The project will enable SEH Group’s purchasing organization to offer new online services to its hoteliers, while increasing the efficiency of its purchasing strategy. The group decided to create a marketplace to allow all hotel owners, both within and outside the group, to make more intelligent purchases with increased transparency. This emphasises the group’s loyalty to independent hoteliers.
Perfect Commerce was chosen due to its experience with similar projects, international scope and ease of use. The SEH team was particularly drawn to the user-friendly and intuitive eProcurement and Catalogue Management solutions: “With Perfect Commerce, SEH will be able to guide its members towards a new stage of digital transformation by offering an online service for all purchases on a digital platform,” says David Esseryk, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, SEH United Hoteliers.
“Implementing the purchasing marketplace will better serve our hoteliers and provide a 100% online service with a single-order basket,” added Elisabeth Meulle, Head of the Group Purchasing Organization.
The new service will be available to all hotel owners from Spring 2018 and will be rapidly deployed. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and supplier recruitment services, exclusively offered by Perfect Commerce, are key factors in fast and efficient implementation.
“We are proud of the trust SEH has placed in us,” stated Martial Gerardin, Managing Director, Europe for Perfect Commerce. “It is a recognition of our experience and the excellence of our solutions.”
About SEH United Hoteliers
As the leading multi-brand group of independent hoteliers in Europe, SEH United Hoteliers has over 600 hotels in 12 countries and offers a diverse selection in every city. With knowledge based on 50 years of experience, SEH United Hoteliers combines the strength of a European network with an uncompromising commitment to quality. The group has a portfolio of 5 complementary brands: Relais du Silence (charming residences), QUALYS-HOTEL (high-end hotels full of character), INTER-HOTEL (variety of midrange hotels), P’TIT DEJ-HOTEL (budget hotels), and added in November 2017, Hôtels-Chalets de Tradition (authentic high-end chalets).