2016 November 14 PRWebKTVN NewsTravel and Tour WorldBest WesternPR Rocket, Money NewsWAND TV, Hotel-OnlineWLOX ABCCHB Blog, The Green SheetGaming & Leisure Magazine, OC Business Journal, Hospitality Technology, Hospitality Upgrade, Lodging Magazine and Siegal Sez  “Best Western Selects BirchStreet as Its Procure-to-Order Platform Provider”… “Best Western Hotels & Resorts and BirchStreet Systems announced Best Western selected 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.

‘Best Western is thrilled to partner with BirchStreet Systems to advance our procurement process,’ said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. ‘We continue to look for new ways to enhance support for our members, and I’m confident this platform’s simplified and streamlined approach will be of great value.’…”

2016 November 9 Tech Target “Select the best e-procurement software for your company”… “The benefits of implementing e-procurement software are fairly obvious. Automation can increase efficiency in the procurement process and can help organizations gain transparency into and control over spending. But when it comes to selecting an e-procurement tool, the choice is not as obvious…”

2016 November 3 Hospitality Technology “Commerce Casino Selects BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Automation Platform“… “Commerce Casino selected BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Pay Automation Platform to improve efficiency in its operations….”

2016 October 27 Hospitality Technology “Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Selects BirchStreet for Comprehensive Procure-to-Pay Automation” … “BirchStreet is proud to announce that Outrigger selected to implement a comprehensive cloud procure-to-pay automation system for all of its 31 locations, including eProcurement, AP 3-Way Auto-Matching, Inventory Control and Recipe Management modules. …”

2016 October 26 Hotel Interactive “Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Selects BirchStreet for Comprehensive Procure-to-Pay Automation” … “Outrigger identified BirchStreet as the ideal cloud platform with easy access for their users and their suppliers for real-time pricing….”

2016 October 25 Hospitality Upgrade “Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Selects BirchStreet for Comprehensive Procure-to-Pay Automation” … ” BirchStreet announced that Outrigger selected it to implement a comprehensive cloud procure-to-pay automation system for all of its 31 locations…”

2016 October 19 Lodging Magazine “Best Western Announces New Partnerships at Convention” … “The company debuted a number of new initiatives to better please owners and consumers. After discontinuing its old supply platform and service for members several years ago—much to the chagrin of many owners—the company is debuting a new system by BirchStreet that allows owners to shop Best Western’s endorsed vendors, compare prices, establish order guides, and process requests on one system, free to all hotels. Set-up costs are automatically covered by vendor’s endorsement fees.

‘It’s the Amazon approach to the hotel industry,’ said Ron Pohl, senior vice president, brand management. ‘In the past, if LG changed the pricing on a TV, we would have to manually go in and change it on our [old platform]. We had a team of seven just for that. This simplifies it. It’s something that benefits all.’ The platform will launch spring 2017….”

2016 October 5 Hospitality Technology “HHM Implements BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Pay Automation System” … “Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) has selected to implement a comprehensive cloud procure-to-pay automation system for all of its 114 locations, including using eProcurement, AP 3-Way Auto-Matching, eInvoicing, Inventory Control, Recipe Management and Capital Projects modules….”

2016 October 4 Hospitality Upgrade “BirchStreet Selected by Hersha Hospitality Management for Comprehensive Procure-to-pay Automation” … “Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) selected BirchStreet to implement a comprehensive cloud procure-to-pay automation system at all of its 114 locations….”

2016 September 22 Hotel Interactive Top Story “Taking Inventory: BirchStreet Broadens Its Offering, Customer Base With Acquisition Of AccuBar” … “With designs on offering a comprehensive food & beverage solution to both hotels & restaurants globally, BirchStreet Systems, Inc. recently acquired AccuBar and its beverage inventory software solution….”

