SOURCE: Birch Street

May 14, 2008 11:00 ET

Birch Street Expands Products Portfolio Beyond eProcurement

On Demand Environment Drives Need for Comprehensive Hospitality Management Solutions

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Birch Street Systems, a leading provider of hosted hospitality management software solutions, today announced that its growth continues with the expansion of their products portfolio. Increasingly, new and existing customers are demanding capabilities in their management software solutions that include the ability to automate, measure and control spend for both single and multi-property portfolios.

Birch Street answered that call when they brought to market a focus on automating and optimizing multi-variable business processes. From single-site solutions to global enterprise offerings, Birch Street offers a broad range of modules including: eProcurement and RFQ; budget tracking and workflow; recipe management, liquor monitoring and menu engineering; inventory and receiving; AP automation; advanced analytics; and FF&E/capital projects management.

"We understand the hospitality industry. We know if you can't measure it, you can't control it, so we've developed solutions that help customers to optimize their businesses by injecting automation into their processes," said Douglas Sanborn, President and CEO of Birch Street. "The efficiency benefits are tremendous. Not having a comprehensive, predictable view of corporate spend leads to a loss of control. We want to support our customers and help them to avoid this loss."

Recently, Birch Street announced that Carlson Hotels Worldwide selected its Capital Projects Management Suite for a major brand renovation project consisting of more than 250 Country Inns & Suites By Carlson properties throughout North America. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is using the Capital Projects Management Suite (CPMS) to track and manage Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) purchasing for the roll-out of the brand's new interior design upgrade.

About Birch Street

More than 20,000 users in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia utilize Birch Street's full-service procure-to-pay solutions with $1 billion spend annually. As a recognized leader in the Hospitality market, Birch Street delivers its web-based platform to some of the world's most recognizable companies including; Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Omni Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Carlson Hospitality. They help customers reduce the risk, complexity and cost associated with large-scale regional or worldwide procurement and back-office operations, while empowering business users and delivering unprecedented ROI. Headquartered in Newport Beach California, the company is managed by a team of enterprise software veterans. For more information, visit www.BirchStreetSystems.com.

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