For many, October 20th is World Statistics Day, a day marked every five years and organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission. But for a small group of people throughout the US it has another significance – the day Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc. was founded on October 20th, 1992. In recognition of the day we share every five years with World Statistics Day here are some stats about Cornerstone: 

  • 43,000+ global users 
  • 23,000,000+ unique records processed 
  • 99.95% uptime  
  • 30 years delivering innovative solutions 

To celebrate Cornerstone’s 30th anniversary, we recently gathered all our employees to Bloomington, IN – our HQ – for teambuilding, collaboration, and interdepartmental brainstorming. The overall theme for our event was “crush the problem.” I’m sure you’ll agree that our industry has many unique challenges. But, for decades, Cornerstone has been creating solutions to eliminate those challenges. Yet, as the industry evolves, new challenges are presented, the need for better fulfillment, workflow, capture, consolidation, reconciliation, and so on continues to grow.  

We discussed all these topics and more such as third-party integrations, commissions, non-travel data capture and metrics, user experience, customer success, and self-service features for our customers. Why? Albert Einstein is quoted as having said: “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” Of course, software development takes more than 5 minutes! But the point is clear; preparation has great value to problem solving. Coming together as a company – the entire company – to discuss the problems in our industry and the issues our clients face, started our 55-minute timer. We were able to collaborate on a wide range of topics and how we can address them.  

We’re passionate about travel, technology and where these intersect, particularly in the areas of operations and travel program management. All of us at Cornerstone are committed to putting the customer first by designing, developing, and delivering innovative solutions to the complex issues in our industry – in short, we’re committed to “crush the problem.”  

We are currently working on some very exciting projects for release during the 2023 calendar year. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop along the way. We also want to say ‘thank you’ to all our wonderful customers. It’s been a privilege and a rewarding journey working with you during these past 30 years. We look forward to the many years of continued success with your support. Together we can continue to “crush the problem.” 

Timeline 

Prior to starting Cornerstone Information Systems, Mat Orrego spent several years in the financial service industry working as a financial planner. He joined Gant Travel as vice president of MIS in 1987 where he developed various client-reporting tools. During his tenure with Gant, Mat was involved in all aspects of agency management from operations to vendor negotiations and account sales and management. 

Celebrating Three Decades Creating Innovative Solutions for the Travel Industry  

About Cornerstone  

Since 1992 Cornerstone has been providing our clients with technology and services that have enabled them to better manage their travel reservation and procurement processes. 

Our continued commitment to the invention and implementation of business process and information management technologies has focused our efforts on developing solutions for the most critical non-efficient aspects of the travel industry’s reservation, distribution, fulfillment, and management processes. 

It is this focus combined with in-depth research and extensive industry experience that has allowed us to deliver innovative technology that proactively manages information and lowers the cost of travel management. 

Cornerstone is the technology partner behind the scenes of tens of millions of automated bookings and over 2,000,000 reports annually. Contact Cornerstone today to learn more about our platform and solutions.