Roomex raises €8 million to build next generation tech platform for booking business travel

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Oct-2018 14:34:17 / by Jack Donaghy posted in Partnership, Roomex News

Roomex, an ambitious global travel software business headquartered in Dublin, today announces it has raised €8 million series A funding, led by Draper Esprit.

 

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Ending Excel Hell for Hotel Bookings for Business

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Oct-2018 14:16:13 / by Michael Steele posted in Roomex News, Case Study

When you book hotels for business, do you find yourself jumping through these hoops...

Do you...

  • Visit the hotel’s website or pick up the phone to dial through to reservations?
  • Pass on credit card details through email or over the phone?
  • Fill up online forms, printing off reservations or emailing them to colleagues?
  • Open various packages of Microsoft Office to record and update the prices, dates, details, departmental codes and all the other fields.
  • Cross referencing travel policy docs to make sure everything is above board and under expense limits.
  • End up in Excel ‘Hell’ pulling together printouts to present to management. 

Or do you just log on to Roomex.com and let them do it all for you?

 

KN Group are an example of a company who revolutionised their hotel booking process through Roomex. Being leading providers to the Telecommunications, Transport Infrastructure and Power sectors in Ireland, the UK and internationally, they have large groups of engineers and staff on the road all the time, covering projects lasting several days to weeks.

But their hotel booking processes were simply too admin-heavy, expensive and time consuming.  

It became clear to the procurement managers at KN Group that Excel spreadsheets simply weren’t going to cut it anymore.

 The time and costs spent in hotel booking (and the reporting) all came into view as challenges, while duty of care also emerged as a concern to its HR department who wanted to know the whereabouts of all their employees at any given point in time.

 

Roomex to the rescue

KN Group have engaged Roomex to address these issues and provide a modern and efficient solution for their corporate hotel booking needs . You can read more about how they managed to optimise all their hotel booking processes using Roomex platform in the case study here. 

Since moving to Roomex, Excel spreadsheets are now firmly the reserve of the finance and accounts department for KN Group - one place you definitely won’t find them is tracking hotel costs.

 


“We tried other systems but when it comes to booking and managing hotel accommodation Roomex did deliver. We have been very happy with the platform over the past four years. The biggest advantage for KN Group is that it saves our procurement team a huge amount of time in the booking process: each booking with Roomex takes a minute or less; without Roomex this would take ten or 15 minutes. We have our own corporate negotiated rates with some hotels and these are loaded into Roomex, which makes it very convenient, and we are confident that Roomex will get us the best rates elsewhere. It’s a one-stop shop for getting the best deals.”

- Richard Fitzpatrick, Group Procurement Manager, KN Group, Dublin


 

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Why business travel bookers are switching from negotiated rates to dynamic sourcing

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Oct-2018 09:26:36 / by Michael Steele posted in Roomex News

Here’s why business travel bookers are switching from negotiated rates to dynamic sourcing. Companies like EY are adopting dynamic sourcing as a money-saving, satisfaction boosting way to book business accommodation for their teams.

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Autumn Sparkle Networking Event

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Sep-2018 11:25:19 / by Michael Steele posted in Roomex News

Roomex are one of the proud sponsors of the “Autumn Sparkle” networking evening at the Bankside Hotel in London on Oct 22nd. Now in its seventh year, the networking event has proved a huge success with PAs EAs, Office Managers and anybody who books travel and meetings as part of their role.

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Coffeebreak chat with Amanda Middleton, Roomex Operations Executive

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Sep-2018 10:32:21 / by Michael Steele posted in Roomex News

Originally from Upstate New York, Amanda Middleton is a Roomex Operations Executive. She is a graduate of the prestigious Paul Smith’s College where she studied a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Resort & Tourism Management with a Business Administration Minor.
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FREE WEBINAR - How to Gain Visibility & Control while Saving Time & Money on Hotel Bookings

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-Aug-2018 15:30:33 / by Michael Steele posted in Hotel Reservations, Travel Spend, Webinar

 

Join Mark Duckworth of Roomex for a free webinar to learn how you can save time and money on hotel bookings while gaining instant visibility and control over spend! Learn just how easy it is to manage hotel bookings, payments and administration with your own Roomex platform – integrating your company’s T&E policies, preferred hotels and own negotiated rates.

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Roomex exhibits at Business Travel Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Aug-2018 14:42:24 / by Michael Steele posted in Events, Roomex News

Roomex are delighted to be attending this years Business Travel Conference, a key event organised annually by Business Travel Magazine.

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Roomex Partners with Hallmark Hotels

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Aug-2018 13:32:39 / by Niklas Ostros posted in Partnership

Roomex, the leading global corporate hotel booking service, is delighted to announce a new agreement with Hallmark Hotels, which will bring live availability and competitive rates to the Roomex platform from August, 2018. This partnership further establishes Roomex as the leading platform for corporate hotel bookings.

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Gain Visibility & Control on Corporate Hotel Bookings

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Jun-2018 14:46:15 / by Michael Steele posted in Hotel Reservations, Travel Spend, Webinar

 Join our free webinar to learn how you can save time and money on hotel bookings while gaining instant visibility and control over spend.  

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Coffeebreak chat with Aaron Doherty, Roomex Agile Product Owner

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2018 09:22:05 / by Michael Steele posted in Roomex News

Aaron Doherty is an Agile Product Owner with Roomex. He’s a product manager in both name and nature - even when he’s not on the clock, he’s likely to be reading and thinking about Product Management .
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