Cornerstone Information Systems and Ruesink Consulting Group Join Forces: Partnership Brings Scoring Methodology to Companies Wanting to Better Manage Travel Spend

Bloomington, Ind. – March 14, 2011 – Cornerstone Information Systems and Ruesink Consulting Group will be joining forces to create a new offering for the corporate travel consumer. This long-term alliance will unite Cornerstone iBank technology with Ruesink Consulting Group’s OneScore methodology, both of which have been proven successful in the travel industry.

Mr. Ruesink is known for his development of a methodology that scores every travel transaction and assigns the transaction/department/traveler a score of 1-100 based on the dollar value of that behavior.  This methodology, known as OneScore, has helped increase key compliance behaviors between 15% and 30% and yielded significant savings for a leading global beverage company.

Cornerstone Information Systems has achieved renowned market dominance with its iBank offering which provides travel agencies and corporations with data management technology.  During 2010 iBank had 11,000 users who managed half-a-billion reservations.

“Cornerstone has always been extremely good at collecting and consolidating data and ensuring quality,” said Tom Ruesink, president of Ruesink Consulting Group.  “Their technology platform was already in place with iBank, iBank Analytics, and Travets and we have been able to expand the value proposition to the corporate marketplace. By integrating the OneScore methodology, developing additional technology features and delivering consulting services, we provide a clear path to savings opportunities and program improvement.”

The new offering will focus on three areas: data consolidation, technological capabilities and consulting.  It will provide answers for three basic, but key, questions.

  1. What are the tools needed to see travel data all in one place and manage its quality?
  2. What do stakeholders need at their fingertips to drive savings and how can we make that interesting, easy-to-use, and digestible?
  3. How do we bubble up insights rather than require travel managers to drill down and provide additional live support that they can reach out to when needed, such as prior to a big supplier meeting?

“Tom has helped us design tools that are more straightforward to use and provide data that is easier to digest and distribute,” said Aaron Hosey, vice president of strategy and development at Cornerstone.  “Through his methodology and our technology, we will be able to offer exactly that and bring about true cost savings for our corporate clients.”

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Information Systems is a professional services company helping travel management companies, corporate travel departments, airline and global distribution systems work more efficiently and more profitably.  Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company based in Bloomington, Indiana with personnel in eight locations worldwide. Further information about the company is available at www.ciswired.com or by calling Alan Minton at (812) 269-0014.

About Ruesink Consulting Group, Inc. 

Ruesink Consulting Group is a Minnesota based travel management and technology consulting company focusing on delivering strategies to drive savings and improve travel program management for Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to co-founding RCG, Tom Ruesink was a Director of Solutions Technology at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  He was a key contributor in growing the travel consulting practice from a handful of employees to nearly 100 global employees in 2006.  Further information about the company is available at www.ruesinkgroup.com or by calling (952) 223-6382.

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