SOURCE: Certain Software, Inc.

December 13, 2007 13:07 ET

Certain Software(C), Inc. and HelmsBriscoe Combine the Powers of Online Registration and RFP/Site Selection

Planners Gain Access to the World's Largest Site Selection and RFP Providers Through Certain Registration™

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - San Francisco-based Certain Software, Inc. is pleased to announce its strategic alliance with Scottsdale-based HelmsBriscoe to bring RFP and site selection services free of charge to Certain Registration customers. Planners will now be able to access the power of the largest provider of independent site selection and RFP services directly through the Certain Registration application.

This combination of online registration with RFP and site selection services makes sense for planners who are facing increasing pressure to do more with less. Shrinking travel budgets, constrained hotel room inventory and focus on planning more sustainable green meetings are all major factors. Certain and HelmsBriscoe's combined offering gives planners the ability to manage these crucial elements of the planning process efficiently while maximizing resources by leveraging unparalleled site selection and purchasing power.

"We are very pleased to be working with Certain and given the opportunity to offer first-class global site selection services to their customers," said HelmsBriscoe Chief Operating Officer Greg Malark.

Ken Voss, Executive Vice President at Certain, comments on the partnership, "We are continuously looking for ways to maximize the value of Certain Registration for our customers. Certain is excited that this partnership with HelmsBriscoe will give our customers access to world-class RFP and site selection resources, processes and technology at no additional charge."

About Certain

Certain provides innovative technology enabling our customers to register people and assets online. Our flagship product, Certain Registration, is the online registration solution used by the commercial and public sector for meetings, events and training programs. Certain delivers meetings, events and training planning professionals control, flexibility and value through key online registration features covering program, travel, housing, finance, communications and reports.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in Washington, D.C. and distributors in the United Kingdom, Certain has been a leader in the registration technology industry since 1994. For more information, visit

About HelmsBriscoe

HelmsBriscoe is the global leader of independent site selection and RFP services for over 8,000 corporate, association and government clients that plan off-site meetings and conferences. HelmsBriscoe associates accelerate the decision making process for meeting planners by researching hotels and other meeting venues that match their clients' negotiating rates and concessions by leveraging its volume purchasing power, and facilitating the contracting process. Founded in 1992, HelmsBriscoe offers the industry's most respected network of procurement specialists, with 925 associates spanning 35 countries. HelmsBriscoe combines its highly experienced global distribution with proprietary knowledge databases of 36,000 hotels containing more than five years of rate histories, the documented experiences and insights from its associates and clients, and a proprietary electronic RFP tool. For more information, visit

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