The London based Corporate Team are back with venuedirectory.com. The latest version of GRATIS, the cloud based venue finding tool developed by venuedirectory.com has been re-deployed into The Corporate Team, part of the Polyglobe group, GRATIS allows the agency to combine their client relationship, proposal generation and confirmation processes into one efficient system, whilst linking to the vast venuedirectory.com venue and supplier database.
GRATIS was immediately put to the test with the first enquiry being sent to 7 venues simultaneously. The first reply was received in just 11 minutes. The longest venue response took only 1 hour 21 minutes to arrive. Ending their first day on a high, The Corporate Team sent out another enquiry to 6 venues and received an amazing response back - the first reply was delivered in under 3 minutes!
Michael Begley – Managing Director at venudirectory.com commented ‘We are delighted to be working with The Corporate Team again and in the 2 years since we last worked together, the whole landscape in terms of Request for Proposals (RFP) in the MICE market has moved on tremendously. We have worked closely with our venues and the GRATIS agents to improve the work workflow and efficiency of our systems, which has resulted in 46% of venues replying within 30 mins and 81% within 2 hours’
Erwin Bustos – Business Development Director at The Corporate Team “I was very impressed with the development of venuedirectory.com and GRATIS and felt they would be the best fit for our business moving forward. It was great to see the new version of GRATIS and the speed at which the venues respond to our meeting requests. Heather Swatkins and the team at venuedirectory.com have really stayed ahead of the curve with their software development and I am confident this will give our business the edge in terms of MICE systems to exceed our client’s expectations’
veuedirectory.com have developed a variety of MICE focused systems supporting the venue finding and related markets. Products include API enquiry interfaces and venue data feeds, white label, bespoke and iframe versions of their venue data. They have recently launched a diary management software solution for venues and a live availability booking tool. GRATIS the core software engine is used by venue finding agents, venue central reservation offices and convention bureaux to manage their MICE enquiries and venue portfolios. venuedirectory.com have over 46,000 venues listed, with 18,000 of these in the UK, and over 5,000 event suppliers also feature in their database.