Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Makes BirchStreet Systems the e-Procurement Standard for its Properties in North America
Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza, The Plaza in New York and More Now Live on BirchStreet
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 14, 2011 – BirchStreet Systems, Inc., a leading procure-to-pay provider to enterprises around the world, has been selected to provide its e-Procurement platform to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont), a leading luxury hotel brand that boasts more than 60 world-class properties around the globe.
BirchStreet’s e-Procurement application will be used by Fairmont’s collection of hotels in North America to manage their supply chain and conduct purchasing through Avendra. Other local and regional suppliers will be used so that all purchasing can be conducted in the system with consistent processes across the board.
With the contract was signed earlier this year, the rollout is well underway with The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Fairmont Pittsburgh and The Plaza in New York City, which are already live on BirchStreet. Many additional properties will follow suit later this summer including The Fairmont San Francisco and The Fairmont San Jose.
“We are pleased to announce that BirchStreet Systems is our North American standard for e-Procurement, as their applications have proven to be very powerful and flexible,” said Fairmont’s Jay Taylor, executive director, Operations Finance and Accounting, U.S., Mexico and the Islands. “BirchStreet’s implementation team has done an exceptional job in tailoring the application to fit each hotel’s specific operational needs and has taken the extra time to address every detail. Their skill, combined with outstanding customer service and a willingness to go the extra mile, has made the rollout a tremendous success to date.”
The company’s rollout plan includes a number of BirchStreet’s supporting features, such as Receiving, Declining Checkbook, and Advanced Workflow Approvals, Online Catalogs and a single sign-on interface with Fairmont’s internal web portal.
“BirchStreet’s strategic partnership with Avendra allows us to offer Fairmont a seamless integrated solution using BirchStreet’s technology combined with Avendra’s purchasing power,” said Doug Sanborn, president of BirchStreet Systems. “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the Fairmont team and we look forward to continuing with the implementation over the coming months.”
For more information about BirchStreet’s procure-to-pay solutions, please visit www.birchstreet.net.
About BirchStreet Systems, Inc.
As the recognized leader in the hospitality market, BirchStreet Systems, Inc. provides its web-based procure-to-pay platform to restaurants, country clubs, healthcare providers and some of the world’s largest hotel companies including Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Omni Hotels and Interstate Hotels and Resorts. BirchStreet’s applications are delivered over the Internet, using the “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) model, which reduces the total cost of ownership compared with the traditional method of buying and maintaining enterprise software. Currently, thousands of users in over 40 countries utilize BirchStreet to access and manage more than 160,000 suppliers. Formed in 2002, BirchStreet is privately held and has offices in Newport Beach, Calif., New Delhi, India and Dallas, Texas. For more information on BirchStreet Systems, please visit www.BirchStreet.net, subscribe to BirchStreet Systems’ official blog at www.BirchStreetBlog.com or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/BirchStreetSys