December 06, 2003

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December 04, 2003 16:53

The Hub Connection Selects PlanSoft's Technology and Online Meeting Planning Product Suite
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NEW YORK, NY AND CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04-12-2003 -- The Hub Connection, a premiere ground transportation and limousine company, has selected the PlanSoft® Corporation, the leading Internet-based solutions provider for the meetings industry, to expand the planning tools available on its Internet web site, www.hubconnect.com. By leveraging PlanSoft's extensive technology and Internet distribution channels, The Hub Connection will enhance its online presence for key account customers while providing targeted exposure for its services.

The Hub Connection currently serves large corporations by offering online access to high quality transportation services. Corporations can request and contract point-to-point transportation for individuals, small and large groups. The agreement calls for offering various additional sourcing and planning technology modules for key accounts. New functionality includes hotel and supplier selection, a Request for Proposal system, and access to a variety of promotional packages, all of which will be "Powered by PlanSoft."

"We chose PlanSoft because the company's technology solutions are the proven standards in the meeting planning industry," noted Kathi Markou, Vice President, The Hub Connection. "PlanSoft's web-based products will enable us to offer additional services to our key accounts, providing greater visibility for our firm."

A unique luxury transportation company, The Hub Connection dominates the New York metropolitan ground market for Fortune 500 travelers. Customers will now be able to reserve luxury sedan services as part of a supplier search engine with over 60 categories. The Hub Connection key account base will also benefit from the integration of its permissions-based security system with the PlanSoft product suite. Customers will be able to use a universal user name and password for both The Hub Connection and PlanSoft's various products.

"The Hub Connection is an exciting new partner for PlanSoft as they provide penetration into the relatively untapped luxury sedan industry," said Edward J. Tromczynski, PlanSoft President and COO. "This agreement provides both PlanSoft and The Hub Connection with a solid plan for harnessing the buying power of the corporate marketplace."

About The Hub Connection

Started in 1996, The Hub Connection was the brainchild of two transportation industry veterans who recognized the need for a ground transportation clearinghouse in the New York marketplace. Starting with an idea for a call center to represent free market sedans and limousines, the organization grew into a multi-million dollar company within a year.

The Hub Connection's place in the NY metro black car market was assured when in 1997, a major financial house contracted to showcase the on-demand lobby kiosk. Passengers could walk down to a lobby kiosk to order cars or review the status of their phone orders.

With passenger expectations managed and proven cost savings techniques in hand, The Hub Connection developed Sentinel™, a unique passenger and driver identification system for line-up operations. Sentinel increased the safety and security of the passenger and driver by authenticating the driver and his eligibility status before the passenger enters the car. The system allows companies to follow their employee's ride volume with greater ease.

The Hub Connection is positioning itself in the international marketplace with their global upscale limousine service. Visit www.hubconnect.com or contact The Hub Connection at 718-383-6200 for additional information.

About PlanSoft Corporation

PlanSoft® is the leading Internet-based business-to-business solutions provider for the professional meeting planner in the $110 billion meeting and convention industry. At its planner destination site, mpoint.com, the company enables meeting professionals to communicate and transact business throughout the procurement and planning process with both U.S. and international meeting facilities, hotels and related industry suppliers.

PlanSoft's Meeting Management Solutions™, or MMS®, and the qReg™ products reflect the natural evolution of the planning industry by giving organizations more direct control over their costs and productivity. MMS provides corporations and associations private-labeled versions of many of mpoint's online tools with the ability to budget, schedule, report and track internal and external meeting information. qReg streamlines the corporate housing and registration process.

In addition to the company's mpoint® and various private label solutions, PlanSoft's Facility Sales Solution™, or FSS™, is an enterprise-wide product designed to assist facility chains to better manage and control the sales process. The series of integrated product modules allows the sales force to search individual facility information databases including key selling features and competition, manage and promote distressed inventory, manage and track RFPs, and build personalized corporate portal pages for key accounts.

PlanSoft has strategic alliances with many of the most influential organizations in the industry. All of PlanSoft's comprehensive information databases, meeting planning solutions and online tools are available to meeting professionals at www.mpoint.com. More information regarding Facility Sales Solution, Meeting Management Solutions, and qReg is available at the company's corporate web site, www.plansoft.com or by contacting PlanSoft at 330-405-5555.

PlanSoft®, mpoint® and MMS® are registered trademarks of PlanSoft Corporation. Facility Sales Solution™, FSS™, Meeting Management Solutions™, Meetings For You™, News To Use™, qReg™, and To The Point™ are trademarks of the PlanSoft Corporation.

Contacts:
Kathi Markou
The Hub Connection
718-383-6200
[email protected]

Alison R. Martin
PlanSoft Corporation
561-638-2284
[email protected]

Posted by Craig at December 6, 2003 03:21 PM