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Amadeus today announced an expanded partnership with SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software, to market an enhanced travel management and expense solution for corporations.
• The new solution is already available and is compatible with existing SAP® solutions
Madrid, Spain, 24 July, 2008: Amadeus, a leading global technology and distribution partner for the travel and tourism industry, today announced an expanded partnership with SAP AG, the world’s leading provider of business software (*), to market an enhanced travel management and expense solution for corporations.
Made up of the travel expense management functionality in the SAP® Travel Management application and Amadeus eTravel Management, this approach responds to customer demand for open, modular travel management solutions that can work with their existing chosen expense systems rather than alternative stand-alone platforms. It also brings corporations the benefits of regular automatic upgrades of Amadeus e-Travel Management, which will be fully compatible with their SAP solution-based environments.
This solution, built on the long-term partnership between Amadeus and SAP, is available now and will be marketed by both companies to corporations worldwide, including existing customers of SAP Travel Management.
Claude Giafferri, Vice President, Travel Office Products and Solutions of Amadeus, said, “Companies are increasingly demanding seamless collaboration between finance, HR and travel management platforms as a means of improving travel processes and increasing workflow efficiency. Through our partnership with SAP, we are now delivering a powerful offering that meets these demands and avoids companies having to go through the pain of installing and migrating to new systems.”
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Amadeus and deliver a solution that can be implemented in any corporation using Amadeus eTravel Management integrated with SAP Travel Management,” said Hendrik Vordenbäumen, Vice President, HCM/Travel Solution Management, SAP. “This represents many long years of collaboration with Amadeus, through which we will continue to deliver the tightly integrated solutions based on our jointly aligned roadmaps.”
Amadeus e-Travel Management helps corporations to manage their global travel programmes more efficiently and cost-effectively. The travel expense management functionality in SAP Travel Management offers easy-to-use functions that expedite the entry and processing of travel expense reports and streamline accounting and settlement processes. SAP Travel Management, part of the SAP ERP application, provides software that ensures substantial, immediate and ongoing savings. .
For end-users, the integrated package achieves a more automated, seamless, speedier workflow, reducing the time required to process expense claims. For management, the solutions brings improved data accuracy and security, more accurate claims and a more comprehensive view of travel spend enabling greater travel programme effectiveness.
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Notes to editors
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Solutions for corporations
Amadeus’ vision is to provide next generation travel technology that encourages collaboration amongst all players within the travel industry. To realise this we are investing in a range of technology solutions and components that will allow the seamless integration of content, data and systems whether they are part of Amadeus or whether they are from third party suppliers. Over the next years, Amadeus will expand its unique approach to corporate travel. By providing the technology solutions that span before, during and after all travel steps, the existing online booking tool will evolve beyond trip booking to provide the Total Trip Experience for corporate travellers. The move towards mobile technology is an integral part of the vision of what the travel experience should be.
Amadeus' corporate travel solution, Amadeus eTravel Management, helps corporations manage their global travel programmes more efficiently and cost-effectively. The solution helps business travellers plan, personalise and purchase their trip while remaining compliant with the global travel policy.
Over 1,500 corporations worldwide with more than one million active users utilise Amadeus e-Travel Management to integrate all the elements of their programmes into one intuitive and easy-to-administer solution. Customers include Altría, Cemex, Daimler, Ericsson, Huntsman, Nestlé, Total and Thales.
More information about Amadeus is available at: http://www.amadeus.com/corporations
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