning and other Cendyn solutions facilitating lively feedback and recommendations on how these tools could best impact the planner’s needs.
The planning professionals, representing Experient®, as well as the corporate, incentive and association sectors, enjoyed product demos and discussion led by Cendyn Founder/Executive Vice President Robin Deyo, RoundTableHQ President Jon Summersfield, and RoundTableHQ CTO Daniel Beattie.
"As the first tool of its kind in the entire industry, it is very important to us that we continually receive feedback from not only our hotel colleagues but also the meeting planning community,” said RoundTableHQ President Jon Summersfield. “We have prided ourselves on the fact that getplanning is a tool designed by – and for – all stakeholders involved in planning an event. The feedback we elicit and receive helps getplanning continually grow and we're excited for what the future holds."
RoundTableHQ recently announced the upcoming release of the latest version of getplanning – a solution which streamlines the event planning process and combines organization and security with the ease of email. Attendees were given a preview of the new UI (user interface), which is slated to launch with limited release in June/July 2013. The new getplanning will provide:
- Significant branding opportunities, including extraordinary imagery, for both the corporate and property level customization
- Unparalleled usability for multiple properties under one brand umbrella, as well as independent properties
- Clear, concise, step-by-step process, making it easy to manage single or multiple events across one or more properties
- Enhanced real-time notifications of recent activity
- Best usability practices for optimal productivity and organization
“Two of the biggest challenges I deal with are that there are never enough hours in the day and the struggle with work/life balance… While there are many web-based applications floating around that pretend to help meeting planners, getplanning is the real deal,” said meeting and event manager attendee Joann Chmura, CMP, CMM, with Viridian Energy. “This application is easy to work with and it makes sense in my world because it’s designed by a veteran meeting planner. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.”
“Our 2013 Technology Roundtable was a great success,” said Cendyn Founder/Executive Vice President Robin Deyo. “To communicate with and receive overwhelming positive feedback from this powerhouse of meeting and event planners about getplanning and other Cendyn solutions was an outstanding opportunity.”
Engineered to optimize customer communications as well as inter-departmental and vendor messaging, getplanning allows everyone who “touches” events to find everything they need in three clicks. Used from the point of signed agreement or as on-site replacement to pre-con binders or folders, getplanning has immediate impact on hotel expenses. It offers an ROI conservatively estimated to save $8,000 in paper and labor per year for mid-sized hotels that host 350 - 400 events annually.
Planners touch Cendyn’s eProposal, eMenus and eBrochure tools every day and the hosted group provided excellent insights on how each tool can be used by the hotels to enhance the planner experience.
Cendyn and RoundTableHQ benefitted greatly from the sessions and are committed to incorporating feedback from all perspectives of event planning into their user applications.
Established in 1996, Cendyn is a full service agency specializing in turnkey solutions that drive bottom line results for the travel and hospitality industries. Founded by hoteliers and marketing professionals, Cendyn’s proven strategies and innovative Marketing, Sales, Reservations and CRM solutions raise online visibility, revenue and ROI for more than 14,000 hotels and travel destinations worldwide. Clients include: Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott, and other chains and independent properties and hotel companies such as Trump Hotel Collection, The Breakers, The Broadmoor and Denihan Hospitality. For more information, please call 866-625-4518 or visit http://www.cendyn.com.
RoundTableHQ, an affiliate of Cendyn, designs and builds innovative products for the meetings and events industry using the latest technologies to deliver incredibly powerful applications. For more information, please call 561-314-1277 or visit http://roundtablehq.com.
Going to HITEC 2013 in Minneapolis, MN on June 25th – 27th? Visit booth 1143 to meet with Cendyn’s team and RoundTableHQ to learn how we can increase your revenue with award-winning online solutions and strategies.