FrontRunner and Solutionz Technologies Announce Partnership Offering a whole new level of Funeral Service care

June 7, 2015
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FrontRunner Professional, a leader in solutions for the funeral services industry today announced a new partnership with Solutionz Technologies to offer the industry’s only integrated, intelligent trip planning platform.   This exclusive new feature will be included at no-charge to all FrontRunner clients and will be available to all new clients, integrating trip planning into the Book of Memories™ product.

The Funeral Concierge Services offering will allow FrontRunner clients to take service and convenience to an entirely new level of care for the families it serves.  The Funeral Concierge will set FrontRunner clients apart from their competition, make it easier for people attending services to work out their trip plans, all while generating new revenues for our clients and donating 10% of our revenues from the new offering to charity.

The Funeral Concierge Services offering will include a comprehensive suite of integrated services featuring Solutionz Technology’s travel widget for visiting families and guests, allowing the traveler to find and reserve the hotel of their choice near the event, easing the logistics in their moment of grief.

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Additional features will be rolled out over the coming weeks, including an RSVP service to help funeral homes better manage events and the ability for friends and families to purchase flowers.  Also in a future release, Frontrunner funeral homes will be given the option of identifying the hotel facilities they recommend for visitors.

FrontRunner CEO and Founder Kevin Montroy cites, “The offering will ultimately encompass all the service and convenience Funeral homes can provide.  No one needs to be managing tons of logistics to attend a funeral or service.  We want to make it easy by providing trip planning like, driving and map directions directly to the funeral home, church, cemetery and reception locations.  Our product roadmap for Funeral Concierge Services also includes integrated catering services, local restaurant information and reservations, car washes, law firm resources along with condolence messaging services, Memorial Donation fulfilments to name a few.   Frontrunner is committed to providing the best end-to-end Funeral Home platform and services so they in turn can take great care of their customers.”

“Consumers will be offered these specialized services directly through the funeral home website, as well as through the directory listing at FuneralConciergeServices.com. It is simple for travelers to use and can be accessed using their smartphone or any current Internet browser.   We want the Funeral homes that use our platform to be recognized for the care they provide consumers. This is just one more piece of the matrix we have built to help drive more families and traffic to our client’s funeral homes.” says Montroy.

Chicke Fitzgerald founder and CEO of Solutionz Technologies states: “We have been providing customer-centric solutions to the travel industry for nearly 20 years.  With the shift in power on the Internet moving to the consumer, we are putting 100% of our focus on developing technologies that ease trip planning around life events.  We know from experience that approximately 10% of all funeral home attendees come from over 50 miles away and of those, 89% of travel to funerals and memorial services by car.  Finding a hotel nearby the service is a critical part of the planning process and most current travel sites focus on hotels near airports and city centers, versus where the traveler is really going.”

Fitzgerald also observed, “We are excited to be integrating our technology into the Frontrunner platform.  Their name says it all and it is great being able to work with such a visionary company.  We share in their desire to make trip planning easy for travelers during this difficult time. The new Funeral Concierge Services offering, powered by TripPlanz Toolkit™ will definitely raise the standards of funeral homes care to families and grieving friends.”

By infusing marketing and technology into the customer equation, FrontRunner will continue to evolve the Funeral Concierge Services offering to help FrontRunner clients be seen as the true leaders in their communities. This new feature amplifies the difference between funeral homes that are only looking for free websites or signing with firms that offer “pretty websites” and those who what to offer “pretty effective” solutions from their firm.

About FrontRunner

FrontRunner is the leading technology provider to funeral professionals.   Our technology is specifically designed to change the way families and communities interact with and choose funeral care providers. FrontRunner can equip all funeral professionals, regardless of budgets, with innovative products, services and online strategies.  Funeral Concierge Services is the first offering of its kind to integrate trip planning along with other services directly into the Book of Memories for families, friends and colleagues to ease travel to the service.

About Solutionz Technologies

Solutionz Technologies is the only company offering event and venue centered trip planning, scheduling, and reservations, developed by travelers for travelers.  Tampa-based Solutionz Technologies puts the consumer and their needs at the center of all their products and services.  Solutionz Technologies’ TripPlanz Toolkit™ provides venues, events, universities, hospitals and companies deliver integrated, intelligent trip planning solutions to their travelers, bringing ease to all of life’s travel needs.

To learn more contact:

Frontrunner

Kevin Montroy at 1-866-748-3625

Or visit us online at www.FrontRunner360.com

Solutionz Technologies

Chicke Fitzgerald at  1-813-925-0789

Or visit us at www.solutionz.com

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