Chicago – March 25, 2016 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) launched Smart Meeting: a suite of intelligent, flexible meetings technology solutions to manage specific needs throughout the end-to-end meetings management process Tuesday.
“Our newest proprietary technology gives meeting owners a choice,” said Ted Stone, SVP Global Technology. “They have the power to choose the full suite to support meetings management or the individual solutions that work best for them now – with the scalability for future needs.”
Smart Meeting is a seamless plug-in and value-add to current meetings technology. It provides specific functionality that current technology providers are not focused on or lack the service and process expertise in niche areas such as life sciences. Its three scalable solutions can be tailored to meet multi-audience invitation requirements, complex compliance needs, flexible reporting capabilities and more.
Smart Invitation: A multi-user, invitation application that simplifies and automates the meeting invite process – replacing the manual process of compiling customer lists and invitee contact information from multiple sources.
Smart Expense: Fully automated, online attendee expense management tool that captures domestic and international expenses as well as meeting spend – with the capability to segment data. A particular need for life sciences customers managing complex compliance regulations such as Transfer of Value reporting.
Smart Registration: Simplified attendee management with features such as attendee registration, opt in/out tracking, contract management, document library as well as flexible meeting and spend reporting.
“Smart Meeting is a differentiator for us,” said Stone. “We are the only global meetings and events agency to offer customizable technology that provides this level of flexibility, detail and specific meetings management capability as part of our service offering. Given the complex compliance requirements in the Life Sciences vertical, Smart Meeting, is a true value add when considering operational efficiency.”