H.E.A.D. launches purchasing system: new customer Hotel Group Vienna
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Rupert Simoner, CEO Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG & Lars Schmid, Managing Director H.E.A.D. Hotel Equipment and Design GmbH (from left to right)


The Steigenberger subsidiary H.E.A.D. Hotel Equipment and Design GmbH (H.E.A.D.) is now making its purchasing platform H.E.A.D.@web available to strategic partners and costumers. The tool offers hotel specific procurement solutions that can be used collaboratively.

Austria's largest Hotel Group Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG will in future work with the eProcurement system developed by H.E.A.D. - a modern, intuitive and web-based purchasing tool. Explicitly geared to the requirements of the hotel and service industry, it ensures greater transparency, control and management of all purchasing activities. It is the basic building block for strategic purchasing. It has been in successful use at Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and IntercityHotels since 2013.

"With our purchasing system, we export expertise from various industries, which can be used by third parties. The intelligent combination of cooperation and autonomy in purchasing is particularly convincing", says Lars Schmid, Managing Director of H.E.A.D..

The hotels order their goods electronically in the catalogues maintained by the supplier. Responsible persons have the possibility to view, approve or reject orders. After agreement the customer takes over existing catalogues of H.E.A.D..

With Collaborative Sourcing, H.E.A.D. has developed a unique model in which the platform is used for joint purchasing projects. Volume, processes and expertise can be bundled and synergies can be used optimally.

Vienna International controls a total of 38 Hotels from its headquarters in Vienna from Russia to France. In Germany, the Group comprises 14 hotels, including the design Hotel Andel's in Berlin and two Angelo Hotels in Munich. The purchasing system will initially be introduced in all hotels in Germany. Another roll-out of the tool is planned for all regions.

Rupert Simoner, CEO of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG: "We decided to work with H.E.A.D. for good reasons. The processes are effective, the volume - especially for specialized suppliers - is increased, we always have meaningful evaluations and have a strategic planning tool at our disposal. It is also important to me that we have access to the best, sustainable and above all local products and - which is probably the decisive aspect - that we have more time for our core business of being real hosts."