KDS and Travel Analytics Optimize Online Purchasing

Travel Analytics and
have announced their partnership by which both companies will leverage each
other`s technology to provide corporations with advanced e-sourcing

Under the agreement, Travel Analytics and KDS will integrate products to
deliver an enhanced and automated travel policy management solution. The
joint technology will analyze the travel purchasing behaviors at both
company and traveler levels, define the most appropriate travel options
including preferred suppliers, and adapt travel policy rules. By linking KDS
and Travel Analytics software, corporations will obtain greater control and
savings by the continuous self-optimization of their travel policy.

The two companies are developing an interface to integrate their flagship
products, Travel Analytic`s Bravo(tm) and KDS Corporate. The integration of
these two solutions will enable travel managers to automatically import
preferred suppliers and display the best fares to corporate travelers to
maximize savings. 

Further, as part of this agreement, corporations deploying KDS Corporate and
Bravo(tm) can benefit from the industry-recognized consulting and services
of Travel Analytics. Services available will include supplier negotiations,
definition and enforcement of travel policy, and strategic management of
airline agreements.

“We are delighted to join forces with KDS, a truly global and independent
business travel technology provider. With our combined solution,
corporations can expect to realize even greater savings from their online
booking initiative,” says Scott Gillespie, CEO of Travel Analytics.


“The combination of KDS and Travel Analytics will provide an automated,
efficient and fact-based methodology for corporations to maximize supplier
relationships,” explains Jean-François Vergnangeal, Vice President Marketing
and Strategic Alliances at KDS.  “We share with Travel Analytics the strong
desire to deliver results-oriented technology and services.”

The partnership of Travel Analytics and KDS covers technological integration
of products and marketing collaboration in the US and Europe. The
integration will be available mid-2003.

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