Aimed at refreshing current features and at the same time, adding new tools to allow Nexion agents to build their businesses and be more efficient, Nexion’s technology platform upgrade will happen incrementally over the three-year period so agents won’t notice changes until 2016.
Updates to existing programs include enhanced reporting capabilities targeted to individual business needs, upgraded automated commission processing allowing for more file types and matching functionality, and an upgraded SNAP! (Simple Nexion Air Program) booking platform.
The largest change to the current platform is the overhaul of the current WebView agent portal, which when launched will be called myNexion. myNexion will be browser independent, allowing members to access it from their preferred web browser.
Other new tools include an end-to-end accounting solution, a new agent dashboard and a new electronic distribution system.
The upgrade is the biggest project on Nexion’s plate, but it’s not the only project. Nexion agents will also see six ‘Nexion On The Road’ sessions in 2016, two of which will have a Canadian component. Each On the Road event is expanding to two days to correspond with ship inspections or area activities with select supplier partners.
Nexion has also scheduled a second annual Corporate CoNexions event for its top corporate agents. Most of us associate home-based agents with leisure travel, but many independent travel agents sold corporate travel in the past, says Mike Foster, President, Nexion Canada. “Corporate travel is a growing segment for Nexion and Nexion Canada agents,” he adds. “We offer our member agents a fantastic hotel program, and when coupled with airline contracts and car rental agreements many members are identifying corporate travel as a segment of their business that can grow.”
Foster said Nexion Canada is focused on providing the best tools possible for its agents. “The goal of all our tools and technology is to help Nexion members maximize their efficiency and profitability. This major investment in our technology and innovation comes from the pressure we put on ourselves to make sure the best agents in the business have the best tools at their disposal.”
Nexion Canada currently has about 160 Canadian members and continues to grow, he added.
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