Datalex Automates Corporate Travel Program for Siemens

Dynamic corporate travel policy management resulting in cost-efficient
travel procurement strategies are the key benefits to be gained by Siemens UK

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which recently selected, Datalex to deploy an online corporate travel booking
solution for its UK-based corporate travel program that caters for some 15,000
travellers.


BookIt! CORPORATE, the Datalex online travel management system, enables Siemens
UK staff to quickly and easily book its own travel arrangements in compliance
with corporate travel policy, route deals and the traveler`s own profile. The
system is implemented for use in multiple business units and locations within
Siemens in the UK. The Datalex solution is also integrated with Siemens’
UK-based proprietary hotel database and connects directly to other hosts systems
via the BookIt! MATRIX integration platform, on which the BookIt! CORPORATE
system is based.


“Using the Datalex BookIt! CORPORATE system, Siemens in the UK can expect
reduced operational costs, optimised purchasing and an improvement in end-user
satisfaction as the activities of managers, travelers and agents are linked
online,” said Aidan Brogan, VP International Sales, EMEA, Datalex.


Based on a technology platform that supports open standards and provides a
complete range of air, car, hotel, rail and ferry host connectivity options, the
solution empowers Siemens to maintain agency, fulfilment-partner, GDS and
travel-supplier independency, therefore retaining control and evolving its own
travel procurement strategy. The system also provides comprehensive management
information to identify “out of policy” leakage, monitor corporate
travel spending against purchasing strategy and leverage its position with
carriers when negotiating route deals.

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