AONIA has been awarded a grant under the Business Improvement Fund by the Singapore Tourism Board to develop Planner-Plus, a cloud-based software application aimed at enhancing efficiencies in decision-making for the MICE industry.
Application development shall be undertaken by INGINIM, an award-winning Singapore-based software development firm.
Planner-Plus was born of a need to streamline workflows and reduce labour-intensive inefficiencies during the meetings planning process.
AONIA’s chief executive, Daniel Chua, said: “Key decisions are oftentimes made based on emotion or a vague inkling of an idea. Planner-Plus is created to effect fact-based decision making in real time to save meeting planners, their clients and suppliers time, effort and money.”
Chai Kok Young, INGINIM’s co-CEO, added: “INGINIM is proud to be part of a project with industry-wide and global benefit. Planner-Plus shall incorporate features based on AONIA’s work in organising events worldwide, utilising the latest software to help fill a technological gap.”
With the award of the grant, Planner-Plus is currently under development and shall be released for testing and use in the second half of 2018.
Source : http://mixmeetings.com/bulletin/aonia-secures-grant-to-develop-plannerplus-2108