2016 September 19-25 Orange County Business JournalBirchStreet Buys Beverage Inventory Software Firm” … “BirchStreet Systems Inc. has acquired G4 Technologies Corp. in Centennial, Colo., a deal that came on undisclosed terms and gives the Newport Beach-based specialist in hospitality industry services a way into the restaurant sector…”

2016 Septemeber 13 & 14  Hospitality Upgrade, Hospitality Technology, Hotel BusinessHotel-Online.com, Siegal Sez NewsletterHotel Interactive, Gaming & Leisure, HITEC Bytes, HospitalityNet, Orange Country Register  “BirchStreet Systems Acquires AccuBar.”

2016 August 9  Hospitality Uhttp://bytes.hitec.org/pgrade, Hospitality Technology, Hotel-Online.com, Hotel Interactive, Gaming & Leisure, HFTP Bytes, HospitalityNet  “BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Solution is Fully Deployed Across Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Properties” … “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% (and growing) reduction.
  • As the Starwood P2P eco-system 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.”

2016 June 28  Supply Chain World  “Going Global” … “Seizing the opportunity enabled by new technologies, Starwood has partnered with industry powerhouses SAP, BirchSTreet, and Readsoft to develop a comprehensive P2P solution. This Starwood proprietary P2P platform automates and integrates processes that historically have been manual and disparate. As a result, information is immediately available with Starwood’s proprietary business intelligence tools, enabling stakeholders to run robust reports to allow for improved and faster decision making…”

2016 June 21  Hospitality Technology  “BirchStreet Launches Executive Dashboards and Data Management Services for the Hospitality and Gaming Industries” … “BirchStreet Systems, the cloud-based procure-to-pay automation software, has unveiled its new Executive Dashboards features in conjunction with Data Management Services…”

2016 June 21  Hospitality Upgrade  “BirchStreet Launches Executive Dashboards and Data Management Services for the Hospitality and Gaming Industries” … “BirchStreet Systems, a hospitality-focused cloud based procure-to-pay automation software, has unveiled its new Executive Dashboards features in conjunction with Data Management Services…”

2016 June 21  HospitalityNet.org  “BirchStreet Launches Executive Dashboards and Data Management Services for the Hospitality and Gaming Industries” … “BirchStreet Systems, the leading hospitality-focused cloud based procure-to-pay automation software, has unveiled its new Executive Dashboards features in conjunction with Data Management Services. The Executive Dashboards are composed of two data analytics, Business Intelligence driven tools: Spend Visibility and Compliance…”

2016 June 21  HFTP  “BirchStreet Launches Executive Dashboards and Data Management Services for the Hospitality and Gaming Industries” … “BirchStreet Systems, the leading hospitality-focused cloud based procure-to-pay automation software, has unveiled its new Executive Dashboards features in conjunction with Data Management Services…”

2016 June 6  TechTarget  Increase efficiency with BirchStreet procure-to-pay software” … “BirchStreet procure-to-pay software offers organizations modular tools, including e-procurement, to help better track spending and improve efficiency….”

2016 June 1  Hotel Management  First Hospitality selects procure-to-pay automation” … “First Hospitality Group, a national hotel property management leader headquartered in Chicago, upgraded to BirchStreet’s cloud-based, automated procure-to-pay system. FHG operates properties across six major hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt, as well as independents with a portfolio of 51 properties….”

2016 May 26  Hospitality Technology  First Hospitality Group Deploys Cloud-Based Procure-to-Pay Automation” … “FHG’s Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Justin Harkey, explained that investing in BirchStreet’s procure-to-pay automation system was a tactical business decision. ‘We needed to meet brand requirements and wanted to capitalize on our buying programs and rebates. BirchStreet showed us that their procure-to-pay system had flexibility, scalability and more functionality than competing systems’…”

2016 May 26  Hotel Interactive  First Hospitality Group Deploys Cloud-Based Procure-to-Pay Automation” … “FHG selected to implement a comprehensive procure-to-pay system for all of its locations, including eProcurement and Accounts Payable 3-Way Auto-Matching modules…”

2016 May 19  Hospitality Upgrade  Sandals Resorts International Selects BirchStreet to Support Capital Projects and Supply Chain Operations” … “BirchStreet Systems, a cloud procure-to-pay automation software for the hospitality industry, has announced that Sandals Resorts International recently selected BirchStreet to support capital projects and supply chain operations….”

