A new — and free — meeting booking tool called PYM Zen is up and running, waiting to make your work life easier. Even the name is relaxing.

The power-packed booking engine is the result of a partnership between Plan Your Meetings and innovative meeting technology company Zentila. It’s designed to give meeting planners a quick, clear path to getting complete proposals and attractive offers. PYM Zen streamlines the parts of the venue-selection process that take up the most time and create the most frustration: researching hotels to find out who has the space you need; crafting a meeting request that will get noticed; and getting complete bids.

PYM Zen streamlines this process with several tools:

  • An intuitive RFP Genie that asks planners a few questions, and then builds a meeting request that is easy to customize and adapt for group-specific needs
  • Crowd-sourced hotel recommendations.
  • An ad-free hotel search engine so you get targeted results and get them fast. (PYM partners are highlighted, so you know who they are.)
  • Incentives for hoteliers to reply to your request within hours with a complete bid.

“PYM Zen drastically simplifies the RFP process,” says Plan Your Meetings founder Tom Casey. “With PYM Zen’s intuitive interface, a bid can be modified and replied to in less than five minutes with a few mouse clicks. That means meeting bliss for both parties.”

The new portal also solves a problem for meeting planners whose events don’t require room nights. Planners can find a select group of restaurants, conference centers and other facilities that don’t require overnight stays, Casey says.

See a two-minute PYM Zen demo HERE.