OMNIA Partners Blog

How to Uncover Technology Gaps to Enhance Your Security

June 16, 2022 / by Ricoh posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, IT & Telecom, Business Products & Solutions, Information Technology, gpo

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Sudden, dramatic business changes can create – or expose – gaps in your IT systems and infrastructure. But before you can address them, you need to know they exist. Your IT infrastructure determines how productive your people can be. It keeps your data and information safe. Ultimately, your IT practices directly affect your revenue and profit. In this blog, you will learn about various potential gaps in your IT infrastructure, and how Ricoh can help members of OMNIA Partners fill these gaps and enhance their network security.

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How to Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware

August 2, 2021 / by Ricoh posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, IT & Telecom, Business Products & Solutions, Information Technology, gpo

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Ransomware attacks continue to grow in number and sophistication. If you are responsible for IT and security management in your organization, knowing how to protect your organization against ransomware is a must. Members of OMNIA Partners can utilize Ricoh's various managed security services to help protect their organization against ransomware and prevent future attacks.

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Does Your Expense Policy Protect Business, Employees, or Neither?

December 10, 2020 / by Serko posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, Information Technology, gpo

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While business travel itself can be both rewarding and challenging, nothing makes an employee’s eyes glaze over more quickly than the thought of the post trip expense processing. Time-consuming, rife with potential for error, it can be a hotbed for both inadvertent and deliberate fraud that can lead to severe consequences for individuals and businesses.

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Workwear Ownership Now Available: Get A Tailored Fit

August 12, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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Uniforms and workwear are imperative to a broad range and scope of businesses, likely it already exists in your spend management strategy (if not, it should). After all, the right workwear, for the right employee can impact employee retention, up-time and overall productivity. Until now OMNIA Partners has only offered rental opportunities to fulfill your spend needs. That's why we have partnered with ServiceWear Apparel to add flexibility to our portfolio by including opportunities to save on your uniform and workwear programs through ownership - thus ensuring that every fit is tailored to your exact needs.

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Sourcing Hotel Programs Successfully: Key Determinants

July 18, 2019 / by ALTOUR posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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Through OMNIA Partners, Private Sector Travel Management Program, ALTOUR shares best-in-class hotel sourcing practices.


Negotiating hotel discounts and optimizing savings is among the biggest challenges companies with midsize travel programs face.

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OMNIA Partners Is Among GPOs Focusing on Corporate Travel

February 13, 2019 / by The Company Dime posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Travel Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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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!

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Procurement Strategies You Can Apply to Travel

October 29, 2018 / by Direct Travel posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Travel Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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Originally posted by Direct Travel on the DT Navigator blog.

Every year, GBTA Convention is a great place to learn, network and find new ways to gain more clarity in your travel management program. Now that the largest annual gathering of business travel professionals in the world has come to a close, we want to share with you our notes from an insightful education session by our partner – OMNIA Partners.

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The Millennial Shift In Business Travel

May 29, 2018 / by Direct Travel posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Travel Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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Millennials are the next generation to shape the future of procurement, travel management and business. Defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, millennials represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, making them the largest generation in US history. By 2020, over half of the workforce will be made up of millennials, and their different mindset, habits and preferences can have an impact on your company’s bottom line.

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Is Your Online Booking Tool (OBT) Performing?

April 24, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Travel Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Products & Solutions, gpo

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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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