2016 April 21  Hospitality Technology  Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Grand View Lodge Named 2016 Hotel Visionary Award Winners” … “Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide was selected as an Enterprise Innovator for its development of a global standard for a hotel-based electronic procure to payment system…”

2016 April 19  CIO Review  Turning Procurement Data into Valuable Insight” … “Data never sleeps. For years, companies have struggled to glean meaningful insights from data in order to better run their organizations. BI, or Business Intelligence, has changed the way that companies around the world optimize their operations….”

2016 March 25  Supply & Demand Chain Executive  How P2P can Pay Off” … “The hotelier expects to break even on its investment by 2019 and predicts a 30+ percent ROI, and this does not include the return expected from greater spend visibility that will be leveraged in negotiations with suppliers. Starwood’s estimated ROI is pretty typical. Cohen says on the accounts payable side the ROI can reach 60-80 percent within a year or less. By putting spend under management, the ROI might be as high as 50 percent; in saved labor alone….”

2015 December 17  Casino Journal  “Emerging gaming companies in 2015” … “Meanwhile, Newport Beach, Calif.-based BirchStreet is attempting to streamline the hospitality operations of casino resorts through its Cloud-based procure-to-pay (P2P) automation solution.”…Entire magazine link here.

2015 December 4  CIO Review  20 Most Promising Casino Solution Providers 2015” … “The platform functionality allows casino operations to attain greater profitability and quickly achieve ROI,” states Sushil Garg, CEO of BirchStreet Systems…Entire magazine link here: http://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/December2015/Casino/

2015 August 17  Hospitality Upgrade  BirchStreet Platform Available on Multiple Browsers” …BirchStreet Systems has announced that its procure-to-pay platform now has the ability to support multiple browsers….

2015 June 26  PYMNTS.com  Modernizing Payments is a Team Effort” …From the supplier enablement process to addressing client needs, the B2B payments arena is ripe with hurdles that may be preventing forward progress. PYMNTS sat down with Bill Hirsch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at BirchStreet, to understand his views on how procure-to-pay solution providers can rise to the challenge…..

2015 June 8  Hotel Online  Hospitality Industry Gains Complete Automated Solution with CSI globalVCard and BirchStreet Partners” …BirchStreet integrates hospitality industry’s leading eProcurement platform with CSI’s globalVCard paysystems to further automate the procure-to-pay process….

2015 June 4  Hospitality Upgrade  BirchStreet and CSI globalVCard Announce Partnership and Integration of Enterprise Technologies”… BirchStreet, a procure-to-pay (P2P) solution provider, and CSI globalVCard, a provider of electronic payment solutions,  have announced a partnership and the upcoming integration of their enterprise technologies…..

2015 June 4  Hotel Business  “CSI globalVCard Partners with BirchStreet“… BirchStreet, a procure-to-pay (P2P) solution provider, and CSI globalVCard, a provider of electronic payment solutions,  have announced a partnership and the upcoming integration of their enterprise technologies…..

2015 June 4  PYMNTS.com  “CSI’S NEW VIRTUAL CARD TARGETS HOSPITALITY“… The hospitality sector is the latest focus of corporate card service provider CSI globalVCard, which announced Thursday (June 4) that it has struck a new partnership with BirchStreet, a procure-to-pay solutions firm that targets hotels and other demographics in the market….

