In its infancy, group purchasing organizations showed little to no attention to travel as a category. However, over the years the landscape has changed and travel management services have since become sought after contracts. Within the travel vertical alone, OMNIA Partners has seen an 8% to 20% savings for both private and public members!
When thinking about your car rental program and provider, does fleet management come to mind as a major consideration? If it doesn’t, then you are not alone. It’s a topic I bring up a lot when talking about car rental with new members, so I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you why fleet management should be important to you too.
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.