One of the world’s largest hotel companies and KPMG Crimsonwing enter into a new partnership on e-procurement, where KPMG Crimsonwing will support the group with the hosting, maintenance, support and development of their award-winning e-procurement portal.
The e-procurement portal was launched in 2009 and has since then become one of the most compelling reasons for hotel owners to join the international hotel company. The group’s purchasing network allows hotel owners to utilize group wide deals, maximizing their buying power and hence drive substantial savings.
KPMG Crimsonwing has partnered with the client since 2012, to further develop the portal into one of the most advanced e-procurement platforms in the hotel industry. This new partnership will make KPMG Crimsonwing an exclusive partner to the hotel company to manage full technical support and further application development.
Director e-procurement at the hotel company said: “Choosing a partner for a group’s e-procurement site is not an overnight decision. The partners must demonstrate the right kind of skills, business acumen, capabilities, experience and know-how, but above all the capacities to stay upbeat and up-to-date with the fast evolving changes in the e-trading environment. KPMG Crimsonwing was able to tick all the marks for us. The company’s strengths, values and vision are very similar to ours to delight the guests, drive the business and deliver results”.
“We’re very happy with the trust that our client is placing in our ability to take over, support and further develop such a complex and business critical system” said David Walsh, CEO of KPMG Crimsonwing. “With our knowledge and experience in both the Intershop product and B2B purchasing processes, we are delighted to be working with the hotel company.”
About KPMG Crimsonwing
KPMG Crimsonwing is an international business & IT solutions provider that supports organisations in business transformations enabled by technology. Our work focuses on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eCommerce and IT integration. Using our business and IT expertise we can help automate and transform organisations with the established business technology solutions of Microsoft, Intershop and Magento and a wide range of professional services.
KPMG Crimsonwing consists of more than 350 skilled employees, offers 24/7 support services and has a near-shore centre in Malta. Together with KPMG’s global network of member firms clients can benefit from a broad professional palette of business services, enabled by technology.
About the client
The client is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and under development with more than 95,000 rooms in more than 70 countries. The hotel company operates several brands and new properties in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA. The group has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was awarded one the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the US think tank Ethisphere. In November 2006, they were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The corporate support office of the hotel company is based in Brussels, Belgium.