the leader in enterprise meeting management, today announced that it has added KDS, a leading
global business e-travel procurement solution, to the roster of online air
booking partners whose services can be accessed from seeUthere
Enterprise(TM) as part of its end-to-end meeting management solution.
combination of KDS Corporate, a self-booking service for corporate travel,
and seeUthere Enterprise allows corporate clients to book meetings-related
air travel during the event registration process, resulting in improved
adoption of online air booking. This reduces meeting travel costs by cutting
booking transaction fees and enforcing preferred supplier policies and
offers the only meeting management solution designed to work with
a wide array of online air booking systems, allowing corporations to select
the solutions of their choice for meeting management and online air booking.
, whose clients include Alcatel, BP and Novartis will promote the
seeUthere service to existing and prospective clients.
“Building on our presence in Asia, seeUthere is excited about expanding our
services to the European and North American markets with our partnership
with KDS,” commented John Chang
, CEO of seeUthere Technologies. “Now clients
can pair a market leader in online booking service with the leading
end-to-end meeting management service to reduce travel costs, streamline
meetings-related logistics, and increase control over all meeting expenses.”
By using seeUthere for enterprise-wide meetings management, corporations can
achieve cost-savings of up 40% off meeting expenses. With its end-to-end
meeting management system, seeUthere provides visibility of all meeting
costs, facilitates policy enforcement, and streamlines logistics.
seeUthere`s key capabilities include budget and expense management; event
marketing including audience acquisition and targeted attendee
communication; customizable registration web site and attendee management;
data analysis and consolidation; housing and travel management.
In addition to KDS Corporate, KDS produces KDS Portal, a booking solution
for business travel service providers, such as online travel agencies,
travel intermediaries and electronic marketplaces, and KDS Live Agent, a
unique online collaborative travel management solution for travel agents,
fulfillment centers and corporate helpdesks to assist travelers in real time
during the booking process.
According to Michael Steiner, Senior Vice President KDS U.S., “Integration
between KDS and seeUthere solutions will deliver better information,
controls, and cost-savings opportunities for corporations. From inception,
KDS solutions have been designed to provide for customer-driven integration
projects. Now with growing corporate desire for automating meeting-related
activities, the combination of seeUthere`s meeting management product with
KDS` travel management solutions will deliver tangible benefits for both
end-users and managers.”