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Sonda Sahley: Category Management, Corporate Services at OMNIA Partners
Sonda is responsible for Corporate Services Category Management at OMNIA Partners. In this role, she serves as a category manager for office supplies, contract audit and translation services agreements. She works cross-functionally with stakeholders and suppliers to provide ongoing program support and she serves as a key advocate for OMNIA Partners supplier relationships.
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Tips for Meetings Management Program Success

April 26, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives

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Implementing a strategic meetings management program (SMMP) is a huge benefit for busy organizations. But this new strategy can be met with pushback from concerned internal meeting planners.

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Infographic: 3 Reasons to Rethink Your Office Supplies Program

April 25, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Infographic

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published by Corporate United, an OMNIA Partner. Now part of the OMNIA Partners family and fully integrated to create even more leverage for our growing member community. 

Read through this informative infographic featuring the reasons why a taking a look at your office supplies program through a new lens may make a lot of sense for your enterprise.

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Is Your Online Booking Tool (OBT) Performing?

April 24, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, Travel Management, Direct Travel

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As a travel partner development representative, members often come to me with similar complaints about online booking tools (OBTs) “it can’t do this…” or “it can’t do that.” However, once we get into deeper conversations about the issues, I quickly realize that it’s not an issue with the actual OBT technology, but instead certain functionalities are turned off and alerts aren’t set up. Or, the company policy isn’t tied to the tool correctly, so travelers aren’t warned when they are making non-compliant travel arrangements.

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How To Improve Your GPO Office Supplies Program

March 27, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services

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Deloitte’s Global Chief Procurement Officer survey noted that enterprises remain focused on driving down costs and consolidating spend. Indirect spend categories are attracting more attention as companies recognize the important opportunities for savings they hold. As such, those folks tasked with managing indirect spend categories like office supplies and solutions face unique challenges.

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How to Bring Long-Term Value to Indirect Spend Programs

March 1, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Pros to Know, Procurement

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2017 Pro to Know Katie Virtue has been a part of Corporate United’s category management group for over six years, focused on carrying out Category Lifecycle Management efforts across Corporate United’s Travel offerings.

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The Real Impact That Your Breakroom Has on Your Business

February 22, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Corporate Services, Breakroom Supplies, Georgia Pacific, Infographic

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The breakroom is an area of the office that, maybe surprisingly, holds an opportunity to help procurement cut costs in a major way. In addition to helping improve productivity by giving employees a space to recharge throughout the day, the break room and the products you stock in it can help your organization reduce waste.

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Meetings Trend Alert: Virtual & Augmented Reality 

February 10, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives

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A strategic approach to meetings management is on the rise, and you know what else is? The use of virtual and augmented reality in this space.

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5 Car Rental Myths Debunked

February 2, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, Car Rental, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Although car rental is a mature category, industry changes affecting rates, fees and technology cause procurement and travel to review their contracts every few years. The category is ripe with opportunities for increased cost savings and employee satisfaction, but there can be resistance to change. Employees get comfortable using the same provider and travel managers fall victim to the belief that all suppliers offer the same benefits.

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A New Focus on Travel Offerings

January 10, 2017 / by Sonda Sahley posted in Travel, Travel Management, Weichert Corporate Housing, Car Rental, Corporate Housing Solutions, ALTOUR Meetings & Incentives, Direct Travel, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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