A new room-booking tool from Regus and Condeco could save businesses almost two hours a week in the time it takes to find and arrange external meeting rooms.
The easy-to-use software app allows companies to book rooms all over the world in minutes. Given that, at present, they can spend almost 2 hours phoning room providers, and managing and processing quotes, the solution can save users a huge amount of time during the year.
The partnership between Regus, the world’s leading provider of flexible workspaces, and Condeco brings together Regus’s global network of workspaces and Condeco’s room-booking software. Businesses that find their own internal meeting rooms are already booked or not suitable can immediately access Regus’s network of more than 5,000 meeting rooms and 1,000 video communication facilities at over 1,200 business centres in 95 countries, courtesy of its partnership with Condeco.
The app lets users book space from their mobile phone or tablet when working on the move. The one-click system also removes the language barriers that staff may face when they try to book meeting space in a different country.
Simon Hunt, Global Product Director e-Trading at Regus, comments: “If you only book one external meeting room a week because your own meeting space is booked, you can spend an average of nearly two hours booking that room, according to BDRC.
“Add up the time savings from this new tool over the year, and it could save you around 90 hours annually - that’s around 12 working days a year that you could spend on more useful activities.”
Pervez Gibbs, Head of Marketing, UK and North America, Condeco, adds: “This exciting partnership between Condeco and Regus comes from both organisations’ understanding of how to help businesses operate more efficiently. The result is a product that will save businesses of all sizes many hours a year, and enable them to use their time better. By giving them greater clarity over their meeting room use and expenses, it will also help them track and control spending better – a valuable tool when every business is seeking greater efficiency.”
 BDRC Continental Meetings Benchmark Tracker.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
More than 1.3 million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of more than 1,500 locations in 600 cities and 99 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange.