As you may have noticed from today’s announcement made at the GBTA national conference, we are proud to become a Premier Provider of expense management for Sabre, one of the world’s biggest travel technology providers. This comes just a couple of weeks after we announced Sabre as the latest travel industry leader to adopt our expense management solution for its own 10,000 global employees.
What does this new relationship mean? First, it’s a deepening of our existing relationship with Sabre, with whom we have had technology integrations for several years. We will work closely and collaboratively on sales and marketing efforts to offer organisations worldwide the best, most integrated solutions for travel booking and expense.
Second, we’re excited to be the first expense management solution to be integrated into Sabre’s new mobile platform. Together we will offer a comprehensive and intuitive total trip solution from the travel request and pre-approval all the way to employee reimbursement which will be easily accessed on any device.
The solution will also capture expenses made via Sabre virtual payments capabilities, and will automatically feed the data into Chrome River EXPENSE. This will provide organisations with a fully reconciled record of all expenses – saving time for the traveller and helping corporations more effectively track and monitor travel expenses.
What this means for corporate travel departments worldwide is that they can now offer their teams the most fully-featured mobile travel booking, itinerary management and expense management solution on the market, easily accessible on the road through any mobile device with no loss of functionality. This will give organisations the ability to choose best-of-breed vendors, knowing that the integration will be seamless. Organisations need no longer be faced with the prospect of being locked in to a single vendor if they want an integrated booking and expense solution.
Moving forward, Chrome River and Sabre will also collaborate on product engineering roadmaps, to ensure that we continue to deliver the most comprehensive, integrated booking and expense solution for business travellers.
I look forward to sharing more information on this and other exciting work we do with Sabre in the coming weeks and months. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by our booth – #2318 – at the GBTA show this week.
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Our choice of Chrome River EXPENSE was made in part due to the very user-friendly interface, easy configurability, and the clear commitment to impactful customer service – all aspects in which Chrome River was the clear winner. While Chrome River is not as large as some of the other vendors we considered, we found that to be a benefit and our due diligence showed that it could support us as well as any large players in the space, along with a personalized level of customer care.
We are excited to be able to enforce much more stringent compliance to our expense guidelines and significantly enhance our expense reporting and analytics. By automating these processes, we will be able to free up AP time formerly spent on manual administrative tasks, and enhance the role by being much more strategic.