2015 June 4  featured on: CIO Review, News2, topix, EIN News Desk, benzinga, Payments Journal, NBC, Discounted Hotel Rooms, The Green Sheet, and Wholesale Merchant Review  “From Procurement to Payment, Hospitality Industry Gains Complete Automated Solution with CSI globalVCard and BirchStreet Partnership“… CSI globalVCard, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, and BirchStreet, the leading procure-to-pay (P2P) solution provider for the hospitality industry, today announced a partnership and the upcoming integration of their enterprise technologies. The integration will further enhance BirchStreet’s eProcurement platform to allow its customers the option of paying suppliers through CSI’s highly secure globalVCard payment system…

2015 February 27  Hospitality Upgrade  “Tony Ross Joins BirchStreet Systems as Vice President of Business Development” …BirchStreet Systems has announced that Tony Ross will join BirchStreet as its vice president of business development and a member of its executive team, reporting to Bill Hirsch, vice president of sales and marketing…

2015 February 27  HospitalityNet  “Tony Ross Joins BirchStreet Systems as Vice President of Business Development” …BirchStreet Systems has announced that Tony Ross will join BirchStreet as its vice president of business development and a member of its executive team, reporting to Bill Hirsch, vice president of sales and marketing…

2015 February 27  Hotel Business  “Tony Ross Joins BirchStreet Systems as Vice President of Business Development” …BirchStreet Systems has announced that Tony Ross will join BirchStreet as its vice president of business development and a member of its executive team, reporting to Bill Hirsch, vice president of sales and marketing…

2015 February 4  Hospitality Upgrade  “BirchStreet Honored with Best of Newport Beach Award” …BirchStreet Systems has received the 2014 Best of Newport Beach award in the category of cloud software solutions. BirchStreet has been based in Newport Beach, Calif. since its inception in 2002, with the business steadily growing…

2015 January 26-February 1  Orange County Business Journal  “Mints to Marketing, Coffee to Cabbies: Support Side of Hospitality Trade Stirs Business Behind the Scenes” by Paul Hughes…. “Tech: Newport Beach-based BirchStreet Systems, Inc. founder and Chief Executive Sushil Garg calls the company ‘the largest hospitality purchasing platform.’ Its proprietary software manages back-of-office buying for a client roster of more than 7,000 properties worldwide….”

2015 January 19  Hospitality Upgrade “BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Selected by Baha Mar”…. ‘Baha Mar has selected BirchStreet to provide its procure-to-pay solution for all properties and entities inside the resort. Baha Mar is a new luxury $3.5 billion resort complex, which consists of five hotels – Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood at Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, Meliá at Baha Mar and SLS LUX at Baha Mar – and one of the Caribbean’s largest casinos with table games and slots. The property also boasts TPC at Baha Mar, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, ESPA spa, pools, many restaurants, luxury shops and beaches filled with activities….”

2014 October 9  Hospitality Technology “Omni Hotels & Resorts Deploys Systems to Offer Global Visibility”…. ‘It became very clear, very early on – almost so early that I didn’t want to believe it – that BirchStreet checked all the boxes and then some,’ says Kuthy. With that, they had found a provider they were confident could deliver on the aggressive goals they had set for the project. Kuthy also believed that while BirchStreet was a smaller company at the time, they were poised to become a major player in the hospitality space…”

2014 September 30  Blue Hill Research “Starwood Hotels and Resorts: Building a Global Supply Chain with Cloud P2P”….With annual revenues topping $6 billion in 2013, Starwood Hotels and Resorts is a leader in the hospitality market. Its portfolio of nearly 1,200 owned, managed, and franchised properties across 100 countries...

2014 September 30  Blue Hill Research  Omni Hotels & Resorts: High Goals and Higher Achievements in Global Procure-to-Pay“….With annual revenues topping $6 billion in 2013, Starwood Hotels and Resorts is a leader in the hospitality market. Its portfolio of nearly 1,200 owned, managed, and franchised properties across 100 countries...

