eCLIPSE & Highwire Optimize Travel Supplier Relationships

22nd May 2002

eCLIPSE Advisors

have announced an integrated solution with Highwire

, a leading developer of corporate Internet travel tools and technology. 
The integrated solution greatly increases savings for corporations as it maximizes compliance by providing the optimal purchasing solution at the point of sale within the Highwire self-booking tool. Through this agreement, eCLIPSE and Highwire clients will have the ability to bolster their relationships with preferred travel suppliers and more effectively manage their overall travel spend. 

The agreement will integrate eCLIPSE`s proprietary DACODA Travel Procurement Solution and Highwire (tm), the next-generation corporate online self-booking solution.  Corporate travel managers and procurement professionals can use DACODA to analyze their travel spend against their preferred airline portfolio, concurrent with the automatic application of this analysis into Highwire. As a result, Highwire is seamlessly and regularly updated with the client company`s most current strategic purchasing strategy, enabling that company to maximize its travel dollars.  The system will dynamically adjust employee usage of various travel providers according to negotiated travel volumes and company needs and requirements. 

“Through the eCLIPSE Advisors/Highwire agreement, travel managers are getting better strategic insight coupled with the ability to translate that insight immediately into concrete, cost-saving results,” said eCLIPSE Advisors Chief Operating Officer Michael Boult. 
“This agreement further streamlines the travel management process,” Boult continued.  “Companies will no longer have to manually enter supplier preferences into their online travel management systems or simply resign themselves to an imperfect, inefficient pattern of supplier usage.  Instead, ideal supplier preferences are identified and automatically uploaded into the reservation system, saving time and effort while optimizing supplier relationships.”


“This combined offering will help travel managers ensure that employees make the optimum travel choices supporting their company`s travel management program each time they book a ticket,” said Marka Jenkins, CEO of Highwire.  “With travel managers focused more than ever on getting maximum value from their supplier relationships, the eCLIPSE/Highwire offering is the right solution at the right time, from the leading providers in the industry.”
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