DALLAS, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, announced its strategic partnership with Pow Wow Smart®, a comprehensive technology platform that delivers innovative ground transportation solutions for meetings, conferences and events. Announced at the 2016 International LCT show in Las Vegas, Lanyon customers will be able to access the new features effective immediately.
"Lanyon's goal is to make meeting and event planners' jobs easier by being a one-stop shop for all of their needs," said John Pulling, Chief Technology Officer of Lanyon. "Our Smart Events CloudTM and Smart Hotel CloudTM solutions, coupled with the innovative technologies that Pow Wow Smart offers, will enable meeting and event planners to manage their event, secure hotel blocks, and source ground transportation, all in one place, without having to piecemeal their technology together. Through the Pow Wow Smart network of limousine companies, corporations will be able to save more than 30% on ground transportation cost. Just as Lanyon brings together planners and suppliers through hotel venue sourcing, we now can do the same with ground transportation."
Pow Wow Smart, together with miRide®, its mobile application for chauffeur-driven rides for businesses and professionals, has pioneered the advancement of technology and data aggregation for ground transportation. The patented technologies improve process and workflow for meeting and event planners, save time and money, and produce a better attendee experience. Their marketplace, which creates direct relationships with reputable companies that own the rubber and steel, helps companies effectively address this significant spend category.
With the partnership, planners will be able to submit a pricing request to ground companies through the Pow Wow Smart system that will generate quotes from three to five transportation companies. After selecting the best transportation option, the planner will then have the ability to collect flight arrival and departure times through the registration system, and export the data directly into the system which will automatically build the pickup and drop-off manifest.
"We're thrilled to be leading this effort with Lanyon," said Evan Michaels, CEO of Pow Wow Smart. "Ground transportation is a significant category in the event process in need of breakthrough process improvement, and we're excited about working with Lanyon to address efficiencies and cost-savings through our proven technologies and supplier marketplace."
The partnership announcement continues Lanyon's strong 2016, as the company recently appointed Jay Link as Chief Sales Officer, and announced the addition of Christie Hicks, Mark Komine and Bill Nicholson to the Lanyon Strategic Advisory Board. Lanyon is also updating and enhancing the company's Smart Events Cloud solution, with the newest additions to the platform to be announced in the second quarter of 2016.
Lanyon believes that when people get together amazing things can happen. Relationships are built and business gets done. This is why we have created the industry's leading cloud-based software for managing corporate meetings, events and travel programs. From a one-to-one sales meeting, employee training or a larger flagship customer conference. Lanyon's unmatched software and the data it provides helps thousands of organizations and hotels around the world to better engage their customers, reduce costs and grow revenues. For more information visit www.lanyon.com and connect with us on Twitter @Lanyon.
About Pow Wow Smart® and miRide®
Pow Wow Smart® is a leading provider of turn-key solutions and data aggregation for ground transportation, designed specifically for meeting and event planners and their workflow. Our patented technology improves the process of mapping manifests to vehicle utilization, eliminates errors, and saves time & money by creating a direct relationship with reputable companies that own the rubber and steel. For more information visit www.PowWowSmart.com or on Twitter @powwowsmart.
miRide® is a chauffeur-driven mobile application/service for businesses and professionals, with innovative technology to schedule individual rides via black cars with licensed and insured drivers. For more information visit www.miRide.com or on Twitter @miRideworld.