2014 September 30  Document Image Reporting “Acquisition Helps Broaden BancTec’s Focus” …We will continue to go to market both directly and with partners. One partner we signed recently is BirchStreet Systems, which offers hosted financial and accounting software mainly to the hotel and resort industry. They have introduced our invoice processing services as part of their offering. We do all the scanning and data capture, and their customers can then access their invoice images and data through the BirchStreet application…

2014 September 25 Hospitality Technology “Montage Hotels & Resorts Cuts Costs and Improves Efficiency with Centralized Receipt Processing”….Founded in 2002, Montage Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and resort management company, designed to serve the luxury traveler and homeowner…

2014 September 1-7 Orange County Business Journal: “Newport Beach Hotel Software Specialist in China Buy”….A Newport Beach-based software provider that specializes in the hospitality industry expanded its operations in China last week with the acquisition of a company in Singapore…

2014 August 28 Hospitality Technology: “BirchStreet Systems Acquires Tech Company in Singapore and China to Tap $44B Chinese Hotel Industry”….BirchStreet Systems, headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and cloud-based provider of procure-to-pay software systems for the hospitality industry, has announced its acquisition of Brilliant Aquarius Technologies with offices in both Shanghai and Chengdu, China and in Singapore….

2014 June/July Hospitalitynet.com, The Paypers, InsuranceNewsNet.com, CRM Marketplace, E-Invoicing Platform, CPI (Commercial Payments International), Pyments.com, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Hospitality Technology and Jon Inge & Associates blog all published: “BancTec and BirchStreet Partnership”….BirchStreet Systems, has entered into a partnership agreement with BancTec to sell BancTec’s invoice processing service….

2014 June Boe Trumbull blog and video “New Innovation Review”….I want to show you a piece of software I really believe in…great new innovation….

2014 April 13 BlueHill Research: “Five Cool Procure-to-Pay Ideas”….We analysts can have a tendency to be a bit dry. While my hope is that the information is nevertheless helpful, I can certainly understand if a parade of charts and tables makes your eyes glaze over on occasion….

2013 October  Hotel Management: “BirchStreet Systems launches Supplier Services program

2013 August  AAHOA Lodging Business: “AAHOA’s One-Stop Shop” by Jonathan Springston

2011 October   Spend Management: “Gartner eProcurement report– it’s our pick of the pops countdown!”…. Earlier this week we provided an overview of the Gartner eProcurement report, which covers 32 firms who provide P2P technology and rates their product against eleven criteria. They are rated using “Harvey Bubbles” – essentially a 0-4 scoring system….

2011 July  Hospitality Net: “AAHOA Chairman Hits a Home Run; Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights; HomeSpun; Quote of the Month”…. At the recent AAHOA Convention in Las Vegas, Chairman C.K. Patel reported on the following five major initiatives which have been activated and will soon be implemented…

2011 July   Hotel News Now: “Innovative product news from the tradeshow floor”…. The latest BirchStreet offering, the advanced Recipe Management application includes a built-in 15,000 ingredient library, nutritional data, powerful recipe scaling features, tools to determine recipe profitability and more. The first enterprise recipe management solution optimized for the Apple iPad and other touchpads, the Recipe Management application streamlines food service, adding more capabilities and convenience…

2011 June   Blue MauMau: “Franchisees Launch Pioneering ePurchasing Coop”…. Hotel franchisees announced Friday that they will launch their own cooperative purchasing program. Members of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association will be able to purchase furniture, fixtures, food, beverages, equipment and supplies more economically and efficiently through an innovative new Internet-based purchasing cooperative…

2011 May   Vertical Systems Reseller: “Top 10 Hospitality Technology Trends”…. Restaurants are tapping the portability of tablets to perform back-of-house restaurant functions such as recipe, purchasing and inventory management. BirchStreet Systems’ (www.birchstreet.net) Recipe Pad, for example, enables users to browse, search and view photographs of preparation instructions as well as edit and ‘play’ with recipes to determine cost and profitability…

2010 November   Hospitality Times: “BirchStreet Improves Inventory Control Application”….BirchStreet Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-Procurement and automation solutions to the hospitality industry, announces the latest edition of its Inventory Control application…

