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BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Solution is Fully Deployed Across Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Properties
August 09, 2016 - BirchStreet Systems announced that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has fully deployed BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Pay Platform across its owned and managed North American properties.
As a hospitality industry leader in procure-to-pay (P2P) automation, the cloud-based BirchStreet platform helps its customers increase efficiency and visibility in all purchasing related activities, drive compliance and financial controls, and improve operations resulting in increased profitability.
As of July 5, 2016, Starwood concluded its deployment of BirchStreet’s eProcurement and AP Automation in all Starwood’s managed assets in North America to streamline its P2P business processes and generate real-time business intelligence. The BirchStreet modules are integrated with Starwood’s financial system. After successfully launching P2P in pilot properties in the U.S. and Canada, all North American properties were rolled out in consecutive waves.
“I could not be more satisfied with the cross functional team effort between Starwood and BirchStreet," said Tad Wampfler, chief supply chain officer at Starwood. "From the creation of the initial business case, through IT design/testing/development, piloting the system, adjustments from key learnings, to the training and onboarding of the hotels, the cooperative spirit of everyone has been outstanding. This collaboration has resulted in the best P2P system in the industry.”
To prove the success of the P2P implementation project, Starwood tracked key metrics:
More than 14,000 invoices each week no longer require manual entry, a 70 percent (and growing) reduction.
As the Starwood P2P ecosystem matures, the system will automatically process more than 1 million invoices per year in North America while providing a vastly improved user experience, better financial controls and spend visibility, which will enable greater savings.
The next phase of deployment of BirchStreet’s solution has started around the globe. “We are thrilled to have successfully implemented a world-class P2P solution for Starwood," said Sushil Garg, CEO of BirchStreet. "We value them as a strategic customer and will continue to work hard to improve and build on the functionality. Our goal is to enable all of our customers to improve their procure-to-pay processes and become more efficient and profitable by using the most innovative cloud technology."
11/17/2016 Best Western Selects BirchStreet as its Procure-to-Order Platform November 17, 2016 -
Best Western Hotels & Resorts and BirchStreet Systems today announced the selection of BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Order platform to modernize the procurement process at Best Western’s 2,100 hotels in North America. The BirchStreet technology platform will enable hotel owners to access an online Best Western marketplace to easily shop for Best Western’s approved and branded suppliers, compare prices, establish order guides and process requests on one system.
9/13/2016 BirchStreet Systems Acquires AccuBar September 13, 2016 -
BirchStreet Systems, a cloud-based procure-to-pay technology provider for the hospitality industry, announced its acquisition of AccuBar, a cloud-based, mobile enabled beverage inventory software solution provider.
5/2/2012 BirchStreet Announces Powerful New Spend Intelligence Toolset May 02, 2012 -
BirchStreet Systems, Inc., a leading procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions provider to enterprises around the world, announced the launch of Spend Intelligence Toolset, the company's newest product to complement its P2P platform. The Toolset is designed to provide regional or global enterprises with instant insight into their organizational spend, thereby helping these companies find opportunities to save.
9/18/2009 Omni Hotels Completes Rollout of BirchStreet Systems E-Procurement September 18, 2009 -
BirchStreet Systems, one of the hospitality industry’s leading e-procurement and purchasing system providers, announced that the luxury hotel brand, Omni Hotels, has now fully implemented BirchStreet’s Web-based e-procurement solution.
9/10/2009 PlumTree Partners Announce Investment in BirchStreet Systems September 10, 2009 -
PlumTree Partners, a Dallas-based private investment firm that focuses on middle market technology-enabled business services companies co-founded by Jeff Rich, former CEO of Affiliated Computer Services, and Todd Furniss, former president and COO of Everest Group, announced their investment in BirchStreet Systems, a leading provider of e-procurement software as a service to the hospitality industry.
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