Laurent George, Procurement IT Manager at Louvre Hotels Group talks about how they have set up a marketplace for the group of 1400 hotels around the world. Hotel managers can now obtain better price and service for strategic purchase using approved suppliers, while the central procurement department has access to better knowledge of what the hotels are using.
Most of the hoteliers in the group are managed or franchised hotels so the option of getting better prices using approved suppliers using Proactis, is a huge incentive. It also enables the Group to get better knowledge of what’s being used – information that can be leveraged to negotiate. It’s a real win-win situation. The hoteliers around the Group are using the system every day, not only for food and beverage, but for everything provided in a hotel. The result is approximately 90% of recurring purchase are going through the Proactis platform.