Automated Hotel RFP Procurement Suite
Over a decade ago, Lodging Logistics set the standard in hotel RFP automation by launching ProLodgic – the premier online hotel procurement suite. ProLodgic revolutionized hotel sourcing then, and continues to lead in innovation today. Automated bid scoring, simplified bid review tools, and powerful mapping technology streamlines the sourcing process and maximizes program productivity. With ProLodgic at your side, you will find it easier than ever to navigate through the complexities of sourcing an effective hotel program.
ProLodgic is an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based tool. It streamlines and simplifies the hotel RFP process, putting a suite of powerful tools at your fingertips. We take the work and worry out of the processes of bidding and negotiating, so you can complete your program faster than ever. Corporate Travel Managers have access to powerful bid management tools and robust analytics to put all the decision criteria in one place, automating the bid review, and simplifying selections.
Corporate Travel Managers are busy people. The last thing you need is another piece of software to learn, another process to have to teach your team. ProLodgic is designed to be simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use. We, of course, provide a detailed help guide and full training support to all our clients. Many of our new customers, however, are happy to just open the tool and start working. Every step of the annual procurement process is managed from a point-and-click interface. ProLodgic eliminates the laborious communications, the hassle of paper-based RFPs, and the time-consuming process of individual negotiations. With ProLodgic, your job is about to get a lot easier.
Sophisticated Decision Support Tools
With hundreds or thousands of bids to review, the decision process needs to be made as simple and fast as possible, while enabling the travel manager to make the most informed decisions based on accurate information. ProLodgic offers the most sophisticated, streamlined, and powerful decision-support tools available today. Every bid response is captured, logged, reviewed and scored, and the results are displayed together in an intuitive point-and-click interface. Here are just some of the outstanding decision support features available to you.
- Weighted Seasonal Average Rates help you conveniently make apples-to-apples comparisons.
- Rate Benchmarking ensures that you are getting the best possible rates. Savings are calculated to include any commissions for easy comparison.
- Point-and-click data drill-down to view bid details in-depth.
- Automated Bid Scoring and Ranking, based on client’s specific requirements
- Bid Scoring is color-coded for instant identification of acceptable bids and negotiation opportunities
Bid Process Status View
Log into ProLodgic, and you are greeted by the Bid Process Status screen – an at-a-glance view of the important metrics of your program. You see immediately the number of markets ready to solicit or not ready, the number of RFPs ready to send, and an overview of the status of all the bids sent. Then, a click takes you to the screen you need to proceed – solicitation list, market manager, bid review, or several other options
Bid Process Manager
An automated wizard walks you through the procedure of setting up a new bid year. Quickly define key milestone dates and assign tasks to team members. Auto-generate your Bid Invitation List based on a variety of options.
ProLodgic provides unparallelled data validation to provide the highest level of data accuracy available in the industry. Hotels replying to RFPs via the ProLodgic automated bid response wizard are guided step by step through each section of the RFP. All fields require a response. Comprehensive data validation is employed to improve the accuracy of the responses. The combined tools eliminate missing data and ensure the highest quality of data.
Service and Support
The technology behind ProLodgic is outstanding, but it is the service and support our customers rave about. Our Service Delivery Team is staffed with experts in account management, data analytics, and technical support. Our team considers world-class service to be our most important product, and they are ready to prove it to you. In fact, going above and beyond to exceed your expectations is just standard operating procedure for us. Whether by phone or by email, you will have always access to the assistance you need when you need it.
The world of business travel is constantly evolving, and so are we. Our Information Technology and Development teams are continuously finding better ways and new ideas, and incorporating them into all our tools. Many ideas are also suggested by our clients, as they suggest changes that will meet their specific needs. We collect all the ideas we can, and select the best to add to ProLodgic. That is why after over a decade, we still offer the most advanced hotel procurement suite available, and always will be. Count on it.
Autonomy and Objectiveness
Lodging Logistics has built strong working relationships with hotels and hotel chains over the past 14 years. We don’t work for any hotels, we don’t earn revenue from any hotels, so we are completely autonomous. Hotels and chains appreciate that we will treat them all on a level playing field. No preferences are given, and there is no favoritism. We are therefore free to help our customers find the best hotels to meet their needs.
Increased Hotel Bid Response Rates
Hotels love Lodging Logistics. National Account Managers love Lodging Logistics. Because we know hotels, and work in partnership with hotels to give the best service possible to our mutual customers, hotels love to work with us. Thanks to such solid working relationships, we are able to deliver the highest bid response rates possible – averaging 94% or better.
Huge Hotel Database
Our comprehensive hotel database contains detailed hotel profiles of nearly 120,000 hotels, and we are constantly adding more. Detailed hotel profiles help you quickly identify hotels to fit your travelers’ needs, and Google Maps technology zeroes in on the closest hotels to your facilities. When you find a hotel you want to solicit, a simple click adds it to your list.
Your chain national account manager is an important stakeholder in an effective hotel program. ProLodgic Chain Manager helps you manage your chain relationships and define the role of each chain in every aspect of the Bid Process. Using ProLodgic, your account managers will have access to relevant bid process data for their chain and can help you achieve your goals and objectives more effectively than ever before.