2010 September   TimeShare & Travel News: “BirchStreet and Avendra Team Up to Provide New Complementary Offerings”….One of the leading e-procurement and purchasing system providers in the hospitality industry, BirchStreet Systems announced a new venture with Avendra…

2010 September   Travel Daily News International: “BirchStreet and Avendra announce strategic alliance”….BirchStreet Systems, the hospitality industry’s leading e-procurement and purchasing system provider, announced a new agreement with Avendra

2009 September   Hospitality Biz India: “BirchStreet Systems provides Omni Hotels with web-based e-procurement solution”…Omni Hotels, has now fully implemented BirchStreet’s web-based e-procurement solution.

2009 September   Datamonitor: “Omni Hotels has implemented BirchStreet Systems’s web-based e-procurement solution.”…As a result, all of Omni’s owned and managed properties are leveraging the new online marketplace portal to manage and process their purchasing transactions…

2009 September   Hospitality Technology Magazine: “Mission Accomplished: Omni Hotels Achieves Seamless Purchasing Process with Help from E-Procurement Tool”  Omni Hotels announces that it has now fully implemented BirchStreet’s Web-based e-procurement solution…

2009 September   Orange County Business Journal: “Software Startup Nabs Private Equity Investor”…TECHNOLOGY: Private equity invests in hotel software maker …

2009 September   Dallas Business Journal: “PlumTree invests in BirchStreet”…In an unusual move, an area private equity firm has taken a minority stake in a West Coast supplier of procurement software to the hospitality industry…

2009 September   Orange County Business Journal: “The Power of e-Procurement: Maintaining Your Brand Through Technology” Newport Beach-based BirchStreet Systems Inc., a maker of software for running hotels and restaurants, said Friday it received an investment from Dallas-based private equity firm PlumTree Partners…

2009 August   GlobalHotelNetwork: “The Power of e-Procurement: Maintaining Your Brand Through Technology”…The Web has made geography a non-issue and the best of these new [industry-specific software] offerings have leveraged the Web to provide a portfolio-wide footprint, with multi-property brand management in mind…

2009 June   The Gartner Group: “Critical Capabilities for Best-of-Breed E-Procurement Vendors”…Critical Capabilities for Best of Breed E-Procurement Vendors assesses the capabilities and prospects of 14 vendors including Ariba, Basware, Birchstreet Systems, …

2009 June   Lodging Hospitality: “Davis Goes Back to BirchStreet”…John F. Davis III, the well-known industry veteran who founded and built the industry’s global reservations network on which virtually every hotel operates today, is on track for building yet another standard for the industry. …

2009 May   Business Travel News: “BTN’s Silver Anniversary: Top of the Top 25s”..The longtime president and CEO of Pegasus Systems, John Davis III dominated electronic hotel distribution in the 1990s… He now is CEO of hotel e-procurement provider BirchStreet Systems…

2009 April   Hospitality Upgrade: “Vendor Update – Spring 2009: BirchStreet Further Strengthens Credibility in Market” Further strengthening its credibility in the hospitality market, BirchStreet recently hired two long-time industry veterans John F. Davis III as CEO, and David Chestler as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

2009 March   Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Recession or not, contrarian investors are bargain-hunting”…Davis is a serial entrepreneur, who co-founded 800-FLOWERS and later started Pegasus Solutions, which linked the reservation systems of hotels and airlines. His new company, BirchStreet Systems, works the other side of the hotel business, providing software that helps to lower the cost of supplies…

2009 March   Hotel & Motel Management: “Purchasing partnerships; Procurement companies can deliver savings to your hotels”…It gives management the ability to see a history of what items cost,” says John Davis, CEO of BirchStreet Systems, a purchasing software company. “if you buy the same things, it gives you the ability to track what it costs in real time. …

2009 February   Hotels Magazine: “On the Move”…BirchStreet Systems Inc., a provider of hospitality industry e-procurement and back office automation solutions, appoints ex-Pegasus Solutions executive David Chestler senior vice president of sales and marketing…

