Free West Coast Seminars Address Best Practices in Travel & Entertainment

Extensity, Inc., a leading provider of Web-based operational cost management applications, will sponsor three free West Coast seminars in November on Travel & Entertainment (T&E) Best Practices. During the half-day seminars, financial and travel managers will hear from major corporations who have achieved significant cost savings by automating T&E processes. In addition, leaders in travel, accounting, and software will discuss T&E Best Practices and options for implementing automated T&E processes via corporate Intranets.

The seminars will be held:

Tuesday, Nov. 17, Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles
Wednesday, Nov. 18, Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers, Seattle
Thursday, Nov. 19, The Westin San Francisco Airport, Millbrae

Featured speaker Greg Hammermaster, director of commercial card products, VISA USA, will begin the session with a presentation titled, “T&E Management Best Practices: Maximizing Efficiency while Minimizing Costs.” In addition, Extensity partners Internet Travel Network (ITN), U.S. Bank and Deloitte & Touche will present information about the various components of achieving T&E Best Practices, including compliance and administration, corporate cards and methodology.

Major corporations will share their experience in automating various parts of their travel processes, including on-line booking, T&E expense reporting, leveraging corporate card services, and integrating with back-end accounting systems.


With T&E expenses representing the third largest operational cost in the budget of an average corporation, the savings can be significant. Extensity helps companies achieve dramatic savings in the T&E budget by helping to address the cost associated with paper-based expense reporting. The company will demonstrate how automating the T&E process can be done very quickly and easily, leveraging a corporation’s Intranet.

“I wish I’d had a resource like this seminar five years ago when I began looking for a solution to our T&E needs,” said James Copeland, vice president of administration at RELTEC Corp. “Financial and travel managers who attend these seminars will take home expert information that will help them begin streamlining their T&E processes—and saving money—right away.”