2009 January   Lodging Hospitality: “Vendor News”…John F. Davis III was named CEO at BirchStreet Systems. Davis recently retired from Pegasus Solutions, the company he launched in 1989…

2008 September   Texas Christian University: “Pegasus Founder John F. Davis III named Executive-in-Residence”…John F. Davis II, Founder of Pegasus Solutions Inc a leading worldwide provider of hotel reservations-related services and technology, has joined the Neeley School of Business at TCU as executive-in-residence beginning September 2008…

2008 September   Hospitality Technology: “Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel Selects e-Procurement, Back-office Automation Solution”…The InterContinental Chicago O’Hare selects the Single Property Solution from BirchStreet Systems to streamline purchasing and inventory control…

2008 May   Hospitality Technology: “BirchStreet Expands Products Portfolio Beyond eProcurement”…BirchStreet Systems, a provider of hosted hospitality management software solutions, announces that its growth continues with the expansion of their products portfolio…2

2008 May   SupplyChainBrain: “Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies: BirchStreet Project, Procurement Suite Helps Manage Carlson Hotels Renovation”…Carlson Hotels Worldwide is relying in part on BirchStreet Systems to track and manage furniture and equipment procurement, and to manage project timelines as it renovates more than 250 Country Inns & Suites throughout North America…

2008 April   Lodging Hospitality: “Bandwidth in the Back Office” by BirchStreet’s Doug Sanborn…The procurement and accounts-payable processing for a major lodging operation, if not automated, can be a costly, time-consuming, manually intensive process with a high rate of error and minimal reporting options. In the past, the cost of deploying on-premise automation solutions was often prohibitive. Today, SaaS-based solutions tailored to lodging can be deployed at a fraction of the cost of yesterday’s on-premise solutions…

2007 November   Hotel Business: “Omni Deploys Online E-Procurement System”…Omni Hotels is now deploying an online e-procurement system from BirchStreet using the supplier’s hosted software offering…

2007 November   Mikrofax.com: “Technical solutions: Hotel chain to implement eprocurement” Omni Hotels has announced that it is to introduce an online eprocurement system across its company’s operations…

2007 November   Manufacturing Business Technology: “How to get the most value from e-procurement tools”…Electronic procurement, virtually unknown just eight years ago, is standard technology in nearly all companies today. E-procurement solutions initially served procurement department functions exclusively, but today its scope in some cases has expanded to that of enterprise wide systems…

2007 August   Hospitality Technology: “Global Hyatt Implements System-Wide e-Procurement Solution”…The Global Hyatt Corporation selectes a new e-Procurement solution provided by BirchStreet Systems to streamline its purchasing processes for all Hyatt properties worldwide…

2007 August   Procurement Leaders: “Hyatt Corporation Announce New Global E-procurement Agreement”…The Global Hyatt Corporation selectes a new e-Procurement solution provided by BirchStreet Systems to streamline its purchasing processes for all Hyatt properties worldwide…

2007 July 14   Purchasing.com: “Tool Kit for E-Procurement” Jeff Fisk, controller for Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels and Resorts, rolled out the BirchStreet e-procurement suite across all 18 of the Marcus Hotels. “If we’ve established a standard for staplers, we can tell all of our business units, and each department, that this is the stapler that you are allowed to buy,” he says. Since the suppliers now update their prices automatically through the system, there’s an eliminated step for buyers but the end result for purchasing internally is compliance and time savings.

2007 April   E-Commerce Times: “EXPERT ADVICE: Harnessing the Power of E-Procurement” by BirchStreet’s Doug Sanborn…As you gain more confidence in your ability to measure, predict and control spend, you can be more aggressive with volume commitments to suppliers in exchange for better pricing. As you set up contracts in new categories, you will reconfigure the e-procurement system to tighten controls accordingly to drive volume to those contracts…


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